Launch Clinic: Blockchain Startups

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor Havana Room One Broadway

At the Blockchain Themed Launch Clinic, startups present a 20-minute pitch for feedback from our panel of experts + the audience.

Launch Clinics are a great place for startups to get constructive feedback on their pitch from a board-of-directors-level panel of experts and thoughtful audience members. The focus on early-stage ventures encourages a sympathetic and supportive atmosphere. Audience and panel feedback often helps presenters understand their problems and offers useful tips and solutions.

Even if you’re not quite ready to present, we encourage entrepreneurs to attend the clinics to see what our panel of experts (investors and others) are looking for in a pitch, what kind of questions they ask and their suggestions for refining the business plan.

Are you a startup interested in presenting at an upcoming Launch Clinic?  Apply here

Presenter 

Mike Sullivan, Co-founder and CEO, Real Estate Chain

Real Estate Chain is building a reputation-based platform for the storage, validation, and exchange of property related information. Different participants can upload useful property related information to a digital home interface called a "Prop Wallet" and they are rewarded for doing so. These participants can include homeowners, property developers, renters, vendors, property managers, agents, inspectors, service providers, data producers, and more. Real Estate Chain strives to enable a more efficient real estate ecosystem rooted in connected and trusted information and people.

Presenter

Frank Makrides, Founder & CEO, Tunnel
All existing payment methods are flawed. This applies to both decentralized and traditional payment methods. People aren’t actually using decentralized assets. We believe payments is the critical app in the space and nobody has solved it. If you walk/drive around your town right now you will hardly find any restaurants, stores or transportation options that accept these decentralized assets. All existing cryptocurrencies are flawed in numerous ways that make it impossible to be adopted. By solving those flaws we will also be solving the problems with traditional payment methods at the same time.

Presenter

Thomas Arul, Co-Founder, BlockMyTalent.com
BlockMyTalent is the first freelancing marketplace, focused on disrupting conventional freelancing platforms using Blockchain Technology.  Through our platform, you can experience fair and hassle-free engagement in a competitive space by utilizing the power of Blockchain Technology.  With BlockMyTalent.com you can create Immutable Smart  contracts, with Low Transaction fee and pay with  Etherum, Dai and USTH Coins for projects

Experts

Alok Bhargava, Chief Operating Officer, Head of Product & Co-founder, Cambridge Blockchain
James Falkoff, Principal, Converge Venture Partners 

Moderator

Ameeta Soni, Fractional CMO and President, Altek Consulting

Schedule

5:30-6:00 pm – Networking + Pizza
6:00-6:10 pm – Industry Overview (Expert Presentation)
6:10-6:25 pm – Startup 1 Presents
6:25-6:45 pm – Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
6:45-6:55 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
6:55-7:10 pm –  Startup 2 Presents
7:10-7:30 pm –  Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
7:30-7:40 pm –  Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakouts
7:40-7:45 pm  - Break
7:45-8.00 pm - Startup 3 presents
8:00-8:20 pm - Small Breakouts: Audience + Experts
8:20-8:30 pm – Experts Share Consolidated Feedback From Breakout

Event Type

Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

Events By Interest

Entrepreneurship

Events By Audience

Public, MIT Community, Students

Tags

blockchain

Website

http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/even...

Cost

$10 for Members; $30 Non-members: $10 for students; $5 for student members

Group
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
Hashtag

#mitef

Contact Email

agoggins@mit.edu

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