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Crypto Summit is coming to Hong Kong

The best 3 startups from the Crypto Valley where picked to pitch in front of hand-selected
participants from Asia. The goal is to help the most promising startups to create new
partnerships and raise more investments. Over $300m where raised by ICOs pitching at
Crypto Summit events.

Top speeches from Swiss and local experts and interesting panel discussions will give you
further insights about the investment opportunities as well as the differences between Asia
and Europe.

meet with
BEST CRYPTO VALLEY STARTUPS
connect with
TOP SPEAKERS
network with
HAND-SELECTED PARTICIPANTS
1,400
conference delegates
13,000
joined via livestream
80
speakers and sponsors
25
ICO pitches

Why come to Crypto Summit 2018?

Crypto and blockchain companies

Gain insights from some of the top names in crypto.
Get up to date on the latest developments in tech and regulations.
Last conferences companies like Eligma, Etherisc, VIMANA, Nano Vision, BCT Terminal and Fetch.ai pitched here and have subsequently raised over USD 120m - do not miss this stage this year

For investors
  • Learn how industry leaders invest in crypto: One conference track is completely dedicated to crypto investments.
  • Network with fellow investors and high potential start-ups.
For start-ups
  • Learn what it takes to conduct a successful and compliant ICO.
  • Launch your product or crowdfunding live on stage: Last year companies like Aion, Science, YouNow, DomRaider and Streamr pitched here and have since raised over USD 120m. Do not miss your chance this year!

Meet the who’s who of the global crypto industry
Last edition's speakers include the legendary Vinny Lingham, Tim Draper, Kathleen Breitman, Jon Matonis, Ransu Salovaara - and many more.

 

Dive deep into blockchain tech
One of the conference tracks is fully dedicated to DLT technology.

Highlights of ICO Summit 2018

Last edition's Speakers at Crypto Summit 2018

Once again, we are excited to invite many high profile speakers from Switzerland and other parts of the world. Get a taste! Last edition's incredible headline speakers were: 

Vinny Lingham + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

VINNY LINGHAM

Co-founder & CEO
Civic.com

Entrepreneur. Dragon. Angel. Shark. Reality TV personality. Former co-founder and CEO of Gyft and Yola.

Kathleen Breitman + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

KATHLEEN BREITMAN

Co-founder & CEO
Tezos

One of the top Women in Blockchain. Prior to Tezos, Kathleen was a senior strategy associate for R3, a blockchain consortium of more than 70 financial firms.

Alex Tapscott + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

ALEX TAPSCOTT

Co-Founder Blockchain Research Institute
Co-Author “Blockchain Revolution”

Globally-recognized writer, speaker, investor and advisor focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies

CHARLES HOSKINSON

CEO
Input Output HK

His current projects focus on education of cryptocurrency topics.

Tim Draper + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

TIM DRAPER

Founder
Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University

Founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Global venture capitalist.

Jon Matonis + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

JON MATONIS

Founding Director and Executive Director
Bitcoin Foundation

An economist, e-money researcher and a worldwide bitcoin advocate.

Ransu Salovaara + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

RANSU SALOVAARA

CEO
TokenMarket

Financial industry executive specialised in cryptocurrencies, digital assets and blockchain technology. Launched Europe's first bitcoin-backed Exchange Traded Instrument, BitcoinETI.

WILLIAM MOUGAYAR

Managing Partner
JM3 Capital

Acknowledged thought leader on blockchain and author of bestseller book "Business Blockchain"

Olga Feldmeier + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

OLGA FELDMEIER

CEO
SMART VALOR

A visionary entrepreneur focusing on the intersection of banking and blockchain technology.

JOERG GASSER

State Secretary
Federal Department of Finance

State Secretary for International Finance at the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and Lead Blockchain/ICO working group.

BILL BARHYDT

Founder & CEO
Abra

Technology pioneer, serial entrepreneur, speaker and sports enthusiast. Bill’s passion is information technology and how it can be used to improve lives. He is an advisor and investor in many companies in the payments, telecom and consumer Internet sectors.

Tekin Salim + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

TEKIN SALIMI

Project Manager
Polychain Capital

Tekin works closely with portfolio projects to add value across multiple verticals.

Thomas Power + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

THOMAS POWER

Member Board of Director
9 Spokes

Cutting edge Board Member, deeply connected in Silicon Valley, NYC, London, Australia, New Zealand. Raised and sold £1.2bn of capital and assets since 1980.

Jamie Burke + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

JAMIE BURKE

CEO & Co-founder
Outlier Ventures

Europe's first dedicated blockchain VC and pioneer of the Convergence Thesis focused on how DLT & crypto assets combine with Deeptech like AI, IoT and Autonomous Robotics.

ERIC LARCHEVEQUE

CEO
Ledger

Serial entrepreneur since 1996, Eric founded several companies in various sectors across Europe. In 2013, he discovered Bitcoin and the blockchain technology that struck him as the fourth industrial revolution.

SAM CHADWICK

Director, Financial & Risk Innovation
Thomson Reuters

Focusing on alternative finance, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Board member of the Crypto Valley Association.

RUEDI NOSER

Parliament Member
FDP.The Liberals

Entrepreneur, politician, lateral thinker, innovative mind and staunch liberal. Since 2015 part of the city council for FDP. The driving force behind Swiss innovation and startup support.

Oliver Bussmann + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

OLIVER BUSSMANN

Founder & Managing Partner
Bussmann Advisory

A senior technology executive with 25+ years of influential leadership in different industries (high tech and financial service) with UBS, SAP, Allianz, Deutsche Bank and IBM.

Richard Titus + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

RICHARD TITUS

Board Member, Coach, Entrepreneur
ARK

Technology executive, an entrepreneur and film producer. Named one of the Wired 100 in 2010, Richard has a passion for technology and innovation.

JULIEN BRINGER

Chief Security and Cryptography Expert
Smart Valor

Co-founder, Security and cryptography expert, PhD. As an active researcher with more than 80 scientific publications and 50 pending patents he drives innovations in fields privacy and blockchain security.

ANDREAS GLARNER

Partner
MME Legal AG

Extensive expertise in fintech and blockchain technology applications.

Guenther Dobrauz + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

GUENTHER DOBRAUZ

Partner & Leader
PwC Legal Switzerland

A PwC Partner since 2015 and a global expert on legal advisory. Author of two books on investment selection and three books on European, Swiss and Liechtenstein investment law.

Vinay Gupta + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

VINAY GUPTA

Founder
Hexayurt Guy Capital Partners

Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $70bn Ethereum Project. CEO of Mattereum.

Bernd Lapp + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

BERND LAPP

CEO
Old School GmbH & Business Hive in Swarm City

Several years of management experience across multiple industries, including finance, digital media and sports.

RICHARD MUIRHEAD + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

RICHARD MUIRHEAD

General Partner
OpenOcean

Technologist, internet entrepreneur, investor and Bitcoin pioneer.

Alexandre-Azoulay + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

ALEXANDRE AZOULAY

Managing Partner
SGH Capital

A serial entrepreneur with solid experience in marketing and operations.

Marc Bettinger + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

MARC BETTINGER

Director
Forctis AG

Building the next revolution in Blockchain.

Richard Olsen + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

RICHARD OLSEN

Founder
Lykke Corp

Building a movement to build a global marketplace utilizing the Blockchain technology pioneered by Bitcoin.

DANIEL HAUDENSCHILD

CEO
Swisscom Blockchain AG

With 20 years of proven systems enabled transformation delivery, he assists organizations to envisage and translate business challenges into practical deployment of applications.

Patrick Baron + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

PATRICK BARON

CEO
Ambisafe Financial

Experienced at helping companies through the Initial Coin Offering process. Interests include science, philosophy, religion and changing the world for the better.

FELIX SIMON

Director, Business Development
Smart Valor

With 10 years of Investment Banking & Private Banking experience as M&A, Derivative Structuring & Sales professional, Felix is responsible for Business Development at Smart Valor AG. As blockchain-actor he sees value in bringing together bold entrepreneurship, corporate finance proficiency and creative investment structuring for actors with aligned interests and long-term view.

Dinis Guarda + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

DINIS GUARDA

CEO and Founder
Lifesci - ztudium

A CEO, board member, digital and crypto economics driver and evangelist, writer. Listed in various top 100/10%/1% most influential people in fintech, blockchain, social media, insurtech and AI.

Nicolas Brand + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

NICOLAS BRAND

Partner
Lakestar

A partner at LAKESTAR, a global venture capital group that invests in highly disruptive technology companies across all stages of their lifecycle. Nicolas runs the group's activities in blockchain and the digital asset space.

KONSTANTIN GLADYCH

CEO
Changelly.com

CEO at Changelly.com, the instant crypto currency exchange. Advisor at Cindicate and Genesis Vision.

John Pfeffer + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

JOHN PFEFFER

Chairman
Pfeffer Capital LP

An entrepreneur and investor. In the 2000s, John was a London-based partner at private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

Pavel Kravchenko + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

PAVEL KRAVCHENKO

Founder
Distributed Lab

A technology entrepreneur, cryptographer, software architect, blogger, public speaker and relentless dreamer.

BRIGITTE LUGINBUEHL

CEO and Founder
SwissRealCoin

Swiss Real Estate Expert. Former Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle AG Switzerland with a strong track record of >10 years in real estate corporate finance and real estate M&A.

Sebastian Baerhold + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

SEBASTIAN BAERHOLD

Managing Director & Co-Founder
IDnow

His company was honored with the Euro Finance Tech Award for "Most Successful Fintech".

STEVE PAPERMASTER

Chairman and CEO
Nano Vision

The Honorable Steve Papermaster is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Nano, the molecular data and nanoscale digital technology leader. He has 30 years of experience as a career technology entrepreneur, public policy expert, global speaker, and noted author.

JAN BRZEZEK

CEO & Co-Founder
Crypto Finance AG

He has passion for blockchain, cryptos and other exponential technologies and he believes in the disruptional effect on our society.

ERIC VAN DER KLEIJ

CEO
Centre for Digital Revolution (C4DR)

A technology entrepreneur and CEO of C4DR Ltd, an international hub focussed on the 4th Industrial Revolution.

RUSLAN GAVRILYUK

Co-Founder & President
TaaS Fund

A co-founder of Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), a last generation closed end fund that allows its investors to capitalize on the rise of blockchain markets.

NIKLAS NIKOLAJSEN

CEO
Bitcoin Suisse AG

He co-founded Bitcoin Suisse AG in August 2013, together with Dr. Schweifer. Today he is responsible for operations, business development, marketing, investor relations, key accounts and software development.

MARKUS J. LOCHER

Managing Director
Credit Suisse

Head of Strategy & Projects for private, corporate and institutional clients with extensive knowledge on private banking business development.

STEFAN KLESTIL

Partner
Speedinvest

Over 20 years of experience in the international payments and banking technology space as Advisor, Executive, Incubator and Investor.

SUNNIE J. GROENEVELD

Managing Partner
Inspire 925

Sunnie Groeneveld is a moderator and serial entrepreneur focussed on digital innovation and the future of work. She also is a board member of the IT company emineo AG, the engineering company HHM Group and vice chairwoman of the foundation Pro Zukunftsfonds Schweiz.

VINCENT EVERTS

Founder
Blockchain Innovation Conference

A trendwatcher, passionate speaker, consultant, debate leader and video blogger, he is an inspired bridge builder: a man with original ideas who forges innovative links between new technology and the rest of the world. His true passion is innovation.

JOHN HARGRAVE

CEO
Media Shower

CEO of Media Shower, the media platform for ICOs, crypto, and blockchain projects. Publisher of Bitcoin Market Journal, the website for New Finance investors. Author, speaker, and truth teller.

DAVID DRAKE

Chairman
LDJ Cayman Fund Ltd.

David Drake and his family office LDJ Capital, has acted as GP & LP investors with his partners in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds & hedge funds. Mr. Drake's investments currently have 50+ global directors that maintain relations with institutions & family offices with $1.5 trillion in assets.

DAVID WHITE

CEO
KeyBox

A former Head of Technology Innovation at Royal Bank of Scotland, David has been working at the cutting edge of FinTech and AI technologies for 15 years. As CEO of import.io, David raised $20M from industry elites such as the MySQL founders and the co-founder of Yahoo Jerry Yang.

MATTIAS HJELMSTEDT

Founder & CEO
Utopia Music

Tech visionary. Founder and Chairman Utopia Music, blockchain ecosystem for the music industry.

Successfully created companies since the early 1990s in the areas of: content distribution; streaming; online gaming; social media; and computer technologies.

NICOLAS BURER

Managing Director
digitalswitzerland

Nicolas Burer is the Managing Director of digitalswitzerland and Vice-President of the Swiss Startup Association, Nicolas Bürer has worked countless hours to connect a wide range of organizations and initiatives in order to promote Switzerland as a worldwide digital hub.

THOMAS NÄGELE

Attorney & Managing Partner
NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC

Thomas Nägele deals mainly with civil and corporate law as well as Internet / IT law and also performs the associated legal advice. He also specializes in corporate governance.

IVO SAUTER

Managing Director
Falcon Private Bank Ltd.

Ivo Sauter is Managing Director and Head Operations & Trading at Falcon Private Bank. He is responsible for Trading, External Asset Managers, Client services, Mid-office and Account opening teams.

CHRISTIAN SALLER

General Partner
Holtzbrinck Ventures

Christian joined the team in 2013 and is managing the fund’s investments into Dreamlines, Easytaxi, Ozon and Onlinetours among others.

RALF GLABISCHNIG

Managing Partner
inacta AG

With 20 years of experience as a business and IT consultant and in a role as Managing Partner at inacta AG, a major Swiss Information Management solution provider, Ralf possesses extensive expertise in transforming the insurance industry, as well as a diverse entrepreneurial background stemming from several ventures and advisory board positions. Ralf is also the co-founder of Lakeside Partners, a leading early-stage investment company in Crypto Valley.

LORNA BLOUNT

Chief Growth Officer
Verma

Verma is the number one Blockchain and crypto growth marketing agency across USA and EMEA.

ANU BHARDWAJ

Founder
Women INVESTING in Women DIGITAL

Anu Bhardwaj is the Founder of the Women INVESTING in Women Global and previously spearheaded the U.S. Department of Commerce Private Equity/Venture Capital Certified Trade Missions to the Nordics and Middle East.

CLAUDIO PARRINELLO

Founder & CEO
Unico

Serial entrepreneur, former research physicist, consultant and manager @CERN, Geneva.

LEWIN BOEHNKE

Head Of Research
Crypto Finance AG

Lewin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg. His research revolved around high-performance quantum Monte Carlo simulations of emergent behavior in strongly correlated systems. He wrote an algorithmic cryptocurrency trading bot in 2013/2014 that executed around 14k trades in a few months.

Mauro Casellini

Head of Corporate Clients and Payment Service Providers
Bank Frick & Co. AG

Maruo is responsible for corporate clients and payment service providers, fintech cases and crytpo and Blockchain cases.

Mathias Bucher

Founder and CEO
Diamond Digital AG

Inventor of SwissDiamondCoin™. Advisor to Web3 Foundation, Lecturer in Blockchain Technology Lucerne University of Applied Science, Ex-Hedge Fund Manager, Ex-McKinsey

Evgeni Borisov

Founder & CEO
VIMANA Global, Inc.

Evgeni is passionate about innovative technologies and how they can be used to advance and better ourselves. He has more than fifteen years of corporate executive experience, including work as Marketing Director of Toshiba and Phillips. He is leading VIMANA’s vision to develop novel Autonomous Aerial Vehicle technology and blockchain-backed Airspace Management Platform.

Christophe Le Bars

Chief Architect
The Rouge Project

Christophe is an early user of Bitcoin and a​ ​pioneer of Open Source and Internet technologies. He was the first​ ​French developer at the origin of the Debian GNU/Linux​ ​project. Christophe knows how to speak to machines and complex​ ​architectures are his stomping ground. In 1996 Christophe created the​ ​first and largest European professional services provider for Open​ ​Source software. In 2006, Christophe became a partner at Spill.net, a​ ​creative agency with an international team of strategists, designers​ ​and technologists.

Dejan Roljic

Founder & CEO
Eligma

Visionary, entrepreneur, innovator. Whether he is founding a company or helping others establish theirs, Dejan Roljič is not “just another suit” in the business world.

Joe DiPasquale

CEO
BitBull Capital

Joe has been a cryptocurrency investor since 2013. He has a passion around education on the cryptocurrency space and produces video interviews with top crypto investors and technologists on his youtube, “Crypto Joe.” He’s a thought leader in crypto investing and speaks as an industry expert often, including on Bloomberg TV. (pw: bitbull)

Matthew Spoke

Founder
AION Foundation

Miko Matsumura

Co-founder
Evercoin Exchange

Miko founded crypto exchange Evercoin, is a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital, a cryptocurrency fund-of-funds. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, and is now fully engaged in Internet of value.

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