Early adopters and community are critical parts of a startup's success. In the world of Web 3 today, there is a rush to be an early adopter of a solution. Why is that? How do early adopters translate into thriving communities and business opportunities?
Join us and welcome our featured speakers, Debra Albert (Lean In), and Nero (Founder-Mad V Apes). We will discuss the power of community and how to reward early adopters that play such a critical role in building communities and how they have built their own thriving communities.
You will walk away with actionable information and strategies for rewarding supporters of your business, how early adopters can propel your business forward, and the differences between communities within Web 2 and Web 3.
Nero is an entrepreneur, company owner, triathlete, husband, and father of two kids. Family means everything to him, and he is very passionate in everything he does. Nero has been a Crypto enthusiast since 2019 and founded MadⓥApes, an NFT project on VeChain Blockchain.
He dedicates most of his time to running this NFT community and believes blockchain will bring us all a better future. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, video games, and traveling around the world.
MVA was born from a different perspective, where the primary purpose is to create a true community, where the community has the power to tell us where we want to go as a project and get involved in decisions. Decisions are made by the community for the community. A community-driven NFT project where we are building a unique experience in the blockchain, a safe place where you can meet people who share the same love for NFTs and crypto investments. We are building to give members additional benefits like airdrops, metaverse events and parties, and in-game tokens.
Debra is the Network Leader for Lean IN NY, a community of 6200 young professional women, and is passionate about helping others become successful entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of LearnWithDebra (tentative name), a startup to help non-digital natives learn to be more competitive for the Future of Work, as well as a Co-Founder of Sequent Learning, a global corporate training advisory firm specializing in Product Management.
Debra is also the Co-Founder of SKOUT.ai, an early-stage startup using a new visual search engine to make buying the looks you love, faster, easier, and more fun. She has 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, and professional development in the information services industry and ten years of experience in the advertising industry.
From the first high school incubator in the U.S. to Indiana University where Connor majored in Management, entrepreneurship has been a huge part of his life. During his collegiate career, he was fortunate to wrestle in college and run a tech startup for +4 years with +20 part-time team members. Now, he helps manage a Business Development team at a leading software company and his free time is spent as a Founding Partner at Atlantis Capital investing in fourth industrial revolution startups and cryptocurrency. When Connor is not working, you can find him on the water, cheering on Chicago sports teams, or binge-watching another Netlflix documentary.
Luke is a passionate, lifelong learner focused on applying his skills and knowledge in Business Intelligence & Analytics to deliver data-driven solutions and ignite impactful change. He works as a Life Sciences - Technology Consultant focusing on data privacy and protection, third party risk management, internal audit, and IT audit consulting. In his free time, he is a founding partner of Atlantis Capital focused on investing and advising early-stage fourth industrial revolution startups and cryptocurrency. Outside of work, Luke enjoys spending his free time on the water; boating, swimming, fishing, and surfing to name a few of his favorite activities.
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