Startup Grind is on a mission to give startups everywhere the education, opportunities, and access they need to build, grow, and scale their company. The Web3 evolution will ultimately change how startups achieve success. Our regional virtual summits aim to bridge the gap between Web2 and Web3. Join us to explore what Web3 is, how it's changing the internet, and bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3. Our sessions include Q+A's with top experts and investors who are at the forefront of building and investing in the next wave of the web.
Fireside Chat - Dr. Radhakrishna Dasari Technical Educator Web3 Foundation
Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications in the fields of decentralized web software protocols. Foundation’s flagship project is Polkadot - a groundbreaking, open-source platform for innovation in blockchain and decentralized web technologies, paving the way towards a free, fair, secure internet.
Panel Discussion - "The Metaverse, NFTs & Sustainability in Web3"
Irina Karagyuar Head of Metaverse Growth at Unique Network | Driving Business & Ecosystem Growth Polkadot | Acting on Climate Change
Aleksander Gansen Startup Founder & Mentor | Blockchain Evangelist | Digitising Supply Chains | NFT Collector | Lecturer
Stefan Kovach Founder of RARERTHINGS the independent web 3.0 advisory service | Sports, Fashion, Gaming & Celeb | Angel Investor and Speaker
Bruno Skovarc Founder RMRKapp | Previously worked on Ethereum 2.0 and Polkadot / Kusama | Leads the team behind RMRK.app, the most advanced NFT protocol in the world.
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"Radha is a Technical Educator at the Web3 Foundation. Prior to joining, he was a faculty at the Department of Computer Science at University of Vermont and has an MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Before venturing into the world of Web3, Radha's primary focus was in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. He also…
"Radha is a Technical Educator at the Web3 Foundation. Prior to joining, he was a faculty at the Department of Computer Science at University of Vermont and has an MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Before venturing into the world of Web3, Radha's primary focus was in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. He also taught a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) on Coursera. With over five years of teaching experience and three years of Industry experience as a Software Engineer, Radha is excited to put his skills to use for educating professionals and the general public about the vision of Web3 and its technology stack!"
Head of Metaverse Growth
Supplain & WOF Labs
Co-Founder of Supplain & WOF Labs
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Irina Karagyaur is the Head of Metaverse Growth at Unique Network, where she leads the business growth activities for the organization. She restlessly works to empower creators and artists to recognize the value of NFTs by providing them with the most advanced tools available. Irina focuses on establishing strategic relationships and community building that are required to bridge the off-chain world with the Metaverse.
She is a Polkadot Head Ambassador for Western Europe, and also London’s Regional Co-Chair to FIBREE (Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise). Irina is the co-founder of Design B2C, a UK crypto-fintech boutique consulting firm that focuses on DeFi, Web 3.0 services, NFT’s, and real estate tokenization.
With over 10 years of experience, she has established herself as an international business development professional in strategic partnerships, analysis of foreign markets, and business planning across the UK, EU, and Russia. Irina holds a BA from the Southern Federal University in Russia, and an MSc in Urban Planning and Policy Design from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Co-Founder of Supplain & WOFLabs | Digitising Supply Chains | Blockchain Evangelist | NFT Collector | Lecturer @ Taltech | Partner & Lead Mentor @ Nordic Startup School | Lead mentor @ Tehnopol Startup Incubator
Stefan Kovach is a senior commercial executive with a passion for disruptive digital businesses. With over 20 years of experience in the travel, entertainment and gaming sectors, having held senior roles in a number of high growth companies including Virgin Atlantic, Opodo, PokerStars, BWIN and FunFair Technologies.
Over this time he has had first hand experience in everything from the early days of the internet and dotcom bubble through the e-commerce, mobile and social revolutions. In the last few years, he has further expanded his horizons by working with decentralised technologies.
He has extensive experience in helping create and scale businesses through developing a clear strategic vision and a strong product-market fit and a track record for managing digital businesses, driving successful sales growth, creating powerful brands and marketing strategies and controlling significant P&Ls.
Bruno is the founder of RMRK.app, the world's most advanced NFT protocol. After a long career in web2 developing web applications and interactive media, he moved into web3 with the advent of Ethereum in 2015. Since then, Bruno has run a fiat-to-crypto on-ramp, has been developing and auditing smart contracts, has been technically educating developers on conferences and online in video and written form, and worked for Status on the Ethereum 2.0 project as well as Web3 Foundation on the Polkadot and Kusama projects. Since 2020 he's been working on RMRK full time. In what little free time he has, he enjoys gaming (board and PC/VR), nature, and living vicariously through his daughter.
ONE MEDIA AND EVENTS
Born and brought up in Gibraltar her entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 22 launching the first company in PR and promotional work ‘DM Promotions’, since the early days her passion for running and creating her own business models was clear with a fiercely entrepreneurial family background.
Also involved in a landmark case at a young age for Gibraltar when she was denied the right to vote in the first European elections the case was taken to the European Court of Human Rights and was successful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthews_v_United_Kingdom
After taking time out to start a family and living abroad she returned to her hometown in 2017 and soon set up a new business One Media and Events. The application to become City Chapter Director for Gibraltar for the organisation Startup Grind powered by Google for Entrepreneurs was successful and the first event which sold out with over 100 attendees was launched in March 2017. In February 2018 Denise was given the “Rookie of the Year” Award in San Francisco during the director’s retreat organised at the SuG Global Conference for being the best new chapter in a city with a population of only thirty thousand.
During this time Gibraltar Government announced the regulatory framework for Distributed Ledger Technology also known as Blockchain. Because of her work in supporting startups, tech and creating a network they became actively involved by sponsoring her events. The platform that SuG together with this development locally has opened up multiple opportunities in this new tech industry and in the past 4 months she has been appointed to represent two globally well known blockchain related groups the GSX Group’s Blockchain Innovation Centre and Coinsilium.
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