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The Technology Business Association at Anderson (AnderTech) and the Entrepreneur Association at Anderson present:

Unchained: Blockchain Business Forum 2023

 

Friday, February 3, 2023, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Check-in: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Panels in the Executive Dining Room at Anderson
Networking and refreshments to follow the event in the Grand Salon at Marion Anderson Hall

Anderson’s marquee blockchain event will educate attendees on the world of crypto and Web3. Unchained explores how blockchain enables decentralization, economic freedom and technological innovation to disrupt the key industries Anderson students are targeting for their careers. 

The inaugural forum will feature industry-leading panelists discussing the latest news and trends across DeFi, NFTs and enterprise blockchain applications. Through this event, we hope to strengthen Los Angeles’ position as a leader in the global Web3 space and establish UCLA Anderson as a place to connect emerging business talent with opportunities across Web3.

Schedule
 
1:30 p.m.
Check-in
2:00 p.m.
Welcome

Viktorija Simanavice (’23), Executive Vice President, Entrepreneur Association

2:05 p.m.
Opening Remarks

Sam Borghese, CEO and Co-Founder, Zeal Reserve; Lecturer, UCLA Master in Quantitative Economics Program

2:15 p.m.
Panel: Web3: The Future of the Internet and Implications for Businesses

Speakers:

Alex Nascimento (’08), Managing Director, 7CC Blockchain Investments; Co-Founder, Blockchain at UCLA
Fabrice Cheng, Co-Founder, CEO and CTO, Quadrata
Jonas Simanavicius, Co-Founder and CTO, Syntropy
Lisa Yu, General Partner, Oria Capital; Podcast Host, “The DAO Factor”

Moderator: Harrison Jung (’24), Director of Crypto, AnderTech

2:55 p.m.
Panel: NFTs and the Future of Digital Ownership: Opportunities and Challenges

Speakers:

Alex Simons, Director of Consumer Marketing, OpenSea
Jarrod Jenkins, Director of Content and Moderation Policy, OpenSea
Layne Nadeau, Founder and CEO, NVAL

Moderator: David Chen, VP of Crypto, AnderTech

3:35 p.m.
Break
3:45 p.m.
Panel: DeFi: Unlocking the Potential of Decentralized Finance

Speakers:

Benjamin Tsai (‘01), Co-Founder, President and Managing Partner, Wave Financial; Lecturer, UCLA Anderson
Clark Read, Head of Gemini Prime, Gemini
Jason Huan (B.S. ’21), Co-Founder, Frax Finance; Co-Founder & Chairman, Blockchain at UCLA

Moderator: Sam Borghese, CEO and Co-Founder, Zeal Reserve; Lecturer, UCLA Master in Quantitative Economics Program

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Networking (refreshments provided)
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Contact
 
Viktorija Simanavice (’23), Executive Vice President, Entrepreneur Association
viktorija.simanavice.2023@anderson.ucla.edu