Managing Director of digitalswitzerland and Vice-President of the Swiss Startup Association, Nicolas Bürer has worked countless hours to connect a wide range of organisations and initiatives in an effort to promote Switzerland as a worldwide digital hub.
Former star-trader at Goldman Sachs, promoted to Vice President by the age of 26 and made the “top 30 under 30” list in Trader Magazine in 2008 and Forbes Magazine in 2011 after profitably trading the 2008 and 2011 crashes. Moved to Geneva-based macro fund Jabre Capital in 2011, before deciding in 2014 that the future of finance lay in blockchain technology. She studied Economics & Statistics at the University College London.
Olga Feldmeier is CEO of SMART VALOR, a Swiss-based blockchain start-up building a decentralized marketplace for tokenized alternative investments. Olga has extensive experience working in the banking and financial services sector for global brands such as Barclays Capital, UBS Wealth Management and Boston Consulting Group, where she focused on strategy projects at financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank, Unicredit and Commerzbank. Prior to founding SMART VALOR, Olga held the position of Commercial Managing Partner at prominent Silicon Valley Bitcoin startup Xapo.
Olga is a prominent founding member of the Crypto Valley community, and is the producer of the ICO Summit, the first global conference focusing on blockchain crowdfunding in Switzerland. She is also a mentor at the largest European accelerator program, Kickstart Accelerator, and regularly delivers talks at conferences and universities on the regulation of Blockchain industry, the tokenization of assets and the disruption of the banking industry.
CEO and Co-Founder of Ethersic, Stephan Karpischek has been involved in digital currencies and blockchain since 2008. After graduating with a PhD from ETH Zürich, Stephan joined the UBS 2.0 Innovation Lab at Level 39 in London and later worked as Managing Director of Disrupt Consulting before launching Etherisc together with his Co-Founder Christoph Mussenbrock.
One of the leading figures in the blockchain world, William Mougayar is General Partner of Virtual Capital Ventures, a best-selling author (The Business Blockchain) and a well-known blogger and thought leader.
He is a three-time entrepreneur (CYBERManagement, Eqentia, and Engagio) and former Board Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation. Currently, he is on the Board of Directors of OB1 and is Strategic Advisor to Etherisc. His 30 years of experience includes senior roles at Hewlett-Packard, AberdeenGroup and Cognizant.
Mayor of Zug since 2007 and City Councillor since 2003, Dolfi Mueller has seen the city gain international attention for its openness to cryptocurrencies and blockchain innovation.
Partner at MME Legal and head of its Crypto Team, Luka Müller has been instrumental in the growth of the Swiss crypto space. He is also the Chairman of the Crypto Valley Association Regulatory Working Group.
Stephen Palley is a Washington, D.C. based trial lawyer with Anderson Kill, LLP who focuses his practice on Construction, Insurance, and the development of “compliance-driven” software, both blockchain based and otherwise. A prolific writer and speaker, he is a Fellow of the American College of Insurance Coverage and Extra Contractural Counsel, the lead editor of and contributing author to the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s “Construction Insurance.”
Daniel (known more popularly as DanRam) is an igniter.
A 3x entrepreneur, prolific speaker, and startup coach, his clients range from individual founders to national governments. His eclectic background growing up in 10 countries on 4 continents as well as his work in diverse industries from the UN to Consulting to Private Equity to Startups ensures that his clients are at the cutting edge of innovation.
Founder and Managing Partner at Crypto Valley’s leading early-stage investment company Lakeside Partners, Co-Initiator of the Blockchain Competition and Initiator of Crypto Valley Labs. As an entrepreneur and angel investor Mathias Ruch has been involved in the digital startup scene for 20 years. Before turning his focus to blockchain, he built and exited several successful online and media companies such as FaroTV and Europe’s crowdsourcing pioneer Atizo. Today, he is a driving force behind the development of the global blockchain startup ecosystem. He is leading the Blockchain Taskforce, assembled by the Swiss Federal Council.
Besides being VP of Technology Strategy at Luxoft, Vasiliy Suvorov is the Vice-President of the Crypto Valley Association and Lead Technical Juror of the Blockchain Competition. He is a graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management and has been involved in top-level technical projects around the world for over 20 years.
Angel Versetti is the CEO of Ambrosus, the blockchain ecosystem that assures quality of products. Prior to Ambrosus Angel was the Founder of Versetti Ventures a VC Advisory Firm that became one of the pioneers of cryptocurrency investing. His earlier career was at the United Nations, where led projects and research at UN Trade & Investment Division, UN Nuclear Disarmament Committee, UN Department of Technology & Industry. He also worked at Bloomberg, World Resources Forum and Google.
Angel is a regular speaker on technology, innovation and global development, having spoken at over 100 premier events, including Vatican, Davos, Paris COP21 and others. Angel has great interest in blockchain, artificial intelligence and space industry.