Austin Startup Week 2022 Austin Startup Week 2022

Blockchain / Web3

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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WTF are NFTs?!
Harold Hughes
Harold Hughes
Bandwagon, CEO

In this 60-minute workshop, I will help attendees learn what an NFT is, why they are being talked about today, what can you do with them, and how can you keep them - and your valuable assets - safe online. At the end of the session, everyone will be instructed on how to create a wallet and then receive a free NFT.

- CST
It's Dangerous to Go Alone: How Collaboration Makes Web3 a Reality
Kevin Lehtiniitty
Kevin Lehtiniitty
Fortress Web3 Technologies, CTO, CPO, & co-founder
Kevin Feagan
Kevin Feagan
Everyware, Chief Revenue Officer
Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller
Fortress Web3 Technologies, Chief Revenue Officer
Sebastian Galindo
Sebastian Galindo
Maple, Founder & CEO
Amy Dunn
Amy Dunn
Fortress Blockchain Technologies, Executive VP, Marketing

Fortress, Everyware, Token Events, and Maple are three companies leveraging Web3 to rewrite the rules for every aspect of our connective economy — digital assets, payments, events & ticketing, even travel and dating apps. And these companies aren't just partners, they're neighbors under the roof of Capital Factory — making them a perfect example of how much further innovation can go when you find other tech startups who share your values and go together. Join this moderated (and unfiltered) panel about how Web3 enables companies to move beyond systematic constraints. 

- CST
The Risk of Exclusion in the Metaverse
Annie Hardy
Annie Hardy
Cisco, Senior Visioneer

The Metaverse promises to change the future of interactions and collaboration. However, as it takes shape and reveals its true nature, we see emerging risks for employers, application developers, designers, and device manufacturers alike. In this talk, Cisco's Senior Visioneer Annie Hardy digs into Extended Reality trends and technologies to explore how the Metaverse may develop exclusionary spaces that foster bias.

- CST
The Future of The Digital Economy: A Web3 Forecast
Damien Amey
Damien Amey
Protocol Media, Director | Fintech
Diego Prats
Diego Prats
DFINITY, Principal, R&D Special Projects
Chris Georgen
Chris Georgen
Topl, Founder & Managing Director

Panel of influential web3 executives discussing next generation innovations being built “on chain” that are augmenting the growth of the digital economy and expanding opportunities for businesses and individuals to generate revenue.

Our speakers will address the jobs, side hustles, capital access, and investment opportunities on the horizon for Austin from web3 innovation vs previous generation alternatives.