Unchained: Blockchain Business Forum 2024

AnderTech and the Entrepreneur Association Present:

Unchained: Blockchain Business Forum 2024

Friday, February 2, 2024
 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Check-in: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Conference: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Networking with Refreshments: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Conference: Crown Auditorium in Marion Anderson Hall at UCLA Anderson  
Networking: The Grand Salon in Marion Anderson Hall at UCLA Anderson 

AnderTech & EA are proud to present the second annual Unchained: Blockchain Business Conference at UCLA Anderson!

As Anderson's marquee blockchain event, we hope to educate attendees on the latest news and trends across Web3 and crypto, establish Anderson as a place to connect emerging business talent with opportunities across the industry and strengthen Los Angeles’ position as a leader in the global Web3 space.

This year, we are ecstatic to announce a fantastic lineup of panelists who will speak about enterprise business applications, the journey of building Web3 products and businesses, and crypto and DeFi investments.


1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.

Harrison Jung (’24), VP of Crypto & Web, AnderTech

1:40 p.m.
Opening Remarks

Jonas Simanavicius, Co-Founder and CTO, Syntropy

2:00 p.m.
Panel: Enterprise Business Applications: Scaling for the Future


Amanda Schwartz Ramirez (’10), Founder, Garden Labs; COO Advisor; Former Dapper and PayPal
John Nahas, Senior VP of Business Development, Ava Labs
Larry Pang, Head of Business Development, IoTeX

Moderator: Jonas Simanavicius, Co-Founder and CTO, Syntropy

2:45 p.m.
2:50 p.m.
Panel: Builders: Pioneering Growth in Bear and Bull Markets


Luke Katz (’22), VP of Growth, Seratonin
Ryan Caradonna (’22), Founder and Co-CEO, EQ Tickets
Tim Tello, Founder and CEO, 3thix

Moderator: Wyatt Hilkene (EMBA ’25), Director of Operations, 4K Protocol

3:35 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
Panel: Crypto and DeFi: Investing in Tomorrow


Ben Tsai, Co-Founder and President, Wave Digital Assets
Jun Park, Senior Investor for Gaming/IP, Hashed; Forbes 30 Under 30 Alumnus
Kenny Wu, Investments Associate, Taisu/EMURGO Ventures
Mona Hautala, Vice President, Taisu/EMURGO Ventures

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

4:30 p.m.
Networking and Refreshments in the Grand Salon

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Contact: Harrison Jung (’24), Vice President of Crypto & Web3, Technology Business Association at Anderson