// October 19, 2018

Fairmont Miramar Hotel,

Santa Monica, CA

October 19th, 2018

•  Hear from Christopher Cox, a former SEC chairman.

•  The only event bringing together all the leaders tokenizing securities and alternative assets.

•  Hear an Ethereum Co-Founder discuss the 3rd generation of cryptocurrencies.

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The tokenization of securities and alternative assets on the blockchain will revolutionize the world’s financial markets by bringing liquidity to the illiquid securities market, unlocking trillions of dollars of value.

Keynote Speakers:

Co-Founder & CEO, StartEngine

Howard Marks

Howard Marks is the co-founder and CEO of StartEngine, an equity crowdfunding, and security tokenization platform. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Acclaim Games, now part of Disney, as well as the co-founder of Activision. Marks is the 2015 "Treasure of Los Angeles" recipient awarded for his work to transform Los Angeles into a leading technology city. 

Former Chairman of the SEC, 

Former Member of US House of Representatives,

& Global Business Advisor

Christopher Cox

As the SEC Chairman, Cox approved the creation of the NASDAQ as an exchange and the merger of the NYSE with Euronext, opening the way for cross-border securities trading and regulation. His top priority was securities law enforcement, and during his tenure, the agency won record-breaking penalties, including the first billion-dollar settlements.

Founder & Chairman of ICOx

Cameron Chell

Cameron Chell is Founder and Chairman of ICOx Innovations, Chairman of KODAKOne and is the co-creator and co-architect of the KODAKCoin. A serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in the technology, energy and finance sectors, Cameron has helped lead numerous successful teams as well as founding and co-founded ventures including Business Instincts Group, Draganfly, Raptor Rig, ColdBore, FutureLink, Slyce and Urthecast.

Founding Member, Ethereum, IOHK., and Invictus Innovations

Charles Hoskinson

Charles was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013. His current projects focus on education people about cryptocurrency, being an evangelist for decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream. This includes leading the research, design and development of Cardano, a third-generation cryptocurrency that launched in September 2017.

8:50 AM

Former SEC Chairman, Former Congressmen,

& Global Business Advisor

Chris Cox


11:00 AM

Equity Crowdfunding & Securities Issuance Platform


Pitch #1

11:10 AM



Pitch #2

11:20 AM

A Leader in Green Technologies


Pitch #3

12:30 PM


3:10 PM

Rebalancing Digital Advertising

Social Flow

Pitch #4

3:20 PM

Democratizing AI with Blockchain


Pitch #5

3:30 PM

Mobile Stress Reduction Service

Vital Neuro

Pitch #6

4:10 PM



Pitch #7

4:20 PM

Equity Crowdfunding & Securities Issuance Platform


Pitch #8

4:30 PM



Pitch #9:

5:40 PM

Founding Member, Ethereum, IOHK., 

and Invictus Innovations

Charles Hoskinson


6:00 PM

Closing Remarks

6:05 PM

Cocktails in Exhibits & Courtyard

Thank you all for joining us. We hope to see you at the next StartEngine Summit! 

Co-Founder & CEO, StartEngine

Howard Marks

8:35 AM


8:30 AM Welcome to the StartEngine Summit!

Intro by Ron Miller, StartEngine Co-Founder

Emceeing by Scott Kolp, StartEngine's Head of Content

7:00 AM Check In

Coffee, Breakfast, & Networking.

9:20 AM

ICO & Blockchain Architect

Panel: Are Stablecoins the Bridge from Tangible Assets to the Blockchain?

Moderator: Kurt Kumar

CEO & CTO, Primetrust

Scott Purcell

Co-Founder, TrustToken

Tory Reiss

Co-Founder & CEO, Carbon

Sam Trautwein

9:50 AM

Principal Advisor & Co-Founder,

Panel: The Benefits of a Tokenized Economy

Moderator: Sheri Kaiserman

Co-Founder & CEO, Public Market

KJ Erickson

Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, USC

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Partner, Prysm Group

Stephanie Hurder

Chief Revenue Officer, Bloq

Steve Beauregard

10:30 AM

Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

Moderator: Daniel Zelenko

Panel: Legal Aspects of Issuance and Trading

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Kristen Howell

Partner, FisherBroyles LLP

Marc Boiron

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, tZERO

Ralph Daiuto

Partner, Jones Day

Stephen Obie

11:30 AM

Partner, Collaborative Fund & Finance professor, U Oregon

Moderator: Stephen McKeon

Panel: Tokenized Funds

Managing Partner, CityBlock Capital

Rob Nance

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, 

Blockchain Capital

Joshua Rivera

Founder, Science Blockchain

Greg Gilman

12:00 PM

Hosts of one of the largest crypto podcast.

Moderator: Crypto Street

Panel: Which blockchain is best suited for financial services & securities?

Founder, WorkCoin & EOS Lynx

Fred Krueger

Director of Partnerships,

Boris A. Reznikov

CEO, BitGo

Mike Belshe

1:40 PM

Panel: Issuing Security Tokens

Founder & CEO, Crowdfund Insider

Moderator: Andrew Dix

Founder & President, CoinList

Andy Bromberg

CEO, Tokensoft

Mason Borda

VP of Sales & Business Development, StartEngine

Josh Amster

2:10 PM

Panel: The Tokenization of Alternative Assets

CEO & Founder, Hackernoon

Moderator: David Smooke

Founder, Slice

Ari Shpanya

Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Reserve Technologies

Daniel J. Eisner

Managing Director Elevated Returns

Jason Kirschenbaum

VP Marketing, MasterWorks

Richard McBeath

2:40 PM

Panel: Investment Strategies with VCs and Funds

Co-Founder at Evercoin Exchange and General Partner at Gumi Ventures

Moderator: Miko Matsumura

Managing Director, Autonomous Partners

Arianna Simpson

Founder, Building Block Group

Peter Chen

Partner, Signia Venture Partners

Sunny Dhillon

3:40 PM

Panel: How to Tokenize Securities

Co-Founder, Verify Investor

Moderator: Jor Law

Co-founder & President, Securitize

Jamie Finn

Co-Founder, Polymath

Deven Soni

Co-Founder & Partner, Swarm

Timo Lehes

VP of Sales & Business Development, StartEngine

Allen Jebsen

4:40 PM

Panel: Global Investments in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Founder, SHEQ+ & WIIW Digital

Moderator: Anu Bhardwaj

Huobi Eco, Head of BD and Investment (North America)

Will Wang

Founder, Wavemaker Partners, Wavemaker Genesis, and Genesis

David Siemer

Managing Director, Trammell Venture Partners

Christopher Calicutt

5:10 PM

Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring

Moderator: Linda Lerner

Panel: Where to Trade Security Tokens

Co-Founder & CEO, StartEngine

Howard Marks

CEO, OpenFinance Network

Juan Hernandez

CEO, SharesPost Digital Assets Group

John Wu

Co-Founder and CEO, Rialto Trading

Shari Noonan

Partner, Crowell & Moring

Carlton Greene

12:40 PM

Lunch Pitches

EdTech tools leveraging AR + Blockchain

Leap With Alice

Digital Asset Liquidity Solutions


The Scalable Blockchain Testing Platform


Blockchain Domain Registry


10:20 AM

Founder & Chairman, ICOx

Cameron Chell


38th Director of The United States Mint,

Board Member, ICOx Innovations

Ed Moy

Summit Agenda:

What to Expect.

Over 1000 ICO enthusiasts joined us last time to get a better understanding of tokenization and the finance revolution around it.

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ICO Pitches

Networking & Drinks

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