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Connecting Tech 2 Business. Promoting Cardano tech startups to business customers for sales, pilot or market feedback.


Technology driven teams lack at times the business knowledge and connection for a successful go to market research, strategy and sales. Especially when we deal with a new technology like blockchain.


Provide business development activities to prepare & connect tech startups on Cardano with prospect clients in order to support market analysis/feedback loop, pilots and actual sales.

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Bridge Builders team is very active on the Cardano ecosystem for over two years with strong relationships with CF, IO, Emurgo and many of the companies building on Cardano as well as the Cardano communities. We have onboarded many companies to Cardano and created fruitful collaboration. Some examples are Goodwall, Seedstars, Ledger,, Digifarm and more. The team has a strong experience in supporting and mentoring projects building on Cardano.

Below team members and roles for this project. Team members will join the meetings based on the specific meeting subject and their areas of expertise.  

Yoram Ben Zvi – project lead

Yoram has 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, management, and business development, working with multinational teams. Since 2018, he has focused on helping impact-driven companies adopt technology solutions for community engagement, new business models, and social and environmental impact. Yoram is a cardano ambassador, active at Cardano4climate, New member onboarding challenge team, CA/VCA and overall very active in creating partnerships and onboarding companies to the Cardano ecosystem.  

Felix Weber – community lead

Felix has a strong track record of leading and implementing community governance, infrastructure, and innovation funds, demonstrating his passion for driving constant progress in the field. He is a Cardano and SingularityNET Ambassador, co-founded Catalyst Swarm and has initiated numerous grassroots projects and networks in the DLT ecosystem. 

Juliane Montag – executive advisor

Juliane has 15+ years of experience in the professional service industry with focus on strategic planning, governance, stakeholder management, business development, PMO and talent in Latin America and Europe. Since 2020 she fulfilled several roles in the Cardano community, is actively involved in Blockchain community innovation and collaboration, as well as a Co-founder of Gimbalabs, dedicated to Blockchain Education. 

Dean Taylor – investment advisor

With over 25 years in the tech sector, Dean is a seasoned marketing executive with a deep understanding of "pre-chasm" marketing and partnership activities. He played a key role in the open-source movement as VP of Marketing and Channel Sales at Caldera Systems during the '90s, contributing to the company's IPO and market growth. Dean has been active on Cardano and Catalyst since 2022.

Nori Nishigaya – tech advisor

Nori has 30 years of experience in software development, agile methodologies, management, and organizational systems design. Nori is dedicated to foster inclusiveness and community, building and exploring decentralized governance models, and enabling collaborative decision making in complex and emergent environments. He is also a co-founder of SAN₳ , Cardano Ambassador and stake pool operator (SAMON pool). Nori also served as a Member of the Catalyst Circle Admin Team, Cardano4Climate, and Rapid Funding Challenge Team. He is also a Cardano Ambassador, CA, and Funded proposer.

Bridge Builders
Bridge Builders
Felix Weber [SWARM]
Felix Weber [SWARM]
Nori Nishigaya
Nori Nishigaya
Dean Taylor
Dean Taylor