Grit Daily House

Grit Daily House

Satellite Event (Media Stage) to CoinDesk’s Consensus Festival

Downtown Austin, Texas

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Panels

Panels and podcasts are subject to change up to and including the day of the event.

April 26th

Pitch Competition: Quarterfinals (10:00AM - 10:55AM)

AI: Crypto's Spoiler or Bulwark? (11:00AM - 11:20AM)

Moderator

Panelists

Deborah Yao
Jay Schimpf, Anne Ahola Ward, Joe Stolte

Rebuilding Trust In CeFi (11:30AM - 11:50AM)

Moderator

Panelists

Brad Keoun
Ken Berkowitz, Himanshu Sahay, Agustin Lebron, Sean Judge

Aligning Stakeholder and Protocol Interests (12:00PM - 12:20PM)

Moderator

Panelists

Frank Chaparro
JP Vega, Kohji Nagata, Brandon Potts

Blockchain’s CeFi Experiment Broke, but Are DeFi and “More Tech” the Cure? (12:40PM - 1:00PM)

Moderator

Panelists

Joseph Raczynski
Ahmed Reza, Adam Kagy, Johnney Zhang

Enhanced Execution and the Future of Banking (1:10PM - 1:30PM)

Moderator

Panelists

Katie Canales
Ran Hammer, Tom White

The End of Crypto Theft (1:35PM - 2:00PM)

Moderator

Panelists

Eleanor Terrett
Daniel Chong, Drew Wolfer, Irina Berkon

Crypto: A Better Capital Market for Real-World Assets (2:05:PM - 2:25PM)

Moderator

Panelists

Lou Kerner
JP Vega, Sid Powell

Distribution to 1B Crypto Users (2:40PM - 3:00PM)

Moderator

Panelists

Camila Russo
Ken Berkowitz, Ani Pai, Antonio Garcia-Martinez, Itai Turbahn

Volatility as a Feature of Programmable Money (3:20PM - 3:40PM)

Moderator

Panelists

Nikita Sachdev
JP Vega, Aaron Malone

Crypto Investors Brace for More Crackdowns from Regulators (3:55PM - 4:25PM)

Moderator

Panelists

Jacquelyn Melinek
Dan Berkovitz, Kristy LIttman, Laura Shin

How Tokenization Is Moving Beyond Art Collectibles To Real-Life Applications (4:30PM - 4:50PM)

Moderator

Panelists

Turner Wright
Garrett Kinsman, Dagmara Handzik, Gary Cardone

Pitch Competition: Finals (4:50PM - 5:30PM)

When

Title

Moderator

Panelists

April 26th

10:00AM – 10:55AM

Pitch Competition: Quarterfinals

11:00AM – 11:20AM

AI: Crypto’s Spoiler or Bulwark?

Deborah Yao

  • Jay Schimpf
  • Anne Ahola Ward
  • Joe Stolte

11:30AM – 11:50AM

Rebuilding Trust In CeFi

Brad Keoun

  • Ken Berkowitz
  • Himanshu Sahay
  • Agustin Lebron
  • Sean Judge

12:00PM – 12:20PM

Aligning Stakeholder and Protocol Interests

Frank Chaparro

  • JP Vega
  • Kohji Nagata
  • Brandon Potts

12:40PM – 1:00PM

Blockchain’s CeFi Experiment Broke, but Are DeFi and “More Tech” the Cure?

 

Joseph Raczynski

  • Ahmed Reza
  • Adam Kagy
  • Johnney Zhang

1:10PM – 1:30PM

Enhanced Execution and the Future of Banking

Katie Canales

  • Ran Hammer
  • Tom White

1:35PM – 2:00PM

The End of Crypto Theft

Eleanor Terrett

  • Daniel Chong
  • Drew Wolfer
  • Irina Berkon

2:05:PM – 2:25PM

Crypto: A Better Capital Market for Real-World Assets

Lou Kerner

  • JP Vega
  • Sid Powell

2:40PM – 3:00PM

Distribution to 1B Crypto Users

Camila Russo

  • Ken Berkowitz
  • Ani Pai
  • Antonio Garcia-Martinez
  • Itai Turbahn

3:20PM – 3:40PM

Volatility As a Feature of Programmable Money

Nikita Sachdev

  • JP Vega
  • Aaron Malone

3:55PM – 4:25PM

Crypto Investors Brace for More Crackdowns from Regulators

Jacquelyn Melinek

  • Dan Berkovitz
  • Kristy LIttman
  • Laura Shin

4:30PM – 4:50PM

How Tokenization Is Moving Beyond Art Collectibles to Real-Life Applications

Turner Wright

  • Garrett Kinsman
  • Dagmara Handzik
  • Gary Cardone

4:50PM – 5:30PM

Pitch Competition: Finals

Podcasts

April 26th

Keep Going: The Bid to Secure Crypto Wallets (10:10AM - 10:25AM)

Host

Guests

Peter Page
Tom Chalmers, Hsuan Lee

The Future of Money and Social Class (10:30AM - 10:45AM)

Host

Guests

JP Vega
Miko Matsumura, Willy Ogorzaly

Blockchain, AI to Drive IT Spending (10:50AM - 11:05AM)

Host

Guests

Spencer Hulse
Ahmed Reza, Dr. Ben Zhang

Blockchain, Crypto, and Distribution (11:10AM - 11:25AM)

Host

Guests

Julie Lamb
Marek Olszewski, Tom White

Data, Storage, and Gaming (11:35AM -11:50AM)

Host

Guests

Peter Page
Tyler Lockley, Flavien Defraire

Decentralized Physical Infrastructure (DePIN) (1:00PM - 1:15PM)

Host

Guests

Mahesh Ramakrishnan
Ani Pai, Neil Chatterjee

Tokens, GameFi, and Markets (2:30 PM - 2:45PM)

Host

Guests

JP Vega
Irina Litchfield, Renz Carlo Chong

Community, Crypto, Miami (2:50PM - 3:10PM)

Host

Guests

Michelle Abbs
Laura Rodriguez, Ada Wu

Tokenization as a Gateway to Institutional and Enterprise Adoption of Crypto (3:20PM - 3:40PM)

Host

Guests

Peter Page
Favio Velarde, Daniela Barbosa

What's Next for Web3? (3:45PM - 4:05PM)

Host

Guests

Anne Ahola Ward
Calanthia Mei, Rania Ajami

Crypto-Macro-Eco-Nomics (4:10PM - 4:30PM)

Host

Guests

Seth Estrada
Scott Bambacigno

Time

Title

Host

Guests

April 26th

10:10AM – 10:25AM

Keep Going: The Bid to Secure Crypto Wallets

Peter Page

  • Tom Chalmers
  • Hsuan Lee

10:30AM  – 10:45AM

The Future of Money and Social Class

JP Vega

  • Miko Matsumura
  • Willy Ogorzaly

10:50AM – 11:05AM

Blockchain, AI to Drive IT Spending

Spencer Hulse

  • Ahmed Reza
  • Dr. Ben Zhang

11:10AM – 11:25AM

Blockchain, Crypto, and Distribution

Julie Lamb

  • Marek Olszewski
  • Tom White

11:35AM -11:50AM

Data, Storage, and Gaming

Peter Page

  • Tyler Lockley
  • Flavien Defraire

1:00PM – 1:15PM

Decentralized Physical Infrastructure (DePIN)

Mahesh Ramakrishnan

  • Ani Pai
  • Neil Chatterjee

2:30 PM – 2:45PM

Tokens, GameFi, and Markets

JP Vega

  • Irina Litchfield
  • Renz Carlo Chong

2:50PM – 3:10PM

Community, Crypto, Miami

Michelle Abbs

  • Laura Rodriguez
  • Ada Wu

3:20PM – 3:40PM

Tokenization as a Gateway to Institutional and Enterprise Adoption of Crypto

Peter Page

  • Favio Velarde
  • Daniela Barbosa

3:45PM – 4:05PM

What’s Next for Web3?

Anne Ahola Ward

  • Calanthia Mei
  • Rania Ajami

4:10PM – 4:30PM

Crypto-Macro-Eco-Nomics

Seth Estrada

  • Scott Bambacigno

HubSpot Pitch Competition

Brought to you by:

Congratulations to Our 2023 Consensus Pitch Competition Winner:

Fideum

Fideum stood out to our judges as a cutting-edge financial services provider that is licensed globally, with existing revenue sources and a strong waitlist of retail clients. We’re excited to see what the future holds for Ana, Kelghe, and the rest of the Fideum team!

Congratulations once again to our winner, Fideum!

Grit Daily is proud to present the HubSpot pitch competition, which will take place on April 26th at Grit Daily House.

It will be a “Shark Tank” style competition, which will allow budding entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas to a panel of experienced investors that include CEO of Republic Crypto Andrew Durgee and CEO of BizFamous.com ERock Christopher.

The pitch competition will be open to the public, and it is a great opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and meet investors.

Additionally, the winner will take home prizes worth tens of thousands of dollars:

  • Discounts of 90% off year one, 50% off year two, and 25% off ongoing for any professional level or above HubSpot product provided you are a new customer ($20k value).
  • Access to $60K in associated discounts and credits through HubSpot’s Startup partner network.
  • Free 30-minute mentoring session with the Head of Startup Partnerships at HubSpot (priceless).

Think you have what it takes to impress the “Shark” investors and take home the prizes? Apply here. But make sure to do it soon because the deadline to apply is April 14th.

Judges

Eric "ERock" Christopher
CEO
BizFamous

Andrew Durgee
Head
Republic Crypto

Rena Shah
Head of Ops & Strategy
Trust Machines

Pete Mscichowski
Venture Investor
GSR

Competitors

Representative

Company

Logo

Drew Wolfer

Presend.io

Anastasija Plotnikova

Fideum

Joel Fulford

10NetZero

Delz Erinle

Thrill Digital

Cristina Carl

Ediphi

Liko Subakti

Project SEED

Location. Location. Location.

Grit Daily House, located at 206 San Marcos St., is the former Splash House and also former Wind-Up Records House. It is centrally located just three blocks from Rainey St. and four blocks from the downtown Convention Center, and just a block from the old Spotify House.

Grit Daily House is the “media house” during Consensus which includes other outlets on stage, especially Business Insider, Axios, CoinTelegraph, Forbes, Entrepreneur and CoinDesk. 

It is an official satellite event to CoinDesk Consensus Festival.

Nate Thomas, ERock Christopher, Justin Donald, Esosa Ighodaro, and Kelsey Gernert Aina.

Elayna Fernandez (The Positive Mom). Jeff Hunter (Entrepreneur.com). Elyssa Fernandez (Wholly Art). Ruben Ayala (Triple Nikel).

Speakers

Ken Berkowitz
Co-Founder/Head of Product
Souq

JP Headshot

JP Vega
Co-Founder/CEO
Souq

Himanshu Sahay
Co-Founder/CTO
Arch

Mahesh Ramakrishnan
Venture Investor
Escape Velocity

sean-judge

Sean Judge
General Partner
Castle Island Ventures

Anirudh Pai
Partner
Dragonfly

Anne Ahola Ward
Co-Founder/CEO
CircleClick

David Chong Headshot

Daniel Chong
CEO
Harpie

Laura Shin
Crypto Journalist & Host
Unchained Podcast

Jordan French
Founder
Grit Daily

john-biggs-alt

John Biggs
Host/Emcee
Grit Daily

Spencer Hulse
Editor/Programming
Grit Daily

Joseph Raczynski
Technologist & Futurist
Thomson Reuters

Katie Canales
Writer
The Milk Road

Drew Wolfer
Co-Founder/CEO
PreSend.io

Jacquelyn Melinek
Senior Cryptocurrency Reporter
TechCrunch

Agustin Lebron
CTO
Proven

Irina Berkon
CFO/Board Member
Metallicus

Peter Page
Contributions Editor
Grit Daily

Deborah Yao
Editor
AI Business

Sid Powell
Co-Founder/CEO
Maple

Turner Wright
Reporter
Cointelegraph

Aaron Malone
Co-Host
Crypto 101

Ahmed Reza
Founder/CEO
Yobi

Antonio Garcia-Martinez
Founder/CEO
Spindl

Brad Keoun
Managing Editor
CoinDesk

Camila Russo
Founder
The Defiant

Dan Berkovitz
Former Commissioner
CFTC

Garrett Kinsman
Founder
Nodle

Eric “ERock” Christopher
CEO/VIP Contributor
BizFamous/Entrepreneur.com

Miko Matsumura
Managing Partner
gCC

Irina Litchfield
Principal
Lumeria

Itai Turbahn
Co-Founder/CEO
Dynamic

Joe Stolte
Founder/CEO
Daily.ai

Renz Carlo Chong
CEO
BreederDAO

Adam Kagy
Co-Founder/CEO
xrp.cafe

Lou Kerner
Founder
CryptoOracle

Kohji Nagata
Head of Game Design
Parallel

Hsuan Lee
Co-Founder/CEO
Blocto

Nikita Sachdev
Host of On the Chain
CNBC

Dagmara Handzik
Chief Marketing Officer
Cryptology

Tom Chalmers
Chief Product Officer
Banxa

Julie Lamb
Executive Consultant/Producer
United Nations World Logic Day

Tyler Lockley
Business Development/Partnerships
Oort

Flavien Defraire
Director of Global Development
Blockchain Game Alliance

Michelle Abbs
Founder/CEO
Web3 Equity

Laura Rodriguez
Co-Founder/Host
The Miami Ape

Calanthia Mei
Co-Founder
Masa

Tom White
Advisor
First Momentum Capital

Eleanor Terrett
Journalist/Producer
Fox Business Network

Kristina Littman
Former Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit Chief
SEC

Willy Ogorzaly
Head of Decentralization
Fox Foundation

Marek Olszewski
Co-Founder/CTO
cLabs/Celo

Ada Wu
Head Of Marketing
Maverick Protocol

Frank Chaparro
Editor-at-Large
The Block

Ran Hammer
VP BizDev
Orbs

Rania Ajami
Co-Founder
Metropolis World

Brandon Potts
Principal
Framework Ventures

Favio Velarde
Head of Growth & Partnerships
Sologenic

Daniela Barbosa
Executive Director
Hyperledger Foundation

Gary Cardone
Managing Partner
Card1Ventures

Dr. Ben Zhang
Co-Founder/COO
NodeReal

Johnney Zhang
Founder/CEO
USPC

Scott Bambacigno
Co-Founder/VP of Global Sales
AlphaPoint

Seth Estrada
Producer/Influencer
MineYourBiz

Meet Some of Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Grit Daily is happy to announce that this year’s title sponsor is DeFi startup Souq.

Read all about it in LA Weekly.

Past Sponsors Include: Binance | Polygon | Linqto | LifeKey | Digital Trends | Beyond Meat | Austin EastCiders | Thesis* | Black Women Talk Tech | Jim Kwik | Troy Aikman | GT’s Kombucha | Capital Factory | TechStars | eToro US | Vault12 | BranDefenders | Pharrell’s Black Prize Ambition | Robert Mondavi | Cuvee Coffee | Mother Kombucha

Past Collabs Include: Other World Computing | GT’s Kombucha | Imperfect Foods | DISCO Body Wash Pura Vida Tequila | StillWell Austin | Peju Wines | Hamilton Beach

Mondavi General Manager, Charlotte Selles. MacKenzie Sigalos, CNBC.

Investor Bill Tai with Amanda Terry (Onchain Monkey), Karim Nurani (Linqto)

Investor Bill Tai with Amanda Terry (Onchain Monkey), Karim Nurani (Linqto).

Kori Hale, Anne Wolfe-Andersen, Shay and Sheb Safarzadeh.

Ms. Crypto Mom on stage at Grit Daily House.

Opportunities

Sponsored Speaker & Investor Dinners

Nightly sponsored dinners during Consensus 2023 are available. Dinners include coverage, a speaking spot for your brand, and an intro from former East Coast TechCrunch Editor, John Biggs (now at Grit Daily).

Podcast Takeovers

Full-day Podcast Takeovers are available for the award-winning Grit Daily Startup Show, which records live.

On-Stage Filmed Interviews

In panel format, with an audience, brands can get interviewed and filmed for fireside chats and panels moderated by staff from Axios, Business Insider, CNBC, Entrepreneur.com, Inc.com, TechCrunch, CoinTelegraph, CoinDesk, and more.

Startup Show Podcast Recording Live / Consensus

Join 3-mic podcasts on Grit Daily’s Startup Show, live during SxSW, at Grit Daily House, one of the ‘coveted media houses’ and walking distance from everything. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for broadcasting live at Grit Daily House for “turn key” episodes, up to 10 per day, with guests coordinated for your brand, along with integrated coverage on all of Grit Daily’s social-media channels.

Sponsor

Exceptional VIP Audiences:

  1. Attendance on a rolling basis (2500+ total
    admittances Grit Daily House-SxSW 2022)
  2. CoinDesk Consensus: 1200+ VIPs at Grit Daily Satellite.

Interior Space:

  • 1 Food & Drinks / Speaker’s Room
  • 1 Check-in / Welcome area, and booth set-up / lounge space.
  • Demo Room 3 (Podcast Studio)
  • All private, speakeasy-style entrance.

 

Full Day Sponsor

11a – 6p, includes all freshly catered or grilled food, bartender for smart cocktails and drinks, and 5+ on-stage opportunities to interview with CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Be in Crypto, CNBC and other outlets. 

Includes 5+ bookings at the Startup Show Podcast Studio, broadcasting live from Consensus-Austin.

Half-Day Sponsor

11a – 2p OR 2p – 5p, includes all freshly catered or grilled food, bartender for smart cocktails and drinks, and 2+ on-stage opportunities to interview with CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Be in Crypto, CNBC and other outlets.

Panel Sponsor

1 on-stage opportunities to interview with CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Be in Crypto, CNBC and other outlets. 

Rachel Wolfson, Britt Mier y Terán, Linda Jenkinson, and Nate Wasson. 

John Kim, Anne Ahola Ward, De Kai, and Rob Pegoraro.

Full-Day Sponsor (11a-5p)

Rate

$40k

Speaking Opportunities
5+ onstage interviews with top media. Including celebrity invites, panel topic design; additional option to moderate.
Swag bag feature
Included
Logo included on website
Most prominent
Logo included on step-and-repeat
Included
Grit Daily News line up event coverage
Included
Grit Daily Podcast spot
Included
Podcast studio on your day, up to 10 episodes including editing
Included
Moderators from: CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Be in Crypto, Business Insider, Insider, and CNBC
5
Tickets to Grit Daily House
As needed for your team, partners, and invitees.

Half-Day Sponsor (11-2 or 3-6p)

Rate

$25k

Speaking Opportunities
Included: 2+ interviews with top media on stage
Swag bag feature
Included
Logo included on website
Included
Logo included on step-and-repeat
Included
Grit Daily News line up event coverage
Included
Grit Daily Podcast spot
Included
Podcast studio on your day, up to 10 episodes including editing
Not included
Moderators from: CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Be in Crypto, Business Insider, Insider, and CNBC
2
Tickets to Grit Daily House
As needed for your team, partners, and invitees.

Panel Sponsor

Rate

$5k

Speaking Opportunities
1+ interviews with top media on stage.
Swag bag feature
Not included
Logo included on website
Included
Logo included on step-and-repeat
Not included
Grit Daily News line up event coverage
Not included
Grit Daily Podcast spot
Not included
Podcast studio on your day, up to 10 episodes including editing
Not included
Moderators from: CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Be in Crypto, Business Insider, Insider, and CNBC
1
Tickets to Grit Daily House
Up to 3

Full-Day Sponsor (11a-5p)

Half-Day Sponsor (11-2 or 3-6p)

Panel Sponsor

Rate

$40k

$25k

$5k

Speaking Opportunities
5+ onstage interviews with top media. Including celebrity invites, panel topic design; additional option to moderate.
Included: 2+ interviews with top media on stage
1+ interviews with top media on stage.
Swag bag feature
Included
Included
Not included
Logo included on website
Most prominent
Included
Included
Logo included on step-and-repeat
Included
Included
Not included
Grit Daily News line up event coverage
Included
Included
Not included
Grit Daily Podcast spot
Included
Included
Not included
Podcast studio on your day, up to 10 episodes including editing
Included
Not included
Not included
Moderators from: CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Be in Crypto, Business Insider, Insider, and CNBC
5+
2
1
Tickets to Grit Daily House
As needed for your team, partners, and invitees.
As needed for your team, partners, and invitees.
Up to 3

VIP Dinner Opportunities

NFT BZL Official Speaker’s Dinner, Nov 30, 2021.

VIP Dinner opportunities with 40-45 people, highly curated
with top media, investors / VCs, and celebrities are
available on: