Upcoming Events:

January

Jan 29th, 2019

Why blockchain in 2019

Start off of your new year with fresh perspectives of compliance, tax, legal, investing; Network with investors, startup founders and people in the blockchain ecosystem. See below for more details.

 

Location: Blockchain Capital

440 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 

Time: 6-9pm

February

Feb 20th, 2019          

Blockchain in Energy Use Cases and Projects

Learn about blockchain in energy use cases and current market landscape. Get an update of active blockchain in energy initiatives. Understand how you can participate in these initiatives and connect with the leaders in the blockchain energy space. See believe for more details.

 

View the livestream here.

Location: K&L Gates

4 Embarcadero Center, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 

Time: 6-9pm

March

Mar 20th, 2019

Blockchain Use Cases: What’s working? What’s not?

You've heard the blockchain buzz and potential of smart contracts. What is actually working? What still needs work? 

Hear from blockchain entrepeneurs and experts about how they developed their respective companies and got adoption. Network and find others with similar interest in blockchain applications. Learn how you can get started.

Location: K&L Gates

4 Embarcadero Center, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 

Time: 6-9pm

We have limited space, be sure to register: https://bit.ly/2Ep9Ff7

May

May 1st, 2019

Blockchain by Women Investors

Adoption, Challenges, and Opportunities in 2019              

 

Location: K&L Gates

4 Embarcadero Center 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 

Register for our lightning round ⚡️ here!

Blockchain Use Cases:

What’s working? What’s not?

March 20th, 2019 register

You've heard the blockchain buzz and potential of smart contracts. What is actually working? What still needs work? 

Hear from blockchain entrepeneurs and experts about how they developed their respective companies and got adoption. Network and find others with similar interest in blockchain applications. Learn how you can get started.

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olga mack

Learn from Olga Mack, a blockchain and distributed ledger technology strategist, security professional, experienced board director, nationally-recognized author, public speaker, and impactful women’s advocate. She is currently Vice President of Strategy at Quantstamp,, the first decentralized security auditing blockchain platform. Olga was instrumental in passing AB 2658 and SB 838, which define blockchain and form a working blockchain group in California. She co-authored Fundamentals of Smart Contracts Security (Momentum Press, March 2019) and she is writing a book about blockchain and distributed ledger technology business models. Olga leads the Smart Contracts Security Alliance to help enterprises innovate in blockchain securely. She spoke at TEDxSanFrancisco about the impact potential of blockchain and smart contracts and at SXSW about blockchain business models. Olga was previously General Counsel at ClearSlide. She also worked at Zoosk, Visa, Yahoo, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She serves on the California Law Revision Commission (appointed by Governor Jerry Brown).

 
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Allison Berke

Hear from Allison Berke, the Executive Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative, where she manages research, education, and outreach activities related to the secure integration of cyber technologies into society. She teaches CS181 (Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy) and IntlPol 320 (Comparative Technological Security Policy) at Stanford, chairs the Blockchain Protocol and Security Engineering conference, and writes on private blockchains and computer security in healthcare. She received her PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, and previously worked in biomedical- and security-focused consulting with McKinsey & Co.

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saritta jones

Hear from Saritta Jones, CEO of Trustabit, on how and why she started Trustabit, a blockchain-based flight disruption management solution helping airlines harness the power of smart contracts to improve the passenger experience by automating compensation and notifying passengers sooner when flight disruptions occur. Affected passengers may use their smartphones to redeem compensation in various mediums (vouchers, miles, or fiat) with select airport vendors. Holding over 13 years of experience in data analytics, Saritta Hines is a trusted leader at bridging strategic business initiatives with expert IT implementation. Saritta has successfully spearheaded projects in the tech world for industry leaders including Cymer, Allergan, Bank of Montreal, Novartis and Dow Agrosciences. Her expertise brings technical innovation and business teams together to transform the customer experience. Saritta is at the forefront of improving operational efficiency and using blockchain technology to test new use cases.

 
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Alexa Beaver

Get insight from Alexa on how she helps connect BASF’s business units to partnership opportunities with startups, universities, and corporate co-creators to explore how emerging technologies will impact the industries in which we work. She also lead BASF’s Blockchain Lab, which provides BASF innovators with the educational, advisory, and development resources needed to unlock real, game-changing use cases for BASF. She is passionate about the use of technology to catalyze positive social and environmental change.



Register for our lightning round ⚡️ here!

Hosted by K&L Gates, San Francisco

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Past Events:

February 20th, 2019

Blockchain in Energy Use Cases and Projects

Karen Hsu, co-founder of Blockchain By Women, kicked off the event by giving us an overview of the current market trends moving from centralized to decentralized, with DERs penetration. She shared a P2P transaction test example for enabling distributed energy markets and facilitating increased penetration of DER in the retail utility market.

On our panelist, we heard from Lydia Kreft on how they're using the blockchain to give people using EV charging stations the credits they are due based on time of day of charging and other factors. Sherry Li, from GE, gave her perspective on the blockchain opportunity in Energy, while Rena Shah shared with us her experience using the blockchain to address energy crises during national disasters in California and other parts of the U.S. View the livestream here.

Resources on topics of discussion: 

Thank you to our sponsors K&L Gates and GE.

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Other past event updates coming soon….