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Monday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Outlaw Innovation

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Move over Silicon Valley - let's let the real pirates and gangsters play. In this panel, we'll hear stories about innovation from economic outlaws. What can we learn as entrepreneurs from pirates? From street hustlers and drug dealers? What do the stealthy laboratories of cornerstones, slums and pirate ships have to teach us about enterprise and hustle?

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Alexa Clay

Author Culture HackerMisfit EconomyAlexa Clay is an economic historian, author, and innovation strategist with a healthy obsession for pirates, sound art, new economics, and pseudo-science. Her first book, The Misfit Economy, will be published by Simon & Schuster next year and examines... Read More →
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Catherine Hoke

Founder / CEODefy VenturesCatherine Hoke is the Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, based in New York City. Defy is an entrepreneurship program and incubator that "transforms the hustle" of formerly incarcerated drug dealers and gang leaders, equipping them to become legal entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Jose Vasquez

Program MgrDefy VenturesJose coordinates classroom training and directly supports Defy Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) in reaching their entrepreneurial potential. What Jose loves most about his work at Defy is the community created by staff, EITs, and volunteers, as well as the... Read More →
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Jean-Philippe Vergne

Author & Professor of StrategyThe Pirate OrganizationAs a professor of strategy at Ivey Business School (Canada), I teach and do research about the 'dark side' of capitalism. I am interested in the role played by illegitimate and/or illegal organizations on the emergence, renewal... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon G

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