Zero knowledge-proof (ZK-proof) scalability solutions have grown in prominence in the crypto ecosystem in recent years, making way for several ZK-focused conferences and events. A marquee ZK conference dedicated to the growing community will take place on Nov. 13 in Istanbul, Turkey. ZkDay is hosted by zero knowledge layer-1 platform, the Manta Network, Polychain Capital, nil; Foundation and Cointelegraph.
ZkDay is dedicated to facilitating top-notch community gatherings, fostering learning and networking, and driving the progress and application of ZK technology across the blockchain space. ZkDay Istanbul comes just three months after the success of ZkDay Paris in July, which hosted 3,000 attendees, with several participants in its “Pitch” competition securing financing rounds from tier-one investors.
The conference will showcase 10+ curated early-stage ZK projects, with venture capital and ZK panels as well. There will be several sponsor booths for attendees to interact with, as well as food and drinks provided throughout the gathering, allowing for plenty of networking among participants.
Taking place alongside Devconnect, zkDay Istanbul is also hosting a zkDay Pitch competition sponsored by ETHGlobal, which will take place at the beginning of the event for two to three hours. The competition will allow ZK-focused projects from various stages to showcase themselves to the community.
We’re excited to announce our partnership with @ETHGlobal, bringing you zkDay Pitch Competition at the beginning of zkDay Istanbul, featuring ZK startups at all stages.
Istanbul, Nov 13th
— zkDay ️ Istanbul (Devconnect) (@zkdayofficial) October 17, 2023
Eligibility criteria for projects to participate in the Pitch competition include a solid idea and projects in search of funds or that have completed their seed round. Each participating project will have five minutes to pitch, followed by two minutes of questions and answers.
The winner of the zkDay Pitch competition will receive a tailored advertisement program from Cointelegraph, with an estimated budget of $20,000–$30,000. The winner also has a chance to secure a share of the sponsor-backed prize pool to be announced on Oct. 30.
The Pitch competition will be followed by keynote speeches and industry panel talks from some distinguished guests, with a lineup of over 20 speakers. The community conference will be a hotspot for networking opportunities with a broad range of industry representatives, allowing the participants to connect with important players.
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