Expand DeepFunding Town Hall to Africa & LATAM

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Expand DeepFunding Town Hall to Africa & LATAM

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$9,500 USD

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Status

  • Overall Status

    🛠️ In Progress

  • Funding Transfered

    $7,500 USD

  • Max Funding Amount

    $9,500 USD

Funding Schedule

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Milestone Release 1
$1,500 USD Transfer Complete 26 Jan 2024
Milestone Release 2
$1,000 USD Transfer Complete 07 Mar 2024
Milestone Release 3
$2,500 USD Transfer Complete 15 Mar 2024
Milestone Release 4
$2,500 USD Transfer Complete 21 Mar 2024
Milestone Release 5
$2,000 USD Pending TBD

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Overview

The collaborative network between Swarm, Wada, and the Cardano Latin America Community seeks to expand the DeepFunding Town Hall format to Latin American and African Cardano Communities. They aim to create a distributed network of town halls in the blockchain and AI space, promoting global solutions for beneficial AGI while reflecting local perspectives. By launching town halls in Africa and Latin America, they plan to connect Cardano Communities to SingularityNET's DeepFunding and increase global engagement and participation.

The project is divided into several milestones, including setting up initial resources, training community leaders, hosting Africa and Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls, and reflecting on the experience with recommendations. The total budget for this initiative is $9,500 in AGIX.

To mitigate risks of low participation, they plan to create marketing materials and promote DeepFunding within the communities. The Town Halls will be free and open to the DeepFunding Community, with transparency and open-source principles guiding the project.

Proposal Description

Compnay Name

We are a collaborative network in action between Swarm, Wada & the Cardano Latin America Community

Service Details

We aim to expand the established DeepFunding Town Hall format across the Latin American and African Cardano Communities and to begin the development of a distributed network of town halls across several communities in the blockchain space across cultures and languages and to increase a equally global participation at SingularityNET’s DeepFunding, ensuring that global solutions of beneficial AGI is well reflected by local opinions, visions and needs. To achieve our Vision, we would use already gained experience and expertise and apply these to the DeepFunding Ecosystem, we would use simple formats such as Online Events and workshops, translations and education process to teach the teachers and to ensure that community members, once joined, also find a open environment where they can deepen their knowledge and engagements and to contribute to a growth of the DeepFunding ecosystem and community.

Problem Description

The DeepFunding Community led Town Hall, currently held on a biweekly basis at 19.00 UTC focuses on English language and on an english speaking community of participants. We think that the design of an iterating innovation fund benefits from a design in which the global community becomes a metabody of several independent and geographic based communities in which ideas, visions, solutions and concerns can be presented and discussed in local language and become a more inclusive environment for people and projects to engage in. The Town Halls serve as a community tool to increase and improve a more global engagement and participation of an active DeepFunding community.

Solution Description

We aim to leverage the Town Halls as tool and to run a first Africa and Latin America based Town Halls in November and December 2023, to bootstrap processes and to gain first hands on experience and expertise in connecting Cardano Communities across several cultures and languages to SingularityNET’s project DeepFunding. This initiative aims to increase the quantity of community led initiatives, to increase onboarding, education and participation to a more global and diverse community of contributors and participants in DeepFunding.

While this proposal introduces a first expansion of the DeepFunding Town Hall as an initial phase, further Funding Rounds may become subject of more advanced proposals. For us, it is important to start small, build first simple success and build upon early success towards more matured and complex formats.

Milestone & Budget

Outline the key milestones you plan to achieve during the project's implementation. The clarity in the budget is crucial for transparent evaluation. Try to keep this section’s structure as:

  • Milestone name: Setup Initial Resource Pool & Project Management

  • Milestone description: Setup tools and processes to implement the Proposal

  • Milestone deliverable: 

  • Setup Project lead and Teams

  • Setup Communication Hubs (Discord Channel, Zoom Meetings) for project team

  • Setup Project Management: GitHub, GitBooks, Dework, 

  • Setup Treasury & wallet manager via Treasury Guild

  • Deliverable description: Fully operational project management tools, structure and processes

  • Milestone related budget: 1500 USD in AGIX

  • Milestone name: Train the Trainers 

  • Milestone description: Workshops with WADA and Latin America Community leaders to train them on DeepFunding insights 

  • Milestone deliverable: 4 X Workshops by SWARM. 2X Workshops for WADA community leaders 2X Workshops for Latin America Community leaders

  • Deliverable description: 4 Completed Workshops by SWARM 

  • Milestone related budget:1 Workshop = 250 USD in AGIX X4 = 1000 USD in AGIX

  • Milestone name: Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls 

  • Milestone description: Host the first Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls in November 2023

  • Milestone deliverable: Organise, Announce and host DeepFunding Town Halls with the Latin America and Africa communities. 1X Africa Town Hall 1X Latin America Town Hall 

  • Deliverable description: 2 completed Town Halls, 1X Africa Town Hall & 1X Latin America Town Hall  

  • Milestone related budget: 1 X Africa Town Hall by WADA = 1000 USD in AGIX 1X Latin America Town Hall = 1000 USD in AGIX Coordination of the Town Halls = 500 USD in AGIX Total = 2500 USD in AGIX

 

  • Milestone name: Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls #2

  • Milestone description: Host a second round of Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls in December 2023

  • Milestone deliverable: Organise, Announce and host DeepFunding Town Halls with the Latin America and Africa communities. 1X Africa Town Hall 1X Latin America Town Hall 

  • Deliverable description: 2 completed Town Halls, 1X Africa Town Hall & 1X Latin America Town Hall  

  • Milestone related budget: 1 X Africa Town Hall by WADA = 1000 USD in AGIX 1X Latin America Town Hall = 1000 USD in AGIX Coordination of the Town Halls = 500 USD in AGIX Total = 2500 USD in AGIX

  • Milestone name: Reflection, Report and Recommendation

  • Milestone description: Reflection with the Africa & Latin America Town Hall teams and the creation of a summarising report and Recommendation to the DeepFunding community in December 2023

  • Milestone deliverable: 1X Retrospective workshop with the Town Hall Teams and 1X Reports, summarising the overall experience with the first expanded Town Halls and 1X recommendation to SingularityNET Community and Foundation

  • Deliverable description

  • Milestone related budget: 2000 USD in AGIX

Total Budget = 9500 USD in AGIX

Proposal start: October 2023 Proposal end: December 2023

Revenue Sharing

The Town Halls aim to be a free and open event to the growing DeepFunding Community and we do not plan to gain revenue by this proposal.

Marketing & Competition

We plan to market our initiative through our already existing networks within the Cardano Ecosystem and to create our own marketing material to the DeepFunding and SingularityNET ecosystems.

The SWARM, LATAM & WADA Teams already host open community calls on a recurring base and maintain a strong active community in their areas since several years. This is an major advantage as we dont have to build communities from scratch and can easily include SingularityNET and DeepFunding materials to the already exisiting community events and communication hubs such as Discord, Telegram and Twitter.

This advantage allows us to reach a large amount of active Cardano Community members with a relative low effort and ensure a quick and easy outreach and onboarding from Cardano Communities towards SingularityNET & DeepFunding.

Furthermore, the WADA & LATAM Team have already well seasoned translation processes in place to easily and effectively translate english content into their community languages which provides aditional ease to promote materials to their communities.

WADA Twitter: https://twitter.com/wada_org ( 2400 Followers )

 

LATAM Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatamCardano ( 3500 Followers )

SWARM Twitter: https://twitter.com/CatalystSwarm ( 1900 Followers )

Long Description

We are a collaborative network between Swarm, Wada and the Cardano Latin America Cardano Community. Our goal is to broaden the DeepFunding Town Hall format across Latin American and African Cardano Communities. We aim to create a distributed network of town halls in the blockchain and AI space, ensuring global solutions of beneficial AGI reflecting local perspectives. These Town Halls enhance global engagement in the DeepFunding community. Our plan is to launch Town Halls in Africa and Latin America in late 2023, connecting Cardano Communities to SingularityNET's DeepFunding. We prioritize transparency, diversity and global collaborations with local communities.

Company Name

We are a collaborative network in action between Swarm, Wada & the Cardano Latin America Community

Summary

We aim to expand the established DeepFunding Town Hall format across the Latin American and African Cardano Communities and to begin the development of a distributed network of town halls across several communities in the blockchain space across cultures and languages and to increase a equally global participation at SingularityNET’s DeepFunding, ensuring that global solutions of beneficial AGI is well reflected by local opinions, visions and needs. To achieve our Vision, we would use already gained experience and expertise and apply these to the DeepFunding Ecosystem, we would use simple formats such as Online Events and workshops, translations and education process to teach the teachers and to ensure that community members, once joined, also find a open environment where they can deepen their knowledge and engagements and to contribute to a growth of the DeepFunding ecosystem and community.

Funding Amount

$9500

The Problem to be Solved

The DeepFunding Community led Town Hall, currently held on a biweekly basis at 19.00 UTC focuses on English language and on an english speaking community of participants. We think that the design of an iterating innovation fund benefits from a design in which the global community becomes a metabody of several independent and geographic based communities in which ideas, visions, solutions and concerns can be presented and discussed in local language and become a more inclusive environment for people and projects to engage in. The Town Halls serve as a community tool to increase and improve a more global engagement and participation of an active DeepFunding community.

Our Solution

We aim to leverage the Town Halls as tool and to run a first Africa and Latin America based Town Halls in November and December 2023, to bootstrap processes and to gain first hands on experience and expertise in connecting Cardano Communities across several cultures and languages to SingularityNET’s project DeepFunding. This initiative aims to increase the quantity of community led initiatives, to increase onboarding, education and participation to a more global and diverse community of contributors and participants in DeepFunding.

While this proposal introduces a first expansion of the DeepFunding Town Hall as an initial phase, further Funding Rounds may become subject of more advanced proposals. For us, it is important to start small, build first simple success and build upon early success towards more matured and complex formats.

Marketing Strategy

We plan to market our initiative through our already existing networks within the Cardano Ecosystem and to create our own marketing material to the DeepFunding and SingularityNET ecosystems.

The SWARM, LATAM & WADA Teams already host open community calls on a recurring base and maintain a strong active community in their areas since several years. This is an major advantage as we dont have to build communities from scratch and can easily include SingularityNET and DeepFunding materials to the already exisiting community events and communication hubs such as Discord, Telegram and Twitter.

This advantage allows us to reach a large amount of active Cardano Community members with a relative low effort and ensure a quick and easy outreach and onboarding from Cardano Communities towards SingularityNET & DeepFunding.

Furthermore, the WADA & LATAM Team have already well seasoned translation processes in place to easily and effectively translate english content into their community languages which provides aditional ease to promote materials to their communities.

WADA Twitter: https://twitter.com/wada_org ( 2400 Followers )

 

LATAM Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatamCardano ( 3500 Followers )

SWARM Twitter: https://twitter.com/CatalystSwarm ( 1900 Followers )

Our Project Milestones and Cost Breakdown

Outline the key milestones you plan to achieve during the project's implementation. The clarity in the budget is crucial for transparent evaluation. Try to keep this section’s structure as:

  • Milestone name: Setup Initial Resource Pool & Project Management

  • Milestone description: Setup tools and processes to implement the Proposal

  • Milestone deliverable: 

  • Setup Project lead and Teams

  • Setup Communication Hubs (Discord Channel, Zoom Meetings) for project team

  • Setup Project Management: GitHub, GitBooks, Dework, 

  • Setup Treasury & wallet manager via Treasury Guild

  • Deliverable description: Fully operational project management tools, structure and processes

  • Milestone related budget: 1500 USD in AGIX

  • Milestone name: Train the Trainers 

  • Milestone description: Workshops with WADA and Latin America Community leaders to train them on DeepFunding insights 

  • Milestone deliverable: 4 X Workshops by SWARM. 2X Workshops for WADA community leaders 2X Workshops for Latin America Community leaders

  • Deliverable description: 4 Completed Workshops by SWARM 

  • Milestone related budget:1 Workshop = 250 USD in AGIX X4 = 1000 USD in AGIX

  • Milestone name: Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls 

  • Milestone description: Host the first Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls in November 2023

  • Milestone deliverable: Organise, Announce and host DeepFunding Town Halls with the Latin America and Africa communities. 1X Africa Town Hall 1X Latin America Town Hall 

  • Deliverable description: 2 completed Town Halls, 1X Africa Town Hall & 1X Latin America Town Hall  

  • Milestone related budget: 1 X Africa Town Hall by WADA = 1000 USD in AGIX 1X Latin America Town Hall = 1000 USD in AGIX Coordination of the Town Halls = 500 USD in AGIX Total = 2500 USD in AGIX

 

  • Milestone name: Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls #2

  • Milestone description: Host a second round of Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls in December 2023

  • Milestone deliverable: Organise, Announce and host DeepFunding Town Halls with the Latin America and Africa communities. 1X Africa Town Hall 1X Latin America Town Hall 

  • Deliverable description: 2 completed Town Halls, 1X Africa Town Hall & 1X Latin America Town Hall  

  • Milestone related budget: 1 X Africa Town Hall by WADA = 1000 USD in AGIX 1X Latin America Town Hall = 1000 USD in AGIX Coordination of the Town Halls = 500 USD in AGIX Total = 2500 USD in AGIX

  • Milestone name: Reflection, Report and Recommendation

  • Milestone description: Reflection with the Africa & Latin America Town Hall teams and the creation of a summarising report and Recommendation to the DeepFunding community in December 2023

  • Milestone deliverable: 1X Retrospective workshop with the Town Hall Teams and 1X Reports, summarising the overall experience with the first expanded Town Halls and 1X recommendation to SingularityNET Community and Foundation

  • Deliverable description

  • Milestone related budget: 2000 USD in AGIX

Total Budget = 9500 USD in AGIX

Proposal start: October 2023 Proposal end: December 2023

Risk and Mitigation

Risk #1

Low participation at expanded DeepFunding Town Halls. Most Community members in the Wada and Latin American Town Halls are not yet informed about DeepFunding, the lack of understanding may cause a low number of Town Hall participants. To mitigate this risk, we will create some first marketing materials and start to socialise and promote DeepFunding within the Wada and Latin America Communities, this will help us to increase awareness and interest and to ensure a strong participation at the first expanded Town Halls.

Voluntary Revenue

The Town Halls aim to be a free and open event to the growing DeepFunding Community and we do not plan to gain revenue by this proposal.

Open Source

At this initial proposal, we do not plan to develop our own software. However, all Workshops and Events will be recorded and be made public to the community. We plan to execute the proposals implementation in total transparency and to allow anyone in the community to audit and have insights on the proposals progress and achieved deliverables and milestones.

Our Team

SWARM: The SWARM has initiated and supported the creation of multiple Cardano Community led Town Halls around project Catalyst over the past 3 Years. We have a strong experience and expertise in setting up community infrastructure tools such as Town Halls and leverage this knowledge to support the growth of Project DeepFunding. The Swarm already introduced and initiated the DeepFunding Town Hall and has been a key contributor in building up the SingularityNET Ambassadors Program. Through Swarm permanent engagement since the inception of DeepFunding, we have a strong understanding on DeepFundings design and operations, allowing us to provide hands-on guidance and support in onboarding and bootstrapping new initiatives with a maximum alignment to DeepFundings mission and vision.

Wada:

Team Wada - Wada is a Cardano-based community network of 35+ professionals focused on connecting the world to Africa using blockchain and AI. 30+ completed catalyst proposals with strong partnerships within the Catalyst ecosystem. A trusted source for both Africa-based projects and wider ecosystem contributions.

More about WADA at https://www.wada.org/

Josh Fielding - Project Lead + Global Lead

Has a combined 10+ years’ experience in fintech and startups, focused on banking, payments and lending across Europe, APAC and African continents. He brings his years of project management and team leadership experience, running teams for Start Up Bootcamp and as an organizer for a Danish enterprise accelerator.

As an active member of Catalyst since Fund 2 and previously-funded audit proposer, Josh has the experience and capability to deliver on the goals of the proposal, alongside the team at Wada.

 

Mercy A - Coordination Lead

Has a combined 25+ years' experience in Project Management and Engagement (West Africa, Canada) Healthcare (UK, Canada) and brings a wealth of experience and passion to this project. Mercy is responsible for Wada coordination, and building partnerships.

 

Megan: Wada Cameroon Hub Co-Lead, Central Africa Coordination Lead, Wada core team member (Education and Event Lead), Math & Physics teacher, bilingual (French & English), Linkedin:

Afia Owusu - Oracle Lead + West Africa Regional Lead

Holds an MSc degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Lancaster, UK and a BSc. (Hons) in Natural Resources Management, University of Science and Technology (UST), Kumasi, Ghana. She coordinated the Project Wildlife Clubs of African implemented by Birdlife International involving 17 African countries with the major output being information exchange between African Wildlife Clubs and their international counterparts through development of an electronic manual for the mainstreaming of environmental education for participating countries.

 

Ezekiel Donkor - Software Developer

Has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology and Conservation Science from the University of Ghana. Currently works as a software developer at Wada. Loves to challenge himself to work on new emerging technologies and tools, including blockchain and web3. Currently exploring the Cardano blockchain and all the possible applications in order to build tools and products to contribute to the community at large. 

Latin America Cardano Community:

Juanita Jaramillo R: Co-Founder Cardano Fem/Content Manager LATAM Cardano Community/Activist/Human Rights Advocate/Digital Strategist/PR. Social Communicator & Journalist. Colombian believer in the value of technology as a transformative and empowering means for women and society in general. A promoter of female inclusion in blockchain to close the digital divide by including all communities traditionally left out. Creator of women's empowerment groups for developing research, projects, and programs that promote women's leadership in WEB 3.0.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/juanitajaramillorivillas/

Alex Pestchanker: Co-Founder of Latam Cardano Community, active participant in the Cardano community, has been a proposer since Fund 6 with more than 25 proposals. Cardano Advocate and Educator, Senior Managing Director at TwinDimension, Radio Host at +Web3, Creator and Developer of Digital Business and Products, Entrepreneur, and Technologist. His purpose is to change the world for the better by generating abundance to create a place that is worthy of living in and enjoying.

He embraces the principles of Collaborative Economy, Abundance, and Agile Thinking as a means to make an impact and leave a lasting legacy. He is passionate about evolution and change in all its forms, enabling organizations and individuals to grow and adapt. Specialized in LEAN, AGILE, DEVOPS, CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT, SCRUM, ITIL, ITSM, STARTUPS, TECH.

Lucas Macchiavelli: Latam Cardano Community Community Manager,Blockchain | Growth Marketing | Project Management. Passionate about blockchain technology, as a co-founder of Token Allies and the LATAM Cardano community, he contributes to the development of innovative blockchain solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide. He serves as an Ambassador for the Cardano Foundation, where he shares his knowledge and expertise with hundreds of blockchain creators. In this role, he has educated hundreds of individuals about the possibilities offered by blockchain technology.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucasmacchiavelli/

Mauro Andreoli: Active member of Cardano in Latin America and Europe, Audit & PR - Cardano. Lawyer. National University of La Plata. Community Leader & Manager Innovatio, Audit & PRAudit & PR Cardano Community. Believing that one person can change the world, based on this, if a group of people works together, their potential becomes immeasurable. As a university student, he seeks training opportunities and the necessary experience to face the challenges of the world of tomorrow. At the same time, he aspires to enrich the world with his unique ideas and perspectives.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauro-agust%C3%ADn-andreoli-7b58621a0/

Sebastian Pabon: Gimbalabs educator, andamio.io co-founder | Governance Council Member EMURGO Academy | EBU of Luxembourg | Cardano ecosystem Cardano contributor. Industrial Engineer Social Entrepreneur and Educator with over 20 years of experience working with communities in Latin America. He has received relevant education in Haskell-Plutus and is well-versed in social entrepreneurship and development. Sebastian's involvement with Cardano initiatives and his designation as an instructor for the Haskell-Plutus course in Spanish highlight his expertise in the field.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ing-sebastian-pabon/

Jaime Martinez: Industrial automation | Blockchain | Innovation Co-Founder & CEO Ayllu Academy.

Passionate about optimizing and improving industrial processes. I strive to excel in any task that comes my way and have a track record of embracing new challenges and opportunities. My innovative mindset, coupled with over 10 years of industrial automation working experience, equips me with the necessary tools to think creatively and understand that there is always a solution for everything.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaimemarz/

Rodolfo Miranda: co-founder the LATAM Cardano community. Tech entrepreneur - AI and SSI enthusiast. 25+ years of proven experience in architecture, develop, implement and business growth of software solutions for the telecom industry, leading multidisciplinary and multinational teams in the Caribbean and Latin America.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodolfomiranda/

Ezequiel Marclé: Admin Team Latam Cardano Community. Translator Coordinator at LATAM Cardano Community | Contributor at Sustainable ADA | Associated at Cooperativa Gestionar. Passionate about Cryptoeconomy & Blockchain. Social and Solidarity Economy.  Buen Vivir Philosophy. Green energies. Collective production. Self-management. Food sovereignty. Entrepreneurship.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emarcle/

Otavio Lima: CTO | Blockchain | Tech Due Diligence for M&A | Startups | SaaS | Crypto | Web3

Founder & CEO Cardano Feed, with a strong background and passion in the field of technology, he ventured into Silicon Valley (USA) and launced Brazil's first B2B marketplace. As an entrepreneur, he founded his first technology company at the age of 16 and has accumulated 25 years of experience in digital projects. He has founded 11 startups in various sectors and has acted as an investor in some projects. https://www.linkedin.com/in/otavioaclima/

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  • Total Milestones

    5

  • Total Budget

    $9,500 USD

  • Last Updated

    23 Mar 2024

Milestone 1 - Setup Initial Resource Pool & Project Management

Status
😀 Completed
Description

Setup tools and processes to implement the Proposal

Deliverables

Budget

$1,500 USD

Milestone 2 - Train the Trainers

Status
😀 Completed
Description

Workshops with WADA and Latin America Community leaders to train them on DeepFunding insights 

Deliverables

Budget

$1,000 USD

Milestone 3 - Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls 

Status
😀 Completed
Description

Host the first Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls in November 2023

Deliverables

Budget

$2,500 USD

Milestone 4 - Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls #2

Status
😀 Completed
Description

Host a second round of Africa & Latin America DeepFunding Town Halls in December 2023

Deliverables

Budget

$2,500 USD

Milestone 5 - Reflection, Report and Recommendation

Status
🧐 In Progress
Description

Reflection with the Africa & Latin America Town Hall teams and the creation of a summarising report and Recommendation to the DeepFunding community in December 2023

Deliverables

Budget

$2,000 USD

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