30 SXSW Speakers to Follow on Twitter

As SXSW Interactive kicks off this morning, the excitement and energy is palpable. Even the President of the United States doesn’t want to miss SXSW this year, and with good reason: the innovators and visionaries here are some of the best in the world.

Earlier this month, we shared 12 sessions you can’t miss at SXSW Interactive 2016, and if you’re lucky enough to attend in person, we hope to see you there. But so much of what happens at the festival is shared and enriched by the conversations that happen online, namely via Twitter. Even if you can’t be at SXSW in person, you can still keep up with what is happening by following the related hashtags and Twitter handles. To make it easy for you, we’ve created this Twitter list of 30 SXSW speakers and panelists to keep an eye on, all of who will be participating in sessions with the Case Foundation staff.

Hashtags to follow: #CaseSXSW, #Ent4All, #News4Good, #WhatsGoodMixer, #SXSWeco, #SXSW, #SXgood

And of course, be sure to follow us @CaseFoundation for updates on what we are hearing and seeing, and @SXSW for official festival tweets.

30 SXSW Speakers to Follow*:

(In order of when they will be speaking at SXSW… And remember, you can access every Twitter handle on this list with one easy click through our Twitter list.)

Jean Case
@JeanCase
CEO, The Case Foundation; Chairman, National Geographic Society
Steve Case
@SteveCase
Co-founder of AOL; now Chairman of Case Foundation and Revolution (LivingSocial, Zipcar, Exclusive Resorts, Everyday Health, FedBid, Miraval, etc)
Benjamin Johnson
@TheBrockJohnson
Hosting @MarketplaceTech for @Marketplace. Droiding despite my Apple upbringing. Formerly and fondly rocked @YouTube, blogs for @Slate. Sick Jams.
Allie Burns
@AllieB
SVP Comms at @CaseFoundation & @Revolution, proud board member @sanergy, food, wine & travel lover, runner, sports fan and social citizen.
Jerry Nemorin
@JNemorin
Founder & CEO at LendStreet. Social Entrepreneur.
Maria Lajewski
@MariaLajewski
Fueling innovation and driving impact to improve your financial health @cfsinnovation
Village Capital
@villagecapital
We democratize entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs themselves build and invest in world-changing companies. A new type of VC.
Jade Floyd
@JadeFloydDC
Senior Director of Communications @CaseFoundation + @Revolution | Food + Wine + Design Addict
Katerina Matsa
@katmatsa
Greek-Athenian. @Georgetown & LSE alumna. Tweets about media & data. Research Associate @pewresearch & PhD candidate @AU_SOC.
Shadi Rahimi
@shadirahimi
Senior Producer @AJPlus | Building mobile journalism army #mojo
Jean Ellen Cowgill
@JECowgill
Supporter of middle names and other surprising life choices. President of @amstrategy, the digital consultancy of @atlanticmedia.
Tony Aguilar
@TonyAguilar
Co-founder/CEO @MySLGenius | Ex-poker pro | Runner | Sports nut
Cedric Brown
@cedbrownsaid
People & Possibilities | Old skool & newfangled. Author of Tar Heel Born
Matchfire Co.
@matchfireco
Enabling brands, agencies, and publishers to create omni-channel experiences that deliver more meaningful and personalized moments to consumers.
Chris Noble
@cfnoble
Piratical Nerve, Vaudevillian style. Working with startups to help brands do good in the world. CEO Cause Media/Matchfire
Shira Lazar
@shiralazar
Media Empress, Co-Founder/CEO/Host @whatstrending
What’s Trending
@WhatsTrending
Your source for all that’s trending.
Cause Media
@CauseMedia
At causemedia group we create media interruptions that raise money for charitable causes, engage millions of consumers, and drive interaction with brands
Laura Weidman Powers
@laurawp
Co-Founder, CEO of @CODE2040. I like food, startups, yoga, and doing good. I have been to 39 countries. New Yorker in California.
Kesha Cash
@KeshaCashIAFund
Partner & Director of Investments @ Impact America Fund
Ben Jealous
@BenJealous
Civil Rights Leader. Author. Social Impact Investor.
Earl Robinson
@pmnolaearl
CEO, New Orleans Startup Fund & PowerMoves.NOLA: Providing underrepresented, early-stage treps with access to capital, guidance and a national ecosystem.
Casey Gerald
@CaseyGerald
Dreamer. Doer. Texan. Co-founder and CEO of MBAs Across America.
Erica Berger
@GoodBerger
Adventures in conscious media. Founder @Catchpool, @mileagetribe, Writer. Forbes 30U30. Cheers @NPRGenListen @thousandnetwork. B4 @theeconomist @storyful @USC.
NPR GenerationListen
@NPRGenListen
Where curious minds connect.
Sheila Herrling
@Sherrling
SVP Social Innovation @CaseFoundation; ex @MCCgov @CGDev @USTreasury Passionate about family, friends, fun, well articulated views, bourbon.
The Case Foundation
@CaseFoundation
We invest in people and ideas that change the world. Founded by Steve and Jean Case in 1997. Take risks. Be Bold. Fail forward. Be Fearless.
Rajesh Anandan
@UltraRajesh
Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur, Growth Architect
Ann Mei Chang
@annmei
Chief Innovation Officer @USAID & Executive Director @GlobalDevLab – science, tech, innovation, and partnerships to #endpoverty
USAID’s Global Development Lab
@GlobalDevLab
The official Twitter for @USAID’s Global Development Lab; using science, tech, innov. & partnership to #endpoverty
*This list is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not include endorsement by the Foundation.

50 Entrepreneurial Influencers You Should Be Following On Twitter

At the Case Foundation, we celebrate the power of entrepreneurship—as a means to help changemakers tackle global challenges, transform communities, create jobs, spur economic growth and close the opportunity gap—every day of the year.

This week however is special, as we join with millions of others in the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurs, innovators and job creators during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Now in its ninth year, GEW “inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.” It has become a “platform for connection and collaboration—engaging all players along the entrepreneurship spectrum in strengthening ecosystems around the world.”

To forge a stronger, more dynamic and increasingly diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem, we have curated a list of 50 influencers in the entrepreneurial space—with a focus on social entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color, impact investors and ecosystem builders—who we encourage you to follow and engage with on Twitter. We recognize that there are thousands of others who are actively engaging in this conversation on Twitter… so if you want to shine a spotlight on others supporting this ecosystem, please let us know on Twitter using @CaseFoundation and the hashtag #Ent4All.

And don’t forget to keep in touch with the Case Foundation and our team!
@CaseFoundation   @JeanCase   @SteveCase   Full Team List

Entrepreneurial Influencers*:
Easily follow every Twitter handle on this list through our Entrepreneurship Twitter List.

Halcyon Incubator

@HalcyonIncubate

Supporting intrepid social entrepreneurs with transformative ideas to solve 21st century challenges.

PowerMoves

@PowerMovesNOLA

PowerMoves.NOLA is about creating power through opportunity – the opportunity of high growth minority Traditional & Tech Entrepreneurship.

1776

@1776

Global incubator & seed fund helping startups transform industries that impact millions—education, energy & sustainability, health, transportation & cities.

FundGoodJobs

@FundGoodJobs

We bet on good job creators.

Propeller

@GoPropeller

Propeller is a New Orleans nonprofit that works to solve local problems through social innovation. #PropelForward #PropelChange

Scott Case

@tscottcase

@MainStGenome Co-Founder *** Up Global http://www.UP.co *** @MalariaNoMore to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.

Entrepreneur Magazine

@EntMagazine

Premier business magazine for entrepreneurs. Our main account is @Entrepreneur. Follow this account for all print-related content and material.

Penny Pritzker

@PennyPritzker

The official Twitter feed of the United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

TechStars

@TechStars

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to build their business.

Catalyst

@CatalystInc

Working globally to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business. Terms of use: http://catalyst.org/node/683

Tory Burch Foundation

@ToryBurchFdn

The official Tory Burch Foundation tweets.

UBS

@UBS

Follow us for news about UBS, our events and opinions from around the world.

Startup Weekend

@StartupWeekend

Create communities & build companies in a weekend! No Talk. All Action. Part of @techstars and powered by @GoogleForEntrep

Kauffman Foundation

@KauffmanFDN

Fostering economic independence by advancing education & entrepreneurship. RTs ≠ endorsements. House Rules http://kff.mn/110LS6x

Global Entrepreneurship Network

@unleashingideas

#GEW has given rise to a Global Entrepreneurship Network of entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers and other startup champions in 160+ countries.

Branson Centre

@bransoncentre

The Branson Centre was established by Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to identify promising entrepreneurs and equip them to launch successful businesses.

Inc

@Inc

Everything you need to know to start and grow your business now.

Conscious Company

@ConsciousCoMag

Print and digital publication about innovative, sustainable businesses that are doing good in the world.

Forbes

@Forbes

Official Twitter account of http://Forbes.com , homepage for the world’s business leaders.

FastCompany

@FastCompany

Official Twitter feed for the Fast Company business media brand; inspiring readers to think beyond traditional boundaries & create the future of business.

Skoll Foundation

@SkollFoundation

Driving large-scale change by investing in, connecting, & celebrating social entrepreneurs & innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems

Forward Cities

@ForwardCities

A national learning collaborative between cities of innovation. Focus: inclusive innovation; shared learning; social impact; entrepreneurship.

New Economy Initiaitve

@NEIMichigan

New Economy Initiative for SE Michigan is accelerating the transition to an innovation-based economy that expands opportunities for all.

Christopher Gergen

@cgergen

Focus on urban innovation & developing next generation high-impact leaders. Author, teacher, father, entrepreneur.

Arlan Hamilton

@ArlanWasHere

Investor/Managing Director at @Backstage_Cap 

Earl Robinson

@pmnolaearl

CEO, New Orleans Startup Fund & PowerMoves.NOLA: Providing underrepresented, early-stage treps with access to capital, guidance and a national ecosystem.

Idea Villages

@IdeaVillage

For entrepreneurs and those who believe in them.

Jess Knox

@jknox78251

Movement maker; growth consultant; father; Maine Startup & Create Week, @startupportland @olympicostrat

Blackstone Launch Pad

@BxLaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus entrepreneurship program offering coaching, ideation and venture creation support.

Kapor Center

@KaporCenter

The Kapor Center is relentlessly pursuing creative strategies to leverage tech for positive, progressive change.

SBA

@SBAgov

The official Twitter account of the U.S. Small Business Administration. News, tips, and resources for the small biz community.

JumpStart Inc

@JumpStartInc

JumpStart is a nationally recognized nonprofit accelerating the success of diverse entrepreneurs, their high growth companies and the ecosystems supporting them

The Pew Trusts

@pewtrusts

Driven by knowledge to solve today’s challenging problems, improve public policy, inform the public, and invigorate civic life. RT does not imply endorsement.

Ross Baird

@rossbaird

Executive Director of @villagecapital; also teach at @UVA. Enable entrepreneurs to solve major global problems. Big fan of @UVa basketball, @braves.

CityLab

@CityLab

All things urban, from The Atlantic.

Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation

@AspenInstitute

Exploring ideas. Inspiring conversations on issues that matter.

National Urban League

@NatUrbanLeague

Established in 1910, National Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans.

Small Business Majority

@SmlBizMajority

We are a national small business organization founded and run by small business owners.

Opportunity Hub

@ohubatl

Opportunity Hub is the largest minority owned multi-campus coworking space, entrepreneurship school, pre-accelerator and incubator.

John Hope Bryant

@johnhopebryant

Thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO, Bryant Group Ventures & Operation HOPE, bestselling author of How The Poor Can Save Capitalism & LOVE LEADERSHIP

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

@NFTE

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a global nonprofit that unlocks potential in young people by teaching them how to think entrepreneurially.

Opportunity Finance Network

@OppFinance

OFN is a national network of CDFIs (community lending institutions) that invest in opportunities to benefit low-income and low-wealth people in the U.S.

Ellevate Network

@EllevateNtwk

A global women’s network. The essential resource for professional women who create, inspire and lead. Together we #InvestInWomen.

Sallie Krawcheck

@SallieKrawcheck

Ellevest, Ellevate Network…past head of Merrill Lynch & Smith Barney ….past research analyst…..mom….crazed UNC basketball fan

Lesa Mitchell

@lesamitchell

Supporting networks that enable inventors and startups to scale.

Craig Shapiro

@cshapiro

Founder and managing partner @collabfund. Student of history.

Jacqueline Novogratz

@jnovogratz

Founder/CEO of @acumen, dedicated to changing the way the world tackles poverty. Author of The Blue Sweater

Linda Rottenberg

@lindarottenberg

Endeavor CEO and Co-Founder, high-impact entrepreneurship promoter, mom of identical twins. Author of Crazy Is A Compliment

Omidyar Network

@OmidyarNetwork

A philanthropic investment firm harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. #PositiveReturns

Google for Entrepreneurs

@GoogleForEntrep

News and updates from Google for Entrepreneurs.

*This list is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not include endorsement by the Foundation.