Two great examples of this are what’s happening in e-commerce and healthcare. The old-world ways of buying goods – get in car, drive to mall, shop, purchase, drive home – are coming under attack from every direction. Healthcare is no different – go see a doctor, drive to a lab, take a test, wait for results. We think this needs a radical overhaul.
And how will this happen? Great entrepreneurs, innovative ideas, new mindsets (i.e. digital natives) and making a little capital. Now that we have piqued your interest, let me give you the details of what you can expect from our SXSW panel.
Our Panel Idea
Lucky for us, we found two of these great entrepreneurs leading two exciting Austin-based companies that are attacking these spaces.
Our first panelist is the CEO of Phlur, a digital fragrance company that is reinventing how people think about beauty. Didn’t think that people would want to buy fragrance online? Wrong. The company has proven that you can still foster a customer community selling your beauty products online, and do so in a sustainable way. Eric Korman, the founder and CEO of Phlur, is deeply committed to the brand’s ecological footprint. He is the former president of Ralph Lauren Digital and Global E-Commerce and former president of Ticketmaster Entertainment. He has experience as a CEO of a public company, and as a CEO of a rising startup. Invaluable insight for a SXSW audience, in my humble opinion.