Grant ID: 8677qtyqv
College DAO is the first and largest blockchain education network on college campuses worldwide. We empower students to get involved in the blockchain industry through education, internships, startup funding, and events like hackathons.
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Are you applying as a team or individual?:
What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Please select the category your project best fits into:
Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Subgraph Developers, Delegators, Indexers, Other
How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
We are currently in the process of developing an Academy called 0xKnowledge that will act as the knowledge base for the blockchain space. We are looking to contract a development team and a design team to build the platform and we were quoted $23,000 for the development and $5,000 for design and copywriting.
To work with student organizations to build courses that are approachable to newcomers and technical builders alike, we would need to sponsor projects with them, and this often amounts to $2,000-$5,000 depending on the schools that we partner up with.
Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:
If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
We are currently in the process of applying for grants from different chains and blockchain companies like Ethereum Foundation, BNB Chain, Chainlink, Polkadot etc. We have not confirmed the grant amounts yet, and will update as we move along with the process.
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
College DAO is bringing blockchain education to college campuses. This means that the student developer ecosystem will get exposed to The Graph and Web3 technologies as they begin their professional journeys. As time in college is when young people are more open to explore building on the blockchain, we believe that this would be the key to mass adoption for Web3.
What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
We have previously held over 20 educational events, and currently work with 42 universities all around the world. We are also partnered up with Polkadot for their Blockchain Academy, Buildspace for their Nights & Weekends S3, and Whale Coin Talk for educational Twitter Spaces. We will also be organizing a deep dive with the Cosmos ecosystem, and a workshop with CertiK further into the year.
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
I previously worked at Treehouse Finance as a Product Manager. As an early employee, I helped to build the Harvest product that did historical portfolio analytics for DeFi investors. This was where I also scoped out the Graph for indexing and pulling on-chain historical data.
At College DAO, we have also been accelerating education on college campuses over the past 8 months. This includes educational workshops, internship opportunities, organizing conferences, and writing tutorials/documentation/curriculums.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
I am interested in contributing to The Graph as it was one of my first interactions with smart contracts on the technical side. I believe that for students and newcomers to blockchain to get started or be incentivised to explore Web3, tooling and infrastructure has to be easy to interact with, and The Graph is definitely one of the platforms that would help to make this happen.
As for why we’re interested in contributing to web3, we believe that blockchain technologies have the power to shape large portions of the technology space, and society in general. And as students have the chance to be one of the first adopters and builders in this early space, we have to surface these opportunities so that builders who are keen have everything they need to give it a try.
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