The ZK-focused community conference zkDay Paris kicks off on July 19 during EthCC after a successful event in Denver.
Zero-knowledge (ZK) projects continue to spread worldwide, and a new go-to ZK event is coming to Paris, hosted by Manta Network, a ZK layer-1 blockchain; investment firm Polychain Capital and Cointelegraph. The ZK community conference — zkDay Paris — kicks off during EthCC Paris on July 19, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Central European Time, on the back of a successful event at zkDay Denver.
ZkDay Paris will include booths, networking, keynotes, venture capital and industry panel discussions with the best and brightest in the crypto industry and the ZK niche. Speakers are invited to apply to join the event on the zkDay website. Additionally, the event will feature an intimate Tech Room, allowing visitors to attend at least 10 ZK workshops.
The upcoming ZK event also boasts a pitch contest with a five-figure prize pool. Early-stage startups are eligible and can now apply through the form, also available on the official zkDay website. The organizers expect to feature at least 10 curated early-stage ZK projects on zkPitch Day.
The zkPitch Day schedule will be shared ahead of the event, and according to the statement, the organizers will look for a variety of teams to join: “Carefully selected ZK projects that demonstrate the highest quality are eligible to participate, from those just starting fundraising to those who have recently completed their seed round.”
The five-figure prize pool for ZK projects at zkDay Paris was contributed to by several sponsors, including platinum sponsors like Foresight Ventures, a Web3-focused investment firm, and Polyhedra Network, a company providing infrastructure for Web3 interoperability.
ZkDay Paris expects to gather at least 25 community partners and speakers from Manta Network, Foresight Ventures, Polyhedra Network, Figment Capital, Hyper Oracle and LambdaClass, and from companies like Aztec and Worldcoin, among others.
ZkDay Paris comes on the heels of the success of zkDay Denver — the biggest side event in ETHDenver, with more than 3,000 participants. The conference showcased ZK projects at various stages, from those embarking on their fundraising journey to those that recently completed their seed round.