Neo Global Development (NGD) and Draper University partner to foster blockchain entrepreneurs

3 min readJul 13, 2022

[Shanghai, July 13th, 2022] In order to accelerate the growth of the Neo ecosystem and provide current and prospective eco-projects with more investing and exposure opportunities to VCs, Neo has announced a new partnership with Draper University, a leading pre-acceleration program in Silicon Valley, with a high percentage of international startups, to foster entrepreneurship within the Neo N3 ecosystem and beyond.

The partnership will involve a five-week virtual program running from July 18 to August 21, 2022. Members of selected Neo eco-projects will participate in the program to gain first-hand experience with Silicon Valley expertise. After completing the program, teams will present their projects on Demo Day to their mentors and program-invited Venture Capitals.

Through this partnership, Neo invited selected current and prospective Neo N3 eco-projects to apply to take part in the program to access learning and incubation opportunities in the blockchain industry. The project teams admitted to participating in the program are a combination of new and established projects in the Neo ecosystem, including Metaisland, Pumpkin Swap, Hacash.Diamond, Rentfuse, Humswap, Bowerbird, GhostMarket, Supernova, Blockchain Cuties, Ilex, GreenFinch, Neodao, Bamboo, neo-artistic, and ForTheWin.

“Neo is known for our hospitality and our commitment to foster the long-term success of our high-potential eco-projects,” said John Wang, the Head of Neo Eco-Growth. “Part of this commitment means providing opportunities for the project teams in our ecosystem to learn and develop as entrepreneurs. We’re confident that our investment will benefit these eco-projects, the Neo N3 ecosystem and holders, and, ultimately, the blockchain industry as a whole. We’re pleased to contribute to this virtuous circle through our partnership with Draper University.”

“At DraperU, our mission is to think big, drive progress and push entrepreneurs to go full speed ahead in the direction of their dreams,” shares Asra Nadeem, CEO of DraperU. “The collaboration between DraperU and Neo reinforces this statement and will allow entrepreneurs to not only think outside of their comfort zones but also connect them with leading experts in the web3 space and build alongside the Neo team.”

About Neo:

Neo is an open-source community-driven blockchain platform. It is the most feature-complete blockchain platform for building decentralized applications. Neo enables developers to digitize and automate the management of assets through smart contracts. It also provides powerful native infrastructures such as decentralized storage, oracles, and domain name service, creating a solid foundation for the Next-Gen Internet.

About Draper University:

DraperU is where brilliant ideas and action converge. We work to inspire founders and accelerate ideas by igniting the entrepreneurial spirit globally. We offer unique programs including Hero Training, Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and the GO! Entrepreneurship Immersion Program aimed to take entrepreneurs out of their comfort zones and push them to deliver their best work. In addition, DraperU has partnered with Tezos, Algorand, and VeChain to offer cutting-edge accelerator programs. Our programming provides the opportunity to gain access to some of the best and brightest startup experts in Silicon Valley. Past speakers include Elon Musk (Tesla), Alex Kehr (Superlocal), and Jenny Guao (Highstreet), among others. Companies founded by DraperU alumni include Lemon Cash, Ledger, SpaceChain, and Qtum.