This Meetup is intended both for current blockchain investors as well as those interested in learning more about opportunities for investing in blockchain startups and in cryptocurrencies. Each meeting will have a keynote speaker (startups, investors, professors) who will speak on a range of relevant topics (eg. Secondary market, Stable coin, Blockchain and healthcare, Blockchain and cybersecurity, ICOs, STOs, platforms, Blockchain infrastructure deals), as well as presentations from 1-2 dynamic blockchain startups. Light dinner, networking, and Q&A included. We aim to have about 8 Meetups per year plus an annual Summit and smaller private events. We welcome input from members on monthly topics of interest/speakers.
Come learn about the economic incentives available for blockchain startups and investors via the Opportunity Zone program ("O-Zone), which provides federal tax benefits to investors who realize capital gains, and invest them within Opportunity Zones through Opportunity Funds. MA has 138 such zones.
You an read specifics of the Opportunity Zone program here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/frequently-asked-opportunity-zone-questions
Join us for a panel on how the Blockchain community can take advantage of O-Zone tax incentives with benefits for startups, investors and communities. The idea of setting up one or more blockchain incubators in O-Zones will be discussed with a path for how this might materialize. Hear from QUBIC which is already setting up shop in Quincy and taking advantage of the program with a focus on gov tech and blockchain as well as from panelists with tax, legal and real estate expertise in O-Zones.
Robert MacArthur, SOLI and champion of establishing "Blockchain for Good" Incubator in O-Zone
Gavin Nichols: QUBIC: Quincy Business Innovation Center -open to any startups working in the blockchain space
Carlos Febres-Mazzei, Managing Principal, Quaker Lane Capital
Gary Domorocki, Moderator, Stifel Investment Services
***Schedule of Events
6:00pm-6:30: Dinner by Boston Kebab and Networking
6:30-7:30: Panel on Blockchain Incubators in O-Zones
7:30-7:45: Company Pitch, CYDigital
7:45-8:00: Announcements and closing remarks
8:00-8:45: Dessert and Networking
We hope to see you there!