Every day we’re featuring one of your favourite talks from this year’s event as part of our new Summit Speaker Series. With over 300 speakers to choose from there’ll be an outstanding range of topics covered, with in-depth insight from the experts.
Today, we’re bringing you Wednesday’s Fireside chat with Kevin Rose of Google Ventures and pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk. You can watch all of our talks from The Summit here. If you like what you see, you can apply for a 2-for-1 voucher or enter our competition to win 2 FREE tickets for 2014 & flights to Dublin.
Tony Hawk’s career has been wide and ranging. By the age of sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on Earth. Following his 12 year reign as world champion, Tony turned his attention to business. Since then he has helped to create a personal brand that includes a billion-dollar video game franchise, and the charitable organisation Tony Hawk Foundation.
“Most of my best tricks have come from mistakes.” – Tony Hawk
Following his talk at the Summit this year, Tony paid a visit to Bushy Park, Terenure where he attended the opening of the new Bushy Park skatepark, meeting fans and young skateboarders from Dublin.
Kevin Rose is a Partner at Google Ventures, and one of our most well-loved speakers at the Summit. His main focus is on early-stage and seed investments. Kevin is the Co-founder of companies Milk, Revision3, and Pownce (acquired by Six Apart). He is also the Founder of Digg and Foundation.
You can watch Kevin’s Fireside Chat on The Summit Main Stage with Alexia Tsotsis here.