Starta Accelerator together with V Startup Agency is excited to announce a Blockchain Conference and Demo Day Breakfast for its fourth cohort companies!
Please join us on Friday, December 15th, to meet ten innovative startups from Europe, learn about Augmented Reality and Blockchain Technology. Meet industry experts from both VC and Crypto worlds who will share their thoughts on new investment opportunities and debate on much-talked-of ICO's vs VC funding.
Starta's accredited investors receive complimentary tickets. Please reach out Alla Levina at email@example.com
9:00-10:00 am Registration and Breakfast
10:00-11:00am Panel Discussion: “ICO vs VC. A New Era of Investments. Positive Effects and Challenges."
- The current state of the market.
- Will crypto crowd sale replace traditional VC?
- Tokens vs equity: Fast access to money and early adopters.
- Successful and not so much cases: ICO & VC
David J. Namdar, Partner, and Head of Investments for Galaxy Investment Partners
Lisa Cuesta, Principal at NextGen Venture Partners
Alexey Girin, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Starta Ventures
Gary Ross, Corporate/Securities Attorney, and Partner at Ross & Shulga
Morgan Hill, Managing Partner at AxionV
Alex Mashinsky, CEO &Founder, Celsius Network
Moderator: Serge Milman, Managing Partner, Starta Ventures
11:00 - 12:00 pm Pitches from Starta's Accelerator Cohort #4, more info about the portfolio companies.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Networking and Lunch
Katya Dorozhkina, Founding Partner & CEO, Starta Ventures
Serge Milman, Managing Partner, Starta Ventures
AR and BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY SECTION:
1 - 4 pm BlockchainMix: MIXED REALITY & BLOCKCHAIN SECTION
1:00 – 1:15 pm GUEST SPEAKER: Sweet Eva, an Augmented Reality Angel
“Digital land as the next big frontier: How will the world change?”
1:15 – 2:30 pm Panel Discussion: “Blockchain in Mixed Reality. What are the opportunities?”
Why will blockchain thrive in the new immersive reality?
What would be the impact of Ethereum smart contracts on immersive technology?
How can blockchain’s ability to create a global rights database help developers and investors?
Decentralized virtual societies: the middleman will decide no more!
Neha Singh, Founder & CEO of Obsess, a VR/AR platform for experiential shopping
Dana Farbo, AR/VR/blockchain expert, COO at Augmate, platform for smart glasses and other wearable devices
James Andrew, Visualization and Execution Strategy at Omega One, a decentralized automated trade execution platform
Moderator: Adriel Lubarsky, Anchor, Curious City podcast, a stream of business strategy, philosophy, and learnings from entrepreneurs and investors.
2:30 – 3:00 pm Coffee break. Networking and VR/AR demos
Bring your business cards to enter in a prize drawing for a FREE piece of digital land in Soho!
3:00 - 4:00 pm Investor Brainstorm: “Where is the money for the blockchain-based VR/AR projects?”
What are the risks and advantages of blockchain powered mixed reality projects?
Where is the money for the world’s first decentralized marketplaces?
Real estate, advertising, e-commerce, and other areas: what industries blockchain-based AR/VR solutions will disrupt tomorrow?
Catherine Barba, tech entrepreneur, investor, Founder of the PEPS Lab, Retail Innovation Center
Chris Dannen, Managing Partner, Iterative Capital Management, an alternative investment fund offering investors exposure to cryptocurrency
James Haft, entrepreneur, investor, Co-founder of Startup Hub NYC, Founder and Managing Partner, Pacific Alliance
Michael Mazier, Co-founder, LendingCalc, a direct investment platform for institutional investors
Moderator: Adriel Lubarsky, Anchor, Curious City podcast.
Victoria Zavyalova, CEO & Co-founder, V Startup Agency
4:00 – 5:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Networking
While mingling we’ll announce the winner and happy owner of NYC’s first piece of Digital Land!
PLUS! An afterparty at the Alexandre Gertsman contemporary art gallery with wine tasting and wonderful live music from an award-winning pianist Nargiz Aliyarova, Dec, 20.
The event is sponsored by Arcona, a blockchain-based augmented reality platform creating "Digital Land" over real locations across the world where digital content can be placed and then viewed by users through an app.
V Startup Agency helps tech companies break through the information overload, presenting them in the best light possible, and with a coherent and interesting narrative that will excite their target audience – be they journalists, investors, potential clients, or the general public.
The event is supported by the VR/AR Association, a global member community of the best minds in virtual reality and augmented reality with Chapters in major cities across the globe.
43 W.23rd Street,2th floor New York 10010