INTRODUCTION
A decentralized, new world

This February, in front of a huge crowd of blockchain educators, investors, and innovators; blockchain start-ups will battle to be the winner of Cyprus’ ultimate Digital Startup Battle. At the same time, established companies will be competing to secure the funding of some of the world’s top capital firms… all in real time! Join us on Cyprus’ greatest-ever blockchain investment and networking event. In the sunny city of Limassol, you’ll meet the people in charge of building a new, decentralized world!

FOUR PILLARS
Digital Startup Battles

Selected among a pool of applicants, competitors will face the scrutiny of some of the world’s greatest crypto-analysts. Battling each other on the fundamental characteristics of their projects, they’ll have access to every company’s dream: A pool of investors, ready to shape the future through blockchain.

Everyone’s a winner on this clash of titans. Be among our audience, get to vote for your favourite projects, and help investors fund the greatest!

Battle participation & booth are completely FREE!

Post-ICO Battles

For a great company, a successful ICO is just the starting line. Having secured their funding through the investors’ trust, now it’s time to deliver!

We’re creating the first-ever Post-ICO Battle in the world, so investors can continue to reward the projects that have made the biggest impact.

An expert panel, along with the community’s vote, will select the winners. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this ground-breaking moment!

Battle participation & booth are completely FREE!

Investment & Networking

An expert panel, along with the community’s vote, will select the winners. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this ground-breaking moment!

Our participants will have access to private sessions with VC firms and Family Offices within an environment of mutual trust and excitement. Because of this, we have prepared THREE major networking events: “Welcome drinks party” before the event ,  “The Gala dinner” for VIP`s on the first day, and “Grand closing party” on the last day.

Strike relationships. Create synergies. Invest in the future.

Blockchain Education

In an ever-changing, fast-paced environment, education is a never-ending resource.

We aim to provide high-quality learning materials, workshops, and presentations for newcomers and blockchain-savvy attendants alike.

Join us through sessions with some of the industry’s top educators and experts, and strengthen your crypto mind!

LATEST SPEAKERS
Founder & CEO of Beyond Enterprizes

Brad Yasar

Brad Yasar is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to maturity over the past 20 years. Brad is the founder of Beyond Enterprizes, a strategic advisory firm focusing on ICOs, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and token powered organizations. Additionally, he co-founded the Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC) with over 5 Billion dollars allocated to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. Through the BIC, Brad has access to extensive deal flow and experience analyzing disruptive technologies. With holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Management and Applied Sciences Math, he served as managing director of Yasar Corporation where he mentored, advised and invested in more than 50 companies. Passionate about where the worlds of technology and marketing collide, Brad is frequently invited to speak at events related to entrepreneurship, angel investing and business strategy. Most recently, he presented at EBAN, WBAF, d10e, NexChange, and CoinAgenda. A big believer in coaching younger generations of entrepreneurs, he serves as a mentor for the Pepperdine Alumni Association.

Chairwoman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

Demetra Kalogerou

Demetra Kalogerou (BSc, MSc, MPhil) is the Chairwoman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission since September 2011 and since November 2012, Mrs. Kalogerou is a member of the Cyprus Public Audit Oversight Board, which has been established for the oversight of auditors and audit firms. Furthermore, from September of 2013 until June of 2014, Mrs. Kalogerou has been a member of the Resolution Authority, with the Minister of Finance and the Governor of Central Bank of Cyprus, which supervised the implementation of the resolution of financial institutions in Cyprus. Additionally, Mrs. Kalogerou previously held the position of a Senior Officer of the Cyprus Stock Exchange and overall she has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial sector.  Her duties as a Senior Officer at the CSE included the supervision of transactions in transferable securities and the various CSE markets, the monitoring of compliance of listed public companies with their continuous obligations, the research and development of new products, as well as the promotion of financial markets.

Blockchain Investor & Advisor

Mike Costache

Mike never liked being put in a box so he spent the last 20 years as an entrepreneur, investment banker, author, professor, speaker, angel investor and fundraiser for various charities. Mike serves on the Advisory Board of Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), the first-ever tokenized closed-end fund dedicated to investments in blockchain assets. TaaS raised $7.6 million through its ICO in early 2017 and produced a 780% ROI within the first year. TaaS invested $10 million in 35 ICOs and is active with daily crypto trading.  During 2017 and 2018 Mike served the Managing Partner of KrowdMentor, a strategic investment and advisory firm and as CEO of d10e, a leading conference on decentralization with 23 global editions all over the world.  From 2011 to 2018, Mike was a member of Tech Coast Angels (TCA), a network of 330 angel investors in Southern California who invested $200 million in 400 deals and raised over $2 billion from VCs. From 2006 to 2011, Mike was the founder & President of Leo & Leo, which represented brands such as Maserati, Segway, NetJets, PrivatSea, Sunseeker Yachts, NetSuite, Marsh, Orgil Greenhouses, Miss Universe, and Rockstar Energy Drink. Total sales amounted to €60 million. From 2000 to 2006, Mike was the founder & CEO of Pioneer TeleCare, an e-commerce firm with revenues of $4 million. From 1998 to 2003, Mike was an Associate at WestPark Capital, The Interlink Group, Millennium Capital Partners. Mike holds a degree in Economics from Pepperdine University, a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine’s School of Law and has completed the Program on Negotiations for Senior Executives at Harvard. Born in Romania in 1977, Mike migrated to Israel in 1988 and in 1992 to the US. Mike was featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, CCTV, Business Week, Top Gear and numerous other media outlets.

CEO of Dcentric Solutions

Georgina Kyriakoudes

Georgina is the CEO of Dcentric Solutions, which is currently implementing the first pilot project for a blockchain-based patient-centered medical records application primarily aimed at solving the issue of fragmented records and lack of patient data ownership. She is a Big Four London certified accountant with professional experience in auditing, finance and e-commerce. Since 2015 she has been dedicated to blockchain; designing and delivering seminars to international companies; advising companies on how to harness the full potential of blockchain and tokenized economies, and speaking at notable conferences. Additionally, she is one of less than 50 people worldwide to hold an MSc in Digital Currency, in which she completed her thesis in healthcare and blockchain.

Chairman of the Limassol Tourism Development and Promotion Co Ltd

Tony Antoniou

Mr. Tony Antoniou is a graduate of the Imperial College London University, holding a Bsc in Computing Science and the City University Business School, holding an Msc in Business Systems Analysis and Design. In 1981 he has established the company Micrologic Ltd, which was one of the very first software houses in Cyprus. Today, Micrologic is one of the largest groups of companies, involved in the information technology field, still run by Mr. Antoniou. Mr. Tony Antoniou is currently Chairman of the Limassol Tourism Development and Promotion Co Ltd, a nonprofit organization that is the official tourism body of the Limassol region. He has served in the past as Chairman of Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of Cyprus Airways the national carrier of the Cyprus Republic, Director of the Cyprus University of Technology and Chairman or Director of the Board in many public, semi-government and private organizations.

Alexis Esneault

Licensed to practice law in the United States, Alexis is working at NÄGELE Attorneys at Law in the department of IT and Capital Markets Law, advising clients on how to bring their DLT based projects to life through the use of the Principality’s favorable regulatory environment. Having been involved in Crypto and Blockchain since attending the Texas Bitcoin Conference in 2014, Alexis developed a strong passion for blockchain technology and its practical applications for moving towards decentralization and increased personal autonomy. This led to a focus on all things blockchain during the pursuit of her Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, where she wrote multiple papers on blockchain-based applications in the areas of real property, intellectual property, and accounting. Using the skills acquired through her legal education, as well as her undergraduate degree in philosophy, Alexis is able to strategically assess situations for the benefit of her clients. At the end of the day, she firmly believes that those of us involved in blockchain and crypto who believe we can change the world for the better will be the ones that truly do.

 

Simon Moser and Pascal Thellmann

Simon Moser has several years of experience in digital marketing and communications. He is a regular contributor to several business, tech and blockchain publications, such as the popular Entrepreneur Magazine. At his PR company Polygrowth, he helps blockchain, high-tech and cannabis companies with their public relations efforts, in order to achieve brand awareness and increase sales. Pascal Thellmann is the CMO of Bounty0x, the largest platform to earn cryptocurrency. Pascal is also part of PolyGrowth, a blockchain PR firm, and is very involved in the blockchain marketing scene.

Chief Executive Officer of the University of Nicosia

Antonis Polemitis

Mr. Polemitis currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Nicosia (UNIC) and EDEX, as a Board member of EDEX and UNICAF, and as a member of the Council of the University of Nicosia. Mr. Polemitis has two decades of experience in private equity, higher education and software development in New York, as a principal or partner at Ledra Capital, ACG Capital and Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management Consulting). He has been a principal or advisor for a broad range of corporate financings in the United States, Europe, Latin America and India, ranging from multi-billion dollar industrial buyouts to early-stage venture capital.

Partner and CBDO at Universal Crypto

George Agathangelou

With a 10-year track record in financial services, George is a certified portfolio manager, holder of CySEC professional competence certificate and has served most of his career as an executive for Cyprus Investment Firms. He discovered Bitcoin in 2013 and ever since has invested enormous amounts of time to study and collaborate with crypto-exchanges, wallets, KYC/AML, CRM and various fintech solutions through his professional network and own research. Since 2017, George has been an advocate of cryptocurrencies in Cyprus and helped formed various local community groups. George is currently, among other roles, a partner of Universal Crypto, an advisor for Cyprus Blockchain Technologies, a founding member of the Cyprus Blockchain Association, a cryptocurrency market analyst, as well as a proprietary trader and investor.

International Business and Technology Lawyer

Christiana Aristidou

Christiana Aristidou is an International Business and Technology Lawyer with more than 21 years in practice. She is a Certified International Legal Project Practitioner (LPP) and a litigator since 1997. Christiana is a National Delegate to ISO TC/307 Blockchain Committee and a founding member and Vice-president of the Cyprus Blockchain Association.

BOOK YOUR PASS
GENERAL ADMISSION
€249
+VAT
Two (2) Day Pass
Lunch (2 days)
Full Access (excluding VIP areas)
Open Bar (2 days) 
Coffee & Beverages
VIP
PASS
€699
+VAT
Everything in General
VIP Area access (Balcony and Zen Room) 
Afterparty with Open Bar
Priority Registration
Airport Transfer
VIP Gala Dinner
2 x UC Consultations
PRIVATE
BOOKINGS
Book Your Meetings with:
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Speakers
Industry Leaders
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THE VENUE
Event Address:
Carob Mill Venue Hall,
Vasilissis Street, Limassol 3602, Cyprus
Phone: +357 25 030342
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