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Online Startup Presentation: Cyberconnect
Ryan Li
  • Ryan Li (CTO at CyberConnect)

    Ryan Li

    CTO at CyberConnect

    Ryan Li is the CTO of CyberConnect with previous work experience at Google and Instagram. In 2017, along with the rest of our founding team, Ryan built Lino blockchain & DLive.tv, the biggest blockchain-based live streaming platform, which were acquired by BitTorrent in early 2020. DLive.tv had ~1 million daily active users & partnered with PewDiePie, the #1 YouTuber.

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Online Startup Presentation: DiBA
Gideon NwezeHeaven Quiban
  • Gideon Nweze (Founder of Diba)

    Gideon Nweze

    Founder of Diba

    Gideon founded Diba to help millions of people understand, own, and collect non-custodial digital assets issued on Bitcoin.

    Gideon has been involved with blockchain technology since 2016. He has worked with several blockchain projects and founded World Blockchain Hackathon and The Babylon project - hosting dev communities from 69 countries organically reaching 2.4 million viewers. From his work and deeper research into blockchain, Gideon solidified his belief in Bitcoin and wanted to further build on top of this decentralized foundation, which is the future of humanity.

    He spent 5 years in Saint Petersburg, Russia where he obtained his college degree in Nanotechnology and MicroElectronics Engineering & Minor in Physics.

    He is equally an On Deck founder fellow.

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  • Heaven Quiban (Community & Art Coordinator at Diba)

    Heaven Quiban

    Community & Art Coordinator at Diba

    Heaven began working in the art industry at The San Diego Museum of Art, coordinating public programs to help the community connect with the galleries. She grew to organize group art shows, launch artists’ solo exhibitions in New York, and run in-person and virtual creative programs touching on topics of mental health, feminism, and AAPI cultural awareness. She holds a BA in Communications from California State University, San Marcos.

    As a community organizer and art lover, Heaven hopes to create space for wide-ranging art styles and diverse perspectives on Diba and in the NFT community at large. She shares, “Through art, we have opportunities to express our truths and to help people connect with each other. Holding space for creativity and artist’s stories is a pathway for making the world a better place.”

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Online Startup Presentation: Swapi
Pete HowroydChris Mays
  • Pete Howroyd (CEO and Founder of Swapi)

    Pete Howroyd

    CEO and Founder of Swapi

    Expert in Customer Loyalty Programs & CRM. Founder of SWAPI & The Loyalty People. International experience in both an executive and non-executive capacity. Significant experience in company due diligence, business strategy, customer transformation, change management, and restructuring. Rapid contribution to new and complex situations, plus the ability to deliver successful projects on time.

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  • Chris Mays (CTO and Co-Founder of Swapi)

    Chris Mays

    CTO and Co-Founder of Swapi

    Chris specializes in the design and architecture of multi-million-pound SaaS, mobile and point of sale platforms. Co-Founder of Swapi. Has been instrumental in innovating and delivering B2B stored value payment platforms for Tesco, TUI, Halfords and Apple and implementing an award-winning lean gift card fulfilment system. Has over 10 years experience at C level, executive and non-executive director positions, building and leading dev-ops teams creating solutions from the ground-up at scale and at pace.

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Online Startup Presentation: EthSign
Xin Yan
  • Xin Yan (Project Lead at EthSign)

    Xin Yan

    Project Lead at EthSign

    Prev Crypto Investor, Smart Contract Engineer, EthSign Project Lead.
    Before founding EthSign, Xin focused on crypto investment and coding in Huobi strategic investment, especially in the ethereum ecosystem and web3 infrastructure. Besides crypto, he is an open space advocate and e-sport fan.

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Online Startup Presentation: Lemon
Borja Martel
  • Borja Martel (Co-Founder of Lemon)

    Borja Martel

    Co-Founder of Lemon

    Borja is Co-Founder at Lemon Cash, an Argentine Fintech that provides dual PSP Services (Crypto & Traditional Payments) in Latin America with over USD 17M+ in Funding, a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, former G20 YEA delegate for Argentina and a Global Ambassador for Draper University, part of the DVN Network.
    Prior to this, he led Business Development at Signatura after co-founding a Marketing & Sales Startup - Mana -.
    Prior to this, Borja comes from an Entrepreneurial background, working under the Customer Development Framework, studying agile methodologies and integral tools (DT, VPD, etc.), mentoring several Entrepreneurs at the Scalabl Entrepreneurship Academy & Incubator and organizing Trama's Bootcamp, a 150 people 3 day event, that teaches entrepreneurship tools to high potential students across Argentina.
    He is a native Spanish & English speaker, with active studies on French. At his young age, he has lived and worked in Spain (MA), United States (NY) and Argentina (BA).

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Online Startup Presentation: Alkemi
Brian Mahoney
  • Brian Mahoney (CSO / Cofounder of Alkemi Network)

    Brian Mahoney

    CSO / Cofounder of Alkemi Network

    Brian is Chief Strategy Officer and Cofounder of Alkemi Network. He has 10+ years of experience in capital markets and fintech. He oversees strategy, growth, and investor relations at Alkemi Network. Before Alkemi, he led Corporate Development at AlphaPoint, a digital asset exchange infrastructure provider, and drove the company's capital raising and strategic growth initiatives. Prior to that, he held roles at ARC Capital, Reitler Advisory, HSBC Bank, and Lazard, where he sourced & executed a variety of growth equity and leveraged buyout transactions.



    Mr. Mahoney holds a Finance Degree from the University of Iowa which he received in May 2012. Outside of work, he can be found writing about balance, playing hockey, expanding his perspective, and thinking about the future of technology.

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Online Startup Presentation: Moon
Ken Kruger
  • Ken Kruger (CEO of Moon)

    Ken Kruger

    CEO of Moon

    Ken Kruger is the founder and CEO of Moon. Prior to starting Moon, Ken ran a software consulting company that helped venture backed startups in NY build tech products. Before that, he founded a gesture recognition company that applied machine learning to inertial sensor data. Prior to entering the startup world, Ken worked at Lockheed Martin as a software engineer and product manager on classified military projects. Ken studied financial engineering at Columbia University where he received an M.S in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

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Online Startup Presentation: Award Pool
Reuven Cohen
  • Reuven Cohen (Founder / CEO of Award Pool)

    Reuven Cohen

    Founder / CEO of Award Pool

    Reuven is a successful entrepreneur, founder and thought leader in cloud computing, advisor and instigator of all things tech and creative.
    As an active mentor, advisor, angel and instigator, Reuven is intimately involved in the startup scene around the globe. Reuven is an early creator of infrastructure as a service (2003) and thought-leader in cloud computing as the founder of one of the first cloud companies.

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Online Startup Presentation: Arrow Labs
Online Startup Presentation: Upside
Lindsey NewtonNoah Thorp
  • Lindsey Newton (Consulting CFO at Upside)

    Lindsey Newton

    Consulting CFO at Upside

    Lindsey Newton has been a finance executive at high-growth startups for 11+ years, most recently at Off the Grid, where she was nominated for Bay Area CFO of the Year in 2019.
    Lindsey started her career with PwC, working on audit and consulting engagements within the Private Company Services division. She holds a C.P.A in the state of California.

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  • Noah Thorp (CEO, Founder of Upside)

    Noah Thorp

    CEO, Founder of Upside

    Noah is a seasoned entrepreneur, founder and company builder with extraordinary technical expertise that spans over 20 years of software leadership for Nasdaq Private Market, SharesPost, Google Research, Apple, Republic Crypto and numerous startups.
    Noah is the architect for the Republic Note token; Voyager exchange’s first blockchain industry token merger with LGO and Voyager’s staking contracts for their Coinbase listed token (~$1B market cap); Chingari GARI token & DAO; DappRadar’s RADAR token, Ivy.cash wallet; decentralized and centralized exchanges.
    Noah Co-founded venture studio Citizen Code in 2014 and lead blockchain software projects with top talent Pivotal Labs alumni for Cisco, ConsenSys, Amex, the Institute For The Future (RAND) and others.
    Noah has over 30k hours of coding experience with 7 years focused on blockchain and web3 technology. Active crypto trader including algorithmic trading. Deep blockchain and FinTech regulation compliance experience. Member of the CodeX Stanford Law School blockchain working group.

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Online Startup Presentation: Eve Wealth
Alana Podrx
  • Alana Podrx (CEO of Eve Wealth)

    Alana Podrx

    CEO of Eve Wealth

    Alana is the CEO of Eve Wealth - Helping women invest in a web3 world. She is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and women’s wealth advocate.

    She previously launched McKinsey’s New Venture group and Corporate Venture Capital Service line which included investing in and scaling 30+ SaaS startups - and leading OMNI, a geospatial analytics SaaS software for location strategy and omnichannel sales in retail and banking. She also co-founded Space Btwn, a meditation and wellness company, which was acquired in 2021.

    Within the web3 space Alana is a contributor & member of Seed Club HQ, Index Coop, FWB and DAO Masters. Her art is what brought her into the early crypto space, with collectors at DG and later NFTs at Digital XYZ.

    Alana's mission is to create a space for women to explore their full economic potential through investing, community and deal access.

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Online Startup Presentation: Alethea
Arif Khan
  • Arif Khan (Founder of Alethea AI)

    Arif Khan

    Founder of Alethea AI

    Arif Khan is the CEO and co-founder of Alethea AI, a decentralized protocol to create an Intelligent Metaverse inhabited by interactive and intelligent NFTs (iNFTs). As originators of the iNFT standard, Alethea AI is on the cutting edge of embedding AI animation, interaction and generative AI capabilities into NFTs. Developers can use the iNFT protocol to Create, Train and Earn from their iNFTs in the world’s first Intelligent Metaverse known as Noah’s Ark. As creators of the First ever iNFT, Alethea partnered with the leading auction house Sotheby’s to create and auction the first interactive and intelligent NFT, Alice. Alethea’s protocol is backed by leading institutions like Metapurse, Bitkraft, Dapper Labs, Galaxy Interactive, Gemini, Mark Cuban, Crypto.com, Multicoin, IDEO and others.

    Arif has been regularly invited to speak at major global events like The World Economic Forum, World Web Forum, and has guest lectured at the Singapore Management University’s MBA program. He is a top writer for Artificial Intelligence on Medium.com and his work has been covered or featured in CBS, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal & The New York Times.

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Online Startup Presentation: FiatDAO
Max Fiege
  • Max Fiege (Co-Founder of FIAT DAO)

    Max Fiege

    Co-Founder of FIAT DAO

    Max Fiege is one of four initial core contributors to FIAT DAO. He previously worked at BarnBridge, another Ethereum DeFi protocol, and Signum Growth Capital, a FINRA-registered broker dealer specializing in digital assets and gaming. Prior to making the jump to the industry, Max worked for entities like Deloitte and Touche, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Brookings Institute. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, and previously received both the Series 7 and 79 licenses.

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Online Startup Presentation: Immortal Studios
Peter Shiao
  • Peter Shiao (Founder and CEO of Immortal Studios)

    Peter Shiao

    Founder and CEO of Immortal Studios

    Peter grew up reading martial arts fantasy novels, and his life was deeply informed by the transformative stories and heroes of this timeless genre of martial heroes that he founded Immortal Studios to help position this genre as the next global IP engine in concert with its countless fans globally.

    Prior to Immortal, Peter has a multifaceted career in media, culture and public policy including producing the first ever US-China film production Restless, founding and chairing the US-Asia Entertainment Summit with the Asia Society, launching the first Hollywood-Asia content investment fund in concert with Endgame Entertainment and the China Film Group, leading the implementation of the landmark intergovernmental CA-China multi-industrial plan with then CA Governor Brown, and spearheading the Shaolin Temple’s globalization initiative across all media.

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Coffee and Networking
Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Discussion: The Pros and Cons of Web3
Terry CulverAdam JacksonJonathan PadillaTom Brown
  • Terry Culver (CEO of Digital Finance Group)

    Terry Culver

    CEO of Digital Finance Group
  • Adam Jackson (Founder & CEO of Braintrust)

    Adam Jackson

    Founder & CEO of Braintrust
  • Jonathan Padilla (CEO and Co-Founder of Snickerdoodle Labs)

    Jonathan Padilla

    CEO and Co-Founder of Snickerdoodle Labs
  • Tom Brown (Partner and General Counsel at NYCA Partners)

    Tom Brown

    Partner and General Counsel at NYCA Partners
Lemon: Startup Demos and Q&A
Borja Martel
  • Borja Martel (Co-Founder of Lemon)

    Borja Martel

    Co-Founder of Lemon

    Borja is Co-Founder at Lemon Cash, an Argentine Fintech that provides dual PSP Services (Crypto & Traditional Payments) in Latin America with over USD 17M+ in Funding, a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, former G20 YEA delegate for Argentina and a Global Ambassador for Draper University, part of the DVN Network.
    Prior to this, he led Business Development at Signatura after co-founding a Marketing & Sales Startup - Mana -.
    Prior to this, Borja comes from an Entrepreneurial background, working under the Customer Development Framework, studying agile methodologies and integral tools (DT, VPD, etc.), mentoring several Entrepreneurs at the Scalabl Entrepreneurship Academy & Incubator and organizing Trama's Bootcamp, a 150 people 3 day event, that teaches entrepreneurship tools to high potential students across Argentina.
    He is a native Spanish & English speaker, with active studies on French. At his young age, he has lived and worked in Spain (MA), United States (NY) and Argentina (BA).

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Alethea AI: Startup Demo and Q&A
Arif Khan
  • Arif Khan (Founder of Alethea AI)

    Arif Khan

    Founder of Alethea AI

    Arif Khan is the CEO and co-founder of Alethea AI, a decentralized protocol to create an Intelligent Metaverse inhabited by interactive and intelligent NFTs (iNFTs). As originators of the iNFT standard, Alethea AI is on the cutting edge of embedding AI animation, interaction and generative AI capabilities into NFTs. Developers can use the iNFT protocol to Create, Train and Earn from their iNFTs in the world’s first Intelligent Metaverse known as Noah’s Ark. As creators of the First ever iNFT, Alethea partnered with the leading auction house Sotheby’s to create and auction the first interactive and intelligent NFT, Alice. Alethea’s protocol is backed by leading institutions like Metapurse, Bitkraft, Dapper Labs, Galaxy Interactive, Gemini, Mark Cuban, Crypto.com, Multicoin, IDEO and others.

    Arif has been regularly invited to speak at major global events like The World Economic Forum, World Web Forum, and has guest lectured at the Singapore Management University’s MBA program. He is a top writer for Artificial Intelligence on Medium.com and his work has been covered or featured in CBS, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal & The New York Times.

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DIBA: Startup Demo and Q&A
Gideon NwezeHeaven Quiban
  • Gideon Nweze (Founder of Diba)

    Gideon Nweze

    Founder of Diba

    Gideon founded Diba to help millions of people understand, own, and collect non-custodial digital assets issued on Bitcoin.

    Gideon has been involved with blockchain technology since 2016. He has worked with several blockchain projects and founded World Blockchain Hackathon and The Babylon project - hosting dev communities from 69 countries organically reaching 2.4 million viewers. From his work and deeper research into blockchain, Gideon solidified his belief in Bitcoin and wanted to further build on top of this decentralized foundation, which is the future of humanity.

    He spent 5 years in Saint Petersburg, Russia where he obtained his college degree in Nanotechnology and MicroElectronics Engineering & Minor in Physics.

    He is equally an On Deck founder fellow.

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  • Heaven Quiban (Community & Art Coordinator at Diba)

    Heaven Quiban

    Community & Art Coordinator at Diba

    Heaven began working in the art industry at The San Diego Museum of Art, coordinating public programs to help the community connect with the galleries. She grew to organize group art shows, launch artists’ solo exhibitions in New York, and run in-person and virtual creative programs touching on topics of mental health, feminism, and AAPI cultural awareness. She holds a BA in Communications from California State University, San Marcos.

    As a community organizer and art lover, Heaven hopes to create space for wide-ranging art styles and diverse perspectives on Diba and in the NFT community at large. She shares, “Through art, we have opportunities to express our truths and to help people connect with each other. Holding space for creativity and artist’s stories is a pathway for making the world a better place.”

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Eve Wealth: Startup Demo and Q&A
Alana Podrx
  • Alana Podrx (CEO of Eve Wealth)

    Alana Podrx

    CEO of Eve Wealth

    Alana is the CEO of Eve Wealth - Helping women invest in a web3 world. She is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and women’s wealth advocate.

    She previously launched McKinsey’s New Venture group and Corporate Venture Capital Service line which included investing in and scaling 30+ SaaS startups - and leading OMNI, a geospatial analytics SaaS software for location strategy and omnichannel sales in retail and banking. She also co-founded Space Btwn, a meditation and wellness company, which was acquired in 2021.

    Within the web3 space Alana is a contributor & member of Seed Club HQ, Index Coop, FWB and DAO Masters. Her art is what brought her into the early crypto space, with collectors at DG and later NFTs at Digital XYZ.

    Alana's mission is to create a space for women to explore their full economic potential through investing, community and deal access.

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Upside: Startup Demo and Q&A
Lindsey NewtonNoah Thorp
  • Lindsey Newton (Consulting CFO at Upside)

    Lindsey Newton

    Consulting CFO at Upside

    Lindsey Newton has been a finance executive at high-growth startups for 11+ years, most recently at Off the Grid, where she was nominated for Bay Area CFO of the Year in 2019.
    Lindsey started her career with PwC, working on audit and consulting engagements within the Private Company Services division. She holds a C.P.A in the state of California.

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  • Noah Thorp (CEO, Founder of Upside)

    Noah Thorp

    CEO, Founder of Upside

    Noah is a seasoned entrepreneur, founder and company builder with extraordinary technical expertise that spans over 20 years of software leadership for Nasdaq Private Market, SharesPost, Google Research, Apple, Republic Crypto and numerous startups.
    Noah is the architect for the Republic Note token; Voyager exchange’s first blockchain industry token merger with LGO and Voyager’s staking contracts for their Coinbase listed token (~$1B market cap); Chingari GARI token & DAO; DappRadar’s RADAR token, Ivy.cash wallet; decentralized and centralized exchanges.
    Noah Co-founded venture studio Citizen Code in 2014 and lead blockchain software projects with top talent Pivotal Labs alumni for Cisco, ConsenSys, Amex, the Institute For The Future (RAND) and others.
    Noah has over 30k hours of coding experience with 7 years focused on blockchain and web3 technology. Active crypto trader including algorithmic trading. Deep blockchain and FinTech regulation compliance experience. Member of the CodeX Stanford Law School blockchain working group.

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Alkemi: Startup Demo and Q&A
Brian Mahoney
  • Brian Mahoney (CSO / Cofounder of Alkemi Network)

    Brian Mahoney

    CSO / Cofounder of Alkemi Network

    Brian is Chief Strategy Officer and Cofounder of Alkemi Network. He has 10+ years of experience in capital markets and fintech. He oversees strategy, growth, and investor relations at Alkemi Network. Before Alkemi, he led Corporate Development at AlphaPoint, a digital asset exchange infrastructure provider, and drove the company's capital raising and strategic growth initiatives. Prior to that, he held roles at ARC Capital, Reitler Advisory, HSBC Bank, and Lazard, where he sourced & executed a variety of growth equity and leveraged buyout transactions.



    Mr. Mahoney holds a Finance Degree from the University of Iowa which he received in May 2012. Outside of work, he can be found writing about balance, playing hockey, expanding his perspective, and thinking about the future of technology.

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Break30 Minutes
Discussion: The New Mining Landscape
Brian BrooksChris LawlorJaime LevertonRobert Fellinger
  • Brian Brooks (CEO of BitFury)

    Brian Brooks

    CEO of BitFury
  • Chris Lawlor (President & Chief Strategy Officer at Black Creek Crypto)

    Chris Lawlor

    President & Chief Strategy Officer at Black Creek Crypto
  • Jaime Leverton (CEO of Hut 8)

    Jaime Leverton

    CEO of Hut 8
  • Robert Fellinger (Director, Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investment Banking at BTIG, LLC)

    Robert Fellinger

    Director, Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investment Banking at BTIG, LLC
Lunch Break
Discussion: Infrastructure and Tools
John FiorelliAidan HymanDarshan VaidyaAustin Reid
  • John Fiorelli (Regional Partner at Kenetic)

    John Fiorelli

    Regional Partner at Kenetic
  • Aidan Hyman (Co-Founder and CEO of ChainSafe Systems)

    Aidan Hyman

    Co-Founder and CEO of ChainSafe Systems
  • Darshan Vaidya (CEO & Co-Founder of Xmargin)

    Darshan Vaidya

    CEO & Co-Founder of Xmargin
  • Austin Reid (Cheif of Staff at Falconx)

    Austin Reid

    Cheif of Staff at Falconx
CyberConnect: Startup Demos and Q&A
Ryan Li
  • Ryan Li (CTO at CyberConnect)

    Ryan Li

    CTO at CyberConnect

    Ryan Li is the CTO of CyberConnect with previous work experience at Google and Instagram. In 2017, along with the rest of our founding team, Ryan built Lino blockchain & DLive.tv, the biggest blockchain-based live streaming platform, which were acquired by BitTorrent in early 2020. DLive.tv had ~1 million daily active users & partnered with PewDiePie, the #1 YouTuber.

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MOON: Startup Demos and Q&A
Ken Kruger
  • Ken Kruger (CEO of Moon)

    Ken Kruger

    CEO of Moon

    Ken Kruger is the founder and CEO of Moon. Prior to starting Moon, Ken ran a software consulting company that helped venture backed startups in NY build tech products. Before that, he founded a gesture recognition company that applied machine learning to inertial sensor data. Prior to entering the startup world, Ken worked at Lockheed Martin as a software engineer and product manager on classified military projects. Ken studied financial engineering at Columbia University where he received an M.S in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

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EthSign: Startup Demos and Q&A
Xin Yan
  • Xin Yan (Project Lead at EthSign)

    Xin Yan

    Project Lead at EthSign

    Prev Crypto Investor, Smart Contract Engineer, EthSign Project Lead.
    Before founding EthSign, Xin focused on crypto investment and coding in Huobi strategic investment, especially in the ethereum ecosystem and web3 infrastructure. Besides crypto, he is an open space advocate and e-sport fan.

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Immortal Studio: Startup Demos and Q&A
Peter Shiao
  • Peter Shiao (Founder and CEO of Immortal Studios)

    Peter Shiao

    Founder and CEO of Immortal Studios

    Peter grew up reading martial arts fantasy novels, and his life was deeply informed by the transformative stories and heroes of this timeless genre of martial heroes that he founded Immortal Studios to help position this genre as the next global IP engine in concert with its countless fans globally.

    Prior to Immortal, Peter has a multifaceted career in media, culture and public policy including producing the first ever US-China film production Restless, founding and chairing the US-Asia Entertainment Summit with the Asia Society, launching the first Hollywood-Asia content investment fund in concert with Endgame Entertainment and the China Film Group, leading the implementation of the landmark intergovernmental CA-China multi-industrial plan with then CA Governor Brown, and spearheading the Shaolin Temple’s globalization initiative across all media.

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Break1 hour
Discussion: Bridging Fintech and Crypto
Howard ChaoKristin BoggianoDavid GalvanSam Doctor
  • Howard Chao (Host and Managing Director of Doon Insights)

    Howard Chao

    Host and Managing Director of Doon Insights
  • Kristin Boggiano (President and Co-Founder of Crosstower)

    Kristin Boggiano

    President and Co-Founder of Crosstower
  • David Galvan (VP Digital Partnerships at Mastercard)

    David Galvan

    VP Digital Partnerships at Mastercard
  • Sam Doctor (Chief Strategy Officer at BitOoda)

    Sam Doctor

    Chief Strategy Officer at BitOoda
Swapi: Startup Demo and Q&A
Pete HowroydChris Mays
  • Pete Howroyd (CEO and Founder of Swapi)

    Pete Howroyd

    CEO and Founder of Swapi

    Expert in Customer Loyalty Programs & CRM. Founder of SWAPI & The Loyalty People. International experience in both an executive and non-executive capacity. Significant experience in company due diligence, business strategy, customer transformation, change management, and restructuring. Rapid contribution to new and complex situations, plus the ability to deliver successful projects on time.

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  • Chris Mays (CTO and Co-Founder of Swapi)

    Chris Mays

    CTO and Co-Founder of Swapi

    Chris specializes in the design and architecture of multi-million-pound SaaS, mobile and point of sale platforms. Co-Founder of Swapi. Has been instrumental in innovating and delivering B2B stored value payment platforms for Tesco, TUI, Halfords and Apple and implementing an award-winning lean gift card fulfilment system. Has over 10 years experience at C level, executive and non-executive director positions, building and leading dev-ops teams creating solutions from the ground-up at scale and at pace.

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FIAT DAO: Startup Demo and Q&A
Max Fiege
  • Max Fiege (Co-Founder of FIAT DAO)

    Max Fiege

    Co-Founder of FIAT DAO

    Max Fiege is one of four initial core contributors to FIAT DAO. He previously worked at BarnBridge, another Ethereum DeFi protocol, and Signum Growth Capital, a FINRA-registered broker dealer specializing in digital assets and gaming. Prior to making the jump to the industry, Max worked for entities like Deloitte and Touche, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Brookings Institute. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, and previously received both the Series 7 and 79 licenses.

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ArrowLabs: Startup Demo and Q&A
Elvira AmanovaMiro Sarbaev
  • Elvira Amanova (Business Development at ArrowLabs)

    Elvira Amanova

    Business Development at ArrowLabs

    Elvira is responsible for the Business Development at ArrowLabs. She has more than 10 years of business development experience for tech startups and 4 years of crypto VC experience

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  • Miro Sarbaev (Founder of ArrowLabs)

    Miro Sarbaev

    Founder of ArrowLabs

    Miro Sarbaev is the CEO, Founder and Inventor of ArrowLabs. With 7 years of crypto industry experience, Miro previously rooted in 'kroogi.com' as CEO/Founder, and Launched the first-ever artistic crowdfunding platform.

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Award Pool: Startup Demo and Q&A
Reuven Cohen
  • Reuven Cohen (Founder / CEO of Award Pool)

    Reuven Cohen

    Founder / CEO of Award Pool

    Reuven is a successful entrepreneur, founder and thought leader in cloud computing, advisor and instigator of all things tech and creative.
    As an active mentor, advisor, angel and instigator, Reuven is intimately involved in the startup scene around the globe. Reuven is an early creator of infrastructure as a service (2003) and thought-leader in cloud computing as the founder of one of the first cloud companies.

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Fireside chat: What is the Best Structure for Web3 and Defi Startups and DAOs?
Howard ChaoEric Sibbitt
  • Howard Chao (Host and Managing Director of Doon Insights)

    Howard Chao

    Host and Managing Director of Doon Insights

    Howard Chao is an investor, lawyer and counselor to entrepreneurs. He began his work life as a corporate lawyer with O'Melveny & Myers and for many years was the Chair of the Firm's Asia Practice. He helped establish the firm's offices in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing, and practiced for many years as a cross-border investment specialist based in Asia. Since 2001 Howard has been based in Silicon Valley, but continued to dedicate substantial time covering the Asia markets.

    In recent years Howard has moved to the principal side of investing and deal-making. Howard actively makes angel and other VC investments in earlier stage companies through his personal vehicle, Doon Capital, usually in collaboration with other investors. He maintains close working relationships with various VC and PE funds. Howard invests primarily in startups located in the Silicon Valley and China. Because of Howard's extensive experience with Asia, many of his deals have an Asian (particularly Chinese) nexus.

    Howard also maintains an active strategic consulting practice. Howard's extensive experience with investment and financing transactions in both the US and China leads him to advise and assist various clients in both places. His transactions span many different sectors, and include multinationals, financial investors and startup companies.

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  • Eric Sibbitt (Partner at Paul Hastings)

    Eric Sibbitt

    Partner at Paul Hastings

    Eric Sibbitt structures and executes initial public offerings and other complex capital-raising transactions for companies and underwriters, including NYSE and NASDAQ listings, registered follow-on offerings, global offerings, PIPEs and other private offerings, and liability management transactions.

    Clients turn to Eric for boardroom counsel on SEC and corporate governance matters as well as for his pragmatic approach to navigating the tension between legacy regulations and innovative business models. Eric also frequently advises on cross-border public and private company mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, and going private transactions.

    Eric has particular expertise advising on transactions for financial services, life science and technology companies ranging from venture companies to multibillion-dollar businesses.

    Eric practiced in New York and Tokyo prior to joining O’Melveny’s San Francisco office, and speaks and reads Japanese fluently. Eric also is a member of the Innovation Advisory Council of the Japan Society of Northern California, a director of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law.

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Break for Drinks, Music and Dinner