AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Joins Local Austin Entrepreneurs Live Onstage The Third Wave April 25th/ Tickets On Sale Now!

March 29, 2016 (Austin, TX) — The Long Center’s own President and CEO, Marc Seriff, will moderate a conversation with his AOL cofounder Steve Case alongside Austin entrepreneurs on April 25, 2016, in Dell Hall. The evening will include opportunities for audience questions, as well as a free copy of Case’s newest book, The Third Wave. Tickets are on sale now and start at $50.

One of America’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives, best-known as Co-founder of America Online and CEO of Revolution, LLC, Steve Case has a passion for building startups that can change the world. In his new book The Third Wave, Case predicts that we’re at the dawn of the next technological revolution, unlike anything we’ve seen before – the Third Wave of the internet – that will transform the economy and the way we live our lives.

Case and AOL Co-founder Marc Seriff will engage in a conversation about The Third Wave, followed by audience questions and answers. Afterwards a panel of Austin’s best and brightest entrepreneurs will discuss the coming “wave” and its impact on Austin. Mitch Jacobson, Co-director, ATI Clean Energy, will moderate a discussion with Joshua Baer, Executive Director; Capital Factory; Dan Graham, Founder & CEO, BuildASign, Tyson Tuttle, CEO, Silicon Labs and Brett Hurt, Co-founder & CEO,


Josh Baer represents Austin internationally as a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations Young Leaders Forum, and an Eisenhower Fellow. He helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs at Capital Factory, Austin’s largest coworking space and most active investment fund.

Mitch Jacobson serves on the Board of the CleanTX Foundation our cluster development organization for clean technology in Central Texas, SXSW Eco, The Environmental Sciences Institute at UT Austin, The Nature Conservatory, The Austin Young Chamber and the Texas Foundation of Innovation & Commercialization.

Brett Hurt is the CEO and Co-founder of, a new stealth venture that will impact the world in a very positive way.  He is also a seed-stage investor at Hurt Family Investments (HFI) in partnership with his wife, Debra. HFI are involved in 40 startups and nine VC funds.

Tyson Tuttle serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Labs, a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Since joining Silicon Labs in 1997, Tyson has significantly shaped the company’s strategic and technological directions.

Dan Graham co-founded in 2005 and oversees the company’s growth strategy and plays a key role in its philanthropic efforts and talent acquisition. Dan also co-founded Notley Ventures with his wife Lisa in 2015. Dan is a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Central Texas award.

Tickets are available at or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street.  For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or


The Long Center is Austin’s Creative Home, built “by the community, for the community.” The organization is primarily funded by private citizens and corporations and by nature understands the importance of giving. As a non-profit, the Long Center collaborates with community partners to sponsor educational programs, host free events on the City Terrace, subsidize rental costs for emerging art groups, and gift tickets to charitable and community-minded organizations. The Long Center also provides the best overall live entertainment experience of any venue in Austin. It is home to the Symphony, Opera and Ballet and boasts additional eclectic programming spanning diverse audiences. A commitment to acoustic excellence combined with exceptional theater site lines and an unparalleled outdoor view of Austin creates a magical experience and lasting memories.  Austinites of all ages and interests are invited to explore the Long Center to expand their cultural perspective and appreciation of the arts. For more information, please visit or call (512) 474-LONG (5664) for ticket information.



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