LATTICE80 to launch UN SDG focused Blockchain Accelerator in Hong Kong
- LATTICE80 to launch UN SDG focused Blockchain Accelerator Programme in Hong Kong
- Programme will help startups to build Blockchain based services on AWS
- Startups will have access to LATTICE80 partners via KAYA Network
Hong Kong, March 14 2018 — LATTICE80, the World’s Largest Fintech Hub is launching Blockchain Accelerator Programme to support United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Programme will be held in a new Fintech Hub recently opened in Hong Kong.
Joe Seunghyun Cho, Co-founder and Founding CEO of LATTICE80 commented, “We identify Blockchain as one of the key technologies to bring next generation innovation into the finance industry. Its impact in Asia will be much bigger than developed markets as there is a huge unbanked and underbanked population in Asia. We are excited to find and support startups with an amazing idea to make the world better place.”
We are partnering with several blockchain foundations and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Startups will get support from us to build blockchain based services on AWS cloud system.”
“KAYA Network is LATTICE80’s vision to connect Fintech Startups, Financial Institutions & Corporates, Government Institutions and the Public to build an ecosystem to create next-generation financial services. We are in support of global initiatives with social impact, especially with the UN SDGs. We will like to have more of female founders from emerging markets to join the programme ” said Marvelstone Group CEO, Gina Heng.
She added, “We have recently created KAYA Tokens and are in the process of creating 3 more tokens under different blockchain platforms. Startups will also have access to LATTICE80’s members and partners to collaborate through those platforms.”
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LATTICE80 is the World’s Largest Fintech Hub backed by Marvelstone Group, to connect (1) Fintech Startups, (2) Financial Institutions & Corporates, (3) Government Institutions and (4) the Public to build an ecosystem conducive to creating next-generation financial products and services.
The result is a community-driven ecosystem that brings innovative financial services to the existing market and reaches out to the unbanked and the underserved individuals and SMEs.
We are in support of global initiatives with social impact, especially with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With 11,000 Fintech Startups and 200,000 professionals in its community database. It offers (1) co-working spaces, (2) startup accelerators, (3) corporate innovation programs, 4) education programs and 5) AI-powered Global Fintech Database.
Its AI powered Global Fintech Database provides a robust platform for identifying trends and opportunities based on market data and co-relating custom variables developed over time to gather investment information and find partners for collaboration.
LATTICE80’s Angel Investor Network aims to bring together 40,000 angel investors in 200 cities and 100 partner funds to create regular co-investing opportunities, along with the LATTICE80 Accelerator Fund.
About Marvelstone Group
Marvelstone Group is a private investment group. We take on a global and diversified approach in developing new innovative businesses in both developed and emerging markets. We seek to be a cornerstone investor to bring forth positive development and social impact to local communities.
About Joe Seunghyun Cho
Joe Seunghyun Cho is Co-founder and Founding CEO at LATTICE80 & Co-founder and Chairman of Marvelstone Group.
In his long investment career, Joe has held various leadership positions from CEO of Yozma Ventures (including Managing Partner / Head of Private Equity of Yozma Group Asia) based out of South Korea, to co-founding a hedge fund and asset management company in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York.
About Gina Heng
Gina Heng is the Founding Partner at LATTICE80 and Co-founder and CEO of Marvelstone Group. Currently, she also serves as the Founder and CEO of Miss Kaya , a women-focused lifestyle and financial platform.
Prior to this, Gina was a Venture Partner at Yozma Ventures and co-founded a hedge fund and asset management company. She also worked as an analyst in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Cerulli Associates respectively.