Springboard Enterprises

ETL Blockchain 2018

Enterprise tech lab: business of blockchain


 The Business of Blockchain program was a three-day workshop focused on the commercialization of blockchain solutions, and was part of Springboard’s annual Enterprise Tech Lab, which supports women-led enterprise technology companies across a range of industries. The highly interactive program provided participants with real-time feedback on their technology, go-to-market strategy, and near-term milestones and access to experts in B2B sales, partnering, regulatory issues, and raising capital. Following the program, three months of office hours were set up with selected experts to address the participating companies’ most pressing challenges. The program also featured an evening reception to introduce and highlight the participating companies to the larger blockchain community.

“At this early stage of blockchain technology solution development, it was informative to see blockchain startups at their various phases. The program provided a great mechanism for the participating companies to get important feedback, so that the entrepreneurs could reevaluate their approaches and opportunities. The quality of the participants was very high all around.”

— Mike Myung, Director of Emerging Tech, Capital One

“The quality of participants and ecosystem that Springboard pulled together for the program was outstanding. We enjoyed seeing a variety of participating companies and meeting the incredible women entrepreneurs. The co-panelists were high-caliber, and the content, while challenging, created a highly-effective environment.”

— Devon Yarbrough, Blockchain Consultant, EY

Executive Committee


Jalak Jobanputra, Founder/Managing Partner, Future\Perfect Ventures

Executive Committee Members

Lance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

Sharon LaDay, Blockchain Ecosystem Leader, IBM

Mike Myung, Director of Emerging Technology, Capital One

Sam Chadwick, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Refinitiv

Fiona Grandi, National Leader, Strategic Investments, KPMG

Amber Baldet, CEO, Clovyr

Joshua Ashley Klayman, Chair of Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Emma Channing, CEO and General Counsel, Satis Group

Karen Bhatia, Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Leanne Kemp, CEO, Everledger

Samantha Zirkin, CEO, Point 93