Roxana Nasoi of Launchpool Labs Joins Jury for Seedstars’ FT x Cardano Blockchain Challenge Finals Pitching Competition

Roxana Nasoi of Launchpool Labs Joins Jury for Seedstars’ FT x Cardano Blockchain Challenge Finals Pitching Competition

June 21, 2022, London – Roxana Nasoi, who is an experienced VC, Tedx speaker, technology builder and startup mentor in Web3, with 10+ yrs experience in go to market, design thinking, and product launch, joins the jury panel for the FT x Cardano Blockchain Challenge, in partnership with FT Talent, Project Catalyst, Cardano, and Seedstars accelerator.

“The Seedstars programme is an excellent opportunity for startups and scale-ups in emerging markets like the African continent, Eastern Europe, and beyond to build, deliver, and expand their impact across sectors and industries that are yet to mature. Personally, I resonate deeply with the “Theory of Change” and its framework around contributions to economic development and education in emerging economies, by increasing the talent pool and delivering social impact. And honoured to share a panel with such an esteemed jury in identifying the most promising Web3 companies to build for Africa.” – said Roxana Nasoi.

The FT x Cardano Blockchain Challenge is bringing 52 blockchain startups to its 3-day boot camp finale, where 24 shortlisted entrepreneurs will be chosen to participate in a follow-up acceleration program and 5 will get the opportunity to pitch their companies. Only one global winner will be short-tracked to the Seedstars International Investor Fund. To catch the live finale online on June 22, register here:

The jury panel brings together Tobias Bauer, Principal at Blockchain Founders Fund; Audrey Tan, Co-founder at Circles of Angels; Charlie Graham-Brown, CIO at Seedstars; Dynal Patel, Chief Product Officers at Input Output (IOHK); and Roxana Nasoi, Managing Director at Launchpool Labs.

The 3-day boot camp finale will feature workshops and masterclasses for the 52 participating startups on June 20, the first day of the event. On June 21, 5 startups will be selected from the cohort to participate in the pitching competition. The global winner will be announced in the live broadcast on June 22. The winner announcement broadcast will also feature expert speakers in the blockchain industry as well as the opportunity to network with the rest of the community.

As the idea of Web3 continues to take shape, learning about blockchain technology and how business ventures can utilise it becomes increasingly relevant for entrepreneurs. The concept of working in a decentralised online ecosystem opens doors to numerous use cases across different industries. By harnessing the power of blockchain comes the opportunity to innovate different spaces such as financial services, mobility, infrastructure, and more.

The FT x Cardano Blockchain Challenge is a collaboration between Cardano’s Project Catalyst, a community and group of experiments focused on self-governance to grow the Cardano blockchain, Seedstars, a Swiss-based group with the mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship, and Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations.

To catch the live finale online on June 20-22, register here:

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“They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” – Mexican proverb

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; and Seedstars International, a global venture capital fund for seed stage startups. For more information, visit


Launchpool Labs is a chain agnostic community-centric incubator, powered by Launchpool, that offers incubation via a bespoke model, co-building the MVP and MVC (minimum viable community), as well as raising pre-seed / seed rounds.




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