Blockchain News, Cryptoalchemy, Blockchain Partners (Netherlands)
Richard Kastelein
Blockchain News, Cryptoalchemy, Blockchain Partners (Netherlands)
Founder of Blockchain News, Blockchain PartnersRichard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur who has guest lectured on innovation at MIT Media Lab, Oxford University, and the University of Koln. He's a fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts.  Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Media Tech & Blockchain in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Geneva, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, Hollywood, Hilversum, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Minsk, Nairobi, NYC, Oxford, Rio de Janeiro, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Vienna, & Zurich. He's assessed, judged & helped fund 100s of startups for EU H2020 Innovation programme & Innovate UK & has designed & run some of the world’s largest hackathons in London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Brussels, & Berlin covering topics such as IoT, AI, eCommerce, Automotive, Television, Robotics, Health Energy & more – backed by the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, GM, ENGIE, IBM, INTEL, European Commission etc. A successful entrepreneur with a previous exit, he’s the former owner of TV App Market & The Hackfest which were acquired in 2013. He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written occasionally for Wired Insights, Harvard Business Review, The Guardian and Virgin.com & his work & ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. In his early 20s, Kastelein sailed around the world & wrote, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas'​ on how to travel by hitching rides on yachts in 1989.