SXSW Eco relies on the Startup Showcase Application Review Board for their investment and industry expertise. These individuals evaluate the hundreds of startup applications and help determine the companies that will present at the event.

SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Bert Haskell
Chief Technology Officer | Pecan Street Inc
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Bill Herrmann
Self Employed | Advisor
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Bruce W. Ferguson
Head | Institute Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Chuck McCoy
Director | North Texas Angel Network
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Courtney Klein
Co-founder & CEO | Seed Spot
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - David Kenney
President + CEO | Oregon Best
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Elizabeth Sweeney
Program Manager | Frugal Innovation Lab at Santa Clara University's School of Engineering
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Emily Reichert
CEO | Greentown Labs
Startup Showcase Review Board Member - Erik Funkhouser
Senior Consultant | Research into Action
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Erik Steeb
Chief Programs Officer | Los Angeles Clean Energy Incubator (LACI)
Startup Showcase Review Board Member - Four Yang
Overseas Business Development Director | Spreadtrum
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Gina Domanig
Managing Partner | Emerald Technology Ventures
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Jason Anderson
President & CEO | Cleantech San Diego
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - J.M.Ornstein
Executive Director | Synshark™ & Framergy™
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Justin Kaster
CEO + Founder | 2100INC
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Kathleen Baireuther
Principal, Clean Energy Portfolio | Austin Technology Incubator
Startup Showcase Review Board Member - Kimberly Herb
Senior Program Manager, Innovation & Entrepreneurship | NECEC Institute
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Kristen Pranke
Senior Associate | CohnReznick Capital Markets
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Kurt Faulhaber
Partner | Stafford Sustainable Capital
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Kurt Stogdill
Innovation Program Manager | Austin Energy
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Leah Stern
Senior Associate | Fellowship Programs for Echoing Green
Startup Application Review Board Member Louise Vaughn
Louise Vaughn, User Support | South Atlantic LCC
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Michael Lightman
Global Innovation | World Bank Group
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Mike Bishop
Senior Associate | Black Coral Capital
Startup Showcase Review Board Member - Nate Gorence
Technology-to-Market Advisor | ARPA-E
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Neil Hughes
Director | Enertech Consulting
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Nicholas Moore Eisenberger
Managing Partner | Pure Energy Partners
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Nick Slavin
Founder + Managing Partner | EES Ventures
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Pam Marcus
Co-founder | Lifefactory Inc
Startup Showcase Review Board Member - Pat Sapinsley
Managing Director | ACRE
Startup Showcase Review Board Member - Rachel Spekman
Director of Programming | MassChallenge Boston
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Riju Agrawal
Private Equity Analyst | The Blackstone Group
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Robert Loughlin
Senior Associate | McKinsey & Co.
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Robert Writz
Director of Cleantech | Innosphere
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Sarah Ham
Associate | DBL Investors
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Sara Hochman
Managing Director | Energy Foundry
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Scott Bryan
Chief Operating Officer | Imagine H2O
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Spivey Paup
Director, Solar Development | E.ON Climate & Renewables North America
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Steve Smaha
Angel Investor
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Susan Dix Lyons
Founder and CEO | Clinica Verde
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Thomas Rosenberg
Management Consultant and Coach | Regenerative Solutions
Tim Dietz
Consultant
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Toni	Miranda
New Ventures Manager | Texas A&M University
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Too Vira
Engineer
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Dr. Victoria Kamsler
Director | Katerva Awards
Startup Application Review Board Member Vivek Kopparthi
Co-founder & CEO | NeoLight
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Review Board - Zoe Schlag
Founder + Executive Director, UnLtd USA

Pitch Coaches

The Startup Showcase Pitch Coaches lend their time and expertise to help the Finalists prepare for their presentations at SXSW Eco.

Founder | Climate Impact Capital
Startup Showcase Review Board Member - Betsy Merrick
Director, Programs, Marketing & PR | The University of Texas at Austin
Managing Partner | Praxis Ventures | Tradecraft
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Heather Flanagan
Associate | Fish & Richardson PC
Program Manager | ACRE
Program Manager at Urban Future Lab NYC ACRE | NYU Tandon School of Engineering
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Mark Murdock
Consultant | Gerson Lehrman Group
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Mitch Jacobson
Co-director | ATI Clean Energy Incubator at the University of Texas at Austin
Venture Partner | Climate Impact Capital
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Ryan McCarthy
Principal | Fish & Richardson PC
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Shane Patience
Clinical Professor | Roueche Graduate Center
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Pitch Coach - Steve Barcik Amstel
CEO | IQ / HTDS
Founder | FATHOM