SXSW Accelerator Advisory Board Member
Life is an adventure, and I'm on a journey to discover everything it has to offer. I aim to delight people with my creativity and passion. I spend most of my time researching, writing, and speaking about the worlds that fascinate me most: Technology, travel, wine, and collaborative consumption. I am an entrepreneur, international speaker, and journalist and am passionate about using technology to create real-world connections among people and things. My work has been published in a number of esteemed publications, including Mashable, CNN, Forbes, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, and American Express OPEN Forum. And I've been fortunate enough to be invited to speak about my passions at conferences and events all across the world, including WOMMA Summit in Las Vegas, Social Marketers Summit in Prague, Social Media Brasil in São Paulo, and SXSW in Austin. I am currently pursuing an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and I'm a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing. Prior to Sloan, I consulted with a number of startups, focusing on online and offline community building. I also previously managed the highly successful supported content program for tech news site Mashable and helped develop and implement the social media marketing strategy for The New York Times. My next goal in life is to found a peer-to-peer delivery service that changes how items are moved about cities. What are you passionate about? Find me on Twitter and let's chat about it: @ericaswallow.