EMURGO Africa’s Adaverse Holds Blockchain Founders Hangout In Nairobi To Promote Cardano Among Kenyan Startups

Adaverse Accelerator
3 min readNov 21, 2022

All roads lead to Kenya this November as Adaverse set to hold the next Cardano Blockchain Founders Hangout in Nairobi to connect both seasoned and aspiring Kenyan entrepreneurs building resourceful networks for a globally-relevant African blockchain space.

EMURGO Africa in collaboration with Adaverse brings the fourth edition of its exclusive hangout for startup founders and entrepreneurs to Nairobi Kenya on November 23rd, 2022. The Cardano Blockchain Founders Hangout creates a unique atmosphere of strategic networking and collaboration to identify young and upcoming businesses and projects that are building the next wave of Web3-based solutions in Africa.

After recording huge success across Nigerian cities, the next Blockchain Hangout event #BFH4.0 will take place in Nairobi, Kenya’s vibrant capital, where Ahmed M. Amer, CEO of EMURGO, and Shogo Ishida, Co-CEO of EMURGO Middle East and Africa, along with Vincent Li, Adaverse Founding Partner, and William Phelps, Adaverse Investment Manager, will meet with young, ebullient business owners and aspirant founders seeking funding opportunities and partnership for projects in DeFi, Metaverse, NFTs, Community, and Gaming.

Hangout Info & Details

Distinguished Speakers

  • Ahmed M. Amer — CEO, EMURGO Africa
  • Shogo Ishida — Co-CEO, EMURGO Middle East and Africa
  • Vincent Li — Founding Partner at Adaverse
  • William Phelps — Investment Manager at Adaverse

Location — Nairobi Garage, Pinetree Plaza, Kilimani

Date — September 25th, 2022

Time — 3:00 PM East African Time (EAT)

RSVP — Get a free ticket on Eventbrite (Registration is free but mandatory)

About EMURGO Africa

EMURGO Africa is an Africa and Middle East-focused venture arm of EMURGO– a founding entity and official commercial arm of the Cardano blockchain created to promote innovation and establish a sustainable growth model for African startups through a DeFi-TradFi synergy.

EMURGO Africa’s investment is targeted at pre-seed and early-stage blockchain startups with a market capitalization of 20M or less and focuses on rapidly growing startup communities in Africa and UAE.

Learn more about Emurgo Africa here

About Adaverse

Founded in September 2021, Adaverse is a joint venture between EMURGO Africa and Everest Ventures to improve Web3 startup growth in Africa. As part of EMURGO’s $100 million Cardano investment vehicle, Adaverse is positioned to steadily build the projected $139.4 billion African blockchain market by 2028. Since its launch, Adaverse has invested in 20 Web3 blockchain startups across Africa including Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Cameroun etc.

Adaverse portfolio companies are onboarded to the intensive accelerator program which covers 3 months of 1:1 mentorship and training for founders from a team of industry veterans and technical experts with intricate knowledge of Cardano blockchain development, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and financial markets.

The mentorship program covers a broad scope including:

  • product design for market fit
  • tokenomics
  • technical support
  • Cardano architecture and design principles
  • proper fundraising & listing processes

Apply for funding and the Accelerator Program here

Helpful Links:

Email — official@adaverse.co



Adaverse Accelerator

Adaverse is a Cardano Ecosystem Accelerator that aggregates entrepreneurs, strategists and mentors building its most robust foundation in Africa.