SettleMint is global finalist for Blockchain Challenge Dubai

SettleMint is global finalist for Blockchain Challenge Dubai

Leuven, BE – SettleMint, a Belgian blockchain startup, is selected as one out of twenty startups worldwide for the ‘SDO Blockchain Challenge’. This contest aims to find the best blockchain talent in the world and its first edition will take place on May 29th and 30th 2017 in Dubai.

As a blockchain company, SettleMint focuses on bridging the gap between the business world and blockchain as a technology. SettleMint offers a middleware that eliminates blockchain complexities and they are engaged in closing the ‘Skills Gap’ by educating professionals worldwide.

The happiest city on earth
The vision of Smart Dubai Office (SDO) is to make Dubai the happiest city on earth. Smart Dubai Office oversees and facilitates Dubai’s city-wide smart transformation with ambitions of delivering efficient, seamless, safe and impactful city experiences for residents and visitors. Smart Dubai aims to be a pioneer in the adoption of emerging technologies such as blockchain, which is identifiable as having great potential to transform city services to completely smart.

With Dubai’s strong vision of becoming a blockchain-powered city by 2020, Smart Dubai Office and global incubator 1776 have partnered together for the SDO Blockchain Challenge. This contest supports the creation of a blockchain industry through empowering startups and businesses to discover the most innovative blockchain startup ideas from all around the globe to implement in Dubai’s 2020 blockchain vision.

All finalists of the challenge will travel to Dubai to participate in a two-day program including a pitch competition to an audience of investors, experts, private and public institutions. At the end, three winners will be chosen among the finalists to receive first, second and third place prize money ranging from 10.000 to 20.000 dollars along with the opportunity to implement their product or service in Dubai.

On May 30th, the winners of the SDO Blockchain Challenge will be announced.

SettleMint is part of accelerator Start it @kbc, which supports innovative and scalable entrepreneurship.

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About SettleMint
We help organizations leverage the benefits of blockchain technology: whether those enterprises are looking to improve efficiency, to extend their current products or to completely reinvent an existing business model.
We offer our customers ‘Mint’, a suite of modular middleware solutions and SDK’s that remove complexities of blockchain technologies.
To demonstrate the versatility of 'Mint'​, we developed several working proof-of-concepts including SettleMint Notary for document management, SettleMint BallotBox for voting and SettleMint DataBroker for recording, buying and selling IoT sensor data.
www.settlemint.io

Over de SDO Blockchain Challenge
https://www.1776.vc/sdo-blockchain-challenge/
http://www.smartdubai.ae/foundation_pillars.php

Volg Settlemint op
https://www.linkedin.com/company/settlemint
https://twitter.com/settlemintio
https://www.facebook.com/settlemintIO/
https://www.instagram.com/settlemintio/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGo8NhGJqtBo6y6GFWUB-rg

Contact us
Matthew Van Niekerk SettleMint Founder & CEO
Matthew Van Niekerk SettleMint Founder & CEO
About Start it @KBC

Start it @KBC supports and promotes entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and scalable business models. As such, it is Belgium’s largest community of start-ups. As a pioneer in Belgium, Start it @KBC aims to have a positive impact on the country’s economy and society. 

 For their first 3 months at Start it @KBC, start-ups join a strong, tailor-made accelerator programme while continuing to profit from top-notch mentorship, diverse expertise, an extensive international network and an inspiring co-working space for a period of 18 months. Start it @KBC continuously adapts its programme in co-creation with its start-ups.  

One of Start it @KBC’s key objectives is to stimulate (international) cross-pollination between more than 650 start-ups and scale-ups but also amongst investors, experienced mentors, experts from a wide variety of domains (technology, sales, legal, marketing, communication, etc.) and other global accelerators and incubators. The community also plays a leading role in promoting diversity and female entrepreneurship. 

Start it @KBC also has a clear international vision. In addition to hubs in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Leuven, Kortrijk and Budapest, the community also includes a presence in New York. As of 2017, Start it @KBC has been a member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), a select network of 120 global accelerator programmes, offering extra opportunities for start-ups on the international stage and up to 1 million dollars’ worth of exclusive advantages from technology partners.

Via the Start it @KBC’s Corporate Incubation Program, start-up teams within large companies have also been able to transform innovative ideas into fully-fledged businesses under the guidance of Start it @KBC. 

Start it @KBC began in 2014 as a partnership between AccentureCronos GroepFlanders DCimecjoynKBCMobile VikingsTelenet Kickstart and local academic partners. 

Start-ups can apply to the programme at any time via the website www.startit.be. The selected founders are then invited to pitch their idea to a professional jury at 1 of 2 pitch events per year, after which a new batch of start-ups begin their entrepreneurial journey at Start it @KBC. 

For more information: www.startit.be
For Start it @KBC logos and images: startitkbc.prezly.com/media
Press kit Start it @KBC

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