SUMMIT
THE RISE OF ICO

2-3 October 2017 | Linz, Austria
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About the Summit

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Due to the advances in technological capabilities provided by blockchain, crowdfunding is easier than ever before. Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), Token Generation Events (TGE) and Initial Token Offerings (ITO) represent a new fundraising mechanism and have just become the dominant way to fund new projects based on the innovative technology.

Some praise the new fundraising mechanisms and the emerging token-based economy for their liquidity and their low-hanging fruits. Others identify them as a scam filled with opportunistic money and warn that the bubble is ready to burst.

HATE IT OR LOVE IT? DEAL WITH IT! BECAUSE IT’S HERE TO STAY.

What you can expect

  • Understand the powerful concepts of Initial Coin Offerings, new business models and entrepreneurial ideas that are yet to be deployed
  • Dive deep into the unregulated token-based economy and get answers to all questions regarding tax issues and legal aspects
  • Get insights from the most successful ICOs and their “lessons learned” – but also talk about failures
  • Meet the best minds and experts in the space, who will address the latest developments and issues and share first-hand practical experiences
Please note that all panels will be held in English

Speakers

Get inspired and learn from renowned international experts

Brock Pierce
Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation
Richard Kastelein
Co-Founder & Editor in Chief of Blockchain News
Luka Mueller
Founding Partner & Member of the Managing Board of MME Legal AG
Daniel Zakrisson
Co-Founder & Head of Evaluations and Mentoring at Cofound.it
Julian Hosp
Co-Founder & CVO of TenX
Jamie Burke
Co-Founder & CEO of Outlier Ventures Ltd
Matej Michalko
Founder & CEO of Decent
Thibaut Sahaghian
Partner Lead & Business Development Manager at Stratumn
Stefan Sandberger
Member of the Management Board of Raiffeisen Landesbank Oberösterreich
Ralf Glabischnig
Co-Founder of Lakeside Partners AG, Managing Partner at inacta AG
Demelza Hays
Research Analyst at Incrementum AG, Co-Founder & Member of the Board of Directors of Blockchain Büro
Matthias Tarasiewicz
Board chair of RIAT
Rusitschka Sebnem
Co-Founder & CEO of Freeelio, Founding Member of ElectraSeed & The German Blockchain Association
Mervyn G.
Maistry
Co-Founder & CEO of Konfid.io
Dominik Zynis
Co-Founder & Head of Marketing and Communication at Wings Foundation
Andreas Petersson
Co-Founder of Bitcoin Austria, CTO & Co-Founder of minebox.io, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of GPS Spot GmbH
Jacek Czarnecki
General Counsel & Business Strategist of neufund.org
Oliver Gajda
Co-Founder & Executive Director of European Crowdfunding Network
Stephan Karpischek
Co-Founder of Etherisc
Paul Rieger
Co-Founder of New Economy Movement (NEM) Vienna
Tobias Reichmuth
Co-Founder & Chairman of Crypto Fund AG and Crypto Broker AG
Paul Polterauer
Co-Founder & CEO of HEROcoin and herosphere.gg
Michael Petritz
Partner at KPMG
Juergen Hoebarth
CEO of Haexagon Concepts, Digital Director Piccing Inc.
Roman Rericha
Partner at Brandl & Talos
Daniel Horak
Co-Founder & Managing Partner of CONDA AG
Markus Zimmermann
Dogecoin Austria
Bernhard Lapp
Co-Founder & CEO of Swarm City
Michael Eisler
Co-Founder & CEO of startup300
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AGENDA

>> THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT <<

Monday
Richard KasteleinMaster of ceremony Richard Kastelein
11:00 am Registration and Initial Coffee Offering
12:00 pm Welcome & opening
12:15 pm Welcome to the new ecosphereHistory, status quo, facts & figures, future outlook of the crypto capital market Richard Kastelein
12:30 pm Keynote 01: The Rise of ICO Brock Pierce
1:00 pm Insights: One term - many aspectsCategories of tokens and incentive design thinking Rusitschka Sebnem
1:20 pm Fireside chat: Crypto rush - the future of fundraising & investingWhat's in it for start-ups, what's in it for investors? Brock Pierce Jamie Burke Daniel Zakrisson Andreas Petersson Matej Michalko Stefan Sandberger
2:15 pm Break
2:45 pm Talks 01: Tokenizing riskBeyond the rush - challenges, risks and current hurdles Stephan Karpischek Thibaut Sahaghian
3:15 pm Keynote 02: Lifting the fog - What is needed to create a sustainable TGE ecosystem?Challenge of legal and compliance aspects if technology is moving faster than the lawmakers. Some applications are designed outside of regulatory requirements. Status quo of the unregulated market & future outlook Luka Mueller
4:00 pm Talks 02: Finding diamonds in the rushHow to filter out the noise & stay safe Dominik Zynis Mervyn G.<br/>Maistry Ralf Glabischnig
4:30 pm Panel: ICO - the new fundraising?Are ICOs the remedy for financing innovation? Are tokens the friend or enemy of the crowdfunding business? Oliver Gajda Daniel Horak Tobias Reichmuth Andreas Petersson Jacek Czarnecki
5:30 pm Pitching session: Our partners will pitch their ICO projectsGet exclusive insights in upcoming ICOs:
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6:30 pm Meet the experts & networking
Tuesday
Richard KasteleinMaster of ceremony Richard Kastelein
9:00 am Registration and Initial Coffee Offering
9:30 am Good morning & welcome back Richard Kastelein
9:45 am Interactive experience exchangeLearning from the best - successes & failures Bernhard Lapp Julian Hosp Matej Michalko Daniel Zakrisson Paul Polterauer
11:15 am Pitching session: Our partners will pitch their ICO projectsGet exclusive insights in upcoming ICOs:
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12:30 pm Lunchbreak
1:30 pm Deep-dive afternoon
1:30 pm Deep-dive session 01: The cryptoeconomics of ICOs: decentralized design and communication for the crypto-economy Matthias Tarasiewicz Paul Rieger Markus Zimmermann
1:30 pm Deep-dive session 02: How to do an ICO in Austria Roman Rericha Michael Petritz
1:30 pm Deep-dive session 03: How to succeed with your ICO Julian Hosp
1:30 pm Deep-dive session 04: Spread it out. Loud? The marketing & communication perspective Juergen Hoebarth
3:30 pm Plenary: Results from the sessions
3:50 pm Price patterns and phases of ICOsIs the price formation of every cryptocurrency random or do prices follow a pattern? By analyzing data on several ICOs, specific stages of a cryptocurrency’s life emerge. This presentation will use statistical graphs to illustrate four main phases: Pre-ICO, ICO, exchange-adoption, and mainstream adoption. Demelza Hays
4:15 pm Wrap-up & future outlook Michael Eisler
Please note that all panels will be held in English.

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