25 Sep | Enter Blockchain
How Entrepreneurs around the World did it
Different Country, Different World – this is Blockchain.
Enter Blockchain – how you do it in Malaysia is not how you do it in the Philippines, in Germany, or in the US. BlockChats invites six speakers from different countries to an international Blockchain Dinner Panel during which they will talk about how THEY entered Blockchain.
What are their experiences in building a career or starting a company in their country?
What achievements can they talk about?
What hurdles are they facing?
How can you go global in Blockchain?
And what is the best country to work in the blockchain space?
Meet founders, developers, and entrepreneurs from around the world, ask them all your questions directly, and enjoy an open, laid-back dinner session with KL’s community.
A British national, Kyri has resided in Malaysia for over 30 years. He is an entrepreneur with extensive branding, marketing and strategic planning experience, nationally and internationally. For the last 15 years, Kyri has ventured into web services, brand strategy advisory, social entrepreneurship, agro & eco-tourism and Islamic Peer-to-Peer Microfinancing. Kyri is the Co-Founder of Ata Plus, the world’s first Blockchain-enhanced licensed equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform.
With several years experience in consulting, company building, FinTech, and private equity, Max brings valuable skills and knowledge into the blockchain space and, besides advising several startups and companies, has built an extensive network in Europe as a managing partner to Iconiq Lab, a renowned blockchain incubator from Germany. With Max’ support, Iconiq Lab has helped several startups from the conceptualisation to their crowdsale and post-ICO support. One of the most prominent examples under Iconiq’s wing is Unibright whose team raised USD 14 million.
Lina is a Blockchain and Fintech evangelist and founder of the blockchain education-oriented community BlockChats, speaking at conferences and hosting events around the globe. After working as a music journalist and social media manager in Germany, she made the move to Asia and studied under the Japanese artist and entrepreneur GACKT in Malaysia, eventually taking on the positions of Chief Manager at the Malaysian VC and management company G&I Asia Bridge Partnerz Inc. as well as PR Manager and Evangelist for the asset management platform SPINDLE. Her focus lies on the strengthening of communities around the world and the connection into one global union by building bridges through creative concepts.
Dr Marcus Voo is a medical doctor cum crypto enthusiast from Malaysia. Having keen interest in entrepreneurship, he manages a private angel fund investing into start-ups and stocks alongside a pool of investors. He has been in crypto since 2016 starting with mining and in 2017 during the boom, came out to start his own mining, education and crypto event platform. He has since left the medical field in April this year to pursue crypto fulltime after a calling to be the CEO of Invech Crypto Exchange. He believes the values on how the blockchain can help a growing nation starting with macro-economics, and hopes to one day, play an essential part in the healthcare sector in East Timor.
Alenna Dawn is Coding Girls Manila’s team lead and ambassador for education program. She is currently taking up her Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering specializing in entrepreneurship. Her presence in the blockchain space in the Philippines enables her to work closely with different startups in the space. She is currently working on “BlockLab,” a campus roadshow that offers valuable information and education on blockchain technology for the attainment of growing a diverse blockchain community by reaching students. The project includes a series of seminars and workshops aimed at increasing the students’ appreciation of emerging technologies.
A Rohingya himself, Noor has established several Rohingya institutions and trained several highly-regarded members of the Rohingya community worldwide. His most notable contributions include the digitization and Unicode of First Rohingya Alphabet, serving as the chairman of Rohingya Football Club, authoring “The Exodus – A True Story from a Child of Forgotten People,” and working on several assignments with the UN High Commission for Refugees, the Red Cross, International Organizaton for Migration, International Network of Human Rights. Noor is the Co-Founder of Rohingya Vision (RVISION), the world’s first Rohingya Satellite television channel.
Oliver is an entrepreneur with a technology and banking background. He worked for over 12 years servicing different international banks with IT support teams. He is representing Malta at international organizations and is also one of the founders of the European Chamber of Commerce of Distributed Ledger Technologies and Crypto Currencies.
AML & Financial Crime Specialist, ACAMS qualified (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist). 20 years’ experience in large Banking institutions, more recently 14 years at JP Morgan. She has worked in London, New York, New Zealand and currently based in Hong Kong. As well as extensive AML back ground, Kirsten has previous experience in risk & control functions across multiple financial products. A DLT/ Blockchain enthusiast that moved from the world of large corporates banks to a 100% DLT Consulting company. MIT Blockchain Technology Business innovation and application certified.
Tue 25 September 2018 | 6.30pm
29-07, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
food + drinks provided
free entry only with the official confirmation e-mail which you can receive by filling in the RSVP form on this page.
free registration is open until Mon 24 September, 6pm (GMT +8).
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