Grant ID: 8685ueqr9
POMA Institute is the only Italian platform that helps web2 developers to upskill into Blockchain Coding, From A to Z, connecting developers, blockchain companies, software houses and enterprises in Italy.
With the support of the grant, we will creare a whole page within our platform for The Graph which would include:
- pre-recorded technical course (3+ hours) in italian language
- Webinars, Interviews and live coding sessions on a monthly basis
- news, and articles, written by our team
- activation of a community on telegram, with our moderators
- Live events in special locations around Italy (mainly Milan) with Blockchain industry-leading experts related with The Graph
- Job openings on our portal for enterprices and developers to meet and collaborate.
The aim is to create a stable partnership to extend the awareness of Aptos in the Italian developer’s community.
We’d have two different grant requests, depending on the activities to include:
- STANDARD - 15,000$
-Dedicated pre-recorded and complete course on POMA Platform (3+ hours) with top professors
-1 dedicated Webinar / Month
-1 dedicated Webinar / Month
-Dedicated channel on Telegram
-Dedicated News and Articles
-Dedicated Job Positions
- ADVANCED - 20,000$
-Everything included in “Standard”
-2 live community events in person / year
-1 Live Coding Session / month
We would be happy to review these activities with you and identify different solutions together.
Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
Community driven Italian E-learning platform for developers
If available, please enter a link to your project below:
How far along are you?:
We organized a series of online and physical event for Solana Foundation, impacting 500+ people. We did qualitative and quantitative research on them and understood their key needs and their willingness to pay and attitude. 3 companies sponsored our events, 500+ people attended. Some pictures related to these activities can be seen on our website.
At the moment we are building the platform which will be ready in January/February
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?:
This idea was born together with Vincenzo Rana, who is Co-founder (with his Blockchain VC), and Professor and Researcher at the University of Milan. We identified this market as highly in need in Italy in particular.
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)?:
ABOUT THE MARKET:
In the Italian market, there’s a shortage of Italian-language blockchain content, despite a sizable developer community of over 500,000. There’s a lack of affordable courses, community events, webinars, and news in Italian. Currently, the Italian The Graph ecosystem relies on English content, lacking local events and community engagement.
Regarding educational content, our main competitors primarily offer expensive live courses, mainly targeting non-professional developers. Conversely, high-quality content is available in English, limiting accessibility.
Moreover, no other companies in our space have a comprehensive approach delivering complete support and developer tools like live events, webinars, community channels, and provide Italian courses for the community.
This distinct strategy distinguishes us from both direct and indirect Italian competitors, including MasterZ, Aulab, Boolean, Digitazon etc.
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
We believe that training developers is the first and most important step to do in order to support the mass adoption of the Web 3 applications and our activities are oriented toward creating a significant positive impact in the developer community by raising awareness of The Graph ecosystem
How will you measure success?:
Success will be measured by the number of developers who complete our courses and actively participate in our community through events such as webinars, live gatherings, and community channels.
What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
Here the detailed milestones after the grant has been successfully awarded:
Milestone 1 (1-2 months) includes: Course design/ content prep./ Professors/ Coordination.
Number of people: 3-5 Professors, 1 product owner, 1 POMA CTO
Milestone 2 (1-2 months) includes: Course recording & post-production.
Number of people: 3-5 Professors, 1 product owner, 1 Recording agency & post production
Milestone 3 (1 month) includes the dev. Creation on the platform: website page, github space, integration.
Number of people: 1 POMA CTO, 1 Dev. partner company
Milestone 4 (12 months) we go Live with all the following activities: News & Articles, Webinars & Interview, Live events, Community channel creation activation & moderation, Live coding, Recruiters activation.
Number of people: 1 POMA CMO, 1 webinar presenter, 1 news&article copywriter, 1 event presenter, 1 community manager, 2-3 developers for live coding sessions, 3 POMA recruiters
Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Subgraph Developers, Other
How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
Course design/ content prep./ Professors/ Coordination: € 5,000
Course recording & post-production: € 3,000
Dev. Creation on the platform (website page, github space, gen. integration): € 500
News & Articles – x 12 months: € 1,000
Webinars & Interview - x 12 times: € 2,000
Live events - x 2 times: € 4,000
Community channel creation activation & moderation – x 12 months: € 1,000
Live coding - x 12 times: € 2,000
Recruiters activation – x 12 months: € 1,500
Total- Request for Grant: € 20,000
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 have received from Solana Foundation 30,000$
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
For Solana Foundation 30,000$ we have done the following activities:
- A 1-week 40h bootcamp in Milan for developers to learn how to code with Rust and to use Solana blockchain
- A series of webinars and interviews with expert developers about Solana technical aspects
- Live coding sessions with 100+ developers joining
- 3 online full day workshops about different aspects of Blockchain and with a strong focus on Solana
Some pictures related to these activities can be seen on our website.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
We choosed The Graph because we are looking for a trusted partner to build a strong Italian community and together with our CTO we identified some solid and advanced blockchain projects to do that
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What type of grant are you pursuing?:
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