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Next Big Thing is a new series of quarterly gatherings designed to showcase new entrants and disruptors in the media, entertainment, and technology spaces by bringing them together with established leaders and investors in those industries. A mix of elevator pitches, open debate, and cocktail conversation, the Next Big Thing provides a forum for rising innovators and entrepreneurs to meet the pioneers and pillars of the media industry.

About Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising is the premier provider of active and entertaining audio advertising onboard public transit vehicles. Advertisers can select exactly where and when their advertisements play. Commuter Advertising shares revenue with transit authorities to help support service. We utilize existing infrastructure so transit authorities don’t spend a dime on our program. Our program benefits commuters by generating new revenue designed to keep fares stable. Messages are relevant, creative, and play at a reasonable frequency. Find out more by visiting

Katie Hill
Founder and CEO
Commuter Advertising

Katie Hill is the founder of Commuter Advertising, an innovative transit media company that delivers relevant location-based media, while contributing to sustainable public transit. Previously, Hill led technology development projects for domestic and international clients at Leo Burnett. Hill graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in marketing and is currently an MBA Candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

About SnappyTV
SnappyTV is the best way to share what you're watching on TV with your friends. Yes, actually share what you just saw. Find out more by visiting

Mike Folgner

Previously, Mike Folgner was the general manager of video at Yahoo. He came over to the company after his company, Jumpcut, was acquired. Folgner has extensive experience in marketing, sales, and business development in interactive video technologies. Folgner was director of business development at OpenTV Inc., a leading provider of interactive television software and consumer video products, where he helped build the company’s consumer interactive applications business. Folgner has experience in sales and partnership development and has managed projects to build consumer facing interactive television products. Folgner also worked in business and competitive strategy for Hewlett-Packard. Folgner has an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford’s graduate school of business where he developed the business plan for Jumpcut.

About Storify
Storify is a social media publishing platform that enables users to easily curate Tweets, photos, and videos from social networks to build interactive stories. Stories can be embedded on any site or published through an API. We are living in an age of media overload, now that anyone is able to publish easily through social media. Storify lets journalists, bloggers or anyone become a filter to find meaning in the noise and tell stories. Storify is building publishing for the social media age, where every story is the start of a conversation. Storify has been used by major news sites, blogs, and brands including the New York Times, Mashable, the BBC, The Guardian, NPR, Levi’s, and Samsung. Al Jazeera’s English-language channel is using Storify to power an entire show. Find out more by visiting

Burt Herman
Founder and CEO

Burt Herman is co-founder and CEO of Storify. He is also the founder of Hacks/Hackers, a worldwide organization bringing together journalists and technologists. Herman has been named by the Poynter Institute as one of the most influential journalists in social media. Previously, Herman worked a dozen years as a journalist with The Associated Press. Among his assignments worldwide, he served as Korea bureau chief, founded a bureau covering the five countries of former Soviet Central Asia and reported on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Herman was a 2008-9 Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

About VHX
VHX is the way you’re supposed to watch and share videos with friends. We’ve combined the best parts of TV with the best of the web. Finding and watching videos online is a fragmented and complex experience. We share videos via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google Reader, and many more. We watch them on our computers, TVs, iPads, and mobile devices. VHX brings online videos together into one streamlined watching experience and equips the community with the best possible curation tools. Create your own personal TV experience. We get online video. Previously we made Vimeo, Boxee, Know Your Meme,, and the Emmy Award-winning Star Wars Uncut. Now we are making our dream platform for watching videos. Find out more by visiting

Casey Pugh and Jamie “Dubs” Wilkinson

Casey Pugh and Jamie “Dubs” Wilkinson are the cofounders of VHX.Casey Pugh was one of the original Vimeo developers and then moved onto Boxee. In 2009 he created Star Wars Uncut, a crowd sourced remake of “Star Wars: A New Hope,” which became the first site for an internet-only production to win an Emmy. Jamie “Dubs” Wilkinson studies the internet and co-created Know Your Meme and the viral video tracking system. He taught the “Internet Famous” class and publishes open-source projects as a member of the F.A.T. Lab.