ISBA is a Swiss/Indian based initiative of Euro Alliance S.A., Switzerland and SkyQuest Technology Group, India, promoting Blockchain start-ups to successfully commercialize & Internationalize their product and service offerings in high growth markets like India and developed markets like Switzerland.
The primary objective of the Indo Swiss Blockchain Alliance is to promote and foster an eco-system for Blockchain technologies by sharing best practices from Switzerland/EU to India and to assist the Indian Blockchain companies to establish their Swiss/EU footprints.
The alliance is designed to bring forth synergies for both sides by providing important regulatory, legal guidance and market access to its members. ISBA is a for-purpose, industry-funded alliance representing one of the fastest growing space in Blockchain technology. ISBA is a strong advocate for Blockchain Technology and works with all levels of government and other stakeholders to support education, growth, collaboration and business opportunities in Blockchain.
ISBA aims to work as a standards setting organisation with services and programs including education and training, bench-marking and best practices, networking, advocacy, and industry information. Our mission is to work in strategic collaboration with organisations and individuals in the Blockchain space by innovating best practices and adopt promising Blockchain solutions to benefit wider community. There are lot of excellent practices and projects running in isolation and we believe that it would be of immense benefit to bring excellence on a common platform so that the benefits of progressive transformation change are truly realised in the Blockchain landscape.
Our founding members and advisors are drawn from the worlds of Blockchain, Academia, Information Technology, Computer Science, and large number of passionate public supporters. We aim to build a close-knit network of experts and organisations connecting policymakers, Blockchain engineers, venture capitalists and visionaries.
ISBA will advocate for standards setting for various Blockchain based solutions and use cases. The alliance is designed to provide a forum for experts to share information, providing mentor-ship and create broader educational opportunities. We advocate adoption of Distributed Ledger Technologies to bring tangible, real world impact with economic sustainability. We strive to make India and Switzerland the leading nations in Blockchain arena by bench-marking exemplary standards.
Our Business Values
We help companies to break down the common barriers of doing an international business, such as:
Informational and institutional barriers
Cultural and contextual barriers
Access and maintaining contacts with the right partners
Local legal support
Educate private and public institutions and companies on the importance of blockchain technology and it’s applications.
Create a healthy environment for inter-governmental cooperation as well as for associations and running businesses.
Assist Indian companies to enter international markets and European companies to discover and explore the Indian market.
We believe that Swiss experience as a leading Blockchain country should be globally shared and showcased
We aim to bring the strongest Blockchain use-cases to facilitate cross-pollination of start-ups for better monetization and penetration in either countries.
Benefits for Swiss and EU companies
It’s always easier to conquer a new market with a solid and reputable local partner. ISBA works towards engaging a local partner which will share your values and guide you through foreign legal and cultural systems.
Benefits for Indian companies
The ISBA aims to provide understanding and abilities to interact with key experienced resource personell and the knowledge bank of advanced swiss blockchain community. The alliance would also endeavor support towards commercialization of blockchain startups and help them with fund raising and tokenization in international markets. ISBA will help Indian start-ups to comply and meet global standards for Blockchain development and will provide relevant certifications in the near future.
Rakshit MehtaMD, Euro Alliance S.A.
► A Techno-preneur with over 15 years of experience working with developed and developing ecosystems spanning sectors like IoT, Wireless charging, Med Tech & Life sciences, Crypto-Blockchain tech (an early investor in Bitcoin), Renewable Energy, Water, Information & Communication Technologies etc.
► Specialization in IP & Technology Management, Commercialization, International Trade and Business Development, New Market Entry, Advisory & Consulting, Fund Syndication etc. Have been a part of numerous licensing deals & have been involved in fundraising of a multi-million dollar debt syndication.
► Passionate about creating a paradigm shift in how businesses work to solve pressing global challenges with limited resources and implementing high impact solutions to address humanity’s grand challenges. Actively involved with top global Foundations in the field of disability and rehabilitation.
Alena YudinaFounder, QL Alliance Business development/strategy for Blockchain companies
► Passionate about creative problem solving and business promotion, business strategy and business analysis
► Leader with management experience in profit and non-profit organisations
► Excellent team player with a deep understanding of interpersonal and intercultural communication
► Experienced project manager
► Permanently involved in a charity project which takes place in many regions of the Russian Federation as an initiator and director
Akash BhavsarDirector, SkyQuest Technology Group
Mr. Bhavsar is the Managing Director of SkyQuest Technology Group. He brings over a decade of experience working with developed and developing ecosystems spanning sectors like Life Sciences, AgriTech, CleanTech, Renewable Energy, Water, Information & Communication Technologies etc.
He specializes in IP & Technology Management, Commercialization, International Trade and Business Development, New Market Entry, Skill & Capacity Development, Fund Syndication etc. Mr. Bhavsar has been instrumental in turning promising scientific ideas into useful products and companies. Mr. Bhavsar has been a part of over 40 licensing deals & has been involved in fundraising of ~108+ Mn USD. Mr. Bhavsar is passionate about implementing high impact solutions to address humanity’s grand challenges. He’s regularly invited as an speaker to share his experience and views on various topics, sectors and platforms in US, EU, Middle-East, Asia.
► Current Affiliations:
- Chairman of the Innovation & Competitiveness Task Force, Sustainable Business Network, for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – UN ESCAP
- Board of Technology Innovation International -TII, Luxembourg
- Member- Un ESCAP Business Advisory Council
- President of Indian Innovators Association, Western Chapter
- India Workstation Manager for UNDP promoted South-South Global Assets & Technology Exchange (www.ss-gate.info)
- Charter Member of TiE, LES, AAAS (American Association of Advancement of Sciences)
Shriya DamaniFounder, SDGZ
► Founder and Z-chief at SDGZ. SDGZ is one of 5th most innovative companies in India by Fast Company.
Pratik JainDirector, BitWise Ventures Pvt Ltd
► Experience :
Holding 2 positions :
Director at BitWise Ventures Pvt Ltd, CEO - at CrypKart (a crypto exchange)
- A Technology Enthusiast
- Total experience in software domain: 8+ yrs (as of 2018)
- A team player with a track record of building excellent marketing strategies.
- Loves numbers and in the process of writing an e-book on Math Hacks (speed maths).
► Achievements :
- Certified Cryptocurrency & BitCoin Professional from C4, Canada
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE & MCP)
► Go to person for :
- Blockchain consultancy
- Guidance on crypto exchanges
- Website/web application/mobile application
- Startups needing technical support/guidance
- Technical consultation for software needs
Arvind ModiVenture Capitalist
► Handle Private Equity/ Venture Capital investments across sectors and stage. Responsible for Deal Sourcing, assisting Investee companies and Divestment. Specialties: Investments, Valuations, Capital Structuring, Due Diligence, Negotiations
Kartikay SharmaFounder, Moonshot Innovation Labs
Over six years of diverse experience in business consulting and market research; advising leading global clients on their various strategic business requirements, across industries and regions.
► Comprehensive understanding of technical and business aspects of industries like oil, gas, power, mining, renewables, automotive, manufacturing, industrial products, chemicals, information technology, etc.
► Experience in end to end business process analysis and deriving best practices for improved efficiency in procurement function and vendor management.
► Successfully consulted global clients on their strategic sourcing decisions.
► Proven experience in client interactions and presentations at CXO level.