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Demo Day Breakfast & BlockchainMix: New Trends, Investment Opportunities

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Rise New York

43 West 23rd Street

2th floor

New York, NY 10010

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Starta Accelerator together with V Startup Agency is excited to announce a Blockchain Conference and Demo Day Breakfast for its fourth cohort companies!

Please join us on Friday, December 15th, to meet ten innovative startups from Europe, learn about Augmented Reality and Blockchain Technology. Meet industry experts from both VC and Crypto worlds who will share their thoughts on new investment opportunities and debate on much-talked-of ICO's vs VC funding.

The event is sponsored by Starta Ventures, Rise New York, and Arcona - a blockchain-based augmented reality platform.

Starta's accredited investors receive complimentary tickets. Please reach out Alla Levina at al@startaventures.com


9:00-10:00 am Registration and Breakfast

10:00-11:00am Panel Discussion: “ICO vs VC. A New Era of Investments. Positive Effects and Challenges."

  • The current state of the market.
  • Will crypto crowd sale replace traditional VC?
  • Tokens vs equity: Fast access to money and early adopters.
  • Successful and not so much cases: ICO & VC


David J. Namdar, Partner, and Head of Investments for Galaxy Investment Partners

Lisa Cuesta, Principal at NextGen Venture Partners

Alexey Girin, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Starta Ventures

Gary Ross, Corporate/Securities Attorney, and Partner at Ross & Shulga

Morgan Hill, Managing Partner at AxionV

Alex Mashinsky, CEO &Founder, Celsius Network

Moderator: Serge Milman, Managing Partner, Starta Ventures

11:00 - 12:00 pm Pitches from Starta's Accelerator Cohort #4, more info about the portfolio companies.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Networking and Lunch

Event Hosts:

Katya Dorozhkina, Founding Partner & CEO, Starta Ventures

Serge Milman, Managing Partner, Starta Ventures



1:001:15 pm GUEST SPEAKER: Sweet Eva, an Augmented Reality Angel

“Digital land as the next big frontier: How will the world change?”

1:15 – 2:30 pm Panel Discussion: “Blockchain in Mixed Reality. What are the opportunities?”

  • Why will blockchain thrive in the new immersive reality?

  • What would be the impact of Ethereum smart contracts on immersive technology?

  • How can blockchain’s ability to create a global rights database help developers and investors?

  • Decentralized virtual societies: the middleman will decide no more!


Ilya Korguzalov, Co-founder, Piligrim XXI, developer of AR solutions for global tourism industry & Co-founder of Arcona

Neha Singh, Founder & CEO of Obsess, a VR/AR platform for experiential shopping

Dana Farbo, AR/VR/blockchain expert, COO at Augmate, platform for smart glasses and other wearable devices

George Popescu, CEO, and Co-founder of Lampix, an AR technology platform & Editor-in-Chief, Lending Times

James Andrew, Visualization and Execution Strategy at Omega One, a decentralized automated trade execution platform

Moderator: Adriel Lubarsky, Anchor, Curious City podcast, a stream of business strategy, philosophy, and learnings from entrepreneurs and investors.

2:30 3:00 pm Coffee break. Networking and VR/AR demos

Bring your business cards to enter in a prize drawing for a FREE piece of digital land in Soho!

3:00 - 4:00 pm Investor Brainstorm: “Where is the money for the blockchain-based VR/AR projects?”

  • What are the risks and advantages of blockchain powered mixed reality projects?

  • Where is the money for the world’s first decentralized marketplaces?

  • Real estate, advertising, e-commerce, and other areas: what industries blockchain-based AR/VR solutions will disrupt tomorrow?


Catherine Barba, tech entrepreneur, investor, Founder of the PEPS Lab, Retail Innovation Center

Chris Dannen, Managing Partner, Iterative Capital Management, an alternative investment fund offering investors exposure to cryptocurrency

James Haft, entrepreneur, investor, Co-founder of Startup Hub NYC, Founder and Managing Partner, Pacific Alliance

Michael Mazier, Co-founder, LendingCalc, a direct investment platform for institutional investors

Moderator: Adriel Lubarsky, Anchor, Curious City podcast.

Event Host:

Victoria Zavyalova, CEO & Co-founder, V Startup Agency

4:00 – 5:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Networking

While mingling we’ll announce the winner and happy owner of NYC’s first piece of Digital Land!

PLUS! An afterparty at the Alexandre Gertsman contemporary art gallery with wine tasting and wonderful live music from an award-winning pianist Nargiz Aliyarova, Dec, 20.

The event is sponsored by Arcona, a blockchain-based augmented reality platform creating "Digital Land" over real locations across the world where digital content can be placed and then viewed by users through an app.

V Startup Agency helps tech companies break through the information overload, presenting them in the best light possible, and with a coherent and interesting narrative that will excite their target audience – be they journalists, investors, potential clients, or the general public.

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