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Thursday, October 8 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Future of Games and Interactive - Lightning Talks (Series 4)

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This is our final series of Lightning Talks for the day.

"Start building your community before you start building your game"
Jiri Kupiainen, CEO & Founder, Shark Punch

"Making Art as Popular as Music"
Daniel Doubrovkine, CTO, Artsy

“The Imminent Revolution of Gaming Investment” 
Aaron Kaplan, CEO, Equity Arcade 

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CTO, Artsy
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 300,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 40,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover... Read More →
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Aaron Kaplan

CEO, EquityArcade
Aaron is a serial entrepreneur, founder of multiple startups, and an attorney with Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC in Manhattan, specializing in securities, blockchain technology, capital formation and gaming. Aaron received his undergraduate degree from the Univesity of Wisconsin-Madison and his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Aaron also worked at a California based regional broker dealer where he... Read More →
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Jiri Kupiainen

Founder, CEO, Playfield / Shark Punch
Jiri boasts 14 years’ experience at the heart of the Finnish games business, working as an engineer, producer, Disney VP, and startup founder. He sold his previous gaming company, Rocket Pack, to Disney for 8 figures just 365 days after founding it. His current company Shark Punch recently raised a $1.2m seed round led by London Venture Partners. He’s never punched a shark, but did once punch a sea lion that bit him in the head.

Thursday October 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm