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Tech Startup Fest : BLOCKCHAIN @ Google

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SVE and PeerNova( are delighted to bring you an exciting TechFest event featuring blockchain panel discussions, fireside chat, and startup pitches.

Join us on Oct 16th, 2018 at Google PLY2, Mountain View, CA. It's a FREE community-oriented event. Brought you by:

-Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs (SVE)
-Dispatch Labs
-StarChain Ventures
-Oracle Blockchain Cloud Applications

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Welcome & Network

5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
Opening Remarks
- Maria Hernandez

5:05 PM - 5:10 PM
Welcome Remarks
- Gangesh Ganesan, Co-founder & CTO, PeerNova

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Presentation: "Smart Contracts: Garbage In Garbage Out?”
- Gregory LaBlanc, Faculty Director, Berkeley Fintech Institute

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Fireside Chat:
-KJ Jia (moderator), Partner, F50
-Zane Witherspoon, CTO, Dispatch Labs

5:50 PM - 6:05 PM
Presentation: "Blockchain Adoption Beyond The Hype"
Jorden Woods, Founding Partner, StarChain Ventures

6:05 PM - 6:45 PM
Panel: "Enterprise Blockchain Adoption Accelerates"
-Radhika Iyengar-Emens (moderator), Founding Partner, StarChain Ventures
-Gangesh Ganesan, Co-founder & CTO, PEERNOVA
-Shyam Nagarajan, Director, Global Sales, IBM Blockchain
-Pratima (Rao) Gluckman, Engineering leader at Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware
-Alan Xing, Managing Director, ESPEED CAPITAL
-David Haimes, Blockchain Cloud Applications Leader, Oracle
-Anoop Nannra, Head of Blockchain, Cisco

6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Company pitches (10 startups, 10 minutes each)

8:30 PM

-Dispatch Labs
-Oracle Blockchain Cloud Applications

About SVE
Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs (SVE) is the largest grassroots movements of founders and developers in the Bay Area since 2008. This community organization provides opportunities for startups to share their passions with other members broader startup ecosystem. Now with 30,000+ members, we have events every week! So join us be a part of our pitch events, co-founder matching nights, panel discussions and even our fun mixers!

About PeerNova
PeerNova is a Silicon Valley technology company founded in 2013 by veteran entrepreneurs with expertise in financial technology, distributed systems, and Big Data. PeerNova enables financial institutions around the world to securely and verifiably manage their data and address their challenges with post-trade processing, reconciliation, and compliance using a blockchain-based Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) solution. For more information about PeerNova and its Cuneiform® Platform, please visit