About the Event

Thu, May 4, 2023, 5-9 pm PST
San Francisco, CA @ Edge & Node House of Web3

Join us for a dynamic networking event at the Edge & Node House of Web3, that will bring together the NEAR Foundation, SailGP, and top ecosystem projects from the Bay Area.

Get to know the exciting partnership between NEAR and SailGP while also learning about innovative tech and teams building on NEAR today. This event offers a rare opportunity to engage in conversation with NEAR, investors, and the SailGP team behind the racing event and the world’s first DAO-owned team. The event also includes a fireside chat between NEAR Co-Founder Illia Polosukhin and Electric Capital’s Maria Shen, along with a panel discussion.

The event will feature another edition of the much-loved Pitch Fest, a chance for early-stage NEAR projects to showcase their development to a panel of experts. Whether you are a member of the NEAR community or are new to the space and looking to explore, this event is for you.

Don’t miss out on this chance to connect with top Web3 leaders and projects and pave the way for future collaborations. We look forward to welcoming you in San Francisco!


5:00 – Doors open, Guest registration, Networking

5:35 – Opening remarks:

  • Cameron Dennis, Banyan
  • David Palmer, SailGP

5:45 – Fireside Chat: How to Build Web3 Tech and Products that Matter

  • Illia Polosukhin, NEAR
  • Maria Shen, Electric Capital

6:10 – Panel Discussion: Loyalty and Rewards in Web3

  • Ben Johnson, SailGP
  • Jack Cameron, Insomnia Labs
  • Zoe Leavitt, Glass
  • Moderator: Robbie Lim, NEAR Foundation

6:45 – Pitch Fest

7:35 – Pitch Fest: Judging & Discussion

7:30 – Networking

8:50 – Closing remarks

9:00 – Event ends

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