What the f*ck is Web3? With Nick Jones, Zumo Co-Founder & CEO

About this event

What the f*ck is Web3? With Nick Jones, Zumo Co-Founder & CEO

For many of us, Web3 is a whole new world. From cryptocurrency to decentralisation and back again, we're just as lost as you are. Luckily, Scotland has an incredible growing Web3 community, with emerging and established businesses positively disrupting the market.

Introducing Nick Jones: your guide and guru as we explore Web3 and navigate its positive impact on inequalities and the environment. A veteran of Scotland's startup scene, Nick co-founded Zumo in 2018 to help people and businesses alike buy, sell and spend securely anywhere worldwide. Since then, the crypto startup company has raised a record-breaking £1.6M seed round and saw 100x year-on-year growth in 2021.

Web3 lays the framework to transition to a decentralised and democratised economy, presenting a huge opportunity to level the economic playing field. This new wave of the web is already offering fresh ways for people to work together, transforming how creators monetise their work and introducing new economic models. The idea is, as these moving parts come together, people from all walks of life must have a voice in how this future might look.

This transition will impact us all, regardless of what line of work you're in - so let's work together to bridge the knowledge gap from Web2 to Web3.

As we take a closer look into Web3 and figure out what the f*ck is going on, we'll dive into the Zuhu story regarding:

- 100x year-on-year-growth and a record-breaking £1.6M seed round

- Securing FCA approval as a crypto startup

- Why the future is decentralised and why you should care

- How Web3 can bridge industries, networks and inequalities

- Decarbonising crypto

Join us on February 24th as we demystify Web3 together and tell the Zumo story with Nick Jones!


How to attend

We're excited to be back in person with our friends at CodeBase Edinburgh, and we'll have the usual networking, food and drink that you'd expect from our events.

BUT - we know this is a big topic, and those outside the capital will want to tune in. With that in mind, we've partnered with Project Forge to deliver a high-quality live streaming experience as well as virtual networking before and after our conversation with Nick on Gather Town. This is a funky platform that looks like an '80s arcade game where you move around a room and interact with other guests almost as well as you could in person. When our event begins, we will broadcast it to Gather Town, where you can get involved in a chat window and submit questions via our Slido app.


[Speaker] Nick Jones (Zumo)

Nick Jones is the co-founder and CEO of Zumo, a fully decentralised mobile wallet. Built on blockchain tech, the payments platform helps people and businesses alike buy, sell and spend securely anywhere around the world.

In 2021, Zumo saw 100x year-on-year growth following a record-breaking £1.66m seed funding in 2020.

Nick is a veteran of the tech startup scene. Beginning his career at the height of the Dot Com boom in 2000 with the launch team of Goto.com (latterly Overture Service), Nick went to hold senior positions at Yahoo! following Overture’s acquisition in 2004.

In 2006 Nick co-founded digital agency I Spy Marketing and led the business through to sale to Aegis Media in 2012. Nick also co-founded spin-out business Upcast Social, a leading Facebook Ad management platform. Between 2012 and 2018 Nick was a full-time Angel Investor and held multiple Chairman, Non-Executive and Advisory roles in the Tech space.


[Host] Anna Brow (SG Scotland)

From Aotearoa New Zealand to Edinburgh, Scotland, Anna has seen how people create real change through business. She previously worked with companies across sectors with a strong focus on ethical business practices, sustainability, social enterprise and purpose-driven innovation at FutureX. Currently studying for a Masters in Strategic Communications and working on projects in the Environmental, Social and Governance space, Anna brings an inquisitive take on the business world to the Startup Grind Scotland team.


Why attend?

- Demystify Web3 and its impact on the future of business

- Meet Startup Grind Scotland’s Silicon Valley Programme 2022 cohort

- Connect with peers in a casual setting

- Catch up with friends and make new ones

- Enjoy healthy, sustainable food, courtesy of our friends at Nourish@ Cyrenians

- Wine, beer and soft drinks from local startup Nuisance Drinks

- Share an ask or a project you’re excited for with the community


What you need to know!

What: What the f*ck is Web3? With Nick Jones, Zumo Co-Founder & CEO

When: 24th February

Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Where: In-person at Codebase Edinburgh. Streamed online wherever you are via Gather Town

Bonus Extras: Partner offers, interactive Q&A and a chance to win a special prize via our Twitter competition!

Speaker

When

Thursday, Feb 24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (GMT)

Where

Codebase
37a Castle Terrace EdinburghEH1 2EL

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