Past Meetup

Upending the Coffee Cart: Blockchain and Disruption

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HSM welcomes Scott Tupper, Founder and CEO, and Dan Carlson, CTO of (, to speak on the topic of utilizing the blockchain supply chain in coffee production.

Blockchain for good: what’s the incentive? Blockchain technologies are supposed to make for foolproof supply chains, but is traceability alone enough to transform ancient industries? Not in our experience.

Join the Yave leadership team on a geopolitical, business, and technology exploration (using Hyperledger Fabric) of how and why we are able to transform the coffee value chain where other organizations are failing.

Coffee production is unprofitable on the commodity market. Yet coffee has decommodified itself on the consumer end (55% market share in US for Specialty Coffee; $30B). A supply crisis looms: as consumption is projected to double by 2050, suitable coffee farming land will grow by only 50%. Learn how Yave helps to manage this market disparity.

HSM Star Rating for technical content: 2 Stars (*)



We're raffling off some great Hyperledger gifts at this presentation, including:

--A Hyperledger Sports Bottle (20 oz. stainless steel, and vacuum-insulated)
--A Hyperledger T-Shirt (very nice 100% cotton)



4:00 - 4:30 pm
- Welcome
- Community Announcements

4:30 - 5:30 pm
- Guest Presentation

5:30 - 6:00 pm
- Q&A Session
- Open Discussions

--Beverages and snacks will be served--


Scott Tupper is the founder and CEO of, a blockchain trading platform for tropical agriculture. He also founded Onda Origins Coffee, a pioneering specialty roasting brand through which he realized the need for transactional integration of data flow to a source of record for the coffee supply chain. Since its inception in 2017, Yave Incorporated has made international headlines with ongoing end-to-end blockchain projects connecting complete supply chains from coffee producer to consumer.

Dan Carlson is CTO at Yave. He combines his vast experience in casino and healthcare CRM and database architecture with a passion for learning new technologies and solving difficult business problems.


Please access CoMotion (2nd floor of Startup Hall) via the elevators (the main entrance on the second floor is locked for security). For details on the location of elevators see:

Off-site (street and garage) parking is available near the venue. Details here:

For people coming by bus from downtown, the 70 line has a stop just about across the street, very convenient. The Link light rail to the University station can connect to the 73 or others going to the U District at the 41st street stop, which is then just a few short blocks over.


If you arrive after 5:00 pm, building doors will be closed. Please contact Aaron [masked]) so an HSM member can come down and let you in.


Please thank our HSM sponsors in helping to make this presentation possible:

- Yave is a connected commerce software platform that creates a transparent marketplace between roasters and producers in the coffee supply chain

- Aaron Bodmer and UW CoMotion Labs ( for providing the venue for this HSM event. Remember, our HSM events are "Powered by CoMotion, your innovation partner.”


The HSM Star Rating (0 - 4 stars) is used to help gauge the level of technical content expected for a given presentation, and is as follows:

4 Stars: extremely technical content to be presented
3 Stars: very high technical content
2 Stars: moderate technical content
1 Star: low technical content to be presented
0 Stars: a non-technical presentation