Hong Kong — QuayChain is honored to compete in Hong Kong next month at The Captain’s Table, Hong Kong's inaugural startup pitch contest for the maritime and logistics industry launched by the Young Professionals in Shipping Network (HK). The 6 finalists will pitch their inventions to a panel of well-known judges at a live pitch event on the 19th of November at Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Additionally, teams will undergo a final business model validation process, a two-day bootcamp and introductions to key stakeholders, innovators and startup entrepreneurs in the maritime industry.
QuayChain is one of Australian startup rise-x’s blockchain solutions which aims to help automate bunkering. Based in Perth, rise-x builds intuitive management systems to digitalise and automate value chain and supply chain processes for industrial ecosystems - with a focus on utilising blockchain technologies.
‘We are excited to be selected as a finalist in the first cohort of The Captain’s Table in Hong Kong. We look forward to meeting other finalists and grow, learn and develop this awesome product!’ said Rowan Fenn, co-founder and CEO of rise-x and QuayChain. ‘Thank you everyone who has supported us so far and we look forward to continuing the journey!’
Tuesday, 19 Nov. 2019
Location: Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
14:30 pm Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society
15:00-18:00 pm Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society
18:30 pm Rooftop garden, Asia Society
(Sponsored by the Marshall Islands Registry)
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite and is valid for entry to both the finals and the cocktail party: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/the-captains-table-live-final-tickets-73929851175
rise-x partners with industry stakeholders to create simple, seamless, cloud-based blockchain solutions with a view to optimise workflow at the ecosystem level, rather than the enterprise level.
With two blockchain projects under development (QuayChain and BioPass) and growing list of industry partnerships, rise-x recently completed the world's first LNG transaction with blockchain in Singapore (June 2019).
Sustainability is at the core of everything at rise-x and its purpose is to build solutions that increase the carrying capacity of the planet. The team at rise-x is tech-savvy with decades’ experience in relevant industries including Oil and Gas, Mining and Marine, with the senior team having worked in leading positions at tier 1 consulting firms such as Accenture and Deloitte.
rise-x has existing solutions adaptable to many use cases (e.g. Order to Pay, Logistics and Operations Management, Asset Management, Compliance Reporting and many others) and is recognised as industry-leading with regards to the strategies the team is deploying for product design and adoption, enterprise blockchain management and enterprise integration.
Based in Singapore, QuayChain is a joint venture between rise-x and P & H Marine Australasia. It is the world’s first end-to-end digital platform designed specifically to optimise bunkering operations - from sourcing through to settlement and to automate the hydrocarbon custody and title transfer.
About Young Professionals in Shipping Network
Founded in 2010 by like-minded individuals with a passion for Shipping, the Young Professionals In Shipping Network (YPSN) HK has grown from an informal social gathering of friends and colleagues into an incorporated non-profit association, holding events attracting over 200 attendees. Their aim is to provide a relaxed forum for young professionals to network and interact with their peers within the industry and more importantly, to promote the Shipping Industry as an exciting and viable career path for the next generation. Through regular networking events, seminars and sporting activities they aim to bring people together from all sectors of the shipping industry including Owners, Charterers, Managers, Brokers, Legal & Insurance.