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Thursday, September 24 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Sandcastle Startups Challenge Invitational

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These 6 teams beat out a global hunt of 98 companies around the globe to compete in this year's Invitational with $25,000 in cash prizes and a future bid to compete in the World Finals in Dubai in 2021. This is a single-elimination tournament with three rounds. 

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Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE

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Conner Prochaska

Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, responsible for all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research... Read More →
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Ruben Merre

Ruben is a serial entrepreneur who launched his first business when he was 8 years old. He has led & launched many international tech projects, including several automated algorithmic trading platforms.
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Amy James

CEO, Alexandria Labs
I'm a co-inventor of Open Index Protocol, a blockchain specification for a worldwide public record, and CEO of Alexandria Labs, building products and services for Web 3. I introduced the ’Salutary Protocols’ blockchain economic model to contribute to the ‘Fat Protocol' theory... Read More →
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Corey Billington

Professor, University of Wyoming-College of Business
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Marten Lai

Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Digital Management
Marten Lai is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Digital Management. Marten manages a venture fund focused on early-stage investments in the fintech, edtech, and consumer tech spaces. Previously, he was on the founding team of Wells Fargo's late and early-stage investing... Read More →
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Jeff Burton

CEO, Woodside Creek Ventures
Serial Entrepreneur and Builder of Global Enterprises. Believer that technology and the unifying strength of multicultural exchange in the pursuit of problem-solving and business growth can lead to profound economic, social, and global benefits. Long-term personal network builder... Read More →
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Taras Kulyk

SVP, Growth, Core Scientific
Taras Kulyk, JD, MBA is Core Scientific's Senior Vice President of Blockchain Business Development, bringing extensive experience in digital asset mining, fintech and investment banking. Most recently, Taras led Corporate Development at Horizon Trust Company and served as Chief Operating... Read More →
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Scott Stornetta

Dr. Stornetta is considered by many to be the co-inventor of the Blockchain. Dating back to 1991, his pioneering series of papers, written with co-author Dr. Stuart Haber at Bellcore, received the 1992 Discover Award for Computer Software, and were featured in the New York Times in... Read More →
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Jose Cotto

True Reply, Founder & CEO
We're focusing on making the most advanced voice technologies available for your teams so they can focus on the "what" and not the "how." Building experiences in market research, marketing, and healthcare for voice assistants, like Amazon Alexa, and telephone at scale in over 110... Read More →
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Marco Poblete

Head of Legal, Vinter Capital
Marco Poblete is a co-founder of Vinter Capital and a lawyer, specialised in financial and blockchain law. Vinter Capital is a Swedish cryptocurrency index provider whose clients are large financial institutions issuing cryptocurrency products on regulated exchanges.
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Jacob Lindberg

Chief Executive Officer, Vinter Capital
Full bio at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacolind/ short bio:CV2016-2019 Investment banker at Nordea2016-2016 Researcher at Stockholm School of Economics2015-2015 Analyst at iZettle (now Paypal)EducationStockholm University - B.sc. (Mathematics)Uppsala University - B.sc. (Statistics)Stockholm... Read More →
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Jenna Pilgrim

Chief Executive Officer, Streambed Media
Streambed is an analytics engine and social media tool that links people together. Founded by Michael J. Casey, Jenna Pilgrim and Joseph Fiscella in 2019, Streambed's publishing suite allows users to link co-creators and brands to the videos they publish. Streambed then shares the analytics... Read More →
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Jeremy Manjorin

Co-Founder, True Reply
We're focusing on making the most advanced voice technologies available for your teams so they can focus on the "what" and not the "how." Building experiences in market research, marketing, and healthcare for voice assistants, like Amazon Alexa, and telephone at scale in over 110... Read More →

Joseph Fiscella

Streambed Media
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Martin Antoniazzi

Latin American Markets, EST GLOBAL, INC
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Jaron Ray Hinds

CEO, Elevated Games, Inc.
Full stack gamer. 👾 Pickleball champion. 🏓Powder chaser. 🏂 Yacht collector 🛥 #Shuwatch
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Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar

Co-chairman, EST GLOBAL INC.
I am the Co-Chairman and CEO of EST Global Inc., based at Cambridge Innovation Center, MIT. A strong proponent of digital development banking, digital asset services, AI, IoT, etc. I am making all facilities interact with the classical banking principles to create the new fintech... Read More →

Thursday September 24, 2020 5:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall