Startup Secret Santa – Bridging Startups, Mentors, VCs and Industry Experts

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This Christmas, fintech, blockchain, and social impact startups have an opportunity to spur new growth, new thinking and new innovation for the year ahead with the help of free mentorship from experts and investors representing a wide range of relevant fields, including finance, business development, law, and R&D. Startup Secret Santa will pair 20 mentors with 20 chosen startups for two transformative days of pitching, discussion, and networking.



Startup Secret Santa is accepting applications from all interested participants until November 20th. Co-organized by FAS | Fintech Advisory Services and Aves Lair, a seed-stage accelerator, this event will take place online from December 9-10th, 2020.

The agenda for the event includes:



  • Elevator pitching sessions, during which startups will pitch their projects to participating mentors and investors.
  • Panel discussions with industry experts on the year in review and expectations for 2021.
  • Networking sessions, during which all participants will engage in an open discussion and exchange business cards.

The 20 Startup Secret Santa mentors—who comprise experts in finance, law, business development, marketing, fundraising, blockchain technology, fintech, as well as research and development—will work closely with selected early-stage startups over the course of the event, providing startups with critical insight and expertise to help them navigate the complex challenges and opportunities of 2020 and emerge poised to kickstart growth and transformation in the new year.

FAS | Fintech Advisory Services is an international strategic advisory firm with a presence in Europe, the U.S., Asia, and Latin America that helps small and medium-sized blockchain and fintech companies accelerate their business.

AvesLair is a New York-based seed-stage accelerator that leverages its network of global industry and academic leaders in AI, blockchain, cloud, and data analytics (A.B.C.D.) to provide a full suite of bespoke services and solutions tailored specifically to each startup in its community.

The event partners are Ava Labs (Avalanche), Blockchain for Humanity, MakeAvent, RSK and Woodstock Fund.

The media partners for Startup Secret Santa are Cointelegraph, CryptoNewsz, Coindoo, Bitcoin Insider, SuperCryptoNews, KOINPOST, Blockchain.News, Bitcoin Garden, Bitcoin México, Fantastic Beasts, and CoinSpeaker.

Further details on Startup Secret Santa can be found here.

Early-stage startups interested in participating in Startup Secret Santa must apply before November 20th by submitting the following online form here.

Other attendees can get their FREE ticket here.

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