The Open Call voting is now finished. Here are the top 10 projects that received the most votes from our community of Tracers:

Congratulations! ?

Source: https://medium.com/origintrail/meet-the-10-open-call-winning-teams-e8405d268a25

 

The Business-Model-and-Innovation-Experts Trio That Will Help Us Get the Best Projects in Front of the Community

OriginTrail Open Call

We thought long and hard about who would be the best experts to take the role of external committee members for the open call. The result was unanimous. We invited established minds who are familiar with the OriginTrail ecosystem and have a proven track record in evaluating and consulting startups, organizations and enterprises about how to develop and market innovative solutions. The selected members of the external committee are:

 

Petar Savic

Supreme Factory Founder

Startup Grind Europe, London Co-Director

Petar Savic is an entrepreneur and a super-connector with a key interest in project management within a Digital Media, Blockchain and Internet environment, bridging the gap between technical, creative and commercial requirements. Petar is also a Trustee of Primrose Hill, with a mission to tokenize the community and create the first London’s smart village. In the local OnTheHill magazine he writes a monthly column about entrepreneurship.

Petar advises Department For International Trade in the UK on Balkan startup ecosystems and was involved in Western Balkans Summit in London recently. He is a member of many initiatives such as London Tech AdvocatesSerbian EntrepreneursSerbian Blockchain InitiativeEUCC — European Chamber of Distributed Ledger Technologies and Crypto Currencies, European Blockchain HUB, etc.

 

John G. Keogh

President & Managing Principal at Shantalla Inc. Toronto, Canada & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Chairman of Trace Alliance

John G. Keogh brings over 30 years of industry experience. He previously held executive and leadership positions at GS1 Canada and the GS1 Global Office, and was the managing client principal and practice principal at Hewlett-Packard Consulting & Integration Canada. He held supply chain vice president and CIO roles in various companies. John is the founder and principal advisor at Shantalla, whose clients include industry executives, government officials, inter-governmental agencies, enforcement agencies, industry associations, and solution and service provider CEOs from the food, beverage, and consumer goods and services industries.

 

Mark Kalin

Management Board Member inEuropean Blockchain Hub

Assistant of Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, BTC d.d.

Mark is an experienced project manager, with a very rich educational and professional background. Currently employed by BTC d.d. as an assistant of chief innovation and digital officer. Skilled in project management, planning and developing marketing strategy, digitalization, establishing living lab/start-up ecosystems, as well as innovation/project offices. Strong focus on establishing innovative platforms as means to connect people and data. Finished Missouri State University, Drury University and Faculty of Economics — University of Ljubljana with an MBA, M.Sc. in Project Management, M.Sc. in Health Promotion and Wellness Management, M.A. in International Business.

 

Introducing 39 Open Call Projects

We were glad to have received a lot of applications. Out of many projects interested in the open call that took part in the application process, only 39 convinced our external committee and team members of their eligibility to be introduced to our community. We asked the chairman of Trace Alliance and external committee member John G. Keogh what he thought of the applicants:

“We are thrilled with the incredible response to our first open call and received scores of submissions from all over the world. There are so many incredible projects and talented teams with great ideas who want to change the world for the better. Our external committee members, acting as judges, are all seasoned executives who completed a first-pass review of the proposals. This validation check ensures that we applied a consistent evaluation methodology to select the final candidates. The competition was very tight and the judges’ decisions were difficult. But, we are comfortable that we have chosen the teams who will gain significant benefit from the OriginTrail ecosystem by launching their innovative solutions on the OriginTrail protocol.”

 

Here Are the 39 Projects That Will Be Put to OriginTrail’s Community Vote

These are the open call applicants that convinced the external committee and the team and will have a chance to become one of the top 10 finalists voted on by the OriginTrail community:

You can also explore the projects on the website at https://origintrail.io/opencall/projects

the teams will work on an introduction video, and prepare additional documents and resources for their introductory page. They all hope to win the hearts and minds of our community, in addition to winning these cool prizes:

Most of the teams work in supply chain-related fields. These are the categories of the selected projects:

Our sincere congratulations to all the projects that have made it this far.

Trace on their progress! 🙂