Ken Kodama, CEO of EMURGO Co., Ltd. will be joined by EMURGO’s CTO Nicolás Arqueros, CIO Manmeet Singh and CMO Florian Bohnert, to speak at dLab’s blockchain accelerator kickoff event at the NYC Cardano Meetup on February 13. dLab::EMURGO is a blockchain startup accelerator program that is the result of EMURGO’s partnership with SOSV.

In 2018, EMURGO, the official commercial and venture arm of Cardano, announced its startup accelerator and venture studio “dLab” in collaboration with SOSV, an early stage venture capital firm managing cutting-edge technology startup accelerators HAX (hardware), IndieBio (life sciences), and Food-X (food technology). dLab will enable EMURGO to scout, source and incubate many companies showing promising synergies with Cardano.

SOSV, the “Accelerator VC”, deploys more than $50m each year to the 150 startups and alumni that graduate their deep-tech accelerators in hardware (HAX), life sciences (IndieBio/RebelBio), cross-border internet (Chinaccelerator/MOX), and disruptive food (Food-X). Every year an additional $250m in follow-on capital is invested into SOSV startups by a broad investment network of over 200 VCs and corporates globally. SOSV startups have aggregate revenues of more than $1B and a combined market capitalization of over $10B.

dLab will combine EMURGO’s deep expertise in commercial blockchain development and the robust strength of the Cardano ecosystem, with SOSV’s best-in-class acceleration processes, investment consortium, and ability to help companies bring innovative technologies to market rapidly. dLab is targeting startups focused on addressing problem areas including core infrastructure services, autonomous organization management, virtual goods, wallets and usability, financial instruments, oracles, developer tools, identity and reputation, security, and other novel applications that promote transparency, data ownership, and decentralization. Startups, entrepreneurs, researchers, and developers can apply for the dLab::EMURGO program now by visiting dLab.

To learn more about the NYC Cardano meetup event click here.

Date: February 13, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Venue: dLab Studio

EMURGO looks forward to seeing everyone at the event. Over the coming weeks, we will give you a closer look at each of our dLab startups and fellows, so stay tuned! We strongly believe in the Cardano blockchain and always strive to support the growth of the ecosystem. Should you be interested, feel free to talk to us or reach out to our team at our EMURGO website. Follow our social media accounts and subscribe to the EMURGO Newsletter to always receive the latest news from EMURGO!

About EMURGO
EMURGO drives the adoption of Cardano and adds value to ADA holders by building, investing in, and advising projects or organizations that adopt Cardano’s decentralized blockchain ecosystem. EMURGO leverages its expertise in blockchain R&D as well as its global network of related blockchain and industry partners to support ventures globally.

EMURGO is the official commercial and venture arm of the Cardano project, registered in Tokyo, Japan since June 2017 and in Singapore since May 2018. EMURGO is uniquely affiliated and works closely with IOHK to grow Cardano’s ecosystem globally and promote the adoption of the Cardano blockchain. To learn more about the project, visit the EMURGO website.

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