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Demo Day Breakfast & BlockchainMix: New Trends, Investment Opportunities (See discount code!)



43 West 23rd Street, 2th floor, New York, NY 10010
New York, NY 10010
United States


Friday, December 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm


Use discount code: "Digitalnyc50off" for (you guessed it!) 50% off ticket prices.

Starta Accelerator together with V Startup Agency is excited to announce a Blockchain Conference and Demo Day Breakfastfor its fourth cohort companies!

Please join us on Friday, December 15th, to meet ten innovative startups from Europe, learn about Augmented Reality and Blockchain Technology. Meet industry experts from both VC and Crypto worlds who will share their thoughts on new investment opportunities and debate on much-talked-of ICO's vs VC funding.

The event is sponsored by Starta VenturesRise New York and Arcona - a blockchain-based augmented reality platform.

Starta's accredited investors receive complimentary tickets. Please reach out Alla Levina at



9:00-10:00 am Registration and Breakfast

10:00-11:00am Panel Discussion: “ICO vs VC. A New Era of Investments. Positive Effects and Challenges."

  • Current state of the market.
  • Will crypto crowd sale replace traditional VC?
  • Tokens vs equity: Fast access to money and early adopters.
  • Successful and not so much cases: ICO & VC


David J. Namdar, Partner and Head of Investments for Galaxy Investment Partners

Lisa Cuesta, Principal at NextGen Venture Partners

Alexey Girin, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Starta Ventures

Gary Ross, Corporate/Securities Attorney and Partner at Ross & Shulga

Morgan Hill, Managing Partner at AxionV

Alex MashinskyCEO &Founder, Celsius Network

Moderator: Serge Milman, Managing Partner, Starta Ventures


11:00 - 12:00 pm Pitches from Starta's Accelerator Cohort #4, more info about the portfolio companies.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Networking and Lunch

Event Hosts:

Katya Dorozhkina, Founding Partner & CEO, Starta Ventures

Serge Milman, Managing Partner, Starta Ventures


1:00 – 1:20 pm Guest speaker: Sweet Eva, an Augmented Reality Angel

“Digital land as the next big frontier: How will the world change in 2020 when a new version of our planet is created with the help of AR and blockchain technology?”

1:20 – 2:30 pm Panel Discussion: Blockchain in Mixed Reality. What are the opportunities for developers, investors and content creators?

  • Is it necessary for AR & VR to adapt blockchain technology? Will blockchain thrive in the new immersive reality?
  • How can decentralization and the adaptation of new standards solve the issues of the AR ecosystem and infrastructure? 
  • What would be the impact of Ethereum smart contracts on immersive technology? 
  • How can blockchain’s ability to create a global rights database help developers and investors? 
  • Decentralized virtual societies: the middleman will decide no more! How to establish identity verification, transfer virtual properties and institute systems of governance. 

2:30 – 3:00 pm Networking & Coffee Break, VR/AR demos

Bring your business cards to enter in a prize drawing for a FREE piece of digital land in Soho!

3:00 - 3:40 pm Investor Brainstorm:

What are the risks and advantages of adapting blockchain technology with AR? Where is the money for the world’s first decentralized marketplaces? What could happen if blockchain and AR are combined? Advertising, travel, education, and other areas: what are the industries that blockchain-based AR solutions could disrupt tomorrow? 

3:40 – 4:00 pm Developer's Keynote & Panel Wrap-up

What’s next after ARKit? A look at retail, healthcare, transportation, sports, entertainment, tourism and other industries where AR apps are emerging. What are the challengers for developers and how can blockchain technology help? 

4:00 – 5:00 pm VR/AR demos & Networking

While mingling we’ll announce the winner and happy owner of NYC’s first piece of Digital Land! 


Dana Farbo, AR/VR/blockchain expert, COO at Augmate, platform for smartglasses and other wearable devices 

James Haft, Co-Founder of Crypto Oracle, advisory services for ICOs, blockchain and distributed ledger companies.

George Popescu, CEO and Co-founder of Lampix, an AR technology platform & Editor-in-Chief, Lending Times

Daniil Girdea, Investor, Piligrim XXI, developer of AR solutions for global tourism industry & Co-founder of AR projects 
Andrew Deutsch, Creative Developer, VR/AR experiences & digital ad animation 
Sweet Eva, AR Angel & Representative of Arcona, a project creating Digital Land - an AR layer on the Earth’s surface

ModeratorAdriel Lubarsky, Anchor, Curious City podcast, a stream of business strategy, philosophy, and learnings from entrepreneurs and investors.

PLUS! An Afterparty at the Alexandre Gertsman contemporary art gallery on December 20th from 6pm till10pm with wine tasting and wonderful live music from an award-winning pianist Nargiz Aliyarova and baritone Nigel Smith.

The event is sponsored by Arcona, a blockchain-based augmented reality platform creating "Digital Land" over real locations across the world where digital content can be placed and then viewed by users through an app.

V Startup Agency helps tech companies break through the information overload, presenting them in the best light possible, and with a coherent and interesting narrative that will excite their target audience – be they journalists, investors, potential clients, or the general public.

Use discount code: "Digitalnyc50off" for (you guessed it!) 50% off ticket prices.