Stanford alumni are well known for their entrepreneurial tilt – if Stanford were a country, the revenues generated by its alumni companies would grant it the 5th highest GDP in the world. Part of this success comes from the network of Stanford alumni entrepreneurs that form a decentralized trust network: every member benefits from the expertise of others and is willing to help those within the network.
As blockchain evolved, we identified a unique opportunity to digitize the analog networks of trust that already span the Stanford community. The result was FounderBit, a coalition of companies founded by Stanford alumni that support each other in their ICOs. FounderBit itself will ICO with a token that enables holders to access current and future ICO events out of the Stanford startup ecosystem.
In this panel Cam Turner, co-founder of FounderBit, will moderate a panel discussion to explore the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls of ICOs with other Stanford alumni founders with experience in cryptocurrencies. They will share their experiences and lessons learned along the way, and more generally address the potential of building a community within the context of blockchain.