Run for the Unicorns Conference Hosts ABC’s Shark Tank Preliminaries on April 29th at 9 AM at the University Club at the University of Louisville
Calling All Entrepreneurs: Want to Be on “Shark Tank”? The Show Is Casting for the Upcoming Season
The Run for the Unicorns Second Annual Blockchain Conference Continues on May 1st & 2nd at the Same Location with other Derby Activities
(April 19, 2019—Louisville, KY)—This Kentucky Derby Week sports the 2nd Annual Run for the Unicorns activities promoting entrepreneurial startup activity, new technology trends, bourbon, and blockchain.
April 29th–The 2nd Annual Run for the Unicorns Conference hosted by Convergence will kick off the Louisville Preliminaries of ABC’s famed “Shark Tank” to assist local entrepreneurs in their quest for funding on April 29 at 9 AM at the University Club on the University of Louisville’s campus (200 E Brandeis Ave, Louisville, KY 40208). All entrepreneurs from the region are encouraged to prepare their pitches and try out. Two- thirds of Americans want to open a small business one day, according to a UPS store survey. The popular ABC show gives business owners the chance to pitch their product or idea to a group of investors known as the Sharks. The casting call will be here in Louisville one day only. For more information, go to: https://abc.go.com/shows/shark- tank/open-call Don’t forget to download the application and bring it with you. https://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/applications
May 1st & 2nd—The Run for the Unicorns Conference is assembling the top innovators in fintech, ICOs, and blockchain technology in Louisville KY during Derby Week, one of the top world class festivals of the year. This conference explores the convergence of fintech, AR/VR, AI, IoT, and blockchain. Tickets for this two-day conference are $300. At the $600 rate Kentucky Derby activities are included, such as general admission tickets to the Kentucky Oaks and Derby at Churchill Downs with this conference group. The RUN 2019 Program includes mind-blowing keynotes by industry luminaries, classes and tutorials, products and startup demos, industry use cases, Startup Competition, Art from Jassen Popp , talks by industry leaders covering business, technology and design. There are special discounts for University of Louisville faculty, by using the code UOFLPROF which allows for a total cost of $48 for the conference. The first 100 U of L students to attend will get in free by applying code UOFLRUN during registration. Students and faculty must show their U of L ID at the door. To learn more about the speakers and to register: www.runfortheunicorns.com
Conference Presenters include: Rick Tumlinson, Founding Partner, Space Fund; Jennifer Greyson, Founder & CEO of Co.Co, (listed as one of Chipin’s Top 8 Women to Know in Cryptocurrency); Tyler Adkison, Co-Founder, ZVP of XII Private Wealth, Former LA Dodger; and Jon Najarian, CNBC & CME Correspondent, and Director of Evergreen Token; Andrea Porcelli, CEO of Swiss Growth Forum, and CEO of Evergreen Token; Drew Taylor, CEO of the Wild West Crypto Show, Investor & Visionary; Jason Appleton, Crypto researcher, investor and advisor at Crypto Crow; David Bishop, COO, NAMCO; Bruce Porter Jr., Chairman and CEO of Global Boost; Brad Yasar, Founder and CEO of Beyond Enterprizes; Jonathan Keim, Communications Director, Network Newswire; Neil Juneja, Chief Investment Officer, XII Private Wealth; Billy Joe Cain, 25+ Years of Experience in game management, plus Founder, REEF; Chrissy Cook, Crypto Investor & Blockchain professional plus Co-Founder, Co.co; Sydney Armani, CEO, Blockchain CRE & Publisher, Fintech World; Angeleen Wilson, Director of the Georgia Blockchain Coalition and DAPP Creator; Natalia Sokova, Founder/Managing Partner, SGG World LLC; Jonathan Leinwand, Corporate Attorney; Ryan Munn, Founder, Interchain Live; and Kevin Williams, publisher of the Stinger Report who also runs an out-of-home entertainment consultancy, and was a founder of the DNA Association & Conference.
The Run for the Unicorns conference founder and organizer is Andrew Prell, CEO of Convergence. Find the website at: Fund.SilicaNexus.com.