Education workshop: Blockchain and untapped startup opportunities

SHIELD & CARDANO Lab education workshop: Blockchain and untapped startup opportunities


December 16, 2016

CARDANO Lab Vietnam, an Infinity Blockchain Lab (IBL) entity  and SHIELD proudly presents the very first blockchain education workshop covering key offerings and how to leverage blockchain to transform startup mindset and business models at Saigon Innovation Hub, District 3, Hochiminh city December 16th 2016.
The education workshop successful attracts various participants from differents backgrounds: entrepreneurs, office workers, developers and freelancers.  Also the audience were excited to convene with keynote speaker – Ms Ha Bui, MsC & former lecturer of the University of Alabama, the United States and also the only core female developer at CARDANO Lab.
Background knowledge
Ha started the workshop by clarifying the definition of decentralization and centralization to come up with these 3 outstanding values of decentralized system:

  • Near real-time settlement
  • Simpler fee structure
  • Transparency of information

Consequently, Ha elaborated further on definition, feature and applications of blockchain. Specifically Bitcoin and Ethereum drew huge attention from the audience thanks to their virtues as payment instruments and platform for smart contract deployment respectively.
All participants shared their excitement and curiosity to study more about Blockchain technology and also demonstrated eagerness for the following teamwork session.

SHIELD & CARDANO Lab education workshop: Blockchain and untapped startup opportunitiesThe audience following presentation by Ms. Ha Bui

The consecutive Q&A time also bursted with questions from the entrepreneur-dominant audience. A number of participants posed questions on how they can integrate their business with blockchain technology particularly against the current Vietnam market status.

SHIELD & CARDANO Lab education workshop: Blockchain and untapped startup opportunities

Exciting discussion on blockchain topics

Practice through case study
The audience were assigned in groups of 8 members. Teams can either create their new ideas or choose among 10 provided blockchain applications to discuss and present blockchain applications, pros and cons in front of CARDANO Lab mentors.
Surprisingly, all teams came up with their own business ideas. Various creative concepts in different industries from retail, e-commerce, real-estate, agri-tech to gaming, lottery are brought on to the stage. All presentations were well-pitched and demonstrated well-thought plan of leveraging blockchain to elevate business models.

SHIELD & CARDANO Lab education workshop: Blockchain and untapped startup opportunitiesEngaging discussion during case study session

SHIELD & CARDANO Lab education workshop: Blockchain and untapped startup opportunities

Team presentation

The audience still lingered for quite sometime after the workshop to discuss in details with our speakers and mentors on various topics related to trends and business approaches with blockchain. Around 80% of the participants rated satisfied and very satisfied with the workshop proceedings especially with the practice and networking opportunity. We are deeply thankful to the attention and support from participants and we hope to continue this energetic mood in our workshops to come!
Great content, we should have more time on networking time to discuss more applications of blockchain in general and how to apply them in reality” — Thanh Trung – attendee
Besides, To Capture the hunger for this state-of-the-art technology, market potentials and young people of strong caliber in Vietnam, CARDANO Lab – as the blockchain pioneer in Vietnam and Asia organizes the first blockchain-based projects contest to promote Blockchain technology to the public through pragmatic, innovative and unprecedented use cases and applications, specifically in entertainment industry. This is also the first step in facilitating the groundbreaking blockchain ecosystem for Vietnam.
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Contact: Nicole Nguyen