20 Jan, 2023 (Friday)
Bengaluru

What is The Metaverse Summit?

The Metaverse Summit by YourStory is India’s premier, annual Web3 and crypto conference to define and build the new, Web3-powered Internet economy.

In its second edition, The Metaverse Summit will bring the global Web3 ecosystem together to explore how to bring the next billion users to Web3, understand innovation in Crypto, DeFi, NFTs, Web3 Gaming, Infra, Tooling, and more!

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Key Themes

Bringing the Next Billion Users to Web3

Innovation in Crypto, DeFi, NFTs, Web3 Gaming, Infra, Tooling, and more

How Web2 Enterprises and Giants can Embrace Web3

Building a Fair, Shared and User-Owned Metaverse

Web3: Building a Fair, Shared, User-Owned Metaverse
Leveraging blockchain technology in the construction of virtual worlds to ensure fair and equitable ownership models
Bringing the Next Billion Users to Web3
Exploring where mainstream Web3 adoption is going to come from, and how blockchain firms should build for mass adoption
How Web2 Enterprises can Embrace Web3
A sector-agnostic take on how large enterprises can leverage and maximise the benefits of Web3 tech while avoiding its risks and pitfalls
Next Wave of Web3 Apps
Understanding the latest technological advancements in DApps, L1s, L2s and L3s, and how they can disrupt traditional apps
India, Web3 and the Metaverse
How private-public sector and government collaboration in Web3 can create millions of jobs, manifest value worth billions of dollars, and propel India towards becoming a leader in blockchain tech
Creator Economy and Commerce in the Metaverse
A forward-looking discussion on how creators and brands can build and define key elements of virtual platforms, and build and monetise communities around them
Web 2.5: The Bridge Towards a Web3-Powered Metaverse
Exploring the most exciting infrastructure layers (hardware, software, interchange tools/standards, etc) required to take the Metaverse and Web3 movement mainstream
Crypto in 2030: The Power of Emerging Markets
Innovation, market and policy-making to empower emerging markets such as India to become front-runners in crypto innovation and adoption
Future of NFTs and On-Chain Digital Assets
A discussion on emerging and forward-looking applications of NFTs across sectors
Solving DeFi
A chat on the latest and upcoming innovations in the DeFi sector and how they seek to address challenges from the past
The Gamification of Everything
A session on how Web3 games can build more sustainable models and define how users engage with brands in the Metaverse
Web3 Investing: Learn from the Experts
A chat on interesting new areas of Web3 investing, what’s hot, and new asset classes that will emerge in the Metaverse
Workshops and Masterclasses
Unpacking and explaining core Web3 concepts to empower and upskill the next generation of developers, engineers and builders in the segment

Also in store

Web3 VC-Startup Speed Dating Cafe

The BUIDL Bar

Polls and Quizzes

Tribes of techies

Humans of Web3

The Metavators Innovation Showcase

Audience
400+
Attendees + Dev, Founders, Investors+Ecosystem Players
1000+
Virtual Community Members
Past Speakers
Ivan Liljeqvist
Co-founder & CEO,
Moralis
Shradha Sharma
Founder & CEO,
YourStory Media
Ashish Singhal
Founder & CEO
CoinSwitch Kuber
Sumit Gupta
Co-founder & CEO
CoinDCX
Himanshu Yadav
Founding Partner,
Woodstock Fund
Pranav Sharma
Founding Partner,
Woodstock Fund
Tanvi Ratna
Founder & CEO
Policy 4.0
Ganesh Swami
CEO,
Covalent
Aniket Jindal
Co-Founder & COO,
Biconomy
Shailesh Lakhani
MD, India, Sequoia Capital

Why the Metaverse Summit?

The Metaverse is coming! And it will revolutionise everything.

The Metaverse revolution has placed the Internet - the greatest invention in mankind’s recent history - on the cusp of a fundamental transformation.

Rapid advancements in blockchain technology, AI, AR/VR, gamification, hardware and software, and more, are transforming the way users interact with each other on virtual platforms.

And it’s happening right now!

With this comes a multi-trillion dollar opportunity to disrupt today’s platform paradigms and define the Internet economy of the Metaverse.

At the heart of this disruption lies Web3 technology - powered by blockchain - which is playing a critical role in imagining, defining and building a fair, democratic and interoperable Internet of the future.

Further, Web3 technologies provide open-source mechanisms through which resources, worth billions of dollars, can easily be aggregated and at a scale that contends with the mightiest of traditional enterprises.

This new wave of Web3 innovations, comprising crypto, NFTs, DeFi, Play-to-Earn, DAOs, and more, is already transforming the way we interact with the digital world and the internet economy at large.

At this opportune moment, YourStory presents the second edition of The Metaverse Summit - a flagship conference to imagine, define and build a new, Web3-powered Internet economy.

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Why participate?

Enterprises:

  • Explore latest blockchain innovations from established tech leaders and emerging startups
  • Learn from the world’s top-most blockchain gurus, successful use-cases, implementation, roadblocks and much more
  • Network with and meet some of the most talented blockchain developers and engineers in the business
  • Find relevant startups for collaboration to develop products and services of mutual interest
  • Network with and meet some of the most talented blockchain developers and engineers in the business
  • Network with regional government authorities and potential partners
  • Attract talent for your Web3 projects

Startups:

  • Showcase your innovations in front of early adopters, governments and enterprises who are eager to explore blockchain solutions in their businesses
  • Meet the most exciting blockchain startups to explore integrations, listings and other areas of common interest
  • Raise funds by meeting with potential investors interested in your type of product and solutions
  • Present your ideas and innovations in front of curated audience consisting of investors, senior government authorities and global technology enterprises
  • Get maximum brand exposure through regional and international media, tech-bloggers and journalists
  • Learn and network with international blockchain experts and regional policy makers
  • Attract talent for your Web3 projects

Investors & Ecosystem Stakeholders:

  • Meet curated startups that have potential value in a growth oriented markets and practical solutions to real problems
  • Get privileged access to startup pitch decks that are curated and approved by our advisory board comprising of investors, thought leaders and senior technology fellows
  • Access to dedicated networking lounge specially reserved for speakers, investors and VIPs attending the show
  • Receive startup pitch decks much prior to the event, so you can come prepared with your customised questions to them

Conference Agenda

Metaverse Track: Main Track | 11am - 7pm (8 hours) + networking

Session formats:

1. Keynotes (single speaker)
2. Fireside Chats (single speaker + 1 moderator)
3. Panel Discussions (3-4 speakers + 1 moderator)
4. Debates (2 or 4 speakers + 1 moderator)
Broad topics for the main track

Keynotes

1. How the Metaverse will Revolutionise Everything
- Overarching impact of Metaverse on work, play, social connections, technology, innovation and all aspects of daily life.

2. Web3: Building a Fair, Shared and User-Owned Metaverse -  Contribution of blockchain technology towards building virtual worlds featuring fair and equitable ownership models

3. Metaverse: A New Way to Experience the Internet - Emerging trends in 3D, VR, AR, AI etc that will redefine the way Internet apps are consumed

4. Building The Network State with Web3 - How decentralised technology can act as the building blocks for creating technological and community-driven network states

Speaker Options
Matthew Ball
CEO, Epyllion Co and Author: The Metaverse and How It Will Revolutionise Everything
Balaji Srinivasan
Former CTO, Coinbase and GP, A16Z
Vitalik Buterin
Co-Founder, Ethereum
Chris Dixon
GP, A16Z
Sam Bankman-Fried
CEO, FTX
Changpeng “CZ” Zhao
Founder and CEO, Binance
Brian Armstrong
Co-Founder and CEO, Coinbase
Crypto in 2030: The Power of Emerging Markets -
A broad discussion on innovation, market and policy-making that will empower emerging markets like India to become front-runners in crypto adoption

Nischal Shetty
Founder and CEO, Shardeum
Sumit Gupta
Co-Founder and CEO, CoinDCX
Ashish Singhal
Co-Founder and CEO, CoinSwitch Kuber
Arnab Kumar, Director
India Market Expansion, CoinbaseJay Hao, CEO, OKX
Meltem Demirors
Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShares
Amy Wu
FTX Ventures, M&A and Gaming
India and the Metaverse -
A session on how Metaverse-building activities undertaken by Indian Web3 firms and founders will create millions of jobs, manifest value worth billions of dollars, and propel the nation towards becoming a leader in fronter technology
Sandeep Nailwal
Co-Founder, Polygon
Jaynti Kanani
Co-Founder, Polygon
Ajit Tripathi
Head, Institutional Business, AAVE
Raj Gokal
Co-Founder, Solana
Ayush Ranjan
Co-Founder and CEO, Huddle01
Pratik Gauri
Co-Founder and CEO, 5ireOffset Farm
Future of NFTs, Soulbound Tokens and Fungible Tokens -
A discussion on emerging and forward-looking applications of NFTs across sectors and in the Metaverse
Solving DeFi -
A chat on the latest and upcoming innovations in the DeFi sector and how they seek to address challenges from the past
The Gamification of Everything -
A session on the potential of Web3 games to define how users engage with brands in the Metaverse
Web3 Investing: Learn from the Expert -
A chat on interesting new areas of Web3 investing, what’s hot, and new asset classes that will emerge in the Metaverse
Pranav Sharma
Founding Partner, Woodstock Fund
Himanshu Yadav
Founding Partner, Woodstock Fund
Shailesh Lakhani
MD, Sequoia India
Shan Aggarwal
VP, Head of Corporate Development and Coinbase VenturesA16z crypto team
New Wave of Web3 Apps (DApps) -
A discussion on latest technological advancements in Decentralised Apps, new tech on L1s, L2s and L3s, and how these advancements can disrupt traditional apps in a Web-powered Metaverse
DAOs: Redefining Productivity -
Futuristic viewpoints on implementation of DAO features, profressive decentralisation and the pros and cons of remote work
Creator Economy in the Metaverse -
A forward-looking discussion on how the Metaverse will empower individual creators to build and define key elements of virtual platforms, and build and monetise communities around them
Tanmay Bhat
SuperTeamDAO
Jenil Thakker
Founder and CEO, Coinvise
Joel Alexander
Founder, CrowdPad
Kyra
Virtual Influencer
Kashif Raza
Founder, Bitinning
Web 2.5: Building the Bridge Towards the Metaverse -
A chat on the most exciting infrastructure layers (hardware, software, interchange tools/standards, etc) required to take the Metaverse and Web3 movement mainstream
Ganesh Swami
CEO, Covalent
Mahin Gupta
Founder, Liminal
Mayur Relekar
Founder, Arcana
Richa Joshi
Co-Founder, EPNS
Prashant Maurya
Co-Founder and CEO, Spheron Protocol
Regulating a Permissionless World -
Reimagining and contextualising regulations, policies and law to govern the future of the Internet
Punit Agarwal
CEO, KoinX
Tanvi Ratna
Founder and CEO, Policy 4.0
Wrap: Key Takeaways from The Metaverse Summit -
A concluding session on key highlights, takeaways from the event for building new ways to experience the Internet

- Team YS

Timings: 2-6 pm (4 hours)

Workshops

1. Building on L1/L2 chains
- A workshop focussed on upskilling devs to build on a specific chain, such as Ethereum, or Solana, or Polygon, NEAR, Boba, etc

2. Business models in Web3 - A workshop decoding business models in Web3 and empowering founders to build revenue streams

3. Other building workshops - Workshops on building Web3 games, product demos, DeFi apps or other DApps, etc.

Masterclasses

1. Building in Web3 -
A crash course on all steps involved in starting and building your own Web3 projects

2. Community building -
A crash course on existing and upcoming platforms to build a Web3 community, along with best practices and risks to avoid

3. Other masterclasses -
Broad masterclasses on market insights, and emerging trends in the blockchain and Metaverse segment
Timings: 12pm - 6pm (6 hours)

Stalls and product demos:

1. Augmented and Virtual reality experiences
2. 3D modelling experiences
3. Gamification experiences
4. Product walkthroughts/demos
5. Web3 contests/games
Timings: 7pm onwards cocktails and snacks, 8pm onwards dinner

Networking, cocktails and F&B mixer

Target audience
Web3 startup founders and entrepreneurs
Influential and key figures in Web3
Tech enterprises and platforms
Investors and analysts
Developers and engineers
Community and ecosystem builders
Government and regulatory stakeholders
Partner
Partner with us
Past Partners
Partner with us
Meet
Web3 founders and devs building the most exciting protocols
Present
Latest innovations and products in the Web3 segment
Discover
Insights and innovations shaping the future of the internet
Learn
From the finest minds in the Web3 ecosystem
Network and BUIDL
With the brightest minds from the Web3 ecosystem
Upskill
Yourself with future-ready job skills
Advance
Your career with a Web3 job
Win
Cool prizes and exciting event merch

Why participate?

Enterprises
  • Explore latest blockchain innovations
  • Learn from the world’s top-most blockchain gurus
  • Meet the most talented blockchain developers and engineers
  • Find relevant startups for collaboration
  • Network with regional government authorities, potential partners
  • Attract talent for your Web3 projects
Startups
  • Showcase your innovations on a global stage
  • Meet the most exciting blockchain startups
  • Raise funds by meeting with potential investors
  • Present your ideas and innovations in front of a curated audience
  • Get maximum brand exposure through media integrations
  • Learn and network with international and regional policy makers
  • Attract talent for your Web3 projects
Investors & Ecosystem Stakeholders
  • Meet growth-oriented startups in Web3
  • Get access to startup pitch decks curated and approved by our advisory board
  • Get access to dedicated networking lounges
  • Receive startup pitch decks prior to the event
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