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THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION IS HERE.
IT IS TIME TO DISRUPT CONVENTIONAL BUSINESS MODELS.

Forward-looking governments see the potential of blockchain technology far beyond the financial sphere. They are much eager to consider the possibility of integrating blockchain technology into communication with their people in areas such as land registry, payment of social benefits, secured transactions as well as protection against election fraud.

Kenya is one among them and prioritizing its various service areas in public and private organizations that can benefit from blockchain technologies – and educate the market about the transformational potential of blockchain technology.

In Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, the World Blockchain Summit is set to take center stage and aims to connect global blockchain gurus, technology innovators, investors and startups in this space – with regional business and IT leaders from across key industry verticals to debate on the nature of blockchain and its many potential to improve efficiency in every business processes.

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HAPPENINGS

CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE

Witness international and regional blockchain experts talk about the pros and cons of adopting these technologies specifically in the African Market. Be part of panel discussions, tech-talks, fire-side chats; debating on blockchain and cryptocurrency’s potential to reshape the global financial system.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

The show features product showcase and presentations by global technology innovators and emerging startups from all over the world who are showcasing their offerings in the blockchain and distributed ledger technology space.

STARTUP EXHIBITION

STARTUP EXHIBITION

The summit features an exclusive pavilion for blockchain startups from all over the world to showcase their innovative technologies in front of global investors and technology players – helping them to raise funds, secure business development and collaboration opportunities.

PITCH COMPETITION

PITCH COMPETITION

Emerging blockchain startups from all over the world will introduce their solutions by delivering a 6-minute elevator pitch and compete to win the best Blockchain technology idea. Best ideas are selected by our investor’s panel who specializes in helping entrepreneurs to expand their businesses globally.

CONFERENCE

Witness international and regional blockchain experts talk about the pros and cons of adopting these technologies specifically in the Russian Market. Be part of panel discussions, tech-talks, fire-side chats; debating on blockchain’s potential to reshape the global financial system.

BOOKING CLOSED

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

The show features product showcase and presentations by global technology innovators and emerging startups from all over the world who are showcasing their offerings in the blockchain and distributed ledger technology space.

STARTUP EXHIBITION

The summit features an exclusive pavilion for blockchain startups from all over the world to showcase their innovative technologies in front of global investors and technology players – helping them to raise funds, secure business development and collaboration opportunities.

PITCH COMPETITION

Emerging blockchain startups from all over the world will introduce their solutions by delivering a 6-minute elevator pitch and compete to win the best Blockchain technology idea. Best ideas are selected by our investors panel who specialise in helping entrepreneurs to expand their businesses globally.

SPEAKERS

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Bitange Ndemo

Chairman of Blockchain and AI Taskforce,
Government of Kenya
Kenya

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Jeff Berwick

Chief Editor,
The Dollar Vigilante
Liberland

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FERNANDO WANGILA

Deputy Director (Head of ICT and Innovation),
National Transport and Safety Authority
Kenya

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Mir Haque

CEO & Founder,
Aphaea Capital
United States

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FEATURED DISCUSSIONS

Pilot Ventures

Smart Cities

Future Innovation

Proof of Concept

Impact of Blockchain Technology in Private and Public Sector

Radical Change Agent

Benefits of Smart Contracts

Transforming Business Interests of Payment Industry

Blockchain Disrupting Retail and Supply Industries

Blockchain in Healthcare

PITCH COMPETITION AND FUND-RAISING

World Blockchain Summit is the launch pad for amazing opportunities ahead.
Here is what the short-listed startups can benefit from being part of the summit.

CONTEST TO WIN US$1 MILLION

Get a chance to win the regional cup of the startup worldcup with free flight tickets to San Francisco to compete with 30 other contestants to win US$1 million.

20 startups shortlisted by the organisers of Startup World Cup will pitch face-to-face to the jury appointed by Fenox VC organisers of the Startup World Cup

One winning startup will compete along with 30 other global finalists for the Grand Prize of US$ 1,000,000 at the Startup World Cup in May 11, 2018 in San Francisco.

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PLATINUM SPONSORS

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PREMIER GOLD SPONSOR

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GOLD SPONSORS

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SILVER SPONSOR

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STARTUP EXHIBITORS

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SUPPORTING PARTNERS

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ASSOCIATION PARTNERS

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VENTURE CAPITALIST PARTNER

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EXCLUSIVE MEDIA INTELLIGENCE PARTNER

MEDIA PARTNERS

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WHAT SPONSORS SAY ABOUT WORLD BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT

Don’t take our word for it — see what all the buzz is about!

 

Did you actually do any real business at the summit?

Khal AchkarCTO of Hcash

Did you meet the right audience?

Ilya Maxob Makhov CEO of Travelchain

Did you see your competitors selling the same product as yours?

Miguel Aguirre COO of Ethercash

Do you think it was worth the investment?

Sai Teja Co-founder of Launchmyico
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HERE’S WHAT ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT OUR EVENTS

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We got great leads and made excellent connections.

Sai Teja
Launch My ICO

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It is a perfect platform. Our company was introduced to the right people, with the right kind of interest and expertise. WBS met all our expectations. We are just excited to be here!

Miguel Aguirre
Etherecash

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Amazing experience! This summit was a great launch-pad for us to tell the whole world about our upcoming projects and its benefits. We also got to pitch our platform for the newcomers in the crypto currency scene.

Liwaa Chehayeb
Darico AG

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Plenty of opportunities to network and get leads of all types. Great experience!

Lon Wong
NEM.io Foundation

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We met the industry leaders and blockchain technology experts – all in one place. Very promising event.

Khal Achkar
Hcash

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We met many potential investors, chief among them, the Government of Dubai itself. We managed to build a great line of communication with the Dubai government when we presented to them our future plans and our existing roadmaps. All of this was possible due to World Blockchain Summit.

Alexey Seminonov
Confideal

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I like the way Trescon organized the whole event. We met a lot of interesting people and senior blockchain experts. Overall, we are extremely satisfied with the turnout for this event.

Anna Kulikova
Confideal

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We met amazing people for potential investment opportunities. Amazing experience!

Hacken

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The number and quality of the delegates far exceeded my expectations. I couldn’t help but feel impressed with the number of senior experts and delegates who came from all over the world.

Jack Shaw
American Blockchain Council

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The turnout for World Blockchain Summit was just as great as in the Indian edition. There were a lot of prospective investors and delegates which presented great networking opportunities. I really liked the companies, speakers and the quality of the panel discussions.

J A Chowdary
Government of Andhra Pradesh

We met the right kind of investors on both the days of the summit. We enjoyed it and look forward for the next edition!

Alina Angheluta
Bitcomo

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We got the chance to present our roadmaps to many potential investors. I look forward to attend the next edition.

Evgeni Borisov
Vimana Global

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We wanted to meet interesting people, investors, advisors, startups, government. We met them all at World Blockchain Summit. All our expectations were met. We look forward to attend the next edition.

Ilya Maxob Makhov
Travelchain

Hujambo! (hello)

Where else in the world can you witness the incredible scene of giraffes strolling and herds of zebras grazing on the outskirts of the city! that’s Nairobi for you, the safari capital of Africa! It is called ‘The City in the Sun’, and it is also the main commercial center in Kenya. The city’s muscular, cosmopolitan charms also include a vibrant cultural life, fabulous places to eat and exciting nightlife.

Address:

Laico Regency Hotel

Uhuru Hwy,
Nairobi,
Kenya.
Tel : +254 20 2211199