• ICO FUNDING SUMMIT

    DEC 6, 2017 - PALO ALTO

    RAISING FUNDS FOR STARTUPS, ICOs, BITCOIN, CROWDFUNDING, BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY

  • PAST SPEAKERS

    HEAR THESE EXPERT SPEAKERS GIVE TALKS AND SHARE IDEAS ON PANELS
    PITCH INVESTORS DURING VENTURE FORUM OR DURING NETWORKING BREAKS

                            

     

    Andy Tang

    Managing Director

    Shuoan Chen

    Managing Director

    Steve Hoffman

    Founder

    Terrence Yang

    Founder

    Miko Matsumura

    Founder

    Zahava Stroud

    Founder

    Amit Rathore

    Investor

    Kim Nicol

    Coach

    Wilson Wu

    Senior Associate

    Robert Greenfield

    Chief Technology Officer BCIS

    Marc Blinder

    CEO

    Travis Uhrig

    CEO

    Neal Wientraut

    Partner

    Richard Ma

    Co-Founder

  • PAST AGENDA

    9:00-9:30 Registration and coffee

    9:30-9:50 Market Overview: The State of Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and Decentralized Applications; and How They Will Transform the Internet

    9:55-10:15 Keynote Fireside Chat on Why ICOs Matter to the Decentralized Economy

    10:15-10:25 Demo

    • Brian Kean, Chief Business Development Officer, ICORating

    10:25-10:45 How Blockchain Will Transform Business Operations and Drive Innovation

    10:45-10:55 Demo
    Konstantin Richter, CEO & Founder, Blockdaemon


    10:55-11:15 FinTech Trends: Technology Disruption of the Equity
    Markets including Market Trends, M & A Transactions and Private Placement Financing

    11:15-11:35 Demos

    11:40-12:45 Investor Panel on Raising Funding

    • Strategies to Raise Traditional Funding from Angels, VCs and strategic partners AND
    • ICOs, Tokens, Blockchain and Bitcoin Markets- Investing Strategies, and Promoting your Startup

    Followed by Startup Pitch and comments from investors
    Startups Presenting:

    • Maxim Mashin, COO, Domus (10 minutes)
    • Sarva Mada, CTO, PocketInns (5 minutes) 
    • Steven Oh, COO, Fuze Card (5 minutes)
    • Adam Harriss, CEO, doGood (5 minutes)
    • Roberto SantanaBitDegree (5 minutes)
    • Brett Richey, CEO, BlitzPredict (3 minutes)
    • Ari Shpanya, Founder, Slice Market (3 minutes)
    • David Levine, CEO, Indeco (1 minute)
    • Timothy Kral, Founder/CEO, Siembra (1 minute)
    • Frank Banks, Founder, CEO, ZEN (1 minute)

    Investor Judges

    12:45-1:45 Lunch with Investors and Networking in Demo Showcase

     

    1:45-2:05 The Promise & Perils of ICOs, Bitcoin & Etherum for Investors and Startups

    2:05-2:25 Taking the Crypto Economy to Its Full Potential

    Capital markets--Central bank--Smart contracts--Private jurisdiction--Decentralization at the subsystems level

    2:30-2:50 Raising Funding: Should Startups Raise from ICOS or VC Funding? Understand key issues and strategies to make a decision.

    • Jazzy Guo, Investor, Tsingyuan Ventures

    • Wilson Wu, Senior Associate, WI Harper

    2:55-3:30 Hot Startups to Watch: Startup Perspective on ICO and Blockchain Markets

    Successful ICO, Token, Blockchain and tech startups share their experience on Raising Funding, Creating Market Share and Acquiring Customers

    Demo: George Gram, Softbit Technologies (5 minutes)

    Charlie Sheng/ Maggie Deng; Measurable Data Token (1 minute)

    3:35-3:55 Use Cases of Blockchain: IoT, Industrial, Social Impact, Energy, Arts & Entertainment

    Learn how blockchain and decentralized applications will impact other industries.

    • Moderator: Jim Maricondo, Vice President Strategic Alliances, ISI-Dentsu of America
    • Robert Greenfield, Chief Technology Officer, Consensys BSIC
    • Marc Blinder, CPO, api.market
    • Travis Uhrig, CEO, curio cards

    4:00-4:20 Asset-backed Tokens that are Equitable, Utilitarian and Regulatory Compliant

    Strategies for Initial coin offerings, token sales and crowd-funding

    4:20-4:40 Market Strategies for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investing

    • Kim Nicol, Executive Coach and Bitcoins Expert

    4:40-6:30 Cocktail party and Demo Showcase