STATE OF BLOCKCHAIN INVESTOR PANEL + STARTUP PITCHES (ON ZOOM)
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Are you a Blockchain startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from the Enterprise Blockchain industry. Network with other investors and founders in the crowd.
This event will have a special focus on Enterprise Blockchain startups, with 4-5 slots reserved for Enterprise Blockchain startups and 1-2 slots for Enterprise Blockchain startups.
Who Should Apply?
We have several (5-7) spots available for innovative tech startups. Apply today for a chance to present your venture on stage! Applications are open until June 16 (Tuesday 11:59PM PDT) - click here to apply!
Application Link: https://bit.ly/3eizIE2
Not part of a startup?
Get tickets and join us! Pitch Your Startup Event is a great networking and learning opportunity.
Want to Judge?
Fill out our form today for a chance to preside as a judge in one of our monthly exclusive pitch events.
Application Link: https://bit.ly/383cfD5
Join Our Meetup Groups:
12:00pm PDT - 12:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks
12:05pm PDT - 12:20pm PDT: Panel
12:20pm PDT - 1:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels
David Orban - Founder, Managing Partner, Network Society Ventures; Founder, President, SingularityU Italy
David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global investment firm focused on innovative startups at the intersection of exponential technologies and decentralized networks.An early adopter of blockchain technologies and an active Bitcoin investor since 2010, he was the first to own Ether during the Ethereum launch in 2014. He also led the adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain in start-ups and is an advisor and investor in numerous blockchain companies and funds, such as Bitnation, Sun Exchange, Wealth Migrate, Blockchain Capital, Bancor, Swarm Fund, and others. David was the keynote speaker at the first Ethereal Summit in May 2017 in New York with an inspiring vision of how blockchain technologies will catalyze a phase change in the socio-economic organization of our societies.He is the Founder and Chairman of Network Society Lab, a Venture Development firm that focuses on adding value to startup companies that are based upon exponential technologies and decentralized networks, with a specific focus on designing, organizing and implementing cryptographic token sale events.
He is also on the Faculty of and Advisor to the Singularity University, based in Moffett Field, California, an investor in the Singularity University Labs Accelerator Fund (now SU Ventures), and the President of SingularityU Italy Summit. SU is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.
As a sought-after speaker, he has given over 100 keynote addresses and speeches around the world for organizations including Abbvie, Cisco, Oracle, Roche, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Gilead, TEDx Academy, ENEL, Intesa, Banca Sella, Mediolanum, Alphabet, Internet Advertising Bureau, European Foundation for Management Development, GALA, Login and H-Farm.
He is an author of two books. Something New is about the role of artificial intelligence in society. Network Society is an innovative ebook publishing project on the phase transformation towards exponential technologies and decentralization.
David was the CEO of Dotsub, based in New York City, for four years, driving their rapid growth and new generations of product while serving a wide range of enterprise clients with both crowdsourced and professional service delivery models.
He is an Adjunct Professor at LUISS Business School in Rome, one of Italy’s leading institutions preparing the management and innovation leadership of the future.
David is also a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship, a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation, a Founder of the Open Government Data working group, and an Advisor to the Institute of Ethics and Emergent Technologies and numerous startups in Europe and North America. He was the Chairman of the Board, and is an Advisor to Humanity+, an organization dedicated to promoting understanding, interest, and participation in fields of scientific advancement and emerging innovation that benefit the human condition.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, he studied Physics at the University of Milan and the University of Padua.
David’s work cuts across the limits of specialization to contribute to a new renaissance. He explains, “My vision is at the crossroads of technology and society and their co-evolution.” His personal motto is “What is the question I should be asking?” This concept is his vehicle for accelerating cycles of invention and innovation in order to build the brave new world ahead.
David is the Founder and a Trustee of Network Society Research, a London-based global think tank present in over 40 countries, creating a vision and analytical tools to allow individuals, enterprises and the society at large to deal positively with the unstoppable transformation to a world based on decentralized exponential technologies that are disrupting the traditional centralized and hierarchical functions of governments and corporations.
He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape. His entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years.
Mr. Jordan is the managing partner of Limitless Crypto Investments, Houston’s first premier crypto fund started in August of 2017. He offers clients diversified exposure to ventures, tokens, and projects related to blockchain tech, digital currency, and crypto assets. The Fund's investors benefit from his access and principals-based approach into technology, economics, game theory, and code.
Being located in Houston, TX, he has a keen focus on driving industrial applications within the Healthcare and Energy markets on top of his existing portfolio companies, specifically enterprise blockchains. His approach aims to not only benefit from the portfolio’s network effects but also from the upside of multiple industrial applications built on top of these companies. By helping founders bootstrap networks, he gives companies invaluable resources and continues to have primary advantage over others in the space.
He also serves as an advisor to Alteum, an end to end Latin America blockchain organization addressing financial inclusion and transparency. He oversees all investment decisions made by Alteum’s incubator fund and focuses on accelerating the digital adoption of economies by interconnecting transactional systems and encouraging investment flow through worldwide partnerships.
Prior to SproutVest, Erick was the VP of Product & Market Development for Quantarium, LLC where he drove commercialization of the company’s extensive patent portfolio in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. Erick has over fifteen years of experience in software product development and regulated financial services.Erick has served on the advisory boards of several early-stage startups operating in the Greater Puget Sound area, including Socedo, a Twitter-based CRM company; TimeXtender, a Danish data warehouse automation provider; and GAEMS, a console gaming hardware manufacturer.
Erick obtained his B.A. in Linguistics from Louisiana State University and was an Associate Professor of English at Xi’an Jiao Tong University in China. A published author, he has contributed to books and articles on technology and culture. Erick is a frequent speaker at conferences and summits on the topics of business culture, innovation, competition, and intellectual property in the software industry.
Prior to Quantarium, Erick served as Chief Product Officer at Trensant, a natural language processing start-up. Prior to Trensant, Erick spent many years at Microsoft, where he led successful initiatives in research & development, competitive strategy, and market development. He also has several successful stints in private equity and software start-up companies.
Erick Watson is the Managing Director of SproutVest Advisers, Ltd. Co., a corporate development services consultancy with a focus on FinTech startups.
Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)
San Francisco, CA 94105
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