Swiss Blockchain Investor Day 2020 – Online Hybrid Event

The Swiss Blockchain Investor Day is a matchmaking event where blockchain startups pitch to find experienced investors and supporters. Due to the COVID-19 this will be a hybrid event, which means that the panel discussion, as well as the keynote and moderation will be live-streamed from a studio. The link to join the online event will be provided to all signups on the event day. The event language is English. Questions from the audience are also taken in French and German (and translated if necessary).

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16:00 – Welcome and Introduction

16:10 – Keynote (TBA)

16:40 – Blockchain Startups Pitch Block I: 4 pitches // 7 minutes + 3 minutes Q&A

17:20 – Break

17:30 – Panel: Future Tech & Blockchain

18:00 – Blockchain Startups Pitch Block II: 4 pitches // 7 minutes + 3 minutes Q&A

18:40 – Closing & Outlook / Virtual Apero

19:00 – Matchmaking Virtual Rooms – Blockchain Startups w/ Investors

Jury Members

Marc P. Bernegger, Serial Technology Entrepreneur & Board Member at Crypto Finance Group

Marc Bernegger is a serial tech entrepreneur who co-founded the party platform in his 20s (trade sale to Axel Springer Media). He is also a co-founder of amiando, a ticketing platform, which was purchased by Xing and was named “Global Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

After these two exits Marc has been active as a fintech investor and was Partner at NextGFI, Venture Partner at Orange Growth Capital and on the Advisory Board of FinLeap. He explored Bitcoin in 2012.

Marc is a Board Member of Crypto Finance Group, Falcon Private Bank and CfC St. Moritz.

Roger Darin, Head Blockchain Advisory at inacta AG

With his first IT startup founded at age 17, Roger Darin has always been enthusiastic about entrepreneurship. While he then pursued a more traditional career in investment banking  which offered the opportunity to work in several major financial centers across Europe and Asia, he continued to nurture his interests in technology.

It is this background in international banking, trading and risk management that he now blends with his affection for technology and an inherent streak of creativity, leading to several speaking and writing engagements about the intersection of those. Roger further combines those passions in his work as a product manager at a Zurich area fintech company and as active contributor in several organisations, including the Swiss Bitcoin Association (BAS), the Swiss Finance & Technology Association (SFTA), and is leveraging his expertise to help grow SICTIC and its Fintech Angels vertical.

Marc Degen, Co-Founder and Board Member at AG

Marc Degen urges to simplify complexity. Inspired in 2015 by some blog posts of Vitalik Buterin he was convinced that Turing complete distributed ledger technologies will dramatically change the digital ecosystem. With his educational background in Computer Science strengthened with an MBA and his start-up and corporate experience he’s striving to explore these opportunities.

The most successful being AG, an IoT/Blockchain startup which entered the enterprise market with SAP in 2018. Prior joining the “parallel entrepreneur” route, Marc Degen was in different management positions at a Swiss Telco and a Digital Agency.

Dr. Daniel Diemers, Strategist, Startup Coach & Tech Investor

Dr. Daniel Diemers is a Strategist with Digital Edge, helping start-ups, corporates and regulators define and implement digital strategies. Interest in Transformation of Society & Economy through Technology.

Focus on Fintech, WealthTech, Blockchain, Crypto, AI, VR/AR. Alumnus HSG St. Gallen, RSM Rotterdam & Singularity U. Member of Federal Task Force on Blockchain, Swiss Blockchain Federation & 

Ralf Glabischnig, Founder CV VC and Managing Partner inacta

Entrepreneurs,  Invested. Involved. This is the core mindset that Ralf Glabischnig embodies as Co-founder of Lakeside Partners. As Managing Partner at inacta and with more than 20 years of experience as a business and IT consultant, Ralf possesses extensive expertise in transforming the finance and insurance industry, as well as a diverse entrepreneurial background stemming from multiple ventures and advisory board positions.

As initiator of Europe’s largest Blockchain Competition and founding member of the Crypto Valley Association, he is committed to developing the blockchain ecosystem both in Switzerland and worldwide.

Vasiliy Suvorov, VP of Technology at Luxoft

As VP Technology Strategy at Luxoft, based in Zug, Vasily Suvorov manages global CTO organization.

Throughout his 20 year career, he has been driving strategy and R&D efforts related to the major emerging technologies supporting Digital Transformation projects in Finance, Automotive, Energy, Healthcare and Logistics.

Mr. Suvorov’s recent focus has been on Native Cloud, including Serverless Architecture, Scalable Data Streaming processing, Edge processing and decentralized technologies.

At the end of 2016, Mr. Suvorov co-founded Swiss non-profit CryptoValley Association, dedicated to fostering and promotion of blockchain technology and de-centralized business models. He served there as Vice President until Jan 2019 helping to establish it as a leading blockchain hub globally. Vasily is a member of the Expert Council at Swiss Blockchain Federation.

Mr. Suvorov has background in Mathematics and Computer Science.  He has studied Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan.

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