Competition will connect startups to cloud technology, investors, acceleration programs and more.
PARIS, 3 Feb 2023 – The start-up competition at Paris Blockchain Week, will kick-off today in partnership with Google Cloud. Start-ups with a focus on blockchain and Web3 will have up to the 15 Feb to apply to participate in this unique opportunity to engage with investors that have a dedicated focus on the industry and convince them to back their projects.
Participants in this inspiring competition will include promising projects in the Web3 and blockchain space. The start-up competition will put the spotlight on start-ups with high potential, providing more than 100 ambitious founders with unique exposure, plus feedback from reputable investors. Additionally, this competition offers these start-ups access to funding, acceleration programs and coaching from partners.
Paris Blockchain Week considers start-ups that raised less than €3 Mio.
Participating investors will be first in line to discover Web3 start-ups with high potential and will have the opportunity ahead of others to invest in these innovators and game changers. During the competition, more than 100 pre-screened decks will be seen by investors, who will decide which ten projects will be able to live pitch to the investors on 20 March. For ten selected founders in the programme there will be an opportunity to pitch and build their network in the frame of the Investors Day.
During the competition, the ten finalist founders will deliver their start-up pitch, followed by a brief Q&A session. The judging investors will give their insight and disclose their grades on stage. The jury is made up of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders in the Web3 industry such as Tim Draper, Daniël Rood (Google Cloud), David Prinçay (Binance) and Julien Bouteloup (Stake Capital Group).
The winning three start-ups will pitch their project to Paris Blockchain attendees on the main stage at the flagship Paris Blockchain Week Summit.
Emmanuel Fenet, CEO of Paris Blockchain Week adds: “We are extremely delighted to announce the start-up competition with Google Cloud, as it underlines the entrepreneurial spirit of Paris Blockchain Week and the bright future of the industry. We gladly invite all open-minded professionals, digital assets enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs to gather in one amazing place.”
For start-ups, Paris Blockchain Week, and especially this competition, will be a unique opportunity to network and discuss their projects with over 150 dedicated Web3 investors. For investors the event in Paris will be the ultimate ecosystem to find and invest early in web3 start-ups with high potential.
About Paris Blockchain Week
The renowned Paris Blockchain Week will hold its 4th edition as a live event from 20 to 24 March 2023 in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre and online via a dedicated digital platform. Since its inception in 2019, PBW has established itself as a global meeting place for crypto enthusiasts, investors, and entrepreneurs to engage in thought-provoking discussions on the digital assets industry at large. The event is organised by Chain of Events, an event organiser specialising in conferences and events for professionals in the blockchain universe. Supported by some of the leading figures in tech and politics, PBW 2022 welcomed 6000+ attendees, 300+ speakers, 250 sponsors, 400 media and partners.
Top speakers and supporters from 2023 include Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum, CEO & Founder of ConsenSys, Alexis Ohanian, Founder of Seven Seven Six, Denelle Dixon, CEO & Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, Jean-Noël Barrot, French Minister for the Digital Transition and Telecommunications, Stephane Kasriel, Head of Commerce and Financial Technologies at Meta, Stephanie Ramezan, Head of Gemini UK, James Tromans, Director, Cloud Web3 at Google, Ryan Selkis, Founder & CEO of Messari, Silvio Micali, Founder of Algorand, Beatriz Reyero, Global VP of Corporate Strategy at eBay Ventures, Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Circle, Ira Auerbach, Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Assets at Nasdaq and many more.