Cardano Accelerator

Accelerator

  • Adaverse Accelerator

    An accelerator selecting projects that apply and offering them funds, mentorship, and infrastructure to scale Web3 solutions. Managed by EMURGO.

    Adaverse Accelerator, Cardano DeFi.
    Adaverse Accelerator
  • Defipronto

    Insured IDO Launchpad & Accelerator For Cardano Projects

    Defipronto, Cardano DeFi.
    Defipronto
  • Occam.fi

    A suite of DeFi protocols featuring a sidechain DEX, an Ethereum based Launchpad, and an accelerator.

    Occam.fi, Cardano DeFi.
    Occam.fi
  • Genius X

    A business accelerator and launchpad for innovative start-ups on Cardano, backed by the Genius Yield team.

    Genius X, Cardano DeFi.
    Genius X
  • GADA

    A permissionless and community-governed launchpad for Cardano based projects and ideas.

    GADA, Cardano DeFi.
    GADA
  • Cardashift

    A community-run launchpad that raises funds, builds and accelerates startups that are solving social and environmental issues.

    Cardashift, Cardano DeFi.
    Cardashift
  • Cardence

    An IDO platform, offering token and funding vesting, that also acts as an incubator and accelerator for the projects that perform IDOs through it.

    Cardence, Cardano DeFi.
    Cardence
  • Astarter

    A launchpad and accelerator for projects building on Cardano, also featuring a DEX, a decentralized lending and borrowing, and a technical support platform.

    Astarter, Cardano DeFi.
    Astarter
  • Kick

    A decentralized fundraising launchpad and project accelerator where token holders can earn rewards for endorsing projects.

    Kick, Cardano DeFi.
    Kick
  • CardStarter

    An insured, decentralized accelerator for the Cardano network designed to connect early stage innovators and projects with a community of donors.

    CardStarter, Cardano DeFi.
    CardStarter

The term accelerator is often used in the same sentence as the terms launchpad and incubator, but the three have their own subtle differences. Many accelerators also operate a launchpad and/or incubator to help them progress the projects they are accelerating.

An accelerator is a business or organization that supports existing early-stage businesses (often business that are yet to earn any revenue) by accelerating the growth of their product. Accelerators often focus on a certain niche or sector, e.g. finance, and also mentor the businesses that they take on. Accelerator can sometimes offer finical assistance to the juvenile businesses that they take on. These businesses must apply to be a part of the accelerator and the accelerator then accepts or rejects their applications.