EMURGO Africa and Adaverse Unveil the Cardano Blockchain Founders Hangout 2.0 Event to Discuss Funding Web3 in Africa

August 11, 2022
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Mark your calendars: This August 15th, Shogo Ishida, Yosuke Yoshida, Chuta Chimezie and William Phelps will discuss how African Web3 startups can raise funding and Web3 project ideation at the upcoming Cardano Blockchain Founders Hangout 2.0 (BFH2) in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Cardano accelerator Adaverse, in collaboration with EMURGO Africa, will host the second edition of the Blockchain Founders Hangout in Lagos, Nigeria on August 15th, 2022 to demystify venture funding in Africa and encourage more promising African Web3 startups to get on board the Adaverse accelerator program.

The Blockchain Founders Hangout 2.0 will focus on addressing the challenges African Web3 startups face while fundraising. Shogo Ishida and Yosuke Yoshida, co-CEOs for the Middle East and Africa at E MURGO Africa, will be in Lagos to meet with entrepreneurs, developers, founders, blockchain developers, creatives, investors, and other industry stakeholders to lead collaborative discussions on why Cardano’s third-generation blockchain is ideal for Web3 startups to build upon.

To skip to the Hangout details, see the conclusion of this blog for the RSVP link. Read on to learn more about EMURGO Africa and Adaverse.

What is EMURGO Africa?

EMURGO Africa is the investment subsidiary of EMURGO, the official commercial arm and a founding entity of the Cardano blockchain. Cardano is the largest proof-of-stake blockchain by current market capitalization and driven by a research-first approach to offer economic services to all by providing a platform for decentralised applications for finance, identity, property, and others.  

EMURGO Africa was founded in 2021 to aggregate the resources required to promote the adoption of Cardano as the standard tech infrastructure platform for enterprises developing Web3 solutions to catalyse the fast-rising African digital economy.

Read more about EMURGO Africa.

What is Adaverse?

Adaverse is a Cardano ecosystem Accelerator aggregating ace global entrepreneurs, business strategists, tech support and industry leaders to mentor young startups building revolutionary Web3 solutions in Africa. Launched in September 2021 as a joint venture partnership between one of EMURGO’s investment arms, EMURGO Africa, and Everest Ventures, Adaverse identifies and invests in promising startups building decentralised applications on Cardano’s environmentally-sustainable blockchain to solve real issues in the African market.   

In the last 6 months, Adaverse has received over 300 funding requests and has committed funds to 13 companies across 6 sectors including proptech, gaming, exchanges, DeFi, NFTs and metaverse. Beyond funding, Adaverse provides a strong accelerator program that spans 3 months, with a total of 24 hours of 1:1 mentorship and 12 weeks of intensive training for founders from a team of industry veterans and experts with in-depth knowledge of Cardano blockchain development, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and financial markets.

Adaverse is open to applications from founders all year round. Apply for funding here.

Hangout Info & Details

Guest Speakers: 

  • Shogo Ishida and Yosuke Yoshida – co-CEOs for the Middle East and Africa at EMURGO Africa
  • Chuta Chimezie – Partner at Adaverse 
  • William Phelps – Investment Manager at Adaverse 

Location: Bature Brewery Lagos, 256 Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island 106104, Lagos (Click here for map)

Date: Monday 15th, August 2022 

Time: 15:00 West Africa Time (WAT) 

Register Free:  https://bit.ly/3QncQWC 

Startup founders and blockchain enthusiasts are all invited. 

About Adaverse


LinkedIn: @EMURGO_io

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