Incubator

  • 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
  • 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
  • Kubecoin

    A coin for the travel and leisure industry, incentivizing users on the already operating and expanding, surprise trips platform FlyKube and other platforms

    Kubecoin, Cardano Industry Solutions.
    Kubecoin
  • Vent Finance

    Community centric funding through IDOs on a multi-chain launchpad (requiring KYC) that encourages conversation between projects and would-be investors.

    Vent Finance, Cardano DeFi.
    Vent Finance

The term incubator is often used in the same sentence as the terms launchpad and accelerator, but the three have their own subtle differences. Many incubators also operate an accelerator and/or a launchpad.

Incubators provide services to new startups and entrepreneurs that aim to help them overcome the hurdles encountered by new businesses and people who are not familiar with the business world. This assistance and these services include:

  • Business setup
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business training
  • Networking and partners
  • Marketing
  • Access to funding from banks, angel investors, and venture capital

Incubators will often offer mentors and advisors experienced in a new business's particular field to help them succeed. More often than not, an incubator will operate in a certain field or niche e.g. finance or media.