The first specialized Ethereum Event:

All about #DeFi
Thu 15. – Sat 17. September, 2022
ABOUT

Buidl the Future, Together

All over the world, likeminded enthusiasts are joining the Ethereum movement. Why? Because we're excited about the scale of the opportunities.

ETH #Defi is the first specialized Ethereum conference, bringing together the brightest minds of DeFi , in the capital of Finance: Zurich. During Europe‘s biggest hackathon, a new side event will happen: ETH #DeFi is a conference, which will give experts form the financial sector the opportunity to get Decentralized Finance to know from the basics, without any prior knowledge of the Ethereum Ecosystem.

Experience an extraordinary event, full of hungry minds who are curious to create the future, as well as newly interested people from all kinds of backgrounds. Learn and understand what DeFi can do – no speculation, just endless opportunities. Join us, meet us, make new friends from all over the world.

PRESENTING PARTNERS

A Conference  and a WALLET-Hackathon

Before HackZurich



ETH #DeFi





Registration closes as of Wed 07 Sep

Conference
On the Future of
Decentralized Finance

Thu 15. for Bankers
Sat 17. for Everybody

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Wallet Hackathon
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Fri 16. Sept for Hackers

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#SBHACK22

Web3 Hackathon
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Fri 16. - Sun 18. Sept

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ETH #DeFi - Schedule

CONFERENCE
on the Future of Decentralized Finance

Thu 15. Sept 

Special Event for Bankers

9.00

Welcome Coffee

9.30

The Basics of Ethereum: Rik Krieger, HOPR

10.30

Coffee Break

10.45

What is DeFi actually? Matthias Weissl, Verum Capital

11.45

Lunch Break, Restaurant

13.15

The scale of DeFi: over-collateralized loans: Adrian, MakerDAO

14.15

Coffee Break

14.30

The Key to the Chain: Dominic Manwani, MetaMask Institutional
With hands-on Session:
Getting started with web3 (bring your laptop): Francesco Andreoli, Consensys

16.00

Quick Break

16:15

The value of cryptos. How to calculate and compare with other assets: Alain Kunz, GSR

17:00

Apéro and wrap-up

Sat 17. Sept

Event for everyone who wants to understand crypto & DeFi

09.30

Welcome Coffee

10.00

Understanding the basics of Ethereum: Rik Krieger, BCBX

11.00

Coffee Break

11.15

How to trade: Difference of DEX & Centralized Exchanges, Liz Günthardt, HOPR

12.15

Lunch Break (not included)

13.15

How to participate: my first transaction on the blockchain (bring your laptop): Francesco Andreoli, MetaMask

14.45

Coffee Break

15.00

The value of cryptos. How to calculate and compare with other assets: Alain Kunz, GSR

16.00

Apéro and wrap-up end at 17:00

ETH #DeFi – Partners

All our sponsors will also bring dedicated experts, who will take care of you and your questions. In addition, mentors and developers advocates will be happy to support your project, to help you achieve something outstanding you can be proud of.

SPEAKERS 2022

Rik Krieger

Organizer, HOPR

Rik Krieger is co-founder of HOPR. He has already successfully led the FinTech company SONECT to the Top 50. After his Bachelor's degree in St. Gallen he started a career in business development at Gate Group International, where he worked for various airlines worldwide. In the following years, he gained extensive strategic experience at various companies. After founding the comedy production company Stand-Up! and completing an Executive Master's degree at the University of Zurich, he is now responsible for all commercial matters at the HOPR Association.

Francesco Andreoli

Organizer, MetaMask

Francesco is an Ethereum engineer and digital entrepreneur who has worked in Switzerland, Sweden, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya and the United States. He has been a mentor at TechStars, Angelhack, Masschallenge, The Hult Prize among several other startup acceleration and incubation programs around the world. He was also a co-founder of a crypto-mining facility in Switzerland based on renewable energy sources. Fransesco has a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and robotics from ETH Zurich, a Master’s in business from Hult International Business School and a diploma big data from Stanford University. 

Alain Kunz

GSR

Alain is a builder and proven domain expert on the national and international crypto and blockchain scene. After studying business at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), he worked for the investment banks UBS and Société Générale and the financial service providers Leonteq Securities and Source ETF. Later he founded various ventures, including TokenSuisse, PolarLab, Lantha Capital and SP-Lab (ACP). Alain is a speaker, involved with universities as a guest lecturer, and has been invited by the OECD for it's Blockchain Forum in Paris, among others.

Matthias Weissl

Verum Capital

Matthias Weissl is the CEO and Co-founder of Verum Capital, a leading Web 3.0 venture studio and investor. His other roles include lecturer at the University of St. Gallen & Bocconi University and Working Group member of WEF (Digital Transformation). His background is in strategy consulting and corporate finance working with global corporates in financial services, automotive, Consumer goods as well as for governments. He held positions at PWC, TALOS, and BBDO before founding Verum Capital. He holds a BA in economics from Fort Lewis College (USA) and a MSc in Finance from Leeds Business School (UK).

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MakerDao

Adrian is a member of the Strategic Finance Core Unit at MakerDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization that offers overcollateralized crypto lending and issues the Dai dollar-pegged stablecoin. Adrian studied Engineering at EPFL and obtained his MBA at INSEAD. Before MakerDAO he served as a turnaround CEO for a small consumer business and prior to that he worked as an M&A investment banker at Goldman Sachs covering Consumer/Retail and Healthcare. At MakerDAO, he focuses on balance sheet asset-liability management and developing financial reporting standards for cryptobanking.

Dominic Manwani

MetaMask

Having previously worked in user experience for traditional finance, Dominic now leads UX research and strategy for Metamask Institutional. He is responsible for the understanding the key user problems and discovering product opportunities that deliver true value in decentralized finance.

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