March 7, 2018 with Christopher Calicott

Join Us For Lunch with Christopher Calicott

Topic The Blockchain and Disruptive Business Models: A New Paradigm and a New Asset Class
Date Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location

Austin Women’s Club | Chateau Bellevue

708 San Antonio St

Austin, TX 78701

Speaker Christopher Calicott

The Blockchain and Disruptive Business Models: A New Paradigm and a New Asset Class

Blockchain technology including its most famous application, bitcoin, is considered by many to be a next-generation disruptor. While price levels for cryptocurrencies skyrocketed in 2017 and opinions on the phenomenon vary widely, there are some meaningful underlying drivers of value and a potential paradigm shift in how certain businesses function. In this talk we will explore the technology, it’s disruptive application, and some developing ways to think about value in this space.

Christopher Calicott

Managing Director

Trammel Venture Partners

Christopher Calicott is managing director of Trammell Venture Partners, an Austin-based venture capital firm focused on investing in highly technical seed- and early-stage startups in three core technology domains: Machine Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, and Cybersecurity. Thematic around these disruptors, the general partner of Trammell Venture Partners has subject matter expertise in these technologies, which it uses to support portfolio companies both from a technical diligence and a product development standpoint.

Calicott marries his own technology background with expertise in disruptive data analytics, machine intelligence, and multi-sided platform strategies, business development, and early-stage company growth mechanics. He is an advisor and mentor to early stage founders and also a coach to the startups in a number of accelerator programs in North America and Europe. Recently he’s being called on to consider the impact of new market phenomena like initial coin offerings on the venture industry ecosystem, including issues ranging from capital efficiency concerns, to valuations due to on-balance-sheet cryptoassets, to venture capital industry disruption potential.

Parking Instructions:

Using the address 708 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701 will get you to the building, but GPS will take you to the opposite side that the parking lot is on.  The parking lot is located on Nueces between 7th & 8th street. You can park anywhere in either of the lots for free during the event. Look for the awning that says “Chateau Bellevue” and take the elevator to the first floor. 

Registration Is Now Open!

Registration Deadline: March 2, 2018 at 12:00PM. Registration may close early if capacity is reached.

Cancellation Policy: Please contact admin@cfaaustin.org by Monday, March 5th at 12:00PM to receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this day.

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