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Sunday, September 22 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sandcastle Startups Challenge

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8 teams were selected from 98 applicants after due diligence to compete in this invitational qualifier with the top 4 winners splitting a prize purse of $25k (presented by Green) and a chance to win a bid to the 64 team tournament that will culminate in the World Finals next October/November in Dubai during the World's Fair.

Laramie, Wyoming was selected as the venue for this North American regional qualifier and the winning teams here will join the best teams to emerge from each of the other global regional invitationals for a chance to win a trip to Dubai to compete for the Grand Prize Global Finals in October-November 2020, along with a customized group experience at expo2020dubai.com

This game-show inspired, bracket-style, cryptocurrency/blockchain startup competition is fun and inspiring and not to be missed. 

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Corey Billington

Professor, University of Wyoming-College of Business
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Henok Tekle

Managing Partner, AlphaChain
Henok "Hen" Tekle is a founding partner of AlphaChain, a blockchain advisory and investment firm. A notable blockchain angel investor, advisor, content creator and public speaker, Hen is a passionate advocate for the disruption brought by token economies and blockchain technology... Read More →
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Brianne Snook

Co-Founder, Sandcastle Foundation
I have spent the past decade living and working as an entrepreneur, medical aesthetician, investing in startups, modeling, competing in fitness competitions and raising our future CEO (Beckett). I am proud to be the co-creator/executive producer of Fort Collins Startup Week with... Read More →
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Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE
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Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, DATA
Brittany Kaiser is the founder of the #OwnYourData campaign and cofounder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a nonprofit lobbying firm advancing legislative and policy reform to protect the rights of individuals to control their own digital assets, with impactful success... Read More →


Yann Barbarroux

Co-Founder, Flyion

Dragan Boscovic

Co-Founder, Chainrider
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Amy James

CEO, Alexandria Labs
I'm a co-inventor of Open Index Protocol, a blockchain specification for a worldwide public record, and CEO of Alexandria Labs, building products and services for Web 3. I introduced the ’Salutary Protocols’ blockchain economic model to contribute to the ‘Fat Protocol' theory... Read More →

Bryan Kimbell

Co-Founder, Zooterra
Zooterra’s mission is to democratize engagement and action around habitat and wildlife conservation. Zooterra is a patent-pending platform to engage in wildlife and habitat conservation in a direct, transparent and fun way using digital collectibles and satellite imaging technology... Read More →
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Tyler Seaberg

Co-Founder, EirSystems
I am a registered EMT that was on the path to medical school before I founded EirSystems Inc. I was an avid cryptocurrency trader for 2 years and then focused on educating people on the uses of blockchain. Big sports fan, I was a collegiate athlete in basketball.

Naveen Sydney

Co-Founder, Hyperfield

Jeff Wilhite

SVP of Business Development, Arcade Blockchain

Sunday September 22, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center 222 S 22nd St, Laramie, WY 82070, USA