OUR VISION IS TO TAKE BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION TO THE

next level

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization driven to accelerate the growth and evolution of a user-owned internet.

OUR PARTNERS
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WHY BLOCKCHAIN?

Blockchain has the potential to touch every aspect of our daily lives by enabling individuals and companies across the globe to operate with a newfound level of trust and confidence.

WHY BAF?

Beyond the lack of general awareness surrounding Blockchain, university students already interested in the subject have scarce educational. BAF addresses the hurdles to blockchain mass adoption by inspiring and educating its next generation of leaders and users.

The Blockchain Acceleration Foundation (BAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of students, professors, blockchain advocates, and interested citizens who are committed to the mass adoption of cryptocurrency and user-owned internet.

BAF sees blockchain education as an onramp to adoption, and aims to educate members by building university curriculums, hosting conferences, and offering free online courses and recorded infosessions.

We source donations to launch university-accredited blockchain courses, host engaging educational and networking events, run hackathons and conferences, increase collaboration between academic researchers, and ensure the next generation of blockchain experts know how to navigate this rapidly changing industry.

BAF connects people to each other, and to the resources, opportunities, and organizations they need to understand and contribute to the blockchain space.

BAF is uniquely positioned as a nonprofit benefitting student blockchain organizations, and thus far has partnered with nine universities across California and Mexico.​

BAF Team

THE MANIFESTO

THE VALUES

INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY

We see diversity and inclusivity as a competitive edge and a key enabler. For mass adoption to occur, we need people from all races, genders, ethnicities, income levels, and geographies to build decentralized applications designed for everyone. Despite blockchains' inherent borderless and non-discriminatory nature, the industry is largely dominated by men. We are committed to working with people from all backgrounds to expand economic inclusion and democracy.

OWNERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Our team holds reputation and project ownership to an incredibly high standard. Through team meetings and collaborative initiatives, we hold each other accountable to ensure the highest quality of work and commitment to personal growth.

TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION

We believe high-quality human capital is the most valuable resource. Since our university-affiliated blockchain clubs are all doing similar work, it is most advantageous for everyone to share best practices and industry contacts for our wide variety of events. It is imperative for us to work together to achieve blockchain adoption.

GROWTH PROCESS AND OPTIMISM

Proactive optimism is a prerequisite to conquer the most significant challenges that threaten society and our beautiful planet. We take a data-driven and objective approach to bettering ourselves so we can contribute the most to our greater communities.

The TEAM

Board Members

Cameron Dennis

Founder & President

Lucas Kohort

President, Blockchain Technology Club at RIT

Sebastien La Duca

Research Engineer at Proxima One

Nikita Buzov

Founder of solace.fi

Saiph Savage

Assistant Professor at Northeastern University

Nour Assili

President at Meliora Blockchain

Shahmeer Chaudhry

Co-Founder of Fluidity

Liam DiGregorio

Former Co-President Blockchain at Berkeley

Mihir Wadekar

Co-Founder at dropspace

Angela Lu

Product at Matter Labs

Eric Cuellar

Co-Founder of OperCelo

Jack Gilcrest

Special Advisor @ Miami University Blockchain Club

Management

Cameron Dennis

Founder & Managing Director

Piergiacomo Palmisani

Education & Partnerships

Nour ASSIli

Growth & Project Management

Alexis de LAndes

Operations Lead

LEv Stambler

Development & Project Management

Sebastien La Duca

Research & Development

Ken Luster

Events & Hackathons

Jacob Lindahl

Education & Project Management

John Duston

Accounting & Finance

advisors

Brian Fox

Creator of the GNU Bash Shell

Hsin-ju Chuang

Founder of Dystopia Labs

Dr. Mohammad Sadoghi

Director of Expo Lab at UC Davis

Ben Fisch

Cryptography researcher and Ph.D student at Stanford

Dr. James Short

Director of BlockLab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center

Veronica Reynolds

Baker Hostetler LLP. 

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