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BLOCKCHANCE Conference Hamburg 2019: BLOCKCHANCE presents startup-pitch and Blockchain-Accelerator

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BLOCKCHANCE Conference Hamburg 2019: BLOCKCHANCE presents startup-pitch and Blockchain-Accelerator

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Lead conference with worldwide speakers, Startup Contest and Charity Auction

At the press conference for the international BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019, Economics Senator Michael Westhagemann presented the position of the Hamburg Senate on the future promotion of innovation in blockchain technology in the Hamburg economy. The positions will be discussed tomorrow, 14 August this year, in the Hamburg Parliament at the request of SPD and the Green Party.

The leading event BLOCKCHANCE Conference is expecting up to 750 conference attendees and 1,500 exhibition visitors in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce next Friday and Saturday (August 16-17, 2019). 77 mainly international speakers will present and discuss economic perspectives and social effects of blockchain technology in 16 panels.

Michael Westhagemann said about the promotion of innovative blockchain technology:

“As the Senate, we would particularly like to promote the use of blockchain technology in important industries in Hamburg, such as energy, logistics and manufacturing. Current examples show that our economy and thus our city benefit the most from this.”

The economic politician welcomes the commitment of the BLOCKCHANCE Conference:

“The Blockchance Conference as an international discussion and networking platform brings together the entire Blockchain community of technology companies, service providers and university labs and helps to make Blockchain technology known to a wider audience. Our goal must be to reduce reservations and help the technology to break through with meaningful applications. The Blockchance Conference plays an important role in this.”

First Mayor Peter Tschentscher is Patron of BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019

Patron of this year’s conference is Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher. The international investor Evan Luthra, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the digital cluster Hamburg@work, Bitmain, BlockRock Ventures, IBM Deutschland, Moia, Osborne Clarke, Scoom, Sopra Steria, Spot9 and the Tortue Hotel Hamburg support and partner the conference fair, which is developing at a leading level in Germany and Europe.

International spokespersons from EU, Club of Rome, UN, and UNESCO

Among the outstanding speakers are the patron – Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher – representatives of the Club of Rome, Consensys/Ethereum, European Academy for Science and Art, European Commission, European Parliament, Hamburg Parliament, HAW Hamburg, INATBA, IOTA Foundation, UNESCO, University of Hamburg, United Nations, World Academy of Science and Art, World Economic Forum and the World Climate Summit COP21.

1st Blockchain startup accelerator in Hamburg with 2 investment funds

A special highlight of the conference is the official launch of the privately initiated BlockRock Ventures Startup Accelerator in Hamburg. In the future, the investor will manage a seed and an early-stage fund (planned: € 5 million and € 30 million). The Accelerator, initiated by Christoph Lymbersky (Global Ventures) and Fabian Friedrich (BLOCKCHANCE), will carry out a 2.5-year promotional program with the initial support of €300,000 (pre-seed) and a subsequent investment of up to €1 million (seed/early stage).

1st Blockchain Startup-Contest in Hamburg with 50.000,- € prize money

Among the highlights for blockchain startups from Hamburg and Germany is the “BC19 Evan Luthra Startup Contest” presented on Saturday (17.08.2019). 10 nominated young companies will take part in the expert jury with investor Evan Luthra (Startup Studio), investor Christoph Lymbersky (BlockRock Ventures), Christopher Jaszczynski (MMCrypto) and Omri Erez (CoinIX). The prize money of the 1st Blockchain-Startup-Pitch-Contest in Hamburg amounts to 50.000,- €.

Exclusive gala dinner with charity auction for Michael Stich Foundation

On the evening of the first conference day (16.08.2019), the BLOCKCHANCE Conference will hold an exclusive charity auction for the benefit of the Michael Stich Foundation as part of its gala dinner at the Tortue Hotel Hamburg. Well-known donors from Hamburg and Northern Germany, such as Annett Louisan, Udo Lindenberg, Michael Stich, Otto Waalkes and the music groups Halloween and Revolverheld have donated exclusive exhibits to the auction. Prominent guests are expected for the VIP dinner.

Free admission and join in Saturday for the young Blockchain talents

On Saturday (17.08.2019) the BLOCKCHANCE invites you to a free visit to the trade fair from 12 pm to 3 pm in the large stock exchange hall of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. As part of the “Blockchain Kindergarten” the children Felix (12), Leander (12), Lulu (10), Milia (15) and Onno (12) explain Blockchain technology to adults. The guests get to know the possibilities for engagement in the growing Blockchain- and Crypto-Community. Patron of the program is the Hanseatic Blockchain Institute.

Blockchain for Hamburg: 55% discount for students

The international conference is part of the Blockchain-Summer – – a series of top-class events in Hamburg about Distributed Ledger Technologies. The participation in the two-day conference costs 280,- to 450,- € plus fees. Students receive a 55% discount on conference tickets upon presentation of a certificate. A visit to the trade fair is possible for 40,- €. Tickets can also be paid online with Bitcoin. At the catering stands of the conference trade fair, cashless payment with Bitcoin and Etherium can also be made for the first time in the Chamber of Commerce.

The entrance to the fair is free on Saturday (August 17, 2019) from 12 pm to 3 pm. Selected network and media partners offer special Friends & Family discounts with special discount codes for the trade conference.

The BLOCKCHANCE Conference at a glance (13.08.2019):

  • BLOCKCHANCE Conference – “The Future of Society and the Future of Economics”
  • International professional conference, user fair and networking platform
  • Conference and trade fair from Friday, 16.08.2019 to Saturday, 17.08.2019
  • Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (“Neue Börse”), Adolphsplatz 1, Hamburg
  • Organizer: Fabian Friedrich, BLOCKCHANCE UG, Board of Directors INATBA
  • Patron: Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the City of Hamburg
  • 77 national and international speakers from the Blockchain ecosystem
  • aprox. 750 conference topics from business, science, technology, politics, etc.
  • aprox. 1,500 trade fair visitors, mainly users from business and administration
  • Information and tickets here.

Details about the “BC19 Evan Luthra Startup Award” in Hamburg can be found at Medium. Information on the Michael Stich Foundation can be found here.

Statement of the Senate on Blockchain Technology in Hamburg, 23.07.2019.

Request of SPD + GRÜNE for the Blockchain-Technology in Hamburg from 16.10.2018.

You can find a detailed fact sheet, a CV of the organizer as well as photos, logos and graphics for the BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019 online in our Media Content section here.

For interviews and background information on the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you wish, we can arrange regional, national or international experts to provide you with background information on blockchain technology. Please include our contact persons in your expert contacts.

BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019



Fabian Friedrich

+49 (0) 176 – 61 69 57 71

BLOCKCHANCE Media Service:

Thomas Keup

+49 (0) 171 – 4 18 00 84

Disclaimer: This is a partnered event.


Biraajmaan is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto covering the US market. A graduate in Automobile engineering, he writes mainly about regulations and its impact with a focus on technological advancements in the crypto space.
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