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

April 19, 2019
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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: tank/open-call Don’t forget to download the application and bring it with you.

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:

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,; 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:

Want to Be on ‘Shark Tank’? The Show Is Casting for the Upcoming Season

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 24, 2019 — via CheatSheet–

Do you spend your days at the work day-dreaming about giving your boss the boot and striking out on your own? You’re not alone. Two-thirds of Americans want to open a small business one day, a 2018 survey by the UPS Store found.

Of course, starting a successful small business is a lot harder than it looks. Half of all new ventures go belly up within five years. But those statistics don’t keep people from pursuing their dreams, especially the hopeful entrepreneurs who find their way to Shark Tank.


Kentucky Wants to Do for Blockchain What It Did for Bourbon

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 22, 2019 — via CryptoCurrencyWire —

Who hasn’t heard of Kentucky Bourbon? Well, soon, the same may be said of Kentucky blockchain, for the same spirit that made bourbon a household name is at work again. Run for the Unicorns, a confab on the convergence of crypto and other technologies, is set to take place April 29 to May 4, 2019, in Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville. The networking nexus is meant to explore blockchain, virtual and augmented reality and a host of other technologies that are changing the way capital works, particularly for tech startups. It is being held to coincide with the Kentucky Derby Festival, which culminates with the famous annual race on Saturday, May 4.

As is usual, the Bourbon Trail – a tour of Kentucky distilleries – will be on the cards. Kentucky is home to some 30 whisky manufacturers, of which 13 are craft distilleries. The eight-hour Bourbon Trail outing includes three exclusive distillery tours and the opportunity to have lunch with billionaires.


Run for the Unicorns Blockchain and More Event During Kentucky Derby (Future Ticket Giveaway too)

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 19, 2019 — via steemit–

Went to this event last year and had lots of run as well as attending the Kentucky Derby for the first time too! Even knew some of the speakers and attendees too as well as organizers!

-Shout out to VG for spreading the good word!


Kentucky Game Jam to be Hosted by Run for the Unicorns & University of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 18, 2019 — via CryptoCurrencyWire —

There’s more to Kentucky than bourbon and horse racing, even though both have put the state on the international map. On April 26-28, ‘Run19 Hacks’ will take over the Engineering Education Garage at the University of Louisville’s J. B. Speed School of Engineering for a 54-hour hackathon and eSports game jam. The event, produced by FanHacks and Convergence, is part of the annual Run For The Unicorns Expo & Conference held during Derby Week in Louisville, Kentucky.

The game jam, a hackathon focused on the development of video games, is meant to be a seedbed that fosters the next generation of global e-sports apps, as well as facilitating entrepreneurship, recruitment of tech talent and deal flow. In the tech world, hackathons are short-term collaborations between computer programmers and those involved in software development that address some problem and aim to produce a solution – a website, mobile app or robot, for example – by the end of the collaboration.


Run for the Unicorns Event to Combine Kentucky Derby Festival Fun with Fintech Networking Conference featuring Industry Leaders

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 15, 2019 — via CryptoCurrencyWire — 

  • Run for the Unicorns gathering mixes Kentucky Derby fun and networking with invaluable conference on tech and finance
  • Power-packed agenda includes top crypto and investor keynote presentations and ICO pitches, all culminating with the world-famous Kentucky Derby
  • Network with industry leaders in the blockchain, ICO and investor space

Run for the Unicorns is a gathering of fintech and cryptocurrency leaders, mixing a leading business conference with all the fun of the Kentucky Derby festivities. Scheduled for April 29-May 4 in Louisville, Kentucky, the conference’s main venue will be the University Club at the University of Louisville.