Organizers of the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo announced today that world renowned venture capitalist Adam Draper will be addressing attendees and providing advice to local startups and aspiring entrepreneurs at the event. This is the second major announcement that Coin Fire has reported regarding Cryptolina after reporting on June 28th that the 38th Director of the US Mint would also be delivering the keynote at the event.
Draper is a fourth generation venture investor who mentors startups, and has invested in leading companies such as Coinbase, Practice Fusion and is the founder of Boost VC. Draper is the son of venture capitalist Tim Draper who was the winner of the USMS Auction.
“I’m excited to visit Raleigh and be a part of the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo,” said Draper. “This effort to push forward the future of Bitcoin, crowdfunding and startups will be very successful in such a flourishing market.”
Draper is widely known in Silicon Valley circles and is bullish on the exploding venture capital market in Bitcoin. In March 2014, Draper stated that Boost VC planned to accelerate 100 bitcoin companies in the next three years.
“We are very happy to have Adam Draper coming in from Silicon Valley to share his time and expertise with the North Carolina Bitcoin and Startup communities. His guidance will be very valuable to all who attend the Cryptolina conference.” said Mark Easley, a Triangle based angel investor, crowdfunding
advocate, and former executive in the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley.
By 2017 Boost VC plans to accelerate 100 Bitcoin companies out of the 250 total expected companies. Boost VC is an accelerator based in San Mateo, California that provides housing, office space, business and product guidance through a twelve week program balancing the guidance of seasoned mentors with
the drive of young, entrepreneurs.
Raleigh is playing host to the Carolinas first Bitcoin Expo on August 15th and 16th, 2014. The weekend event is being billed as ‘Cryptolina’, and will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center. For additional information on scheduling, ticket pricing, student pricing, sponsorships and demo opportunities please visit: http://www.cryptolina.com/