Innovation develops within a complex regulatory, financial, social and global ecosystem. We provide a space in Washington DC for nuanced collaboration between public and private stakeholders focused on using blockchain technology to accomplish tangible goals.
We need products, not promises. This industry is crowded with claims and platitudes,but few real-world solutions. BlockShop provides space and connections to help blockchain builders build.
Approximately 5 selected BlockShop startups and developers will work out of our space in the heart of Washington, DC, within walking distance of major U.S. government agencies, multilateral institutions, and global nonprofit organizations. Current BlockShop resident projects include Nakamoto Terminal, Storj, and The Giving Block.
BlockShop organizes and hosts monthly events with leaders from Wall Street, venture capital, the technology community, and government. Our events focus exclusively on concrete applications of blockchain solutions – i.e., products, not promises.
We also host weekly networking events for BlockShop members and newbies. Rotating themes will include start-up pitch nights, group brainstorming for specific industry issues, engagement with regulators and other policymakers, brass-tacks how-to talks, and more.
BlockShop founders will be involved in selecting and supporting
BlockShop startups, and arranging programming.
David C Johnson is a business-savvy technology lawyer based in the DC office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. He helps Fortune 500 companies and tech startups navigate the intersection of business, technology, and law. Prior to law school David worked in 40 countries over 7 years selling environmental remediation technologies.
Evgeny Dmitriev is an information security and blockchain technology expert, whose clients include the Central Bank of France, Diebold, Alcatel-Lucent, Caisse des Dépôts, and many others. He designed secure database access solutions at INTERPOL, and is completing his PhD in Computer Science at the Sorbonne University.
Adam Zarazinski is an attorney and blockchain entrepreneur. An Air Force JAG and Afghanistan Campaign veteran, he previously worked for INTERPOL and the World Health Organization. Adam has experience in small business development and fundraising across 3 continents.
We are accepting applications for resident BlockShop
startups and developers, who will enjoy:
• Free 24/7 access to the BlockShop co-working space
• Product presentation and demo opportunities
• Exclusive and preferred event access
• Collaboration with sponsors and industry leaders
Our sponsors are active members of the BlockShop community. BlockShop sponsors – industry leaders in finance, technology, legal, consulting, and government fields – receive access to top start-ups driving blockchain innovation. Sponsors also have the opportunity to contribute programming and interact with the BlockShop community. BlockShop sponsors receive:
|Sponsor’s logo prominently displayed in the BlockShop office and website|
|Verbal “shout-out” and signage at all BlockShop events|
|Preferred and free access to exclusive and paid BlockShop hosted events|
|Named event sponsorship (1 per year, sponsor-selected topic and content)|
|Preferred access to regulatory discussions involving government and industry leaders|
|Participation in sandbox and brainstorming sessions with BlockShop founders, startups, and developers|
BlockShop annual sponsorship fees are:
• $15,000 for Platinum sponsors
• $10,000 for Gold sponsors
Interested in joining the BlockShop community as a sponsor? Please contact us at [email protected]