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With over 137 challengers from more than 17 countries around the planet, competition for becoming finalists in the Sandcastle Startup Challenge 2018 was steep.

As the Annual Summit of the World Tokenomic Forum fast approaching, these 137 blockchain companies have been narrowed down to 16 superstar finalists who will now compete in the Sandcastle Startups Challenge 2018 in Grand Cayman in May 9th 2018 (at 5:30pm the Grand Champion will be crowned!).

The caliber of applications this time around was incredibly high, and the selected companies are representative of at least one of each of the 2018 themes of Cybersecurity, Identity, Infrastructure/Mobility, Payments, and Social Impact for our Annual Summit.

The final 16 companies include: 

Alternate companies that deserve honorable mentions but who did not make this cut include Emanate, Celsius, Hatch, TokenAI, Rev SEZC, and Science Root.

We've like to extend our congratulations to the finalists above. All finalists receive a competition package of services, earned media, hotel stay, food and beverage, and competitor-level access to the World Tokenomic Forum Annual Summit of members valued at over $15,000. Of course, the Grand Champion will walk away with something even more special -- prizes valued around $250,000 in development services, advisory work, exchange listings, and membership privileges.

The judges for this challenge on May 9th? A collection of the finest minds in blockchain technology from World Tokenomic Forum members and board advisors. Judges include: 
  • Bonin Bough, Former C-Suite at Mondelez and Chief Growth Officer at Bonin Ventures  
  • Danny DeMichele, Founder/CEO at Incubate.com 
  • Charles KirkConnell, CEO/Founder at Cayman Enterprise City 
  • Sebastien Henot, Director of Blockchain Innovation at Renault/Nissan 
  • Jeremy Wade, Founding Director at Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship

On the finalists for the Sandcastle Startups Challenge 2018, Chris J Snook said: "We are absolutely blown away and couldn't be happier with the caliber of these final 16 seeds and the top 22 overall that got us here to this amazing final list of challengers. The proprietary multi-round, high velocity format of two teams on stage in a head-to-head pitch battle and our innovative flurry-style final round will provide the members at our Annual Summit to be edu-tained and inspired. The competitors are also provided a truly unique opportunity to demonstrate and connect with new deal opportunities during the closed session format of our Annual Summit of members."

ABOUT US

World Tokenomic Forum is a social-enterprise think tank and premium membership consortium convening the world's leaders in cryptocurrency, government, capital markets, and technology. World Tokenomic Forum is the leading international organization for enabling public-private cooperation, economic interoperability, and innovation as we move to a new economic order in a token economy.  Sandcastle Series is globally headquartered in the special economic zone of Cayman Enterprise City in Grand Cayman with World Tokenomic Forum having a North American headquarters in Scottsdale Arizona; and a satellite office in Delhi India. For more information contact Brianne Snook at 192991@email4pr.com.

Topics: Sandcastles Startup 2018, Annual Summit

Dave Ward

Posted by Dave Ward

Founder of Meticulosity, ecommerce and FinTech/Blockchain development & marketing agency, Dave is a lifelong serial entrepreneur and a member of the World Tokenomic Forum board.