Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs and OnePiece Labs: Pioneering the Web3 Webinar Series

HarvardAE and OnePiece Labs present an 8-webinar series on Web3, covering blockchain, DeFi, investment, metaverse, and more. Top experts explore the future of Web3.
Lucy M.


In a pioneering collaboration, Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, Inc. (HarvardAE) and OnePiece Labs have come together to present an enlightening series of webinars, unraveling the multifaceted landscape of the ever-evolving Web3. This partnership provides a unique opportunity to glean invaluable insights from top industry experts, with each of the eight webinars delving into distinct aspects of Web3 technology. Covering topics from blockchain to DeFi, investment, exchange, metaverse, Layer 2 solutions, and decentralized identifiers, this series offers a comprehensive exploration of the future of Web3. This article aims to provide an overview of these enlightening webinars.

The Web3 Revolution

Before delving into the individual webinars, it's crucial to understand the magnitude of the Web3 revolution. A staggering 94% of surveyed Fortune 500 executives have devised plans for blockchain projects, with 89% believing that the next decade of Web3 innovation will define the next century of business. Crunchbase data underscores this surge, with Web3 investments surpassing $23 billion in 2022.

The Web3 Revolution brings together individuals embracing, developing, and investing in cutting-edge Web3 technologies, allowing them to share insights and predictions about the future of Web3. This series caters to everyone interested in Web3, from the curious novice to the seasoned expert.

From the Organizers

Regina Ryan, President of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs (HarvardAE), shares her visionary outlook on the collaborative webinar series with OnePiece Labs, stating, "Our partnership with OnePiece Labs (OPL) marks a major milestone, bringing the advanced realm of Web3 within reach for our community. HarvardAE is committed to providing entrepreneurs worldwide with critical knowledge and resources for success. Given the game-changing role of Web3 in reshaping our world, we know it's vital for entrepreneurial growth. Our partnership with OnePiece Labs equips our community with the expertise, insights, and tools necessary to thrive in this era of technological transformation."

KJ, Partner at OnePiece Labs, adds, “Our collaboration with Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs marks a milestone in democratizing Web3 knowledge and fostering innovation. Together, we're crafting a future where the complexities of blockchain, DeFi, and the metaverse are navigated with ease and expertise. This series isn't just about sharing insights—it's about building the very fabric of the next digital renaissance.”

Curriculum of the Webinars

  • March 23, 2023 - Metaverse | Marja Konttinen, Marketing Director, Decentraland
  • April 6, 2023 - DeFi | Benjamin Tsai, Co-Founder and President, Wave Digital Assets
  • May 4, 2023 - Investment | Chia Jeng Yang, Investor, Pantera
  • May 18, 2023 - Exchange | Jeff Ren, Partner, OKX Ventures
  • June 12, 2023 - Investment | Brandon Hoffman, MPA ‘16, Managing Partner, Sunset Ventures
  • June 29, 2023 - Layer 2 | Alan Chiu, Co-Founder, Boba Network, Virtual
  • July 19, 2023 - Public Chain | Staci Warden, MPP ‘98, CEO, Algorand Foundation Virtual
  • August 10, 2023 - Decentralized Identifier | Sandy Carter, MPA ‘16, CEO, Unstoppable Domains

Webinar Highlights

Investment Webinar
  • Speaker: Chia Jeng Yang, Investor, Pantera
  • Chia Jeng Yang, from Pantera, provided insights into the global impact of blockchain on finance. Emphasizing the importance of inclusive financial systems, he discussed Pantera's investments in core infrastructure, decentralized exchanges, stablecoins, and the potential of NFTs across industries. Yang stressed, “It makes sense only if it's global; it doesn't make sense if you build crypto for 10 people.” This highlights the imperative of a global perspective in the development and deployment of cryptocurrency solutions.
Exchange Webinar 
  • Speaker: Jeff Ren, Partner, OKX Ventures
  • Jeff Ren led an insightful discussion on the distinctions between traditional and crypto investing. Key points covered OKX Ventures' focus on liquidity, community engagement, and collaboration with developers. Ren expressed confidence in the lasting impact of tokenization and NFTs, especially within disruptive entertainment projects reshaping film distribution. Chia Jeng Yang echoed this dynamism in the crypto space, stating, "In the middle of my career, I'm still involving crypto and learning almost new things every day."
Public Chain Webinar 
  • Speaker: Staci Warden, CEO of the Algorand Foundation
  • Staci Warden, CEO of the Algorand Foundation, highlighted blockchain's potential. The discussion covered key use cases like payments protocol and real-world asset tokenization. Emphasizing smart contracts' role in securitization, disintermediation, and privacy, Warden noted the unique nature of blockchain. As Warden succinctly put it, "Blockchain technology is fundamentally different. It is not bank ledgers talking to each other. It's one ledger. So you are not actually ever really even sending a Bitcoin anywhere; you're just writing to the ledger, and the implications for that are profound. This means payments can be made instantaneously."

About Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, Inc. (HAE) is a non-profit organization with 20 Chapters worldwide, connecting over 18,000 Harvard alumni, faculty, students, and friends from across the University and throughout the world.

HAE is dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship, promotion of innovation, and furthering the ideals of leadership and learning. Since our beginnings, HAE has served as a meeting place for entrepreneurial alumni, students, faculty, and staff from all of Harvard's schools. For more information, please check out www.harvardae.org.

About OnePiece Labs

OnePiece Labs stands at the forefront of supporting Web3 startups, offering a comprehensive program designed to nurture and propel emerging ventures in this dynamic space. Initiatives include networking opportunities, mentorship programs, and access to essential resources.

Founded by experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, OnePiece Labs envisions shaping the next generation of Web3 unicorns. Through their commitment to fostering innovation and providing strategic support, they play a pivotal role in the growth and success of startups within the Web3 ecosystem. Explore more at https://www.onepiecelabs.xyz/.


The partnership between Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs and OnePiece Labs has delivered a profound exploration of the Web3 ecosystem. These webinars, helmed by industry experts, offer a treasure trove of insights into the future of Web3, its transformative potential, and its capacity to reshape industries, promote financial inclusion, and nurture innovative technologies. As the world embraces Web3, these webinars stand as a beacon of knowledge and inspiration for all who are curious or deeply engaged in this dynamic ecosystem. The future of Web3 is indeed promising, and these webinars have illuminated the path forward.

The Continuing Partnership: OnePiece Labs and Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs

Nonetheless, our collaboration with Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs (HarvardAE) marks the beginning of a broader journey. Season 2 is approaching, and we invite you to join the transformative experience of the HarvardAE Web3 Bootcamp—a collaborative effort by OnePiece Labs.

Immerse yourself in our 8-week online program, meticulously tailored for blockchain and crypto enthusiasts. Explore a spectrum of topics, from blockchain fundamentals to NFTs and DeFi. Reap the benefits of expert-led sessions and post-program perks, including exclusive community access and a distinctive NFT certificate.

Whether you identify as an innovator, tech enthusiast, or seasoned professional, seize the opportunity to lead the digital revolution. Stay in the loop about enrollment details by subscribing to the OnePiece Labs newsletter: