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Sunday, March 9 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
From Stranger to Lover in One Swipe

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As social connection apps and mobile technology evolve, instant gratification is now expected when it comes to new people and information. We’ll tackle the new norms of meeting people via app, diving into the lifecycle of social connection to illustrate how every move matters. We’ll explore a long-term vision for connecting people through new technology – its many opportunities and the limitations of using algorithms to introduce real people.
Questions to be Answered:
With endless social connection products in the market, what are their differences? What can we learn from success and failures existing in the market?
How will social connection products evolve past mobile devices?
What is the social stigma around meeting via device, and how is it changing generationally?
Is social technology making us less personal?
What are the concerns with forging new social connections, and how do they differ between men and women? What can consumers and companies do to protect safety and privacy?

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Colin Hodge

Co-Founder & CEODOWNColin is a co-founder and the CEO of DOWN. He founded DOWN (formerly Bang With Friends) in January 2013. Previously, Colin founded HeardAboutYou, a dating startup that evolved into Bang With Friends, as well as Cloud 8 Studios, a mobile apps company that published... Read More →
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Joel Simkhai

Founder & CEOGrindr LLCJoel Simkhai is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Grindr LLC, the company behind the highly popular Grindr app and the Blendr app. Founded in 2009, Grindr is the pioneer and largest all-male meet-up app that uses location-based technologies to bring... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Sheraton Austin, Capitol EFGH

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