Get a chance to join a blockchain accelerator and pitch to investors
Watch the FT x Cardano Blockchain Finals live from the Financial Times studio in London! Meet the amazing speakers from the entrepreneurship and blockchain industry. Get the chance to network with the community and find out who will be named the best blockchain startup in emerging markets!
13:00 - 13:10
Insights of Challenge
Welcome words by Seedstars, Cardano and Financial Times
June 22, 2022
13:10 - 14:30
The power of blockchain in emerging markets
Panel discussion with industry experts
June 22, 2022
14:30 - 14:45
Pitch of the best blockchain startups from emerging markets
June 22, 2022
FT x Cardano Blockchain Challenge in association with Project Catalyst, Seedstars, and FT Talent by Financial Times has a mission to source ventures interested in leveraging the Cardano Blockchain platform & community and engage with ventures interested in building on Cardano.
Throughout the program, the selected startups will get a chance to participate in a 3-day Bootcamp, connect to Seedstars’ network of mentors, and receive tech perks. The global winner will get a short-track to Seedstars’ International Ventures Fund. Additionally, 24 startups will be selected to participate in a 3-month Acceleration Program.
The FT Talent Challenge is a series of international events. FT Talent selects the most innovative and diverse individuals from thousands of international applicants for a multiple-day challenge experience, giving them a chance to understand and challenge the existing ecosystem and benefit from FT and partner expert insights alongside invited guests. The challenge helps foster new creative thinking, develop potential solutions to strategic business issues and stimulate disruption within the business ecosystem.
Project Catalyst is a series of experiments that seeks to generate the highest levels of community innovation. Catalyst is bringing on-chain governance to the Cardano blockchain by allowing the community to self-determine priorities for growth. It also lets participants deploy funding to proposals that tackle challenges and capitalize on opportunities that arise in the life cycle of Cardano.
Cardano is built by a decentralized community of scientists, engineers, and thought leaders united in a common purpose: to create a technology platform that will ignite the positive change the world needs. We believe the future should not be defined by the past, and that more is possible - and, through technology, can be made possible for all. We measure the worth of a task not by its challenge, but by its results.
Seedstars is a Swiss-based private company with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The group’s activities cover over 90 emerging ecosystems through a variety of initiatives such as the FTxSDG Challenge, previously known as the Seedstars World Competition, which is the largest entrepreneurship competition in emerging markets; Seedstars Programs that are designed to support entrepreneurs in varying stages of growth via training, education, mentoring, and access to resources; Seedstars 01, a talent incubator providing digital skills and startup-based immersive education for the next generation of changemakers; Seedspace, physical coworking spaces and hubs located in 15 countries; and Seedstars International, a global venture capital fund for seed-stage startups.