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Accelerator and Alchemist 

Adaverse is a Cardano Ecosystem Accelerator that aggregates entrepreneurs, strategists and mentors building its most robust foundation in Africa and Asia. It's a collaborative initiative between EMURGO and Everest Ventures Group that supports blockchain founders with funds, mentorship and tech infrastructure to scale Web3 solutions across the globe.

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Our Vision

With the smart contract functionality enabled, a range of DeFi applications will blossom in Cardano ecosystem.

Adaverse aims to facilitate the growth of selected projects and success of entrepreneurs building on Cardano, by working with most seasoned mentors and navigating through products build-up and go-to-market strategy.

Our Mission

  • Incubate and Invest into DeFi, NFT, Middleware, Infra, Metaverse, Gaming and etc. on Cardano.

  • Enhance web3.0 experience for a value ecosystem

  • Build secure, scalable and open blockchain platform for the world


750K USD





Our Offer

Strategic Consultation

  1. Strategic consultation sessions with game-changing and executable propositions.

  2. Soul searching to position a project and manpower lending for early deployment.

Global Communities

  1. Community and communication channel build-up with best practice.

  2. Access to leading Cardano ecosystem and broader top tier crypto communities. 

  3. Hold virtual and offline events like workshops and roadshows. 

Talent Pool

Head hunting for missing jigsaws for your dev team or marketing team.

Technical support

Strong injection of dev manpower into the crucial task of smart contract or product development.


  • Regular meetings with mentors of different expertise.

  • Pitch coaching sessions with most successful entrepreneurs.

  • One-on-one mentoring with chance of shadowing a top flyer in the industry.

Grants and funding

Grants and funding for kickstarting projects. Advice and hands-on help on fundraising.

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Our Advantage


With our incredible mentors, we will help you throughout the journey from idea generation and POC to the final product, followed by the testing of functionality and reliability of the product before it is officially launched. Moreover, we offer bespoke hands-on help in areas such as product design, UX, business development and fundraising strategy.


We have the ambition of fostering a forest, but we start with planting seeds. We reckon that, with growing numbers of projects graduating from our accelerator, we can rapidly grow an alumni network supporting each other along the way.


The team has rich experiences of repositioning and relaunch blockchain project from technical and financial angles. 


We want you to focus on building the team and products. When it comes to company set-up, structuring, accounting, and legal, we can recommend trusted partners to save you from all the hustle and unnecessary costs.

Program Highlights

  • A 3-month virtual accelerator program

  • Up to $750K immediate funding for 6% equity and 8% future token/NFT supply with advisory tokens upon negotiation

  • Project valuation range from 2M-30M

  • Product launch and Listing management after successful fundraising through our joint venture partners

  • Strategic Planning in Product, token economy design, fundraising, marketing and research.










Comprehensive evaluation & advisory

Network resource integration (Communities, platform/tools, suppliers, media/PRs)

Product deployment

Composability & Governance

Project/product positioning

Token distribution and listing support

Continuous product refinement

Talent recruitment

Project to-do list

Partnership facilitation

Strategic fundraising support

Liquidity provision and market-making

Deployment on Cardano blockchain

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Our Team

Our seasoned team of advisors from diverse backgrounds is critical for your long-term success, delivering value and supporting our founders on their journey to building profitable companies whilst addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues.


Shogo Ishida


  • Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Emurgo Middle East & Africa, a Middle East and Africa focused venture arm of Emurgo, a founding entity and official commercial arm of CARDANO Blockchain

  • Former CEO of QRC Group, a globally awarded RegTech capital for blockchain industry

  • Experienced in foreign services and an international organisation


Panjun Wang


  • Director of Emurgo Middle East & Africa, a Middle East and Africa focused venture arm of Emurgo

  • Former Founding Partner of Ruby Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital in high-tech and blockchain space

Jerome Wong

Jerome Wong


  • Co-founder and CBO of Everest Ventures Group

  • Co-founding partner of Kikitrade, Aspen Digital and Africa Blockchain Lab

  • Investor and Advisor to renowned companies, such as Animoca Brands, Dapper Labs (Flow), Sandbox, Blocktempo, Cassava Network, Future Hub in Africa, etc.

  • In aggregate raised over US$100m+ for projects

  • Former investment banker at HSBC, UBS

Vincent Li

Vincent Li


  • Co-founder & CEO of Vibra

  • Co-founder & Advisor of Cassava

  • Co-founder & Parther of Future Hub

  • Former Deputy Director of Transsion Holdings Mobile Internet Center

  • Former Investment Lead of Innotech Capitals

  • Former Product Director of BigBase Incubator

Chuta Chimezie

Chuta Chimezie


  • Founder Blockchain Nigeria User Group

  • Advisor and Resource consultant to renowned companies and agencies such as Kinesis Money, Bantu Blockchain, NDIC, CBN, SEC Nigeria, NITDA

  • Vice Chairman Blockchain Industry Coordinating Committee of Nigeria (BICCoN)

  • Africa Lead, Technology & Innovation at Blockspace Africa Technologies

  • Author of widely read blockchain book series

Cordel Robbin-Coker

Cordel Robbin-Coker 

Venture Partner

  • Co-Founder/CEO of Carry1st

  • Board of Director of the Milton Hershey School

  • Co-Founder of seed fund Blue Rinc Capital

  • Former Vice President,  Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund

George Payne

George Payne

Venture Partner

  • Head of Web3 gaming at Carry1st

  • ​Co-Founder of Staqq

  • Co-Host and Creator of Digital Africa podcast series 

  • Advisor to startups in social media, logistics, fintech, edtech, and sustainability

Bolanle Funmilayo Adedayo

Bolanle Funmilayo

Content Manager

  • Content Manager, VIBRA Africa

  • Former Clients Relations Manager, Jelurida Africa

  • Former Team Lead at Access Bank Contact Center

  • Global Community Coordinator, Project Asha NGO


Adejayan Abayomi

Creative Designer

  • Former Creative Designer, VIBRA

  • Top 3 Nigerian Designers on Designcrowd

  • Former Creative Designer, Bosh

Max Zhou

Max Zhou

Ecosystem Head

  • Co-Host at Chainbreaker Podcast

  • Former Winkrypto Overseas Business Director

  • Former ChainNews Account Manager

William Phelps

William Phelps

Investment Manager

  • Former Equity Derivatives Broker, Gallardo Securities Ltd

  • BA (First Class) and Perowne Scholarship, University of Cambridge 2020

Kinson Cheung

Kinson Cheung

Program Manager

  • Project Manager, Wistkey Limited

  • Product Marketing Manager, Kikitrade


Mouloukou Sanoh

Investment Manager

  • Co-founder of Cassava Network 

  • Co-founder & Partner of Mansa Capital

  •  Former Private Equity Analyst at Jebsen Capital

  • Former Associate at Everest Ventures Group 


Johnpaul Nwobodo

Investment Analyst

  • Former Analyst at First Circle Capital.

  • Co-founded Cresthub, Elesaro and Trofira.

  • Quantic MBA'23

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Founders building products and solutions for market leveraging blockchain technologies can apply anytime. Please prepare the deck and fill in info in the form below.

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