Blockchain Applications: The New Eldorado of Startups
Since its inception by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, blockchain applications have evolved from the niche world of cryptography researchers and coders to the spotlights of skyrocketing cryptocurrencies valuations. The unforeseen rush on Initial Coin Offerings, as a new form of fundraising for startups, has completely reshuffled the traditional financing ecosystem to the point where venture capitalists’ model is being challenged. During this session, we will present the different forms of fundraising available for startups and, beyond the hype, we will discuss how blockchain technologies can be used not only to access new sources of capital but also to fuel a new wave of innovation for entrepreneurs.
About the Speaker
Alexandre Bussutil, MBA, is the founder and CEO of B-SCALED, a consulting company that helps tech startups to grow. He is also a startup mentor and visiting professor at IE Business School where he lectures on blockchain technologies. His non-profit activities include being a founding member of the European Decentralised Economy Council and a co-author of the book “Comunidad Blockchain” with blockchain España. Prior to these activities, Alexandre held positions in technology and project management in energy management companies.