Welcome to the Inkubator - the launchpad for innovation and collaboration within the Doodles community!

The Inkubator’s mission is to enable Doodles’ OG Holders to connect and collaborate on endeavors that enrich the community and expand the Doodles brand and the Doodles Community CouncilDoodles Community Council is excited to solicit, fund and support opportunities to accomplish this mission.

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What is the Inkubator?

The Inkubator provides support for Doodles’ OG Holders to take their creative and entrepreneurial ideas from dreams to realities. Whether it's a community event or an experiment for a product or service, the Inkubator is here to fuel your ventures.

It's not just about funding; it's about building, growing, and amplifying the Doodles community and brand together.

Dive in and explore the exciting opportunities available for you!

🏦 Community Grants

At the heart of the Inkubator are Community Grants, designed and streamlined to ignite the innovative spirit within the Doodles community.

These one-time grants provide funds to Doodles’ OG Holders, empowering them to create not just unique events but also pioneering experiments. Whether it’s for exclusive gatherings of OG Holders, their guests, or even open to the public, these initiatives aim to enrich local communities and broaden the reach of the Doodles brand. Through the creativity and collaboration of OG Holders, we’re set to explore new horizons and further enhance the Doodles experience.

We've categorized Community Grants into two popular types for ease and efficiency—Inkubator Community Event Grants and Experiment Grants—but we encourage the unexpected. You can learn more about Inkubator Community Event Grants here and Experiment Grants here.

Do you have an idea for a proposal that doesn't fit neatly into the existing categories? Please reach out to the Chair of the Doodles Community Council to see if we can find a way to execute it together.

Inkubator Guidelines

Projects funded using Community Grants or through RFPs must follow the Inkubator Brand Bible Community Guidelines. You’re welcome to get in touch with the Doodles Community Council for additional clarifications, or help relating to the guidelines.

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🛠️ Requests For Proposals (RFPs)

Join us in shaping the future of the Doodles community through our Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

Your unique contributions can make a real impact, enriching the Doodles ecosystem as you engage and innovate. Contribute directly to the Inkubator ecosystem – our RFPs are open to proposals from all Doodles’ OG Holders. Apply your skills, compete for exciting contracts, and help further enrich the Doodles community.

Step forward and help us build this vibrant platform together.

🛠️Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

🎟️ Events & Event RFPs

Want to stay ahead in planning your attendance for the next Doodles activation, meetup, or Inkubator event RFP? Check out our events list!

The events list is meant to adapt over time, reflecting new opportunities, removing uncertain ones, and aligning with the dynamic nature of our community's aspirations.

Be sure to check back on it often.

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❓ Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Inkubator?

The Inkubator is a launchpad that empowers Doodles’ OG Holders to connect and collaborate on projects that enrich the community and expand the Doodles brand.

What are the grants offered by the Inkubator?

The Inkubator offers grants for OG Holders to execute (i.e., perform personal services for or oversee the engagement of others) Community Events and Experiments.

Do I have to pay back a grant?

Funds remitted from the Inkubator are refundable in the event there are leftover funds (i.e., the entire grant was not used) or in the event a recipient of an Inkubator grant breaches the terms of their Inkubator Grant Agreement or any other required agreements.

How much can I ask for funding?

At this time, there is no cap on the amount that may be awarded for a Community Grant, but historically, the average grant remitted has been approximately $4,000.

We encourage applicants to ask for amounts that realistically reflect their project's needs, as substantiated by their proposed budget. Each application will be assessed based on its merit, potential impact on the community, feasibility, and alignment with the Inkubator’s mission.

What is an RFP (Request for Proposals)?

An RFP is a solicitation for proposals for a particular project for which the Doodles Community Council has pre-approved a grant amount. Doodles’ OG Holders can submit a proposal to “win” the contract.

Who can apply for a grant or submit a proposal for an RFP?

Doodles’ OG Holders can apply for a grant or submit a proposal responsive to an RFP. Individuals who are not Doodles’ OG Holders are welcome to participate in Inkubator-funded projects, but the proposal lead must be an OG Holder.

Can my proposal be something not covered in the grant categories?

Although the Inkubator only takes in two types of proposals, we welcome all kinds of ideas that can enrich the Doodles community. We invite you to discuss with the Doodles Community Council to find your proposal’s place.

Is there a timeline for grant applications or RFPs?

Yes, there is typically a timeline associated with each grant application or RFP. Specific details will be provided in each case.

What happens after I submit my proposal?

After submission, your proposal will initially be reviewed by the Doodles Community Council. You'll be informed about the status of your proposal and any next steps after the review process.

The Discord channel for #proposals will include your submitted proposal, and a thread will be opened to enable community members to provide ideas and feedback for the Doodles Community Council to consider.

💛 Powered by the Doodles Community

The Inkubator is organized and operated by a group of individuals hired by the Doodles team and known as the Doodles Community CouncilDoodles Community Council. Supported by the Council Watch, the Doodles Community Council works tirelessly to power the Inkubator, process proposals, and deploy support to funded projects to help them succeed.

📚 Inkubator Resources