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Wharton Cypher Demo and Innovation Day

Please join us for Wharton Cypher Accelerator Demo and Innovation Day on Friday, April 12, at the Penn Club of New York. This is a special event for Wharton and marks the relaunch of this important program: Wharton Cypher Accelerator – powered by the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance.  This past fall, the team worked hard to expand and elevate Wharton Cypher Accelerator from a blockchain-based accelerator to also welcome AI companies.

In January, the accelerator selected and announced a cohort of startups focused on health care, project operations automation, medical imaging, and sustainability. The April 12th event will feature presentations by these companies. The day will also include an update on our large language model research and insight into our policy work.

In addition, this year, Wharton Cypher formed a collaboration with an initiative at the United Nations: Giga. Giga is a technology-focused global initiative led by two UN agencies – UNICEF and the International Telecommunications Union – to connect every school in the world to the internet. With this objective, Giga utilizes machine learning, digital payments, and blockchain.

Wharton Cypher is accelerating three of Giga’s tech projects in its program this year. We are especially proud that Wharton Cypher Accelerator is collaborating with Giga to help connect every school in the world to the internet. We hope you will join us for this important day.

Note: This day is in person-only, by invitation-only, and closed to the press and public.


Schedule (Full list of session topics and speakers will be announced soon)

Date: Friday, April 12, 2024

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Registration
10:15 AM – 10:25 AM: Opening Remarks
10:25 AM – 10:30 AM: Welcome
10:30 AM – 10:55 AM: Keynote
10:55 AM – 11:05 AM: Break
11:05 AM – 11:20 AM: Demo #1
11:25 AM – 11:40 PM: Demo #2
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Presentation
12:05 PM – 12:20 PM: Demo #3
12:20 PM – 1:35 PM: Lunch + Networking
1:35 PM – 1:40 PM: Afternoon Remarks
1:40 PM – 1:55 PM: Presentation
1:55 PM – 2:05 PM: Break
2:05 PM – 2:40 PM: Presentation
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Demo #4
3:05 PM – 3:20 PM: Demo #5
3:25 PM – 3:35 PM: Cypher Alumni
3:35 PM – 3:40 PM: Closing Remarks
3:40 PM – 5:30 PM: Networking & Entertainment by the Wharton Cypher Band




Penn Club NYC
Address: 30 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 764-3550
Website: https://www.pennclub.org/

All meals and sessions will take place at The Penn Club NYC for the Cypher Demo Day.

We have not booked a block of hotel rooms for this event but there are many nearby hotels to choose from with various price points and amenities.

If you are a member, The Penn Club does have a limited amount of guest rooms available.

Here are some nearby hotels in walking distance to venue:
Royalton New York – https://www.royaltonhotel.com/
The Knickerbocker – https://theknickerbocker.com/
The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection – https://www.algonquinhotel.com/
The Iroquois New York – https://www.iroquoisny.com
Sofitel New York – https://www.sofitel-new-york.com

Penn Club Dress Code – https://www.pennclub.org/club/dress-code


Contact Us About Demo Day

Please email us at info@whartoncypheraccelerator.com with any questions or comments regarding Demo Day.


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