FORKED
Catalyst Hub for Web3 Founders
May 8 | Hong Kong
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Inspired by Ethereum's transformative hard fork in 2016, triggered by the unforeseen attack on THE DAO, FORKED was born from the necessity to pivot following an event cancellation that was beyond our control. This catalyzed a collective decision by Addy Crezee and the team to carry on the event under a new brand, symbolizing resilience and ingenuity of Founders in the face of challenges.

FORKED, a Web3 founder-focused event brand, is the latest venture by Addy Creeze, a serial crypto conference organizer and builder since 2014. Previously, Addy’s events welcomed numerous thought leaders, including Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin, the Winklevoss twins of Gemini, CZ from Binance, and Yat Siu of Animoca Brands. Iconic figures such as Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, investment titan Tim Draper, and research leader Thomas Lee have also graced its stages. These events have established themselves as must-attend gatherings for anyone interested in the blockchain space.

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Real industry legends and movers & shakers speaking
  • Alan Lau
    Animoca Brands / Chief Business Officer
  • Ray Chan
    Memeland, 9GAG / CEO & Co-Founder
  • Kenny Li
    Manta Network / Co-Founder & COO
  • Trung Ngueng
    Axie Infinity, Sky Mavis /
    CEO & Co-Founder
  • Danny Wilson
    Illuvium / CFO
  • TM Lee
    Coingecko / Co-founder & CEO
  • Jon Russell
    GSG ZetaChain / Venture Partner, Advisor
  • Gabriel Yang
    ARC Community / Deputy CEO
  • Ng Yi Ming
    AngelHack, Tribe / CEO
  • Casey Lau
    Memeland / Host of The GM Show
  • Benjamin Charbit
    Darewise, Opal Foundation / CEO, Special Council Member
  • Jenny Guo
    Highstreet / Co-Founder
FORKED is designed as a combination of activities happening concurrently, focused on helping founders’ projects to grow: from industry leaders sharing insights on stage to Founders & VC networking in the matchmaking zone, facilitating the birth of new projects and the growth of our partners' chains.
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Up to 1,000 handpicked attendees

founders, VCs & Investors, C-level, KOLs, and Media

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Thrilling Product Launches
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Untold Founder Stories of Triumphs & Setbacks
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Panel Discussions with cutting-edge projects

Agenda
Founders’ Stories, Gaming, ERC404, AI, DePIN, Web3 IP, Bitcoin & Ordinals, L1 & L2, Investments and more!
09:00
09:00
Registration & Welcome Drinks from Itez
10:00
10:00
GMGM from Addy Crezee, Victoria Neiman and Shavrat Gas, FORKED
10:10
10:10
Founder's Story: Highstreet
Jenny Guo Highstreet / Co-Founder
Moderator: Addy Crezee FORKED, Ozaru, CREZEE / Founder & CEO
10:30
10:30
Beyond the Launchpad: The Long Game of Sustaining Web3 games
Yellow Panther GamingGrid / Founder
Trung Nguyen Axie Infinity, Sky Mavis / CEO & Co-Founder
Arief Widhiyasa Confiction Labs / CEO
Danny Wilson Illuvium / CFO
Casey Lau Host of The GM Show

10:30-13:00

10:30-13:00

Speed Networking
Future Alpha Networking Zone
Engage in quick 5-minute chats with handpicked attendees of FORKED. Once the time's up, onto the next chat!
11:00
11:00
Founder’s Story: Coingecko
TM Lee Coingecko / Co-Founder & CEO
Moderator: Gabriel Yang ARC Community / Deputy CEO
11:20
11:20
How to Build a Sustainable Web3 Startup?
Valentina Zakharenkova Itez / CCO
11:40
11:40
Navigating Post-Halving Surge: Bitcoin, Ordinals, Runes & More
David Lin Ordzaar / Co-founder
Benjamin Charbit CEO, Special Council Member / Darewise, Opal Foundation
Jan Smejkal Xverse / CSO
Sanjay Popli Cryptomind Group / Co-founder & CEO
Eric Alexandre Native Capital / Founding Member
12:10
12:10
Real use cases of AI in crypto
Tomaž Levak OriginTrail / Founder
Rene Zheng CharacterX / Founder
Nils Pihl Auki Labs / CEO & Founder
Tony Simonovsky Podcast Host, AI agents engineer and consultant / The AI Champs
12:40
12:40
Founder's Story: Rug Radio + Decrypt
Farokh Rug Radio + Decrypt / President
Loxley Rug Radio + Decrypt / CEO
Ilan Hazan Rug Radio + Decrypt / CPO
Moderator: Addy Crezee FORKED, Ozaru, CREZEE / Founder & CEO
13:00
13:00
Lunch
Sponsored by ARC, Angelhack, and Coinhako
14:00
14:00
Founder’s Story: ARC Community
Elroy Cheo Co-Founder / ARC Community
Moderator: Farokh Rug Radio + Decrypt / President

14:00-15:30

14:00-15:30

Founder & VC Connect: Round Robin with VCs
Future Alpha Networking Zone
Engage in quick 5-minute chats with handpicked attendees of FORKED. Once the time's up, onto the next chat! Exclusively for VCs/Investors and Web3 founders.
14:20
14:20
dePIN. Will we tokenize the world?
Daniel Keller InFlux Technologies / CEO
Ben Chan Real Protocol / Managing Director
Anthony Cheng Newman Capital / Partner
Tony Simonovsky Podcast Host, AI agents engineer and consultant / The AI Champs
14:50
14:50
Catalyzing Growth: The Power of Launchpads in Building Thriving Digital Asset Communities
Prakash Somosundram Enjinstarter / Co-founder & CEO
15:10
15:10
Couch Potato or a Champion? How Web3 Levels Up Gaming Experience
Matt Solomon Motorverse, Animoca Brands / Brand Ambassador
Xiao Yi Zhang Talon / Co-founder & CEO
Paddy Markham Animoca Brands / Director of Gaming
Wooyoung Joo TallyUp! / Co-founder and Head of Crypto
Maeve Knows Pukecast & Rug Radio Asia
15:30
15:30
Redefining IPs in a Community-Driven Web3 Environment
Ray Chan Memeland, 9GAG / CEO & Co-Founder
Flora Fang Highstreet / COO
Gabriel Yang
ARC Community / Deputy CEO
Vineet Budki Cypher Capital / CEO & Managing Partner
Karen Cheng 9GAG & Memeland / Head of Social
16:00
16:00
Future Alpha Awaits: Capturing Hidden Opportunities
Ryan Kim Hashed / Co-Founder
Sophia Fang GSG / Head of Ventures, Fangshionist
Ciara Sun C² Ventures / Founder & Managing Partner
Sahib Anandsongvit Wizards Capital / Partner
Jon Russell Venture Partner, Advisor / GSG, ZetaChain

16:00-18:00

16:00-18:00

Speed Networking
Future Alpha Networking Zone
Engage in quick 5-minute chats with handpicked attendees of FORKED. Once the time's up, onto the next chat!
16:30
16:30
Decoding Growth of the Blockchain Ecosystem
Ng Yi Ming AngelHack and Tribe / CEO
Kenny Li Manta Network / Co-Founder & COO
Melissa Kurtkan Satoshi Twenty One, CORE Hub Bali / Founder & CEO
17:00
17:00
Firesidechat with Alan Lau, CBO at Animoca Brands
Moderator: Addy Crezee FORKED, Ozaru, CREZEE / Founder & CEO
17:20
17:20
Fractionalized and "Semi-Fungible": State of ERC-404
Keith Rumjahn Dune 404 / Founder
17:40
17:40
How to Stand Out in a FOMO-Fueled Fenzy
Amanda Cassatt Serotonin / Founder & CEO
Justin Wu Dcentral / Founder
Pukerainbow Pukecast & Rug Radio Asia / Founder
18:10
18:10
"Officially FORKED". Closing remarks
18:20
18:20
Drinks & Networking Mixer by Satoshi 21
Venue: Soho House
Sponsors
  • Highstreet
    Commerce-centered metaverse integrating shopping with gaming. While products from brands bring an endless supply of cosmetics, bridging character customizations with real world fashion, an MMORPG backbone further adds utility to them, allowing players to craft unique NFTs to either profit or elevate their gameplay.
  • Animoca Brands
    Global leader in gamification and blockchain with a large portfolio of over 400 investments in Web3 projects, and with the mission to advance digital property rights and contribute to building the open metaverse. The company and its various subsidiaries develop and publish blockchain games, traditional games, and other products, many of which are based on popular global brands including The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E.
  • WGPX
    Revolutionizing SIM Racing Games: Introducing Web3 Grand Prix [WGPX] on BRC-20.
  • Dune 404
    Community for 404 builders and collectors to grow the 404 ecosystem together. Backed by Animoca Brands and partnered with Pandora.
  • TallyUP
    New kind of mainstream, free-to-play gaming app, in which players compete in fun, simple, head-to-head minigames to win real money and crypto.
  • BasedApp
    Web3 neobank that makes it easier for people to invest and spend with crypto. BasedApp Card is a self-custodial Visa card that allows users to spend crypto like fiat with low fees.
  • Cred
    Award winning studio developing web3 tools for climate and conservation action.
  • Cryptomind
    Thailand’s leading firm in digital asset services and product development, committed to driving progress and setting new benchmarks in the industry.
  • Jin Anomaly
    First 3D anime roguelite game in the Web3 gaming space.
  • FileMarket
    Multichain Data Tokenization protocol for super secure data storage and P2P digital goods transfers and trading.
  • Securosys
    Securing blockchain systems and crypto assets has never become easier than with the Securosys Primus Blockchain HSM. Built on top either the Primus X-Series and E-Series general purpose HSM it brings additional unique functionality to the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).
  • X-Protocol Gaming Chain
    Gaming-focused blockchain crafted for widespread adoption, supported by leading venture funds including Dragonfly and Coinfund. It provides gamers and developers with scalable infrastructure and strategic partnerships, aiming to facilitate a new era of gaming experiences.
  • 0xlootbox
    All about taking risks and finding the next big thing. We believe in backing revolutionary businesses and ideas.
  • Itez
    On a mission to empower mass adoption through micro learning and UX-friendly crypto solutions, since 2019.
  • Ordzaar
    A simple & permissionless way for artists to launch on Ordinals
  • Real Protocol
    Powered by DePIN to incentivise a secure exchange of Tokenised Attested Data from Verified People, enabling true data ownership with privacy protection.
  • TOWER
    Limitless Gaming Experience with One Universal Token

  • Enjinstarter
    Pioneering Web3 launchpad dedicated to advancing the blockchain ecosystem by offering early access to innovative projects across Gaming, AI, DePin, and Bitcoin ecosystem
Founder & VC Connect
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Strategic Partner
The founder’s journey is challenging. Very few people support you at the beginning, waiting for more traction, lead investors, more revenue, and the list is endless.

Founder & VC Connect is created to foster relationships between Web3 founders, VCs, and investors. Whether you are exploring upcoming trends, seeking funding and support, or scouting exceptional teams and products, Founder & VC Connect is the ideal place for you.


Founder & VC Connect is a dedicated area within FORKED, featuring:
  • VC tables for round-robin discussions with startups
  • Networking zone for meetings
  • Startup exhibition area
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