WTF is Blockchain anyway? Featuring Michael Hiles of 10XTS

August 15, 2018

You’ve probably heard it thrown around in techy conversations–Blockchain. It’s been described as the be-all end-all of tech but most people know it as one thing, Bitcoin.

At this month’s Startup Grind Dayton, you can FINALLY understand just “WTF is Blockchain Anyway” with monthly guest, Michael Hiles. Michael is a business executive with multiple startup and early stage company experience.

He was a founding member and CIO of the board for Lender’s Investment Group where he created the actuarial financial algorithms and information management strategy to help enable the insurance company to obtain funding. Later he founded SoftLynx Interactive, one of the first web development companies in Cincinnati that merged with Reach Publishing, one of the nation’s largest direct mail marketing companies.

Michael is a Smithsonian Award winner, has acted as an information architect, turnaround strategist, digital strategy adviser and consultant, working with small  businesses to mid-market clients to create and implement business development strategies.

In 2016, Michael launched the Cincinnati chapter of Founder Institute, the local operation for the Silicon Valley-based global accelerator founded by Adeo Ressi. In two years, the local accelerator has launched 21 companies with pre-money valuations of $1 million each.

Early in 2017, he formalized the team and launched 10XTS, a blockchain development company. Michael frequently speaks at blockchain and digital marketing events and conferences. He also consults with early and growth stage companies to help ownership teams define target markets, package their value proposition, and develop accelerated market development strategies.

Join Dayton’s startup community for this lunchtime event on Monday, August 20th. The event is $10 and includes lunch. Registration is available here: