Blockchain and the Enterprise

SAP Startup Focus is looking for innovative Blockchain startups!

Apply to pitch at the “Blockchain and the Enterprise” on Wednesday, August 23 at OneEleven, Toronto, Canada.

You will have the opportunity to pitch your startup to SAP executives, venture capital investors, leaders in the Blockchain industry, and the Toronto tech community.

Following the panel discussion with thought leaders, 5 selected startups will give their pitch for the opportunity to win the top prize.

Pitch Opportunity
3-minutes to pitch your startup to top SAP executives, venture capital investors and leaders in the blockchain sector. Panel judges will determine prize winners.

Most Transformative and Most Innovative startups will receive 1,000 $ (each) in AWS credits.

Who can participate?

Our Call for Blockchain startups is open to any company:

  • Enterprise / B2B focused
  • Software component is significant and needs integration into enterprise systems
  • Seed funded
  • Having raised less than US$ 5 million
  • Having a Minimum Valuable Product

When: Wednesday August 23 2017 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Where: OneEleven, 325 Front Street W, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada


5:30PM Registration | Networking & Drinks

6:00PM Welcome Remarks

6:10PM Panel Discussion: Blockchain & the Enterprise

6:45PM Break

7:10PM Startup Pitch Competition*

8:00PM Networking Reception


William Mougayar

Moderator – William Mougayar, Author of The Business Blockchain

Advisor, Investor, Mentor and Coach to Tech Entrepreneurs and Founders on Strategy, Marketing and Growth. William is the author, The Business Blockchain (Wiley, May 2016). He is invested in intellectual & financial capital, human network, knowledge and experience in startups. Uniquely versed and experienced in the North American startup ecosystem via networked relationships with VC’s, startups, founders and influencers. An entrepreneur with 31+ years of Technology industry experience. Author of 2 books, Business Executive, Professional Speaker, Management Consultant.


Iliana Oris Valiente

Iliana Oris Valiente, CPA, CA, Founder, ColliderX

Personable finance professional (CPA, CA) turned entrepreneur specializing in emerging tech. Iliana transitioned from the corporate world to founding ColliderX, an open-source and crowdsourced applied research and development hub for the toughest technical questions for blockchain and related technologies (ML/IOT). Previously, she co-founded Rubix by Deloitte, and was the Blockchain Strategy Leader at Deloitte Canada. Rubix is a tech team building enterprise-grade decentralized applications on a number of platforms (Ethereum,etc). She has overseen projects to conceptualize and build DLT usecases to transform status quo processes across FSI, healthcare, supply chain, and public sector.
Kesem Frank

Kesem Frank, COO and Co-founder at Nuco

Kesem Frank, COO and Co-founder of nuco, is a technology strategy expert specializing in cross enterprise system integration. Kesem led multiple projects within Deloitte’s Technology Strategy and Architecture practice, before specializing in Blockchain technology. Kesem is an experienced team leader, having served as a naval officer with the IDF for 5 years. His passion for startups and innovation led him to join UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab as a program fellow. At nuco, Kesem is responsible for day to day operations, product management and roadmap execution, advancing his company’s mission to manifest the future that Blockchain enables. Kesem achieved Cum Laude honors on both his undergraduate degrees of Law (LLB) and business administration (BA) and was awarded a scholarship towards his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Toronto.

Anthony Di Iorio, CEO and Founder of Decentral and Jaxx, Co-founder of Ethereum

Anthony Di Iorio is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, community organizer, and thought leader in the field of digital currencies, blockchain and decentralized technologies. He is the founder and CEO of Decentral and Jaxx, and co-founder of the Ethereum Project. He previously served as the Chief Digital Officer at the Toronto Stock Exchange / TMX Group.