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There is a growing gap between those who can participate in crypto and blockchain opportunities and those who cannot, with the vast majority of projects involving the technical, financial savvy, speculators, or the wealthy.
On Thursday, October 18th, Helium is hosting a panel discussion at Cross Campus Santa Monica called Crossing the Crypto Chasm to explore the barriers that prevent everyone from participating in this new decentralized economy and look at companies solving real-world issues by bringing their projects to the masses.
Our exciting lineup of speakers includes:
-Frank Mong, Helium, COO
-Greg Gilman, Science, Co-Founder & General Counsel
-Heidi Pease, Los Angeles Blockchain Lab, CEO & Co-Founder
-Stan Miroshnik, Element, CEO & Managing Director
-Veronica Reynolds, UCLA School of Law & Blockchain at UCLA
6:30pm Networking w/ food & Helium’s signature blocktails
7:15pm Crossing the Crypto Chasm Panel w/ Q&A
8:00pm Closing Remarks
8:30pm More blocktails & Networking
9:30pm Doors close
Greg Gilman is the Co-Founder and General Counsel at Science. Greg has 20+ yrs experience with startups as executive, advisor, investor or founder. Special Advisor of AmLaw 150 law firm for tech and practice development. Greg has deep roots in LA startup community as investor/advisor, including DocStoc (acquired by Intuit), Tsavo, (acquired by Cybermedia), Maker Studios (acquired by Disney), Scopely, WorldPokerTour (acquired by OIHL) and ZipRecruiter.
Heidi Pease cofounded the Los Angeles Blockchain Lab — a collaboration of academia, government, enterprise, and community focused on developing the blockchain ecosystem in Southern California and abroad. Founding partners include City of Los Angeles, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Irvine, University of Southern California, Caltech, Panasonic, etc. In addition, Heidi is CEO of Proof Of Art – a social funding and publicity network providing business solutions for artists using blockchain; and Cofounder of HomeSidekick – a peer-to-peer mortgage-lending platform.
Frank Mong is COO at Helium. He is responsible for sales, marketing, and business development. Frank has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, networking, and software. Just prior to Helium, he served as Senior Vice President of product and solutions marketing at Palo Alto Networks. Helium was founded in 2013 by Amir Haleem, Shawn Fanning of Napster, and Sean Carey, with a mission to make it easier to build connected devices. The company has raised equity funding from GV, Khosla Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Marc Benioff, SV Angel, Slow Ventures, and others.
Stan Miroshnik is the CEO and Founder of Element Group, a full-service advisory firm for the digital asset economy. He brings over 15 years of executive experience in investment banking, corporate finance, M&A, equities, and a depth of relationships in financial technology. Prior to founding Element, he was the CEO of The Argon Group, and a Managing Director at Rosemount Consulting Partners, a structured finance advisory firm.
Veronica Reynolds studies at UCLA School of Law where she has spearheaded numerous research projects for non-profit and public entities. She is a founding member of Blockchain at UCLA, which is hosting its inaugural one-day fall summit on October 25th, 2018 at the UCLA campus. The event is co-presented by top 100 law firm, BakerHostetler, and big four accounting firm, Ernst & Young, with speakers from Sony Pictures, World Economic Forum, Microsoft, Bloomberg, and distinguished professors. Prior to law school, Veronica was Director of Digital Marketing at Epitaph and ANTI- Records, and received her undergraduate degree in 2013 from the University of California, Berkeley.