"Business of Blockchain" Commercialization Lab
December 5 - 7th, 2018
New York City
Overview of the Lab
Blockchain holds so much potential for decentralization, new systems, efficiencies, and new markets. Yet, as with any new technology, there are major challenges for commercialization.
The Springboard Enterprises "Business of Blockchain" Commercialization Lab will accelerate 8-10 women-led, seed to Series A-stage companies who use blockchain as a core technology. The goal of the program is to help the participants advance their startups through enhanced messaging, milestone achievement, market traction and investment, to successfully commercialize their solutions.
This interactive two and a half day program is designed to address key commercialization strategies for entrepreneurs developing blockchain technology solutions. The agenda will be comprised of interactive feedback-driven presentation sessions and roundtable discussions, and will enlist seasoned entrepreneurs, industry executives, and blockchain experts in the sessions. Following the program, entrepreneurs will be matched with experts for three months of office hours with key advisors, to continue work on their most pressing challenges and most promising opportunities for commercialization and revenue growth.
This program is designed to:
Provide blockchain companies with relevant resources to build scalable, economically impactful companies – Springboard’s programs have an 18-year track record of proven results and are designed to give entrepreneurs resources and access to experts relevant to their near-term challenges.
Deliver targeted help – Prior to the Bootcamp, accepted entrepreneurs will be asked about their main needs and challenges, and panels and breakout sessions will be constructed to address these. The Bootcamp will allow us to learn at a much deeper level about the collective challenges of the group, which will inform the participation of select experts who will make themselves available for Office Hours.
Create a helpful, feedback driven environment – The entire program is designed to be entrepreneur-centric, with direct and honest feedback in an atmosphere of support that is a signature of Springboard’s programs.
Davis Wright Tremaine
Jalak Jobanputra, Founder/Managing Partner, Future\Perfect Ventures
Executive Committee Members
Lance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
Sharon LaDay, Blockchain Ecosystem Leader, IBM
Mike Myung, Director of Emerging Technology, Capital One
Sam Chadwick, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Refinitiv
Fiona Grandi, National Leader, Strategic Investments, KPMG
Amber Baldet, CEO, Clovyr
Joshua Ashley Klayman, Chair of Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Emma Channing, CEO and General Counsel, Satis Group
Karen Bhatia, Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Leanne Kemp, CEO, Everledger
Samantha Zirkin, CEO, Point 93
About Springboard Enterprises - two decades of success
Since 2000, Springboard Enterprises has worked with 730 women-led companies that have raised $8.6 billion, had 186 M&A events, and 17 IPOs. Over 5,500 advisors and experts around the world contribute human capital to our programs, including corporate executives from our many partners. Springboard Enterprises has a truly global reach, with programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Program partner: Future|Perfect Ventures
Future|Perfect Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund in New York City focused on next-generation technology such as blockchain and machine learning. FPV is investing in companies building technology that will be game-changing, ubiquitous and indispensable. Future|Perfect Ventures has a strong track record of identifying and building next generation companies globally. FPV’s portfolio includes Abra, Open Garden, Blockstream, Bitpesa, FuseMachines, Everledger and Blockchain.
Deadline to Apply
The deadline was October 26, 2018. You can read our program FAQ for applying companies.
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