BuildUp AfricaSep 06, 2023
How To Validate Your Startup Idea
In today's episode, Adaverse is thrilled to collaborate with NODO, a Pan-African Web3 Discovery and News service platform powered by EMURGO Africa, for a premier workshop. This first edition focuses on empowering builders with blockchain and startup education.
Is Africa an Investable Destination?
In today’s episode, we’re discussing the question “Is Africa an Investable Destination” with leading technology investors from Google, CMT Digital, Jedar Capital, Adaverse, and Everest Ventures Group, with a keynote introduction speech from Briter Bridges, a leading think tank focused on innovation, technology, and private sector development across emerging markets.
Marketing for a Web3 Startup
In today's episode, we’re exploring the different marketing techniques available to Web3 startups to maximize exposure to and buy-in from the market and stakeholders therein.
Raising Capital in Crypto
In today's episode, we speak to Abdul Rahman of InnMind about how and when to raise as a web3 startup.
- Timing your raise
- Market conditions to look out for
- Addressable market considerations: growth and exit strategies
- Fundraising timeframes
- What to expect when you’re raising
- Tools to use and material to prepare
- Checking out grants and hackathons
- Avoid outsourcing everything
Building In Emerging Markets With Emerging Technology: A CTO's Perspective
In today's episode, we explore what it means to build and deploy cutting-edge technology in emerging markets with our guest, Gurvinder Singh Ahluwalia, a prominent figure in the tech space, previously Field CTO at IBM and currently an advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as well as CEO of Digital Twin Labs.
Building Infrastructure to Scale Crypto Adoption in Africa
In today's episode, we delve into the impact of cryptocurrencies on remittance payments, cross-border transactions, and financial inclusion. We'll also discuss the importance of secure and reliable platforms like Bitmama to ensure that Africans can safely and confidently participate in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Building Better Data Insights for Africa
In today’s episode, we’re speaking to Kemdi Ebi, CEO of Versus Africa, about the importance of understanding African consumer behavior and the challenges businesses face in gathering valuable data and insights on this critical market.
Connecting African Freelancers to the Global Market
Today, we're speaking to Tongayi Choto, CEO of Afriblocks, about Africa's burgeoning online freelancer market and how blockchain technology can overcome issues therein.
Shifting African Gaming Economy On Chain
Today, we're talking with Toyosi Abolarin, CEO of Awujo, about the trend toward blockchain-based gaming economies on the continent - from gamer credentials to communities and more.
Building Defi Infrastructure for Emerging Markets
Today, we're talking with Jakub Princ, Co-Founder of Calend, about the opportunity to develop defi infrastructure in developing markets - a context in which crypto is proliferating because of existing issues with stability and security of incumbent, centralized systems.
Infusing Hyper Casual Gaming with Crypto
Today, we're speaking to Jeremiah Onojah from Diagon Studios about the evolution of gaming in Africa and how the introduction of blockchain is creating new opportunities and economies throughout the gaming ecosystem.
DeFi and Building Africa's Future Financial System
Today, we’re talking to the founders of Canza Finance about the development of this stablecoin economy in Africa and the implications of this new system for businesses and startups building in the space.
Evolving Real Estate By Putting it on the Blockchain
Today, we’re speaking to Daniel Bloch, Co-Founder and CEO at Seso Global, a company building core infrastructure to not only enable the tokenization of real estate but enhance land registry and facilitate the development and expansion of the African real estate market.
Investing in the African Crypto Space
In this episode, we're speaking to the Adaverse team about investing in the African blockchain ecosystem, adoption of the technology, and what Africa looks like over the next decade should we see this trend of blockchain adoption continue.