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The essential checklist for a Blockchain startup!

  • Alley powered by Verizon 2055 L Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

The hype of Bitcoin is all around us. But the underlying technology of Blockchain is the enabler of the cryptocurrencies. The blockchain is a digital disruptor not just for crypto but has far-reaching applications across various industries. A decentralized distributed ledger that guarantees authentication combined with un-hackable anonymity makes Blockchain powerful for a variety of use cases.

Guided by various experts, you will get the following takeaways from this session:

* Profitable business models for your Blockchain startup

* How to ensure that your Blockchain IP (Intellectual Property) is protected

* Overview of an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) and how to build a Blockchain MVP (Minimal Viable Product)

* Q&A with Blockchain VCs (Venture Capitalists)

Presented by:

Dr. D'vorah Graeser will be presenting about IP for Blockchain. D'vorah is the founder and CEO of KISSPatent. D'vorah is a US patent agent with 21 years of experience. She is helping startups and innovators to realize their dreams, protect their ideas, raise more funding and increase their valuation with patents.

Portia Burton will be presenting on ICO and how to build a Blockchain MVP. She is the founder and executive director of Blockchain Explainer. She is a technologist with a mission to spread accurate and accessible information about distributed ledger technologies. Portia started her career as machine learning engineer at Trapit and then she worked as a software developer at The Atlantic Magazine. These days Portia creates webinars, and courses designed to make professionals feel confident and knowledgeable about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. When Portia is not lecturing on blockchain fundamentals, she spends her days helping ICOs craft viable B2B marketing strategies.

Swathi Young will be presenting on the Blockchain business models. Swathi is the founder of TechNotch Solutions. She has over 20 years of experience leading technology product development and product management. She is currently helping enterprises and startups to identify and capitalize on new business models in emerging technologies like IoT, machine learning, and Blockchain.

David Hong will answer questions about venture capital funding. David is the co-founder and director of business development at Heyi Blockchain, a consulting company that supports blockchain and cryptocurrency companies. He has a background in international law.