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Launching Your Early Career in the Blockchain Ecosystem

About this event

Sometimes start your career in the blockchain space can be challenging, the best way to learn is by following the footsteps of those who are successful and are always trying their best.

In this webinar, we will learn from three recently graduated leaders in the Algorand ecosystem pushing the boundaries of Web3 to give you the best advice for you to start growing in the Algorand ecosystem.

We will learn what they do now, how they got here, and advice for you to follow.

Meet our speakers:

  • Benedetto Biondi is the CEO of Folks Finance, a decentralized lending protocol built on Algorand. Also, currently covering the role of DeFi Advisor at Climatecoin and mentor at the Algorand Miami Accelerator. He has three years of experience at Blockchain Italia as a Blockchain Innovation manager. His studies have included a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Politecnico di Milano and a master’s degree in engineering Innovation and Management at Cardiff University, where he achieved distinction with a specialization in Data Analysis. Benedetto is a lecturer at ELDA (Economics and Law for Digital Asset – University of Florence) and BIM (Blockchain Innovation Manager – Association Italia4Blockchain), where he teaches DeFi lectures.


  • Alexia Young is a Senior Associate for the executive team at Agrotoken, the first global tokenization infrastructure for agro-commodities. Alexia supports team leaders with their daily responsibilities in different areas such as: partnerships, development of ecosystems, funding, investor strategy and investor relationships. Since graduated from college, Alexia has immersed herself in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by working in a VC Fund and the Endeavor Offices in Buenos Aires.


  • Piergiacomo Palmisani: Piergiacomo is a crypto idealist, a true believer of the power of quality education and passionate about building strong communities. Piergiacomo holds a Bs in Economics from UCSC of Milan and a Master in Technology Management from UC Santa Barbara, where he was also the President of the Blockchain Club and won the 2020 edition of the New Venture Competition. Piergiacomo co-founded the Blockchain Acceleration Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to accelerating education, research and adoption of web3.


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    Drew Cousin

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    Benedetto Biondi Chief Executive Officer @ Folks Finance

    Benedetto Biondi is the CEO of Folks Finance, a decentralized lending protocol built on Algorand. Also, currently covering the role of DeFi Advisor at Climatecoin and mentor at the Algorand Miami Accelerator. He has three years of experience at Blockchain Italia as a Blockchain Innovation manager. His studies have included a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Politecnico di Milano and a master’s degree in engineering Innovation and Management at Cardiff University, where he achieved distinction with a specialization in Data Analysis. Benedetto is a lecturer at ELDA (Economics and Law for Digital Asset – University of Florence) and BIM (Blockchain Innovation Manager – Association Italia4Blockchain), where he teaches DeFi lectures.

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    Bennett Thompson Co-founder of BlockBeam and the co-founder of Northeastern’s blockchain club @ BlockBeam

    Bennett Thompson is the co-founder of BlockBeam and the co-founder of Northeastern’s blockchain club. He has spent his career contributing to decentralized communities like dClimate and connecting talent to propel projects forward. He was integral in launching the NEU club and developing strategic programs with the likes of a16z and Coin Metrics. Since the launch of BlockBeam in late-2021, he has connected hundreds of students to educational opportunities and placed many more into paid roles at leading projects and VCs.

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    Piergiacomo Palmisani Gaming Lead @ Algorand Foundation

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    Alexia Young Associate to Chief Operating Officer @ Agrotoken

    Alexia Young is a Senior Associate for the executive team at Agrotoken, the first global tokenization infrastructure for agro-commodities. Alexia supports team leaders with their daily responsibilities in different areas such as: partnerships, development of ecosystems, funding, investor strategy and investor relationships. Since graduated from college, Alexia has immersed herself in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by working in a VC Fund and the Endeavor Offices in Buenos Aires.

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    Evangelina Rodriguez Machado Student engagement lead @ Algorand Foundation

    Evangelina is the Student Engagement Lead at Algorand Foundation. Eva manages the community of students globally and is responsible for the coordination of activities, relationships and initiatives related to universities and students.

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