When: December 14th, 2021, from 1 pm to 5 pm EST

Where: Virtual 

Beta Class Demo Day

It’s that time again, and we are excited to invite you to AK44 Venture’s second Demo Day to introduce the eight projects from AK44 Venture Turbo’s Beta Class. The six-week program is coming to a close, and teams are ready to showcase what they have been working on.

The Beta Class started its journey at the beginning of November, with eight teams working with NFTs, infrastructure technology, interoperability, and privacy.

The virtual event will give audiences a look at the new developments and product releases from teams, as well as hear fresh takes from the founders on the topics that matter most today in the industry.

The demos will be followed by four engaging panels featuring some of the industry’s biggest thought leaders.

Crypto Briefing’s Editor, Jacob Oliver, will moderate the first panel and help lead a discussion on the infrastructure supporting the growth of the space with:

Michael Godsey, GM and Head of Product at Infura;

Mike Calvanese, CEO and Co-Founder at Brink;

Joseph Butcher, Business Development Manager at Blockvision;

Brainjar, Founder and Head of Product at Composable Finance

VentureBeat’s lead writer for GamesBeat, Dean Takahashi will help unravel the different layers of NFT implementations within the gaming and collectibles space with:

Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder at The Sandbox

David Moore, Co-Founder at KnownOrigin;

Sam Kim, Founder at MetalCore;

Mindspheres, Co-Founder at Raini;

Lin Dai, Founder at OneOf

Hiro Capital’s Blockchain Game Specialist and longtime editor of Pocket Gamer, Jon Jordan, will lead the discussion on the picks and shovels being developed to support the growth of the metaverse with:

John Chen, President at Umbrella Network;

Or Perelman, Co-Founder at Chromia Protocol;

Steve McGarry, Founder at Sandstorm;

Viken Boyadjian, Co-Founder at Blast

Coinbase‘s Protocol Specialist, Viktor Bunin, will guide the deep dive into the interoperability and privacy developments in crypto with:

Jacob Cantele, Lead of Operation at ConsenSys SoftwareMetamask;

Lisa Cuesta, Head of Business Development at Aztec Network;

Tor Bair, Founder at Secret Foundation;

Xiao Zhang, Founder at ZCloak Network;

Xiaohan Zhu, CEO and Founder at Sumer

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Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO at Solana Labs

Sam Williams, CEO & Co-Founder at Arweave

Andre Cronje, Founder at Yearn Finance & Keep3r

Tushar Jain, Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital

Kanav Kariya, Director of Strategic Initiative at Jump Trading

Robby Yung, CEO at Animoca Brand

Hendrik Hofstadt, Director of Special Projects at Jump Trading

Chad Barraford, Technical Lead at ThorChain

Derek Yoo, CEO at Moonbeam

Zack Seward, Deputy Global News Editor at Coindesk

Frank Chaparro, Director of News at The Block

Jon Rice, Editor at Large at CoinTelegraph

Kevin Abosch, Artist

Al Morris, CEO & Founder at Koii Network

Andrew Fraser, Founder at Synchrony