Event: "The Business of Location: Making Money with Geo-Aware Services"

Here in Texas, it’s a downright shootout between location-based-networks. SXSW 2010 brought the big guns with contenders like Gowalla, Foursquare, and Plancast. But, the question remains: who is making money, and how?

Tonight, Rice Alliance — Austin Chapter, is hosting a discussion titled “The Business of Location: Making Money with Geo-Aware Services,” which will answer just that. The panelists include:

Josh Williams, CEO and Co-founder of Gowalla

Blair Garrou, Managing Director of DFJ Mercury

Rick Orr, CEO and Co-Founder of ATX Innovation (TabbedOut)

Chris Treadaway, CEO of Notice Technologies

Moderated by Josh Catone of Mashable, tonight’s discussion will barrel through questions of profitability, potential future platforms for location-based-networks, competition within the geo-aware services market, and other hard-hitting issues facing the contenders in this category.

Check-ins and checkouts are all fine and dandy, but where is the cold, hard cash? Tonight, panelists will holster their weapons and take a moment to share a frank discussion on the current status and future evolution of location-based-networks.

Event Details –

Date: May 5, 2010

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00 pm

Location: AT&T Conference Center

Tickets: $25 or $10 for students

Panelists will also be hosting a get together immediately following the discussion downstairs at Gabriel’s Café.

For more information, check out the Rice Alliance event page.


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