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ABOUT

CryptoChicks has started as a meetup group in Toronto organized by two women to help other women to navigate through Blockchain technology. 

In a short period of time small meetup group grew into an international non-profit organization CryptoChicks with the members, events and chapters in 56 countries. CryptoChicks educated thousands of women and youth all over the world in just short 2 years. Hundreds of those women now have careers and started their businesses in blockchain. To help them, CryptoChicks created mentorship programs, such as CryptoChicks Hatchery

CryptoChicks are proud to be nominated for Blockchain Company of the Year Award at the Canadian FinTech and AI Awards and Diversity Initiative of the Year at the inaugural Women in IT Awards Canada.

2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS

May 29-June 16, 2020

Planet Wide SOS Hackathon

Join Planet Wide SOS Hackathon to fund your ideas and solutions that help local communities (Anything Local Track) or create global remote platforms (Everything Remote Track).

Held in virtual reality Decentraland built on Ethereum blockchain. The prize fund of $100,000 is being raised and governed by the participants from 38 countries via the digital decentralized coop DAO. Open to all technologies, all countries, all genders. No programming experience – no problem: Top Business Ideas Awards are available. Diverse teams are recognized with the Top Women-Led Teams Awards. Your solution matters – registering at soshackathon.com.

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2020 IN PERSON EVENTS

February 14-16, 2020

CryptoChicks Presents and Leads ETHDenver Exploration Track

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Do you want to try the waters in creating a Dapp, project or business in blockchain technology, but not sure if it’s good enough? Do you have a great idea, but didn’t have enough time to finish your working prototype?
This new hackathon track is for you:
CryptoChicks will give you an opportunity to present your idea and win the prize at this largest in the world Blockchain Hackathon event. We accept in person and remote entries. Register for the Exploration Track entry here.
Location:  Denver, Colorado

TBD, 2020

CryptoChicks Third Annual Blockchain Hackathon and Conference in Toronto
“Blockchain Startups” Edition

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With this event we change lives of women and youth by educating them in technologies. It is a combination of a technology competition and an educational conference. Plus a keynote from the Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin, presentations from Toronto blockchain startups,Woman of the Year and Hackathon Champions awards.
Register at
https://toronto.cryptochicks.ca

Location:  FASKEN, Toronto, Canada

TBD, 2020

CryptoChicks Blockchain and AI Hackathon in Pakistan

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We are changing lives of Pakistani women by inviting them to use this unique opportunity to learn blockchain technology in-depth and then implement it in a project of your choice. This event will be put together with the help of our ambassadors from CryptoChicks Pakistan.
Many of last year event participants were hired by IBM Karachi right after this hackathon.

Registrations are open at
https://pakistan.cryptochicks.ca
Location:  Karachi, Pakistan

TBD
Blockchain Business School and Hackathon For Youth

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We are changing lives of Bahamian children and youth by creating for them this in-person program to learn blockchain technology in-depth and then implement it in a project of their choice. Registrations open at:

https://bahamas.cryptochicks.ca

Location:  Nassau, Bahamas

TBD, 2020

CryptoChicks Hackathon and Conference in Dubai

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This is our first event in UAE and we are very excited about it. More information is at
https://dubai.cryptochicks.ca

Location:  Dubai, OAE

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CryptoChicks Core Team

The team that makes learning work for you
Elena Sinelnikova

Elena Sinelnikova

Software development team lead and entrepreneur. Elena has an extensive background of developing enterprise software solutions for government and law enforcement industries. She holds Master of Computer Science degree and her specialties are in blockchain, cyber security and full stack programming. She has taken on the opportunity to create and lead the CryptoChicks initiative and make it a success.

Natalia Ameline

Natalia Ameline

Natalia is a Senior Finance Executive with multi-industry experience. Her expertise is in strategic financial planning, decision support, operations management and change management. She holds Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration as well as CPA/CMA accounting designation. Natalia was introduced to Blockchain technology in 2014 and has been passionate about the industry since.

Nataliya Hearn

Nataliya Hearn

Nataliya Hearn (Ph.D. Materials Engineering University of Cambridge) Professor turned serial entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of Element 21 (ranked as the fastest growing company in Canada run by a woman W100 2009) that brought Scandium technology from the former Soviet Union to sports (baseball, golf, lacrosse), electronics, and aviation industries. Organized the launch of the golf drive from the International Space Station (2006).
Featured in Forbes (June 2010) for developing space age material for Mount Everest team with the warmest and thinnest jackets using ZeroLoft insulation material. Designed and marketed one of the most popular professional fishing rod lines — Carrot Stix.

Olga Plokhuta

Olga Plokhuta

Olga is a communication and marketing specialist.
Olga holds the degree in economics and business and is passionate about the tech industry in terms of analytics and innovations.
Her addiction for the CryptoChicks has been developed from the first meeting with them

Christine O'Dell

Christine O'Dell

Christine is an accomplished designer having produced digital and print advertising for global brands in the automotive, health and arts sectors in addition to numerous social good organizations. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Communication Design degree specializing in print design. Christine is currently pursuing a Master of Design degree from York University where her thesis is focused on blockchain for social good initiatives and blockchain education, including how to increase the representation of designers in the blockchain ecosystem and the development of educational methods to promote youth and women in technology. Christine is passionate about design, education and blockchain, and is actively exploring the benefits of game design as an innovative approach to blockchain education.

Konstantin Borovik

Konstantin Borovik

Konstantin spent past 2 decades building corporate IT infrastructure.
He is a Bitcoin early adopter and blockchain educator.
Konstantin is currently working on a blockchain project focusing on the private key security, crypt accents governance and blockchain end-user interaction experience.

Patty De Frutos

Patty De Frutos

Patty is a multidisciplinary producer with over ten years of international experience in all media forms. Specialized in Design Thinking and Strategy for Arts, Culture, and Entertainment, her work focuses on innovation such as interactive experiences, digital storytelling, and cross-platform projects. Her social-impact productions include Live Music, Film Production, Events, Post-Production, Design and Marketing. She found in the Blockchain space a bright future to continue and develop her passion.

Iuliiana Unesikhina

Iuliiana Unesikhina

Iuliiana has an extensive experience in Global Capital Markets and Investment Strategies Management as well as Business Processes Improvements. With a vision to improve, scale, and grow CryptoChicks business she has taken on a task of building a global platform that promotes education, diversity, inclusion and equality. This platform aimed to use the bleeding edge technologies and provide tremendous value to all its participants. Iuliiana holds Masters Degree in Business Administration and Columbia Business School diploma in Fin Tech/ Innovations /Digital Analytics.

Ariba Rajput

Ariba Rajput

Ariba Rajput is a 16 year old blockchain developer, and haptics researcher. She is super interested in exponential technologies and their absolute to change the world, and the lives of other people for the better.
She was a summer intern at CryptoChicks, and has built a few blockchain appliances. She worked with the CryptoWhales board game during her summer with CryptoChicks.
CryptoChicks aims to help women and children all around the world with blockchain and AI, and she firmly believes that this is one of the best ways to empower people- to help them stand on their own two feet.

Sheyda Lotfalian

Sheyda Lotfalian

Sheyda is an experienced Digital Media Planner who recently came to Canada from Iran. Sheyda holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree focused in Business Administration and Management, General from University of Science and Culture. She is an excellent addition to CryptoChicks Marketing and Media team.

Bess Panagiotakopoulos

Bess Panagiotakopoulos

Bess is a software sales executive in analytics, AI, and data science solutions having served in a variety of different verticals and segments. She is a perpetual student of learning and recently has discovered her passion for Blockchain technology and its impact for industries, corporations and initiating programs for students and educational institutions.

Our Ambassadors

People who represent CryptoChicks and carry on our mission in different parts of the World
Bob Summerwill

Bob Summerwill

Vancouver, Canada
Irina Lebedeva

Irina Lebedeva

Russia and Kazakhstan
Shaya Kutnowski

Shaya Kutnowski

Toronto, Canada
Shamim Rajani

Shamim Rajani

Karachi, Pakistan
Faiza Yousuf

Faiza Yousuf

Karachi, Pakistan
Rhonda Eldridge

Rhonda Eldridge

USA and Bahamas
Carlos Cabrera

Carlos Cabrera

Toronto, Canada
Alison Alexis

Alison Alexis

Vancouver, Canada
Chelsea Palmer

Chelsea Palmer

Vancouver, Canada

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Call Us: 1 833 CCHICKS (224-4257)

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