Get the tools to prepare your business becoming ICO-ready. Meet the right people. Execute.
Join the Crypto Startup School which takes place from 25-29th of June 2018 on the campus of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
ICO acceleration in one week. Brought to you by the two leading institutions.
Secure your spot at the Crypto Startup School from 25-29th of June 2018 on the campus of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. An event jointly hosted by the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center.
Lectures, workshops and hands-on work experience in one of the leading business schools.
Key experts like Dr. Luka Müller-Studer (MME), Matthias Woestmann (Envion) and Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler (DWF) will give insights into entrepreneurship, the blockchain technology, ICOs and much more!

Development of blockchain-based business models and preparing companies to become ICO-ready

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center jointly organize the Crypto Startup School, which will take place as a summer school from 25-29th of June 2018 on the campus of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
The concept of the Crypto Startup School is based on a unique mixture of high-quality, university-style lectures and interactive, hands-on work experience on a project. The lectures include presentations, discussions and workshops with recognized experts from leading institutions who report first-hand of their experiences in their respective field. The project consists of group work, which will be conducted after classes and allows participants to apply the learned concepts in practice. Hence participants of the Crypto Startup School can sign up individually and meet new people to work with on a case or register as a group and gather their colleagues to develop their own ICO business model.

The three main building blocks that are in focus at the Crypto Startup School involve:

 

– Blockchain Technology: Crypto Economics, Technology, Smart Contracts
– ICOs: Funding Contracts, Platforms, Token Model, Legal, Investor Relations, Marketing
– Entrepreneurship: Bootstrapping, Seed Funding, Business Model, Team Building

Using this approach, participants will get deep insights into entrepreneurship, blockchain technology fundamentals, as well as ICOs. What’s more, they have the opportunity to network with industry experts and even work on a concept to use ICOs as a way to fund their own project. To top it off, the best projects will be rewarded with prize money or in-depth workshops on ICO Campaign Management and have the chance to see their project come to life.

To put the Crypto Startup School in a nutshell:

 

– 5-day summer school with excellent lecturers, discussions and workshops
– In-depth focus on the ICO ecosystem, business models, technology, legal and investor relations
– Top-notch networking platform for SMEs, corporates, VCs and startups
– Hands-on experience of developing an ICO-ready business model from concept to creation
– Contest for the best pitch, including prize money and free workshops for the best projects

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

“ICOs are here to stay as we transition towards blockchain-based applications and a token economy. Therefore, every startup, entrepreneur and company needs to understand the marketing, technical, legal and regulatory rules of this new funding tool.”

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner
Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Entrepreneurship in the ICO Ecosystem

In the wake of sky-rocketing popularity of cryptocurrencies, the ICO market has sprung to life and developed into a growing token-ecosystem. Due to the rising number of startups seeking funding through ICOs, the question arises whether traditional venture capital is at the verge of disruption. Since ICOs are here to stay, SMEs, startups and corporates need to understand the fundamentals, dynamics, regulatory aspects and transformative powers for their business models. This summer school aims at taking a deep-dive into the ICO ecosystem in the context of entrepreneurship. The goal is to provide participants with the necessary tools to make existing business models ICO-ready, or to accelerate a new business model through an ICO, respectively. The following topics will be in focus:

  • How important will the ICO and token ecosystem be as a funding vehicle in the future? Will traditional venture capital be disrupted?
  • How does seed-funding through an ICO work?
  • What implications do liquidity and market capitalization of cryptocurrency markets have on the liquidity and feasibility of ICOs?
  • Are cryptocurrencies a prerequisite for a functioning ICO-market?
  • How do I develop feasible Blockchain use-cases and business models?
  • What opportunities and risks do I need to be aware of when accelerating an existing business with funding through an ICO?
  • How can tokens be structured? What difference does that make from a legal and regulatory point of view?
  • What are the main differences in regulatory frameworks for tokens between countries? Does geography play a vital role despite a globalized market?
  • How to set up a feasible token model and campaign?
  • What are the best practices when preparing an ICO pitch-deck?

Who should participate?

This summer school is ideal for participants who are looking to understand the transformative power of the ICO market on existing and new business models, as well as on project funding:

  • Startups and founders interested in exploring the opportunities and risks of ICO funding
  • Managing directors from SMEs, high-tech companies and corporates looking to understand the ICO as a funding mechanism and its implications for their business
  • Investors in innovative technology, venture capitalists and crypto investors seeking to leverage ICOs for their investment decisions
  • Lawyers, consultants, and analysts (with IT or business background)

Participants can register individually or in groups. In case of individual registration, participants will be assigned to groups for the project work.

If you plan to pay via cryptocurrencies please contact us at team@fs-blockchain.de for instructions on the process.

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Robin Weninger

“Blockchain technology is the beginning of the trust and transparency economy. In combination with a structured approach to entrepreneurship the technology offers many opportunities to tackle the challenges we face as society.”

Robin Weninger
German Tech Entrepreneurship Center

Lecturers

Dr. Luka Müller-Studer

MME

Matthias Woestmann

Envion

Paul Kohlhaas

Consensys

Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler

DWF

Robin Weninger

German Tech Entrepreneurship Center

Paul Kammerer

Commerzbank

Daniel Grassinger

Nexussquared

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Nico Konrad

DLT Capital

Dr. Sebastian Keding

McDermott Will & Emery

Patrick Lowry

Iconiqlab

Maximilian Lautenschläger

Iconiqlab

Christian Labetzsch

Micobo

Maksim Balashevich

Santiment

Christian Melcher

CryptoMath

Toan Nguyen

e-shelter

Luca Frignani

Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Jasmin Güngör

DLT Capital

Veronika Kütt

Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Andreas Schemm

Vreo

Andreas Höfner

Arbitrage Analytics

Remco Westermann

Gamigo

Daniel Rutishauser

Inacta

Dr. Matthias Hirtschulz

d-fine

Main topics

Entrepreneurship

  • Bootstrapping
    – Set up a business with minimal resources
    – Pitching to seed investors
  • Business models and MVPs
    – Analysing business model strengths & weaknesses
    – Choice of domicile and location of operations
    – Efficient use of resources and agile development
  • Scaling
    – Key aspects to consider when scaling
    – Recruiting team members and building teams
    – VC funding
    – Implementing capital structure

ICO

  • Ideation
    – Current ICO, market and investor trends
    – Legal situation in Germany and Europe
    – Business Model
    – Team
    – Blockchain technology of business model
    – Token model and token economics
    – Whitepaper
    – Anticipating investor behavior
    – Funding (VC, Seed)
  • Campaign management
    – Community management
  • Marketing and investor relations
    – Whales
    – Retail investors
  • Investment
    – Funding smart contract
    – KYC operations
  • Listing at exchanges

Blockchain & crypto technology

  • Cryptography- Hashing
    – Signatures
    – Cryptographic functions
    – Merkle trees
    – Proof-of-stake
    – Proof-of-work
  • Technological fundamentals- Public and private blockchains
    – Smart contracts
    – Dapps

Prizes

Participants will be working in groups on their individual ICO projects during afternoon sessions. On the final day of the program, each group is given the opportunity to pitch their project in front of a group of judges. The total prize money of 10.000€, courtesy of our partner Iconiqlab will be awarded to the three best projects as follows:
Winner: 5.000 €
Runner-up: 3.000 €
Third: 2.000 €
The projects placed 4th, 5th and 6th will receive a free deep-dive workshop on “ICO Campaign Management”, provided by our partner DLT Capital.

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Program Schedule

Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Arrival
09:00
16:30
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30
Understanding the Blockchain (public vs. private and applications)
09:30
11:30
Types of Cryptocurrencies, Differences to ICOs, Market Infrastructure (exchanges, wallets)
09:30
11:30
Legal and regulatory framework for ICOs
09:30
11:30
Implications of cryptocurrency market dynamics on the ICO market
09:30
11:30
Experiences of past ICO projects
09:30
11:30
Coffee break
11:30
11:45
Coffee break
11:30
11:45
Coffee break
11:30
11:45
Coffee break
11:30
11:45
Coffee break
11:30
11:45
Understanding the ICO market (stats and basics)
11:45
12:45
Prerequisites for launching an ICO
11:45
12:45
ICO regulation across countries
11:45
12:45
Managing ICO Campaign and Community
11:45
12:45
The future of DLT and looking past blockchain
11:45
12:45
Lunch
12:45
14:00
Lunch
12:45
14:00
Lunch
12:45
14:00
Lunch
12:45
14:00
Lunch
12:45
14:00
Understanding Smart Contracts and Dapps
14:00
15:00
Mechanics of Seed Funding through ICOs
14:00
15:00
Token Design and classifications
14:00
15:00
ICO vs. VC funding - similarities and differences
14:00
15:00
Pitch Contest
14:00
18:30
Assessing strengths and weaknesses of business models and choosing tarket markets
15:00
16:30
Developing business cases and financing concepts / capital structure
15:00
16:30
Importance of location choice for operating a business
15:00
16:30
Pitching to VCs - Best Practice
15:00
16:30
Introduction / Prep. Class Cryptographical functions, Hashing, Signatures, PoW vs. PoS, Merkle-Trees, Cryptoeconomics
16:30
19:30
Group work
16:30
21:30
Group work
16:30
21:30
Group work
16:30
21:30
Group work
16:30
21:30

Sunday, 24. June 2018

  • Arrival
    09:00 - 16:30
  • Introduction / Prep. Class Cryptographical functions, Hashing, Signatures, PoW vs. PoS, Merkle-Trees, Cryptoeconomics
    16:30 - 19:30

Monday, 25. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30
  • Understanding the Blockchain (public vs. private and applications)
    09:30 - 11:30
  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45
  • Understanding the ICO market (stats and basics)
    11:45 - 12:45
  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00
  • Understanding Smart Contracts and Dapps
    14:00 - 15:00
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses of business models and choosing tarket markets
    15:00 - 16:30
  • Group work
    16:30 - 21:30

Tuesday, 26. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30
  • Types of Cryptocurrencies, Differences to ICOs, Market Infrastructure (exchanges, wallets)
    09:30 - 11:30
  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45
  • Prerequisites for launching an ICO
    11:45 - 12:45
  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00
  • Mechanics of Seed Funding through ICOs
    14:00 - 15:00
  • Developing business cases and financing concepts / capital structure
    15:00 - 16:30
  • Group work
    16:30 - 21:30

Wednesday, 27. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30
  • Legal and regulatory framework for ICOs
    09:30 - 11:30
  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45
  • ICO regulation across countries
    11:45 - 12:45
  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00
  • Token Design and classifications
    14:00 - 15:00
  • Importance of location choice for operating a business
    15:00 - 16:30
  • Group work
    16:30 - 21:30

Thursday, 28. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30
  • Implications of cryptocurrency market dynamics on the ICO market
    09:30 - 11:30
  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45
  • Managing ICO Campaign and Community
    11:45 - 12:45
  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00
  • ICO vs. VC funding - similarities and differences
    14:00 - 15:00
  • Pitching to VCs - Best Practice
    15:00 - 16:30
  • Group work
    16:30 - 21:30

Friday, 29. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30
  • Experiences of past ICO projects
    09:30 - 11:30
  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45
  • The future of DLT and looking past blockchain
    11:45 - 12:45
  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00
  • Pitch Contest
    14:00 - 18:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Arrival
09:00
16:30

Sunday, 24. June 2018

  • Arrival
    09:00 - 16:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Assessing strengths and weaknesses of business models and choosing tarket markets
15:00
16:30

Monday, 25. June 2018

  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses of business models and choosing tarket markets
    15:00 - 16:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Coffee break
11:30
11:45
Coffee break
11:30
11:45
Coffee break
11:30
11:45
Coffee break
11:30
11:45
Coffee break
11:30
11:45

Monday, 25. June 2018

  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45

Tuesday, 26. June 2018

  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45

Wednesday, 27. June 2018

  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45

Thursday, 28. June 2018

  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45

Friday, 29. June 2018

  • Coffee break
    11:30 - 11:45
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Developing business cases and financing concepts / capital structure
15:00
16:30

Tuesday, 26. June 2018

  • Developing business cases and financing concepts / capital structure
    15:00 - 16:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Experiences of past ICO projects
09:30
11:30

Friday, 29. June 2018

  • Experiences of past ICO projects
    09:30 - 11:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Group work
16:30
21:30
Group work
16:30
21:30
Group work
16:30
21:30
Group work
16:30
21:30

Monday, 25. June 2018

  • Group work
    16:30 - 21:30

Tuesday, 26. June 2018

  • Group work
    16:30 - 21:30

Wednesday, 27. June 2018

  • Group work
    16:30 - 21:30

Thursday, 28. June 2018

  • Group work
    16:30 - 21:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
ICO regulation across countries
11:45
12:45

Wednesday, 27. June 2018

  • ICO regulation across countries
    11:45 - 12:45
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
ICO vs. VC funding - similarities and differences
14:00
15:00

Thursday, 28. June 2018

  • ICO vs. VC funding - similarities and differences
    14:00 - 15:00
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Implications of cryptocurrency market dynamics on the ICO market
09:30
11:30

Thursday, 28. June 2018

  • Implications of cryptocurrency market dynamics on the ICO market
    09:30 - 11:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Importance of location choice for operating a business
15:00
16:30

Wednesday, 27. June 2018

  • Importance of location choice for operating a business
    15:00 - 16:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Introduction / Prep. Class Cryptographical functions, Hashing, Signatures, PoW vs. PoS, Merkle-Trees, Cryptoeconomics
16:30
19:30

Sunday, 24. June 2018

  • Introduction / Prep. Class Cryptographical functions, Hashing, Signatures, PoW vs. PoS, Merkle-Trees, Cryptoeconomics
    16:30 - 19:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Lunch
12:45
14:00
Lunch
12:45
14:00
Lunch
12:45
14:00
Lunch
12:45
14:00
Lunch
12:45
14:00

Monday, 25. June 2018

  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00

Tuesday, 26. June 2018

  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00

Wednesday, 27. June 2018

  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00

Thursday, 28. June 2018

  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00

Friday, 29. June 2018

  • Lunch
    12:45 - 14:00
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Managing ICO Campaign and Community
11:45
12:45

Thursday, 28. June 2018

  • Managing ICO Campaign and Community
    11:45 - 12:45
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Mechanics of Seed Funding through ICOs
14:00
15:00

Tuesday, 26. June 2018

  • Mechanics of Seed Funding through ICOs
    14:00 - 15:00
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30
Morning Coffee
09:00
09:30

Monday, 25. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30

Tuesday, 26. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30

Wednesday, 27. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30

Thursday, 28. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30

Friday, 29. June 2018

  • Morning Coffee
    09:00 - 09:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Pitch Contest
14:00
18:30

Friday, 29. June 2018

  • Pitch Contest
    14:00 - 18:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Pitching to VCs - Best Practice
15:00
16:30

Thursday, 28. June 2018

  • Pitching to VCs - Best Practice
    15:00 - 16:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Prerequisites for launching an ICO
11:45
12:45

Tuesday, 26. June 2018

  • Prerequisites for launching an ICO
    11:45 - 12:45
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
The future of DLT and looking past blockchain
11:45
12:45

Friday, 29. June 2018

  • The future of DLT and looking past blockchain
    11:45 - 12:45
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Token Design and classifications
14:00
15:00

Wednesday, 27. June 2018

  • Token Design and classifications
    14:00 - 15:00
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Types of Cryptocurrencies, Differences to ICOs, Market Infrastructure (exchanges, wallets)
09:30
11:30

Tuesday, 26. June 2018

  • Types of Cryptocurrencies, Differences to ICOs, Market Infrastructure (exchanges, wallets)
    09:30 - 11:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Understanding Smart Contracts and Dapps
14:00
15:00

Monday, 25. June 2018

  • Understanding Smart Contracts and Dapps
    14:00 - 15:00
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Understanding the Blockchain (public vs. private and applications)
09:30
11:30

Monday, 25. June 2018

  • Understanding the Blockchain (public vs. private and applications)
    09:30 - 11:30
Sunday, 24. June 2018 Monday, 25. June 2018 Tuesday, 26. June 2018 Wednesday, 27. June 2018 Thursday, 28. June 2018 Friday, 29. June 2018
Understanding the ICO market (stats and basics)
11:45
12:45

Monday, 25. June 2018

  • Understanding the ICO market (stats and basics)
    11:45 - 12:45
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Date & Venue

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center together with the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center jointly organizes the summer school “Crypto Startup School 2018” which will take place on the campus of the Frankfurt School from June 25 until June 29, 2018.

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