Building & Investing in the new Web: Bridging the Gap from Web2 to Web3
Startup Grind is on a mission to give startups everywhere the education, opportunities, and access they need to build, grow, and scale their company. Join our Road to Global 2022 Virtual Summits - regional events around the world taking place the week prior to Global 2022 to showcase the incredible founders and unicorns, investors and thought leaders in your ecosystem for recognition.
We know not everyone can join us in-person in San Francisco and we don’t want anyone , anywhere missing out on the experience. The Road to Global Virtual Summits represent Startup Grind's regions and communities all over the world and we cannot wait to share them with you!
During the sessions we will cover all things Web3.
Workshop: "NFTs Gaming, Opportunities and Challenges" w/ belobabafund.com
Tatsiana Rabtsava - Business Development Manager CIS and Europe in BELOBABA the first multi-strategy crypto hedge fund with a regulated Security Token
Adrian Sanchez - Advisor in Belobaba hedge fund and teacher in BITBCN
Panel Discussion: “Building Products in Web3 & The Metaverse” w/ https://www.thebiggerpie.io/
Luke Gniwecki - Web3, Metaverse, NFTs, Blockchain, Product | Consultant & Advisor | metaverski.eth
An Coppens - Founder & Chief Game Changer at Gamification Nation & My G Nation
Emily Rose Dallara - CMO | Marketing Advisor | Crypto & Blockchain
Moderated by Bridget Greenwood from The Bigger Pie
Fireside Chat: "Web3 Startups: Mentoring, Investing & The world’s first FinTech Metaverse"
Veronica Mihai - Angel investor in Tech, DeFi, NFT and blockchain | Former Hedge Fund
Caroline Hughes - Co-Founder and CEO of Lifetise, an award-winning consumer Fintech company
Business Development Manager
Co-Founder & CEO
Angel Investor & Mentor
Tatsiana Rabtsava is an entrepreneur and a thought leader focusing on the instruction between financial technology and blockchain. 18 years experience in sales . She is currently a Business Development Manager for CIS and Europe in BELOBABA the first multi-strategy crypto hedge fund with a regulated Security Token and is also a Crypto enthusiast.
Adrián Sánchez Rodríguez is an Economist and financial advisor focused on crypto and blockchain technology. Started with a Youtube channel in 2020. Advisor in Belobaba hedge fund and teacher in BITBCN.
Caroline Hughes is co-founder and CEO of Lifetise, an award-winning consumer Fintech company which helps people plan how to afford major life events, like buying a home or having children. Now building the world’s first fintech metaverse to help consumers understand and access financial products across TradFi and DeFi.
Caroline has been named as a Senior Leader and Rising Star of Fintech on Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist in 2020 and 2021.
Lifetise graduated from Accenture’s Fintech Innovation Lab in 2019 and the Mayor of London’s Business Growth Programme in 2021 and has been named as a Top 50 UK Fintech by Business Cloud.
Caroline is a mentor for early-stage start-ups, a regular speaker at finance and tech industry events, and the host of the Money & Me podcast.
Angel investor in tech, DeFi, NFT and blockchain, former hedge fund co-founder and enterprise grade cryptocurrency mining farm entrepreneur.
Extensive experience in management consulting for enterprise programmes. Business growth advisor across industries.
Mentor for individuals interested in starting/growing their career in blockchain, crypto and fintech.
Public speaker supporting the narrative for BTC adoption and financial services decentralisation and inclusion.
Web3 and Metaverse Product Consultant & Advisor
Gamification Nation & My G Nation
Chief Game Changer
Luke Gniwecki is a product professional with 10+ years of experience including 5+ years of building products in the crypto and blockchain space. His past experience includes launching a token at a crypto startup, working at a blockchain R&D company and later heading the product department at Boson Protocol. Luke is now the founder of Metaverski, a Web3 and Metaverse product consultancy. He is advising the most promising start-ups and scale-ups in Web3 and the Metaverse. Previously Luke was Head of Product at Boson Protocol and CUDOS.
An Coppens is the Chief Game Changer at Gamification Nation & My G Nation where with the agency they offer gamification design solutions to clients worldwide and with our software company are actively working on a metaverse for work to help create a positive team culture for hybrid and remote teams, both good for performance as well as human needs. The long-term view is to create Nation and fully decentralized economic community with My G Nation, whilst using the software as a service as a starting point, bridging web 2.0 and web 3.0.
The company won the “outstanding gamification design Agency” award at Gamification Europe in Brighton in 2017 and the Gamification Design Excellence award for non-digital gamification at GamiCon in Chicago in 2018. Projects have been shortlisted several times at the TIGA games awards amongst big name game studios.
Agency clients include Adidas, Chubb, Google, Thomson Reuters, Qinetiq, RB, Cenlive, Millicom, 5app, Gradprentice, YouEQ, Nightingales, EIT digital, EIT Climate-KIC, Robeco, Google, and a few more.
In her career An has worked in learning and development and change management roles for Modern Times Group, Xigma Management Consultants, Philips Electronics and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. She was a guest expert on the TV show “How long will you live” for RTE in Ireland. For 10 years An ran a successful business coaching practice in Cork, Ireland with B/Right Business Coaching. She holds a BA (Hon) in International Marketing and languages from Dublin City University and an MBA from the Open University Business School in the UK. She holds a gamification master qualification from the Engagement Alliance, a game design certificate and she continues to upskill through online and offline courses.
Emily Rose Dallara is a dynamic marketing leader. The majority of her career has been in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, previously Bitcoin.com, Liquid, OKEx. She is a marketing advisor for multiple social impact projects in the space and leads marketing incubation and IDO marketing strategy for SL2. She is also CMO of Polygen- a Decentralised launchpad on Polygon.
The BIgger Pie
Bridget Greenwood is the founder of The Bigger Pie, an award winning organisation focused on supporting women in blockchain and emerging tech. As women represent less than 10% of those involved in this sector we focus our efforts on supporting the incredibly talented and pioneering #womeninblockchain.
Bridget is a firm believer of having more women involved with the design, development and deployment and decommissioning of tech solutions.
Bridget has worked with different actors in the blockchain economy since 2017, both retail facing and servicing institutional clients, gaining an insight into the market place, challenges, pitfalls, regulation and breadth of projects and businesses in this rapidly evolving space.
She is also co-founder with Dr Amber Ghaddar at The 200Bn Club, an accelerator programme to help female led start ups match successfully with investors.
Ethical Finance Awards Winner
Crypto Currency Diversity & Inclusion Organisation of the Year 2022
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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