NOTE: THIS MEETUP WILL START AT 6.45PM. SOME REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED BY IBM.
DOORS @ 6.30PM.
WELCOME, INTRO, NOTICES, SHOUTOUTS @ 6.45PM.
PRESENTATION INC. Q&A @ 7PM.
END/ADJOURN TO OMNI BAR @ 8.30PM
Although IBM is often perceived as a company that strictly works with Fortune 500s, that is definitely not the case, especially when it comes to blockchain. In fact, it is quite the opposite. IBM designed our industry-leading, next generation blockchain platform for businesses of all sizes, with startups being top-of-mind. Why? Because they're the innovators who have the in-house talent to build and operate their networks with agility. They're the disruptors who aren't afraid to take risks. They're the forward-thinkers transforming blockchain's promise into bottom-line results.
How? With the help of IBM Blockchain Platform & Services because building and deploying enterprise blockchain solutions continues to be larger than any one business can tackle on its own. Whether you're in the pre-seed stage or you survived the dot-com bubble, IBM Blockchain will meet you where you are. Yes, even if that's on-prem, on AWS or Azure.
What? This meetup discussion will revolve around the following ways in which startups can engage with IBM Blockchain from minimum viable ecosystem to pilot, production & scale:
IBM Blockchain Platform
IBM Blockchain Digital Mentorship Program
IBM Blockchain Accelerator
IBM Blockchain Getting Started Services
IBM Blockchain Deployment & Production Services
Who? IBM Blockchain Digital Engagement Program Manager, Paige Krieger, will be presenting on the above topics.
Thank you to Capital Factory - https://www.capitalfactory.com - for sponsoring event space in 2019 for the Austin Blockchain Collective Community Meetup. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers.
Validated parking for $7 is available - see https://www.capitalfactory.com/parking/.
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