Innovate South

What is Innovate South?

Innovate South is a cross-industry conference that is open to all creatives, visionaries, forward-thinkers and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a seasoned marketing vet or a first-time business owner, Innovate South offers a collaborative space to share and learn from your peers across three days of networking events, panel discussions, keynote presentations and more.

Mark your calendars on Nov. 3 – 5 for #IS2021, because we’re packing this year’s event with everything you’ll need to maintain that competitive edge.

Check out our #IS2021 Keynote Speakers

Amos Schwartzfarb

Amos Schwartzfarb

Managing Director of Techstars & Author of Best Selling Books: Levers and Sell More Faster

Amos Schwartzfarb is the Managing Director of Techstars Austin and author of the best-selling books for startup sales, Sell More Faster – The Ultimate Sales Playbook for Startups and LEVERS – The Framework For Building Repeatability Into Your Business.

Amos began his career as an entrepreneur in the mid-’90s in the Bay Area at Shoreline Mountain Products and HotJobs.com. In 2004 after moving to Los Angeles, Amos founded Work.com which was eventually merged with Business.com where he was VP of Sales. Business.com sold in 2008 and in 2009 Amos moved to Austin and founded mySpoonful with Stacy Horne. mySpoonful was sold in 2012 and Amos joined Blacklocus shortly after. A year later Blacklocus was sold to Homedepot. Amos then went on to found Joust and become a mentor for Techstars in 2013.

In 2015, Amos took on the role of Managing Director of the Techstars Austin program where he has run 6 programs and invested in over 90 companies through the Techstars Austin Accelerator. In his spare time, Amos loves to hang out with his family, mountain bike, and play in the mountains.

Melanie Deziel

Melanie Deziel

Director of Content at Foundation Marketing

Melanie Deziel is a keynote speaker, author, award-winning branded content creator, and lifelong storyteller, on a mission to share the power of compelling and credible content with others. Melanie is the Director of Content at Foundation Marketing, and the author of bestselling Marketing and Business Communications book “The Content Fuel Framework: How to Generate Unlimited Story Ideas”.

Prior to joining Foundation, Melanie was the Chief Content Officer of StoryFuel, the first editor of branded content at The New York Times, a founding member of HuffPost’s brand storytelling team, and served as Director of Creative Strategy for Time Inc.

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