DeFi: FinTech & The Decentralized World


Jul 15th 2020
11:00 – 12:30


Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park
Ground Floor, Lexis

Join us to explore the DeFi world!

DeFi is at the moment a hot topic within the Ethereum ecosystem, it brings along enormous growth rates and tons of new projects are launching in that space. The startups we present in our Blockchain brunch have various takes on that space, ranging from education, overviewing interesting staking options to investing opportunities within our presentations.

As brunching alone is always boring, Factory Berlin is joining forces with the Wirtschaftsjunioren Berlin (Entrepreneurs under 40 association of Chamber of Commerce in Berlin) and BerChain e.V. to get a bunch to the brunch.

Only Factory Berlin Members can physically attend the event. The event will be streamed for non-members. We will send the link 1h before the event starts.

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 Meet the Speakers & Startups
 Meet the Speakers & Startups
 Meet the Speakers & Startups

Isa Kiviighan is Head of Marketing at Aave, an open source and non-custodial money market protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets. Isa was introduced to blockchain through her Public Policy background, which lead her to discover Decentralized Finance and how blockchain can be used to build an open and equitable financial ecosystem.


Aave (fun fact: the name is taken from the Finnish word for “ghost”) is a decentralized, open-source, and non-custodial protocol for money market creation on Ethereum. Depositors earn interest by providing liquidity to lending pools, while borrowers can obtain loans by tapping into these pools with variable and stable interest rate options.


Mirko Schmiedl is the Co-Founder and CEO at Staking Rewards. Mirko is researching Proof of Stake Networks and yield-generating crypto assets since 2013. Prior to Staking Rewards he has led a Bitcoin Mining Operation in Southeast Asia.


Staking Rewards is the world’s most-referenced interest-comparison website for cryptoassets. in the rapidly growing cryptocurrency Staking & DeFi space. Its mission is to make yield-generating crypto products discoverable and efficient globally by empowering retail users with unbiased, high-quality, and accurate information for drawing their own informed conclusions.


Simon Peters has extensive entrepreneurship experience and focuses on lean venture building and business development.


DECUS Network is helping family offices to enter the age of digital assets. We believe in the liberating force of decentralisation to bring capital markets into a stable and more efficient future.


Juan is Head of Blue Swan’s Blockchain Academy, an educational platform in blockchain technologies in the areas of Blockchain Law and Decentralized Finance. Previously Juan worked in a pilot project to implement a blockchain-based land registry in his home country Colombia.

Juan has a legal background and worked advising companies in international commerce and investments before joining full time the crypto ecosystem in 2017.

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Blue Swan Academy’s mission is to contribute to the mainstream adoption of blockchain technologies through training and education.

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