Bitcoin Industry Leaders to Meet at CoinSummit in San Francisco
“CoinSummit is about quality, and not quantity. Our aim is to create a sought after annual rendezvous for leaders and key stakeholder in the cryptocurrency space and provide the right environment for high quality networking.” — Pamir Gelenbe, Founder of CoinSummit
There’s a new Bitcoin conference coming to San Francisco this month that is shaping up to feature the who’s who of Bitcoin! CoinSummit will take place on March 25-26 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
This invite-only two day event connects virtual currency entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, hedge fund professionals and others who are looking to learn and network in the virtual currency industry. Request your invitation to CoinSummit here.
Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz was recently announced as the keynote speaker. And Jackson Palmer, the co-founder of Dogecoin, will make his first public speaking appearance at the conference. much wow!
Other speakers include Roger Ver, Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain.info; Nejc Kodric, Founder of Bitstamp;, Will O’Brien, CEO of BitGo;, Chris Larsen, CEO of Ripple Labs;, Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum.org, Patrick Murck, General Counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation, angel investor Ben Davenport, Ribbit Capital’s Micky Malka and Nick Shalek, Naval Ravikant, founder of AngelList;, Brock Pierce, angel investor and board member, Mastercoin Foundation;, and Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners, and several others will be representing the investment community, among other heavy hitters from Silicon Valley.
“We expect an explosion of new companies entering the space and developing new products in often difficult and uncertain climates,” said a conference spokesperson. “Mixing services to maintain user anonymity and privacy will be a hotly contested topic and most likely subject to regulatory guidance in the US. Security is also likely to be a big theme at the conference (watch out for people walking around with the Trezors). Merchant adoption is gathering pace and stores are seeing the benefits of using a bearer instrument in accepting payment.”
CoinSummit is also hosting a StartUp Showcase at the conference. The Startup Showcase will offer 10 hand picked cryptocurrency start-ups the opportunity to present in front of the entire CoinSummit audience. Startups need to apply here with their pitch deck and will be selected on the basis of the size and attractiveness of the opportunity they are pursuing, the strength of their team, and their traction/metrics/achievements.
The selection panel consists of leading investors in the cryptocurrency space and includes Ben Davenport, Angel investor and entrepreneur, Jimmy Furland, Angel investor and entrepreneur, Pamir Gelenbe, Founder of CoinSummit and Partner at Hummingbird Ventures, Firat Ileri, Investor at Hummingbird Ventures, Martin Mignot, investor at Index Ventures, Alex Morcos, Angel Investor and founder of Hudson River Trading, Jez San, Angel Investor and founder of PKR.com, Nick Shalek investor at Ribbit Capital, and Santiago Subotovsky from Emergence Capital Partners. The deadline for applying is March 17 2014 and the selected start-ups will be announced on March 19. Attendance for the presenting CEO/Founder of the selected start-ups will be free of charge.
“While there are many Bitcoin conferences and events around the world, we aim for CoinSummit to be the defining event for entrepreneurs, investors, decision makers and industry leaders to congregate,” said Gelenbe, who is also a venture partner at Hummingbird Ventures. “Our aim is to bring great people together, entrepreneurs and investors passionate about the ecosystem to discuss, network and make things happen in a beautiful space ripe for creativity. ”
Numbers are limited so the conference organizers have created an application process. Early bird prices are $500 for pre-series A Entrepreneurs and $1500 for all others. You can apply directly here.
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Hope to see you on the 25th and 26th March at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for what is set to be an unmissable event.