SXSW Stories 4: Quek Siu Rui and Marla Camp

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Quek Siu Rui at SXSW Trade Show.
Quek Siu Rui at SXSW Trade Show.

Quek Siu Rui at SXSW Trade Show.

Quek Siu Rui is from Singapore. He represented his company, Carousell, at the SXSW Trade Show. “We have a whole delegation and some companies — Carousell, Viddsee, Visenze. I think we have some plans to launch our product in the US, having had some success in Asia. We’ve found a lot of tech and like-minded people here. What do we ? We are Craig’s List for the smart phone. You’ve got a old couch or a laptop to sell, you just snap a picture. It’s that simple. We’re here for a week in Austin. I think we’ve got lots of interested people and we’ve received encouraging feedback.”

Marla Camp heading home after a long, exhausting day at SXSW.

Marla Camp heading home after a long, exhausting day at SXSW.

Marla Camp, who publishes Edible Austin, will speak 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Driskill Hotel as part of SouthBites, one of 30 new food and innovation sessions. Her panel: “Preserving Local Food Artisans by Going Global.” Two local food artisans, Stephanie McClenny of Confituras, and Sam Addison of Pogue Mahone Pickles, plus Anna Smith Clark, founder Get Gone Traveler, will join Camp. Her SXSW so far: “Both stimulating and exhausting. So many innovators, so many ideas, and so many start-ups. The theme this year is all about more traditional, experienced people using new technology, not the technology itself. That’s the biggest take-away so far.”


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