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SXSW 2021

Become Backable: Get People to Bet on You

No one makes it alone. But there’s a reason why some people can get investors or bosses to believe in them while others cannot. And that reason has little to do with experience, pedigree or a polished business plan. Backable people seem to have a hidden quality that inspires others to take action. We often chalk this up to natural talent or charisma…either you have “it” or you don’t. But after closely studying backable people -- from Oscar-winning filmmakers to iconic founders to Michelin star Chefs -- Suneel Gupta realized something: "it" can be learned.

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  1. The illusive x factor that some people just seem to have to get their ideas backed.
  2. Concrete tools for how to improve your backability and get the support/investment you desire.
  3. Understanding of the six qualities of highly backable people, using real life success stories, and how to apply them to yourself.


  • Suneel Gupta, Founder, RISE


Suneel Gupta, Founder, Rise

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  • Tags: Startups
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Connection in Disconnection
  • Level: Advanced
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