Grant Proposal: ETHSamba

Grant ID: 8687vk69p


We are organizing the largest Ethereum Hackathon in Brazil, with 500 builders from the 22nd to the 24th of March. We are sponsored by the Ethereum Foundation, Scroll, Ledger and Near.

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Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
We organize Ethereum bootcamps & hackathons in Brazi…

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How far along are you?:
We are doing the last preparations and would love to have The Graph as a sponsor.

Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you’re making?:
Everyone on the team has been working in the Ethereum ecosystem for multiple years and we have already organized multiple bootcamps and hackathons.

What’s new about what you’re making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn’t exist yet (or they don’t know about it)?:
This is our second and largest Ethereum hackathon in Brazil.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
We are converting multiple web2 devs to web3 as well as bringing talented individuals from modest backgounds to build companies or join top-tier web3 projects.

How will you measure success?:

  • Number of projects submitted
  • Number of projects winning bounties
  • Number of developers hired after the event
  • Number of teams building post-hackathon

What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
The hackathon is starting next week.

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Curators, Subgraph Developers, Other

How much funding are you looking for? (USD):

Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
In-person workshop
Extra Large Brand Presence
Up to $15K in bounty/prizes
Partner Booth
Jury Seats
10 Event Passes
2 Mentors
Swag bag item
Dedicated newsletter post
Socials Post

For the full details on the sponsorship tiers, please review our sponsorship deck: 10S - ETHSamba Hack 2024

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:
Ethereum Foundation: $10K
Near: $15K
Scroll: $15K
Excluding bounties.

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
All members are working full time in web3, I am currently working at OpenZeppelin full-time, this is a side project and public good we work on.

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
The Graph is a leading protocol that has inspired and helped many of us to build web3 apps. We also got inspired by the House of Web3 in SF and are building our own one in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro called

Are you applying as a team or individual?:

What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Project (one-off)

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  1. Given the substantial funding you’ve already secured from the Ethereum Foundation, Near, and Scroll, can you detail how the additional $20,000 from The Graph would be specifically allocated to enhance the hackathon? Are there any unique elements or opportunities that this funding would enable?

hi there! thanks for submitting this proposal so i got some questions regarding this proposal:

  1. As you told that your team has been working on ethereum ecosystem for years now, can you share their linkedIn accounts here, that would be super helpful!

  2. I didn’t find any relative images/videos on your website and instagram of your first event, can you share them as well?

  3. On TAIKAI you mentioned 20,000$ prizes & the Grant you got from Near and Scroll are mentioned 8000$(each) there rather than 15k$, can you explain that?

  4. Did you receive the grant from ethereum yet, or its under process?