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Polkadot - Toronto - Community Launch

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Web3 Foundation welcomes you to the launch of the ‘Polkadot - Toronto’ community!

We are excited to be in Toronto and are bringing some of the core members of the Polkadot team with us.


Anna Niemira, Director of Business Development @ CryptoChicks - "Building a Global Crypto Community"

Ryan Zurrer, Council Member @ W3F - "The State of Web3"

Aqeel Mohammad, Design Principal @ W3F - "Bridging the Divide"

David Ansermino, Developer @ ChainSafe Systems - "Polkadot Client Tutorial"

Sascha Darius Mojtahedi, CEO @ BUNZ - "Bunz: Community 3.0"

Chris Housser, Co-Founder @ Polymath - "Polymath"


Speaker Profiles

Anna Niemira, Director of Business Development @ CryptoChicks

Anna is a corporate Consultation Professional experienced in the retail brokerage industry, corporate finance, and international listings. As a strategic communicator, negotiator, and a business development ambassador focused on innovations in the financial, technology and regulatory environments, Anna serves as the Director of Business Development at CryptoChicks.

Ryan Zurrer, Council Member @ W3F (Former Polychain Capital Venture Partner)

Ryan is the former Principal and Venture Partner at Polychain Capital. He has been an active investor and miner in the blockchain ecosystem since 2012. For five years, Ryan was the CEO of a large Brazilian renewables firm (958MW portfolio). Prior to that, Ryan worked in investment banking focused on financial technology.

Aqeel Mohammad, Design Principal @ W3F

Aqeel Mohammad is a Product Strategist, and Design specialist focused on leading market adoption and consistent user experiences across Web 3 Technologies. He has extensive experience leading human centered design processes in organizations with a focus on strategy, product definition, and business transformation. Currently conducting user experience / usability design research to assist implementer's that are shifting the paradigm of how we interact with Web 3 Technologies. In addition to working on facilitating ecosystem wide design collaboration, education, and acceptance.

David Ansermino, Developer @ ChainSafe Systems

David is a developer at ChainSafe Systems where he focuses on low-level implementation details of decentralized and distributed systems. ChainSafe is an Ethereum focused development shop in downtown Toronto, working to help build the future of the Web 3.0.

Sascha Darius Mojtahedi, CEO @ BUNZ

Sascha is a leading expert on the intersection of finance and technology. Following a decade at tier 1 bank TD Canada Trust, his final role in New Platforms Technologies, Sascha entered the start-up space to focus on creating products that foster community. With a passionate and fast-growing membership, Sascha worked closely with his team to launch the BTZ digital currency in 2018.

Chris Housser, Co-Founder @ Polymath - "Polymath"

Prior to Polymath, Chris was a lawyer in downtown Toronto for 4 years. He became fascinated with the blockchain space in 2013, at approximately the same time as he started his legal career. Chris advised and assisted many blockchain projects over the years and left the practice of law in early 2017. Polymath is a natural fit to merge his blockchain and legal knowledge.


We’ll have time for questions, discussion, and networking. Drinks and snacks will be served.

This event is free but we can only accommodate a limited amount of guests. **RSVP early!**


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