Somerco Blockathon

Somerco Blockathon

Date(s) - 23/02/2019 - 24/02/2019
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

German Kraft Brewery at Mercato Metropolitano, London


Somerco blockathon in London. First release of tickets 250.

Kindly hosted by German Kraft Brewery. Somerco introducing Blockchain and Beer Club you will find on Meetup. What can beat London when it comes to mix business, fun, shopping and a rich historic culture? London has it all in abundance.

All teams pitch at the event and we select two teams from senior developers, two female teams and two teams with university students to pitch for our investors. The other teams still have good opportunities since the show is live streamed and we invite media and investors from different networks we have connections too to watch.

Blockchain developers are highly sought after in this Metropolis called London. So come and gain experience from each other.

London has a large grassroots movement with many groups interested in blockchain. Everyday you can listen to them giving their perspective. The techie perspective, the regulatory, the investor and very important the entrepreneur.

London Blockchain Startup Scene is growing day by day. It has attracted multinational companies to connect, techhubs, entrepreneurship programs and academia are part of the growing blockchain sector.

Somerco is partnering with the Craft Coin Company to launch the first ever “Beer and Blockathon”, hosted at German Kraft Brewery within Mercato Metropolitano. The Craft Coin Company is an exciting new venture creating a beer republic built on blockchain to catapult the craft beer movement across the world.

A blockathon inside Mercato Metropolitano give the hackers a greater experience and more exposure. Hackathon sponsors will have exposure to both participants and visitors at the market hall that during a weekend has 37 000 visitors. It enables them to engage with the most tech interested visitors and hackers.

Also two teams from senior developers, two female teams and two teams with university students are chosen as finalists and get to pitch for investors.
Here are themes for the hackathon that can be relevant for a brewery.
1. Blockchain Dapps for IoT;
2. Data Ownership vs. Data Stewardship (Ideas, Tools, Solutions);
3. AI & Smart Contracts (Hacks);
4. DAOs of the future (management structure and governance);
5. Fast Moving Consumer Goods related ideas,
There will be code written, we want a pitch deck, one pager, marketing plan and a simple version of a white paper. All done in two days. And yes you guessed it – fresh beer to drink
Criteria that are judged is quality of code, scalability of potential usage of dapp, unique business model, marketing model, usage of smart contract and token economics.
Amandine Flachs – Flachs consulting Emerging tech advocate supporting early-stage tech startups for 8y.
Florian Bollen – a seasoned entrepreneur & CEO of the Craft Coin Company – a beer republic built on blockchain to catapult the global craft beer movement.
Paul Gordon – Co-founder at Quantave // Founder of Coinscrum [est. 2012], Former derivatives trader based in London. Deep Bitcoin thinker.
Come to the Meetup Blockchain and beer and mingle. You can also pre-register for the hackathon.
  • 8:00 – Registration
  • 8:30 – 8:45 Opening introduction for all.
  • 8:45 – 9:15 Keynote speaker TBC
  • 9:15 – 10:00 Introduction for hackers and team building.
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Short presentation of hacker teams.
  • 10:45 – Kick – off. Start to hack.
  • 21:00 First day ends.
  • 21:00 – 01:00 am Close the day down with a party.
  • 9:00 – 9:15 Summary of first day
  • 9:15 – Start to hack
  • 17:30 – Deadline submit hack to judges
  • 17:45 All teams 5-10 min pitch
  • 19:30 – 19:45 Announce the six finalist teams. Two teams with university students, two all female teams and two senior teams.
We also want to inform and educate our participants so we give you talks from keynote speakers, panel speakers and sponsors.
Come and listen to two full days of leading industry experts.
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Opening introduction
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Keynote speaker Alex Apeldoorn Thought leader for emergent technology (Blockchain, AI, machine learning & sustainable tech), entrepreneurship & application of disruptive technology.
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Sponsor
  • 12:15 – 13:00 Sponsor
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Sponsor
  • 14:15 – 15:00 Sponsor
  • 15:15 – 16:00 5 Panel speakers discuss what technical hurdles need to be solved in blockchain?
  • 16:15 – 17:00 5 panel speakers discuss why blockchain is disruptive.
  • Steffen Pope Altenburg Blockchain enthusiast since 2011; Investor & R&D consultant; Project & Marketing Management.
  • Susana Esteban S. Esteban & Partners. Blockchain Strategist & advisor. Focus on investment opportunities related to blockchain. Member of Government Blockchain Association, Oxford Blockchain Foundation.
  • Naseema Khalique Founder Global Blockchain Trust, Co founder Medblock,  Blockchain technology governmental Integration. Student at LSE.
  • 17:00 – 17:15 Closing day
  • 10:15 – 11:00 5 panel speakers discuss the latest blockchain innovations
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Keynote speaker
  • 12:15 – 13:00 Sponsors
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Sponsors
  • 14:15 – 15:00 Sponsors
  • 15:15 – 16:00 Main sponsor with great offer
  • 16:15 – 17:00 5 panel speakers discuss what is needed to make blockchain applications be used in all society?
  • Jackie LaRocca. Senior Consultant in Future of Technology Capgemini Invent. Agile Scrum Certified Project Manager. Consumer Products, Public Service.
  • Monica Oravcova Co founder @ Naoris, Cyber entrepreneur & Evangelist Women in Cyber, Prior 8 years at AT & T Led Revenue Acceleration program for AT&T.
  • 17:15 – 18:00 5 panel speakers discuss what was 2018 technological blockchain breakthrough
  • Thomas Hulse Senior Consultant @ Fifth9 Digital Emerging Technology Senior Consultant | Blockchain | Robotic Process Automation | Innovation Strategy

Founded in 2017, German Kraft is a craft brewery deeply rooted in German tradition with a mission to provide the community with locally brewed fresh beer of unparallelled taste and quality, served straight from the tap.

Mercato Metropolitano, centrally located in London’s south east Elephant & Castle, is the city’s first sustainable community market focused on revitalizing neighbourhoods and protecting the environment.

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