Recap Malta AI & Blockchain Summit May 2019
The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit was the first time that we could introduce the nuco.cloud to an international audience. We had our booth right in the heart of the conference, presented our project on the main stage of the event and started our ICO right there on Malta.
Here is a little peek behind the scenes of our trip to Malta and how we experienced the
For our CEO Tobias Adler and Community Manager Rafal Komuda this was the second time they have been to the Malta Blockchain Summit. Thanks to the connections that Tobias and Rafal made the last time around we got a head-start on networking and met with people 3 days before the summit even started. The entire Blockchain Community in Malta is so welcoming and friendly, we had a blast on different events pretty much every day.
This was a great and welcomed change from the weeks leading up to the Summit.
Those weeks were probably one of the busiest times for our entire project so far. New promotional material had to be created and printed, our presentation had to be realized, designed and practiced and we obviously needed to make sure that everything concerning the ICO was running smoothly before everything went live. Even while we were already on Malta our Token-Developer and our Web-Developer were working countless hours to make sure that everything would work perfectly – and most importantly completely secure.
During the summit itself everything worked out fine. We had no issues with anything and the ICO started as smoothly as we could have hoped for.
During the event many people from the last summit crossed our path – it was great to reconnect with Albert Feng from Acunetix, Martijn Hekman from 180.works and Oliver de la Rosa from Globiance among many others. Not only friendships were formed, but more importantly partnerships. So it was the 2018 Malta Summit that started the process of getting nuco.cloud listed as Globiance’s Pilot-IEO and the 2019 Conference cemented our partnership together.
But not only the old faces were important at this event. The new people we met there were some of the most interesting people we have ever talked to. Potential partners from the halo.network, Investors like Rob Charles from Goldfingr, and just simply good people like Dr. Jeppe Stockholm from Amazix and Max Studennikoff from the CC Forum crossed our path and we are very happy to have made their acquaintance.This event made it clear what Blockchain is really about; It’s the community. Everyone working together to one common goal. We have pitched our presentation in front of over 7000 people (incl. the Live-stream), but the most valuable experiences we have made at this event included the human beings we actually talked to directly, exchanged contact info and stayed in contact with, to this day. The Malta Blockchain Summit really brought the best people from the blockchain community all around the world to one place and made it possible for us all to connect and work together to try to make this world a better place for all of us.
Ritossa Global Family Office Summit After we met with some interesting people in Malta, we got the invitation to join the 9th Ritossa Family Office Investment Summit in Monaco. At first we couldn’t believe that we had the fortune to get invited to this event.The caliber of Investors at this summit was something the world has never seen before. Over 4,5 Trillion Dollar of Investment Capital managed by roughly 600 people is an amount of money almost impossible to wrap your head around.
That was our first impression. But just like in Malta we quickly realized that these events are not about projects, or money, or investments, but about the people you meet that are the true benefit to a company like ours. In our last Blog-post we mentioned meeting Dr. Jeppe Stockholm in Malta. He was also attending the summit in Monaco and we were happy to see a familiar face again. In between Sheiks and Multi-Billionaires, it is easy to get nervous and lose your cool, so talking with someone you consider a friend can really help to calm the nerves and make these events a little more fun instead of purely work. But as it turns out, Jeppe was not only there to help us calm our nerves, but also to introduce us to some of the most important people for your project so far. After the opening party on the hotel-rooftop pool-bar we were invited to join Jeppe and his friends for some drinks at the Buddha bar. These friends consisted of some very interesting people, including James Bowater, the Crypto Insider for the CityAM Business newspaper from London and Alastair Lidel. Alastair is not only the CEO of The Block Events, but also the Founder of the Monaco Blockchain Conference. If you are talking blockchain and you are talking Monaco you will not get past Alastair Lidel.Even before the actual Ritossa Family Office Investment Summit started we had already scheduled the next events with Alastair to come join him in his Private Investment Club Tour.
A Tour of exclusive dinner events where handpicked projects introduce themselves to investors all over the world. Of course with Alastair in charge, the first dinner had to be held in Monaco. Even though we met a lot more people at the Investment Summit, this first opening night would be the most memorable and most impactful for our project.
So not even 2 weeks later, we are back in Monaco and preparing our presentation for the Private Investment Club Tour. We had no idea what kind of people would be attending, but knowing Alastair, we were sure that the investors would be of highest quality. And that was the case. Private investors, institutional investors, even bank-owners were present during this dinner. Everyone would classify as something many people outside of the investment-sector haven’t even heard before: UHNWI – Ultra high net worth individuals. Many of whom were very interested in our project. We are still in talks with many of them, some wanted to invest, some wanted to partner up and join us to see where the nuco.cloud is going. But all of them are bringing us closer to our goal of a successful ICO.
We mentioned earlier that we also met James Bowater on that first night in Monaco. James was also present at the Private Investment Dinner and we quickly agreed to work together for a Spotlight in his crypto-segment „(Crypto Insider)“ of the CityAM Newspaper in London. So this was not only an amazing event to attract potential investors but it also was responsible for getting us our first international newspaper article. Overall we wouldconclude that going to Monaco is one of the best moves any blockchain-company can do. It certainly was for us