SXSW EDU Mentor Sessions

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Matt Wallaert

Behavioral Scientist, Microsoft

Talk to me about:

  • Startups: I've exited two, both in the behavior change space, and invested and advised dozens more.
  • The Academic Transition: As a scientist with a teaching degree that went in to the world of business, if your career is at an inflection, I can help you navigate that.
  • Behavior Change: As a scientist, I specialize in changing real world, offline behaviors. If you know what you want people to do, I can help you design a process to get them there.

    Matt Wallaert is a behavioral scientist working at the intersection of technology and human behavior. After several years in academia and two successful startup exits, he joined Microsoft, where he works across a variety of products and projects to design technology that helps people live happier, healthier lives. Wallaert maintains an active research lab and is a frequent speaker on the science of behavior change. He is most well-known at Microsoft for creating the Bing in the Classroom program, which has helped over 7 million kids to make digital literacy a daily part of their education. Externally, he sits on the board a variety of startups and non-profits, and cultivates pro-social side projects like GetRaised.com, which has helped underpaid women ask for and earn millions of dollars in salary increases.

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    Matt Wallaert

    Austin Convention Center Room 11AB
    Mar 10
    10:30am – 11:30am

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    Matt Wallaert

    Austin Convention Center Room 11AB
    Mar 11
    12:00pm – 1:00pm

    Register online