INK-51

Proposal ID
INK-51
Grant Type
community event
Project Lead
cd_vagobond/@vagobond
Estimated Launch
September 24, 2023
Created
Sep 7, 2023 5:34 PM
Status
Declined
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Thank you for taking the time to submit this proposal! Unfortunately it did not pass due to the following reasons: 1. We are looking to prioritize events taking place in Q4-Q1 of next year, and do not feel there is substantial time to plan / execute what is laid out this proposal. 2. This proposal does not meet community meetup criteria, nor is the requested budget benefit a portion of holders, but rather booth logistics / staffing. We would still encourage you to share your experience with Doodles during this event and share your learnings to see if there are future opportunities to utilize the Inkubator to host an event for your local community.

Description

Our blockchain advocacy group, Blockchain in Paradise, is going to have a booth at Geek Meet, an annual event that takes place here in Honolulu. We would like to have a section of our booth dedicated to Doodles and what they are doing moving forward. We feel that projects like Doodles deserve a chance to be seen by Hawaii's geeks. Team Space: On approval Days until launch: 24 Requested Budget (USD): 2500

Team:

Blockchain in Paradise - CD Damitio, founder, lead organizer, Skylar Tengen (Crackaa) lead Dev and security, DJ Kapo - analytics, education, media, Femmebot - artistic director, Akira - quant, investor relations, Sean Watase - developer relations, Sean Bonner -fintech education

Questionnaire

What kind of community event are you organizing? community meetup

What's the name of the event? Geek Meet

What can you tell us about the venue and capacity? Geek Meet is an annual event in Honolulu at Ala Moana Beach Park. It is a huge open air venue. We have one tent space reserved. https://www.hawaiigeek.com/

Could you break down the anticipated number of attendees? Include the projected percentage of attendees who will be Doodles holders. Last year there were thousands of attendees. All of them interested in geek culture. We interacted with hundreds of people who wanted to know about NFTs, blockchain, and crypto. Estimated that less than 1% were holders of Doodles.

What is the event's run of show? Include any planned activities and entertainment. It's a free, open air event where people interested in all aspects of geek culture can mingle outside and enjoy Hawaii. Light Saber Academy, video game music, gamer clubs, cosplay, HAM radio, comic books, collectibles, Magic the Gathering, 3-D printing, and more were all a part last year.

What are you hoping to accomplish through this event? We'd like to bring more awareness to blockchain, blockchain projects, NFTs, NFT communities, and the many use cases of blockchain, crypto, and NFTs in the near future. We would like to eliminate some of the stigma around NFTs and NFT projects and we feel that Doodles offer a great way to accomplish that.

Please detail the budget plan that accounts for all projected expenses to be assumed by the Inkubator, as well as any other participating parties or sponsors. Be sure to include any potential revenue sources. There are no revenue sources. This is purely a public relations play for the greater blockchain/NFT/crypto communities. We would like to use the budget to buy Doodles, Doodles March, and other items to give away. A large part of the budget would be to pay staff for their time and energy in engaging with the public. We want to be able to give free cold water, snacks, and pizza to those who come to our booth.

What is the marketing and promotional plan to generate demand for the event? The event is a recurring event that has a large number of repeat returnees every year. We intend to have an eye catching booth with engaged people and to be able to educate, enchant, and help people fall in love with Doodles.

How will registration / holder check-in be managed? This is a free event. By being there, we will be engaging with all who attend.

Please list any known third party stakeholders (if applicable).

Please list any participating organizations & sponsors (if applicable). Blockchain in Paradise.

Project Lead Additional Remarks