The Uber of Weed…Bitch!
The Uber Of Weed…Bitch!
This past week at SXSW at one of the Keynotes one of the audience members got a healthy dose of reality from keynote speaker, entrepreneur & investor Gary Vaynerchuk. Vaynerchuk is known for his “tell it like it is” style, and pulls no punches when it comes to this audience members question about the Uber of Weed.
Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund. Gary is often seen on the speaking circuit, of which includes SXSW.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is a yearly set of film, interactive media, and music festivals and events that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It started out in 1987, and has continued to expand in both scope and size every year. In 2011, the event lasted for 10 days with SXSW Interactive lasting for 5 days, Music for 6 days, and Film running concurrently for 9 days.
South by Southwest is run by the company SXSW, Inc. which organizes conferences, trade shows, festivals, and other events. In addition to the three main South by Southwest festivals, the organization runs three other types of conferences, two in Austin: SXSWedu, a conference on educational innovation, and SXSW Eco, an environmental conference; and one in Las Vegas: SXSW V2V, a conference focused on innovative startups.
“Nobody gives a f*ck about your feelings and you need to stop crying and adjust.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
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