Purchase Tickets To The October 19th StartEngine Summit In Santa Monica, CA. 

1,000 Attendees, 45 speakers, 16 pitches, One Summit.

Our second ICO 2.0 Summit held on April 20th in Santa Monica was a sold-out success. Over 1,000 attendees gathered to discuss the current state of the ICO space and its path to liquidity. 

ICO 2.0 Summit Highlights

In a day filled with lively debate, networking and learning, there were many notable moments, including:

  • A provocative keynote delivered by Mark Suster
  • Exhibitor demonstrations from Blockchain Terminal and tZERO
  • Cryptocurrency-inspired artwork by Daniel Maltzman
  • A sunset cocktail hours by the Pacific Ocean

What to relive the day? Missed all of the excitement? We've got you covered. Click below to rewatch the day's keynotes, panels and pitches.

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"The absolute best blockchain conference I have attended."

Matt Johnston



Ryan Singer

Co-founder, Chia

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Mark Suster

Managing Partner, Upfront Ventures

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Gil Penchina

Investor in Brave, Ripple, Filecoin, Civic, Paypal, Polychain, AngelList

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Lou Kerner

Partner, CryptoOracle

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John Burbank

Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Passport Capital


Howard Marks

CEO, StartEngine

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Cameron Chell

Co-Creator & Architect, Kodak Coin

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"The best crypto event LA has ever seen."

Darren Marble (Panelist)

CEO, CrowdfundX


Vinny Lingham

Co-Founder & CEO, Civic

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David Moss

CEO, TrueBlock

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Linda Lerner

Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring

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Nathan Latka

Host of "The Top" Podcast

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Josh Stein

CEO, harbor

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Sara Hanks

CEO, CrowdCheck

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Dainia Jabaji

Associate, Crowell & Moring

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Mahbod Moghadam

Co-Founder, Everipedia

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Jay Samit

Independent Vice Chairman, Deloitte

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Jeff Marks

Partner, Alliance Legal


Sunny Dhillion

Partner, Signia Ventures

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Jenny Cieplak

Counsel, Crowell & Moring

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David Hernand

Partner, Paul Hastings

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Joey Krug

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital

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Jeremy Gardner

Co-Founder, Ausum Ventures

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Marissa Kim

Partner, Ark VC

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Ahmed Hasan

Associate, Inventus Law

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Justin Wu

Growth Hacker

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Andrew Torba

Founder & CEO, GAB


Greg Gilman

Founder, Science Blockchain

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Joe Cammarata

President, tZERO

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David Gosselin

Partner, DBB McKennon

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Darren Marble

CEO, Crowdfundx

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Chris O'Brien

Partner, Venable LLP

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Josh Hamilton

Partner, Latham & Watkins


Kurt Kumar

ICO / Blockchain Architect

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David Concannon

Partner, Latham & Watkins

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Anil Advani

Managing Partner, Inventus Law

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Marc Boiron

Associate, Rutan & Tucker

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Nick Morgan

Partner, Paul Hastings

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Jake Vale

Marketing Manager, tZERO

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Scott Purcell

CEO & CTO, Prime Trust

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Jill Richmond

SVP, Sparkchain

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Dan Moylan

Co-Managing Partner, Venable

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Nanxi Liu

CEO, Enplug

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Eric Jackson

Co-Founder, TransitNet

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Brian McMahon

CEO, Expert Dojo

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Jor Law

Founder of VerifyInvestor.com & Homeier Law PC

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Perrie Weiner

Co-Managing Partner, DLA Piper

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Melissa Lafsky

Founder, Storyline Consulting

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Timo Lehes

Co-Founder & Partner, Swarm

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Kai Sedgwick

Journalist, Bitcoin News

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"You've successfully brought the Silicon Valley venture vibe rather than the Burning Man vibe to the space (and I expect this will be the new precedent moving forward)."

Jake Vale (Panelist)

Marking Consultant, tZERO

This Year's Panel Discussions

State of Regulation

The SEC has made itself clear regarding utility tokens. How will federal and state regulation  affect the ICO market, promoters and exchanges? A distinguished panel of attorneys and former regulators opine on the shape of the marketplace and its future.

Path to Liquidity (Secondary Marketplace)

Existing exchanges are not listing security tokens. This panel composed of future regulated exchanges and ICO experts explains how regulated trading will work and how it will enable an even larger marketplace.

Is Airdrop the Next ICO Model?

Out of nowhere, a brand new token distribution idea has taken hold of the cryptocurrency marketplace. What is the airdrop, and what does the future of this financing structure look like? A panel of experts discusses and debates.

Structuring an ICO 2.0

The ICO 2.0 has arrived. But how does a business go about structuring such an offering? A panel of leading securities attorneys discuss the how one structures an ICO to meet state, U.S. and even international regulations.

How to Market an ICO 2.0?

Marketing is the key to a successful ICO. However, regulation will necessarily affect the manner in which ICOs can be marketed. The panel holds a frank discussion about advisors, promoters, bounty programs and more.

Are ICOs Disrupting Venture Capital?

In 2017, ICOs raised close to $6B. 2018 has started with a big bang, with over $1B raised through ICOs in January. Will ICOs disrupt traditional VC investors?  How are ICOs changing finance altogether?

Secrets to Managing an ICO 2.0

Regulated ICOs require advisors with deep expertise and a number of other services in order to meet SEC regulations. A panel of regulation gurus explain the key elements of successfully launching a regulated ICO.

ICO Litigation & Enforcement Update

The marketplace has begun to see class action lawsuits brought by investors against ICOs.  Will this continue in 2018?  Hear from former regulators and leading litigators about SEC subpoenas, plaintiff lawsuits and how ICOs can  use rescissions to get past legal liabilities.

Deconstructing a Regulated Trade Platform

It is clear by now that broker-dealer ATS platforms will be dominating the trading of security tokens.  How are they constructed and licensed?  What other platforms may help create liquidity.

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ICO Pitches


Distributed Ledger for Capital Markets


Blockchain-Powered Video Network


Green Money for a Digital World


The Next Generation Digital Platform


International Mobile Communications App

Calorie Coin

Burning Calories as Proof-of-Work


Blockchain Enabled Healthcare Solution

Miami Crypto Exchange

Blockchain Enabled Healthcare Solution


Blockchain Fundraising Solutions

One Sphera

Digital Sphere of True Communities


Decentralized Marketplace for Logistics


Fully Virtualized VFX & Animation Studio

Our Sponsors

"We were very happy with the attendance and got a lot of good discussion going."

Swarm (Gold Sponsor)

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

"Really well organized, everything on time, facilitated networking with speakers, brilliant panels and focused on moving the bar for everyone."

Brian MacMahon (Moderator)

CEO, Expert DOJO

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101 Wilshire Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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ICO 2.0 Summit

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October 19, 2018 | Santa Monica, CA

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