• Educate

    Provide for an emerging workforce and leaders in blockchain technology

  • Lead

    Demonstrate innovation and real-world application of technology in the Midwest

  • Establish

    Create a local ecosystem where partnerships leverage blockchain technology

  • Promote

    Blockchain has incredible potential to be inclusive in serving the greater good

Decentralized Leadership will Lead to Rapid Growth

Having established a governing body of nodes, led by key individuals in Cleveland, our initiative ensures that no one company or individual will hinder progress.

  • Thought Leadership

    Attract

    Attract companies and people to make Cleveland a global thought leader

    Conference

    Annual "Solutions: Blockchain for Business and Government" conference

    Influence

    Influence perceptions of Cleveland as the place to start, build, or maintain blockchain-based companies

  • Business Applications

    Identify

    Identify consortium opportunities that leverage existing strengths

    Create

    Local companies join forces to create a blockchain network

    Develop

    Determine applications to develop, pilot, and commercialize blockchain

  • Talent Development

    Institutions

    Bring institutions of learning together as leaders in blockchain research, learning and curriculum

    Work Force

    Produce degreed, accredited, or trained work force of blockchain coders

    Experts

    Hire faculty experts to have cutting edge curriculum at our higher learning institutions

  • Political Environment

    Adoption

    Advocate for blockchain application adoption with city, county and state policy makers, with the goal of modernizing government

    Educate

    Educate policy makers on importance of developing laws and updating current statutes that make Cleveland the leader in blockchain legislation

  • Entrepreneurial Environment

    Create

    Create an environment that attracts blockchain companies, i.e., startups and early stage enterprises

    Explore

    Explore opportunities and partnerships with foreign cities to establish branches

    Attract

    Activate venture capital, angel investment and private equity groups to attract blockchain companies

  • Legal System

    Research

    Research and recommend new legislation and updates to existing statutes

    Incubate

    Convene the region’s legal community to create a legal incubator that would educate and provide cutting-edge blockchain research

  • Philanthropy

    Effort

    Ensure all the regional foundations are behind the effort

    Solutions

    Create a philanthropic fund to advance blockchain solutions

    Ensure

    Ensure the most vulnerable populations are not left behind as this effort rolls out

  • Place

    Establish

    Establish a physical location/tech hub for Blockland

    Engage

    Engage the community in this effort to reach broad consensus

  • Next Gen

    Validate

    Assemble and embed local blockchain experts in node working groups to advise on direction and validate assumptions

    Due Dilligence

    Provide due diligence support on blockchain investments

    Nurture

    Categorize, build and nurture next generation workforce pathways from within Cleveland’s disadvantaged communities

  • Research and Innovation

    World-Class

    Hire world-class faculty members to make Cleveland the center of research and innovation for a digital future

    Think Tank

    Establish the operational structure for a “think tank,” including an industrial advisory board

    Digital Initiatives

    Develop a research program agenda in collaboration with existing digital initiatives in Cleveland