Investing in Blockchain Games today: Are you investment ready? — Women Series — Part 6

Investing in Blockchain Games today: Are you investment ready? — Women Series — Part 6

July 16th

The Blockchain Game Alliance invites you to our online conference Investing in Blockchain Games today: Are you investment ready? happening on July 16th, 2020 at 5PM CEST. This event will be led by 100% women speakers!

This event aims to show Blockchain Gaming, NFTs, and Digital Art (a world-widely believed as mostly dominated by men) as an inclusive industry where women can be empowered through entrepreneurship and true ownership.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2DxoHB-pso

Why is investing in Blockchain Games attractive?

The gaming industry, estimated at $120B, is in the midst of a “perfect storm” for innovation and growth. With the integration of blockchain technology in games, both creators and users can now be rewarded for their loyalty in the game.

User generated content, interoperability and Play2Earn games are creating new economy models for the life cycle of gaming products and assets.

If we look at the value of in-game assets, now independent from their original environment, we can see how blockchain games are triggering an exponential economic growth in the non-fungible and semi-fungible ecosystem.

So, what prevents investors from injecting more capitals into blockchain games?

Most blockchain games have initially been supported by a small circle of investors, likely to be friends and family at the very beginning. As pioneer investors had huge success with a small investment and now enjoy a good reputation in the games as some of the original content creators and owners, the news soon reached the attention of VCs and Angel Investors who are getting more and more interested in entering the gaming industry.

During this panel we will be asking our speakers if blockchain technology played a role in the reason why they invested and believed in the potential growth of independent Blockchain games.

As women entrepreneurs, we will also be discussing what takes for VCs and Angel Investors today to become investment ready in order to bridge the gender gap in blockchain games and in the wider tech industry.

ACCESS TO THE STREAM (July 16th at 5PM CEST)

Investing in Blockchain Games today: Are you investment ready? is the sixth installment of online conference series dedicated to Women of Blockchain Gaming, NFTs, and Digital Art which started on June 2020.

Join speakers Karen Content, Anna Tutova, Pandwe Gibson and Tanya Lindsay on Thursday 16th at 5pm CET.

Our speakers for July 16th Event

  • Tanya “Jasper” Lindsay (CryptoMibs) — Tanya has a long history of leading technology teams. Early in her career she worked for ATI Technologies (now part of AMD) developing hardware and software products for the gaming industry. An entrepreneur at heart, she left AMD and built a successful consulting business in the Systems Integrations space. She is now looking to bring all her passions together in the emerging Blockchain Gaming industry with a new business venture — CryptoMibs.
  • Karen Contet Farzam (WHub.io— Karen is passionate about Technology and Startups, co-founder & Chief Hustler of WHub.io​- Hong Kong biggest startup community — co-founder & CEO of AngelHub — Hong Kong first regulated startup investment platform — and a founding board member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong​- co-lead the Best Practices on Token Sale​published end of 2017 and updated end of 2018.
  • Anna Tutova (Coinstelegram) — Anna is public speaker and CEO of Coinstelegram, a tech-consulting agency. Anna holds a degree of Master of international law. She is an expert in public relations and business development. Two years ago she shifted her focus from the entertainment industry to blockchain to help to develop startups. Additionally she made significant contribution to attracting investments for the Coinstelegram Fund. Additionally Anna is Experts Council member at G.World, first Arabic platform that focuses on alternative investments analysis in the MENA region for HNWI/VHNWI.
  • Pandwe Gibson (EcoTech Visions) — Dr. Pandwe Gibson is a scientist, ecopreneur and investor. After founding and scaling a network of highly successful urban schools through data and technology in Post Katrina New Orleans, she dove into the business world where she started, led and scaled more than 20 successful companies. Through EcoTech Visions, she guides entrepreneurs to grow smart manufacturing for smart cities through an on demand market place powered by AI, IOT, and Blockchain technology.
  • Serena Tabacchi (MoCDA + NFT London) — a digital entrepreneur, curator, and writer. She works at TATE Modern for Tate Commerce and is the founder and director at MoCDA, the Museum of Contemporary Digital Art. She is currently researching on how to curate digital art IRL (in real life) and virtually, URL.

In case you missed it…

Also watch the early installments of our online conference series dedicated to Women of Blockchain Gaming, NFTs, and Digital Art:

More speakers throughout the events

A fantastic lineup of speakers will participate throughout this series of events.

  • Cynthia Huang (Altcoin Fantasy) — CEO and co-founder of Altcoin Fantasy, a crypto trading simulation game and the co-founder of Airhosts Forum, the largest Airbnb host community globally. Cynthia has won 8 hackathons, totaling over $100K USD and her articles have been published on sites like CoinMarketCap, The Startup, Good Audience and Invest In Blockchain.
  • Carolin Wend (Mintbase— from Mintbase, a platform that also allows NFT creation on the Ethereum blockchain. She truly believes that decentralization will make the world a better place and wants to bridge the gap between technology and people.
  • Jiashan Wu (Ethernal) — designer, creative technologist, and cofounder of Ethernal. Ethernal is a multiplayer dungeon generated and owned by the players. Inspired by classic text and grid-based MUDs, players can explore the dungeon to discover new rooms and loot, collaborate with others to defeat monsters, or race against them to be the first to find rare items. The entire game is procedurally generated from the blockchain — game rules are dictated by the smart contracts and players have true ownership of items that they collect.
  • Judy Mam (Dada.art) — cofounder of dada.art, the only visual conversation platform where people from all over the world speak to each other through drawings, creating collaborative art. DADA is building a token economy with a gamified incentive framework to create a new economic paradigm for artists in which making art is separated from sales transactions, allowing artists to create freely while they receive a passive income for their contribution to the community.
  • Luna Javier (Altitude Games) — Creative Director and Co-Founder of Altitude Games, the Manila-based studio behind blockchain game Battle Racers. She has been designing and producing games since 2002 and is currently helping with UX design on Metaboss, the biggest NFT boss fight in the world.
  • Carolin Wend (Mintbase) — from Mintbase, a platform that also allows NFT creation on the Ethereum blockchain. She truly believes that decentralization will make the world a better place and wants to bridge the gap between technology and people.
  • Holly Atkinson (The Sandbox— Recent addition to The Sandbox where she is a full-time Blockchain Developer. She previously worked as Full Stack Engineer for Tracr in their Application Team (Forbes Blockchain 50), after deciding to switch to a career in tech and becoming fascinated by Ethereum. Her career history (>12 years) spans business development, project finance and commercial roles, including over 5 years’ international experience at leading green energy company Ørsted, where she specialized in complex acquisition and joint venture transactions for Offshore Wind. BSc(Hons) Physics with French from The University of Nottingham.
  • Marguerite deCourcelle (Blockade Games— (better known as coin_artist) is a technologist, game designer, and blockchain enthusiast. She is the CEO of Blockade Games, a company that designs puzzles and games built on blockchain technology.
  • Caty Tedman (DapperLabs— Head of Marketing & Partnership at Dapper Labs. She is responsible for bringing content from the best brands in the world to consumers through partnerships, where beloved IP is brought to life in new and interesting ways using blockchain technology.
  • Fanny Lakoubay (CADAF) — a New-York-based communication & operations specialist with 12+ years of experience in art+tech, blockchain, and ESG projects. She is currently the COO of CADAF art fairs, held by New Art Academy. Besides, she is also involved in RadicalxChange Foundation and ETHTURIN hackathon.
  • Simona Pop — With a background in experiential marketing and creative strategy, Simona is passionate about the potential blockchain has in levelling out the playing field in terms of access to information, resources and global opportunity. Previously the co-founder of the Bounties Network, creators of the StandardBounties protocol, and broader Ethereum ecosystem steward working across Devcon Scholars, Grants, Educational initiatives, her work is all about broadening access to blockchain applications for everyone and empowering communities through token economics.
  • Genevieve (AgriLedger— led AgriLedger’s collaboration with Haiti’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry to deliver a Distributed Ledger Technology pilot sponsored by the World Bank. The project went live in May 2020 allowing Haitian fruit farmers, customers and families to reap the benefits of fairer prices and improved food security. She is also leading a COVID Rapid Response project supporting the effective and safe delivery of testing kits by assuring the Value Chain. Genevieve was nominated by the Financial Times to the top 100 BAME in UK technology in 2019 and was a top five finalist for Quesnay’s Female Founders in FinTech 2019. She has spoken on emerging technologies at numerous high-profile conferences around the world. She is the vice-chair of techUK’s Distributed Ledger Technologies Working Group, which provides strategic direction for all UK activities related to DLT, and is an inaugural member of the Advisory Group for the Estonian Government’s eResidency initiative.
  • Sparrow (blackboxdotart— a software engineer, traditional artist (encaustic wax medium) and digital artist. Finding a synergy between technology and art, Sparrow explores the latent space of Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) deep learning algorithms and other digital manipulation techniques to create artworks that are a collaboration between human and machine. Most recently she has been creating “programmable art”, wherein owners of individual elements of an artwork can control the rendering of a master image to create an artwork that changes over time. Her current focus: conceiving art that allows control of some elements of the artwork to be triggered by external data such as weather, Tweet sentiments, market prices, “in-world” activities, almost anything you could imagine!
  • Chloe Diamond (MoCDA + Blockchain advisor) — ​Chloe is an Oxford-based content designer with over 6 years experience in technology, art, and blockchain. She researches, explores, and tweaks content to make complex themes easy to digest, prioritising clarity and connection over jargon. She’s a curator and tech specialist at MoCDA, where she writes about what emerges when art and technology collide.
  • Gabrielle Patrick (Knabu— loves classic video games especially the Mario series,Tomb Raider series, and Angry Birds. She is a UK & US lawyer with over 18 years experience at C-Level running 33 territories of a large FI. She is an early adopter, and one of the longest blockchain lawyers worldwide since 2012. She led the International Bar Association’s work on virtual currencies for over a decade. Knabu is licensing as a bank in the UK — its focus is the fiat to crypto bridge and transaction security using threshold signatures.
  • Xenia Vyazemskaya — Co-founder of It Takes Two, co-host of ValueTokenized.
  • Serena Tabacchi (MoCDA + NFT London) — a digital entrepreneur, curator, and writer. She works at TATE Modern for Tate Commerce and is the founder and director at MoCDA, the Museum of Contemporary Digital Art. She is currently researching on how to curate digital art IRL (in real life) and virtually, URL.
  • Olive Allen (Decadent.io) — a New York-based artist and entrepreneur working at the intersection of art, gaming, and tech. She purchased her first Bitcoin in 2013 and became actively involved in the blockchain community. She has worked on various experimental projects in the space and spoke at many conferences since. Olive was one of the first entrepreneurs in the NFT/blockchain collectible space and spent her days working on her tech startup in Silicon Valley before dedicating most of her time to her career as a visual artist.
  • Daniela Diaz (DapperLabs) — is a founding team member and project manager at CryptoKitties. Daniela has been part of the launch and live ops in the game that started the NFT industry as well as leading the development of experimental projects such as Cheeze Wizards. She is currently working on bringing CryptoKitties into Flow, the blockchain for open worlds.
  • Aminata Cisse (The Sandbox) — first dipped her toe in the blockchain in in 2018 and hasn’t turned back since. A gamer at heart, she was a community manager for a global startup that created mobile AR/VR applications on the blockchain, while she was based in Seoul. She then joined the The Sandbox team in late 2019 and became a community manager and content writer for The Sandbox.
  • Jessica Angel (ArtProject Decentralized) — is a Colombian-American artist based in NYC working on the intersection between art, science, and technology. She is currently developing the Dogethereum Bridge Art Project, a massive public art structure inspired by blockchain technologies and sponsored by the TrueBit foundation. Jessica is a leading player in the art and blockchain movement and the creator and moderator of the #ArtProject Decentralized community.

Watch out for the next installments of this series:

  • August 7th — Play the Game: Gender Gaps in Blockchain Games
  • August 14th— Portability cross game of digital asset

About the Blockchain Game Alliance

The Blockchain Game Alliance is an organization committed to promoting blockchain within the game industry.

Our goal is to spread awareness about blockchain technologies and encourage adoption by highlighting their potential to foster new ways to create, publish, play, and build strong communities around games.

The BGA also provides an open forum for individuals and companies to share knowledge and collaborate, create common standards, establish best practices, and network.

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Learn more about the BGA: http://www.blockchaingamealliance.org

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