A few weeks ago, we introduced you to our first cohort: 10 projects tackling environmental & social challenges and building the world of tomorrow. The last few days have highlighted project leaders and their ambition to solve pressing issues.
Here is a quick summary of what we learned about the projects ⬇️
Welcome.Place gives immigrants rapid and direct access to essential services
There are an increasing number of refugees and immigrants in the world. The lack of sustainable support for the long-term social and economic inclusion of these individuals is a huge challenge. Our first spotlight detailed the impact of such a project and was completed by a digest Twitter Thread. You’ve met the Welcome.Place’s team during our first AMA on May 18th.
Want to watch the replay?
If you want to support Welcome.Place, visit their Launchpad page👩🏽💻 https://launchpad.cardashift.com/project/welcomeplace
JUA transforms organic waste into renewable energy and biofertilizers
Organic waste accounts for almost half of all waste generated worldwide, which has become a global environmental issue due to its fast-growing pace. This type of waste has a high pollution impact if not managed properly as it releases greenhouse gases (CO2 and methane).
Want to watch the replay?
If you want to know more about JUA, deep dive into their Launchpad page👩🏽💻 https://launchpad.cardashift.com/project/jua
Aquaverse uses the power of sea sponges to depollute our oceans and seas
Our oceans are infested with micro pollution (microplastics, heavy metals, …), destroying ecosystems and endangering the equilibrium of the oceans and seas. There is a need to depollute our oceans from micro pollution. We get deeper into their impact in our dedicated article & Twitter thread.
We’ve concluded the first week of the AMA sessions with Aquaverse on May 20th.Want to meet again the Aquaverse team, here is the replay:
Want to support Aquaverse during the voting phase? Visit their page 👩🏽💻https://launchpad.cardashift.com/project/aquaverse
Pyxo builds the biggest network of reusable food containers
Today, a huge part (more than 30 000 tons) of the plastics dumped into the oceans come from disposable packaging. If we continue the same way, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our seas.
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Want to join Pyxo’s adventure? Have a look at their Launchpad page👩🏽💻https://launchpad.cardashift.com/project/pyxo
Asilimia creates a Bookkeeping app enabling African microbusinesses to manage all of their finances in one place
African MSMEs (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) are driving the African economy (they employ 80% of the population and contribute about 40% to Africa’s GDP — Gross domestic product), but they still continue to miss out from digitalization, negatively impacting their growth. Our impact spotlight & Twitter thread focused on those points.
We continued the AMA sessions with Asilimia’s team on May 24th. Want to know more about Asilimia, watch our replay video
To know more, visit their launchpad page 👩🏽💻https://launchpad.cardashift.com/project/asilimia
Carboneo decreases the industrial carbon footprint and recycles carbon dioxide into useful chemicals
GHG emissions per year have been multiplied by 216 in 170 years and the industry sector is responsible for 30% of the CO2 emissions. Our impact spotlight & Twitter post focused on the opportunities created by this technology.
Carboneo’s team was presented to Cardashift community during the May 25th AMA. Want to watch the replay?
Want to know more about Carboneo? Visit their launchpad page 👩🏽💻
Mayyan, the African search engine that shares 30% of its revenue with NGOs tackling sustainable development goals in Africa.
Donations to African NGOs are decreasing as the poorest countries are affected by more crises elsewhere. Most of the governments’ and corporates’ approach regarding impact funding and problem-solving in Africa, is centralized, based on competition against another project/company, but not distributed.
To support their project, visit their launchpad page 👩🏽💻
Yeasty produces a delicious, nutritious and sustainable protein-rich super-ingredient for the food industry
Population is growing so are protein needs. However, because 15,6% of the global GHG emissions are due to Animal Related Products, climate change cannot afford an increase in the need for protein-rich ingredients coming from animals.
Yeasty’s AMA ended the second week of project presentations on May 27th. It was supported by our impact spotlight & Twitter thread focusing on the opportunities created by Yeasty. Want to watch the replay?
Deep dive into the project by visiting their launchpad page 👩🏽💻
HelloSavanna, a transparent and equitable ecosystem connecting local fresh food producers with vendors and consumers
Africa’s current food system is chaotic and fragmented, resulting in >40% postharvest losses. As a result, Africa is a net importer of often poor quality and fraudulent food from outside the continent.
Want to know more about the project? Visit their launchpad page 👩🏽💻
Revolte creates a network of garages and mechanics who will make your electric car last 100 year
Road vehicles account for 75% of the transport greenhouse gases. There is a need to rewrite the rules of personal transportation for the 21st century and to fill the growing gap between what the industry promotes and what people need: heavier cars, bigger batteries, and programmed obsolescence. Our article & Twitter Thread focused on the impact generated by their solution.
Revolte team concluded the 3 weeks AMA sessions that presented you to all the cohort on May 31st.
Watch our last replay to deep dive into Revolte’s project
Visit their launchpad page if you need more details👩🏽💻
Cardashift is a community-run launchpad that raises funds, builds, and accelerates startups that are solving social and environmental issues.
Cardashift’s team is a collective of passionate entrepreneurs and experts in blockchain, innovation, and product management willing to leverage blockchain technology for a sustainable and prosperous future. Three highly skilled companies are behind the project: Matters, Smart Chain and Stim.