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Danny Boice: How I Won a SXSW Pitch Contest


Guest Danny Boice, co-founder and CTO, Speek, Washington, D.C.: So I go to South by Southwest. It’s my third or fourth time, whatever. I figure I’ll go, pimp Speek out, and grab some drinks.

Next thing I know I’m hanging out at Tech Cocktail at The Stage on Sixth and my co-founder tells me that he’s going to dinner with the mayor of D.C. in one hour. He asks if I can pitch in front of the thousands of people there. I wonder if this is a good idea considering I’ve been day-drinking and my 5-Hour Energies have run out. What do I do?

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