Grant Proposal: Spicy Punks

Grant ID: 31fnmr7


Spicy punks is India’s first web3 themed cafe which is focused on conducting the web3 meetups. Being self sovereignty advocates we never found a space where we can interact with like-minded individuals, so we innovated the Spicy Punks to be a comfort for all our Web 3.0 fam. On a regular basis, we are conducting meetups so that all who share a similar vision in Ludhiana can discuss on the same platform all the important aspects of web3.

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What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Long-term (continuous)

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Regional Community

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We will be completing the 5 Graph community meet-ups within a time frame of 8-10 weeks from the time of approval of our grant with an average audience size of 40-50 people in each event. We will be educating and spreading awareness about Graph at these events.

We will be providing free food and drinks to all the attendees during the event. We will also distribute custom made Graph stickers and other giveaway goodies based on Q/A to attendees. We will also be getting the standees and other marketing materials printed. We will be providing the following to all the attendees:

  1. Zero entry free
  2. Hands of experience strating on Graph
  3. Free food and drinks
  4. Custom made Graph stickers and other giveaway goodies based on Q/A to attendees

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 grants from Dfinity and Aave.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
We are looking to educate and aware builders and entrepreneurs about web3. At these events we introduce them to different projects on which they can start working in their journey in the web3 space. We aim to build an entire ecosystem of builders and help them in their bulidng journey in web3.

We will educate the attendees about Graph and how they can start interacting with the Graph ecosystem and contribute effectively. There will be CTAs like joining communities of Graph on different platforms which will ensure Graph community growth along with contributing in the ecosystem in different roles.

What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
Please refer to our community meet-up for ICP: ICP community meet-up by Spicy Punks on Vimeo

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
Sahil is a technology maximalist who has experience of working with projects like ICP, Algorand, Aave, Polygon etc. He started his web3 journey with Finstreet working as content creator along with managing partnerships with crypto projects. He has helped scaled Finstreet to one of the biggest web3 learning communities in India.

After Finstreet, he is focused on brining web3 revolution on ground through Spicy Punks, India’s first web3 themed cafe for meetups and community building exercises for web3 founders and enthusiasts.

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
We are looking to build a active community base for Graph by educating and spreading awareness about the project. After collaborating with Dfinity and Aave we are looking to introduce Graph to our community which they can use in their web3 journey.

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Thank you so much for your application.
I would like to have additional information:
1.- Could you make a breakdown of the amount requested?
2.- You plan to do 5 meetups in 8/10 weeks. Could you explain how you organize the events? What the agenda would be?, What topics you would raise?
3.- Who would be the speakers and how are they involved with The Graph ecosystem?
4.- Where would be the meetups?
5.- What is the target audience for the meetups?
6.- Do any of the meetups coincide or are they side events of a renowned event?



Thanks for applying! I think this is such a cool concept. Just one question from me in addition to @Lorena 's:

  • It seems from the reviews on your website that you have a lot of Developers that frequent these web3 meetups. With that in mind, I think it would be very important to go beyond just introducing folks to The Graph, and instead to make sure each person attending a meetup leaves knowing how to create a Subgraph to power their dApps. If that was included in the application, it would be an absolute yes vote from me.

Looking forward to your response! Thanks again for applying.


Hi @Lorena thank you for your questions.

  1. Food and Beverages: $2000
    Marketing Materials: $500
    Freebies: $500
    HR and Volunteer Cost: $1000

  2. First, we will be circulating the event highlights to attract the maximum number of registrations with the branding of Graph, listings will be done on popular websites.

After getting registrations, we call the participants to communicate the event details (the timings, the venue, etc) for easier access. On the day of the event, we invite the participants to our cafe and start the event with different knowledge sessions based on a pre-decided track. After the sessions, they are provided with food and drinks while doing QnA.

Regarding Graph, we will start with an introduction, a basic explanation of technology with background and then a practical demonstration of how to get started with the Graph ecosystem like building subgraphs, querying subgraphs, etc. We will guide all the developers in creating their paths in the Graph ecosystem.

  1. Vinayak is an engineer from PEC Chandigarh. He is a very popular speaker in India’s Top Engineering Institutes (IIT, NIT etc.) and helped many students enter the world of web3. He has helped Polygon, Algorand, Klaytn, Celo, etc., develop their developer educational resources. He has worked with multiple blockchain projects as a technical mentor like Coinshop (P2P Crypto merchant network), Bricks Protocol etc.

  2. Meet-ups will be held in Ludhiana(India).

  3. Target audience is developers and builders actively looking to foray into the web3 space.

  4. All the meet-ups are separately organized on different dates.


Hi @Mr.1776 thank you for your question.

We will surely include topics like building subgraphs, querying subgraphs, etc. in the meetup. We will guide all the developers and builders in starting their path in the Graph ecosystem in different roles.


Excellent. Thanks for the reply!



The presentation of the project will be in the public-voice-chat channel on the Graph AdvocatesDAO Discord server on December 13 at 10:00 UTC. Entrance is open and everyone is welcome to come in and ask their questions during the presentation!

Thank everyone for your attention.

Hi @doxe01.eth can you please start the call on discord?


The presentation of the project will be in the public-voice-chat channel on the Graph AdvocatesDAO Discord server on December 20 at 10:00 UTC. Entrance is open and everyone is welcome to come in and ask their questions during the presentation!

Thank everyone for your attention, and sorry for technical issues.


Congratulations @SpicyPunks! The majority decision of the Grant Committee has concluded to recommend this proposal to the DAO.

In order to receive official approval from the DAO, a corresponding on-chain vote needs to be conducted on DAOHaus that will determine the DAO decision. A member of the Grant Committee will reach out to you via email with instructions on next steps in order to prepare for the on-chain funding proposal, which requires prior completion of KYC and consent to the Grant Agreement.

Thank you for all your effort to present a strong proposal aiming to grow The Graph and web3 ecosystem!


Thank you @Colson , looking forward to contributing to the Graph ecosystem.


Hi team, we have asked for specific details regarding the grant agreement in the email. Please check.

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I hereby agree to this grant agreement of the Graph AdvocatesDAO with the GitHub commit-hash 3858eb9315ef3a0a93d0701961ffbc2a57d45205. That document forms the legal agreement of the proposed grant with the following terms:

  • Scope
    • Educating the community in Ludhiana, India, about The Graph and Web3.
  • Deliverables
    • Videographic proof of 5 in-person Graph related events with an avarage audience size of 40 attendees.
    • A minimum of 10 new accepted Graph Advocates, who have been inspired to apply to by these events.
  • Total Grant Amount
    • USD Value: 4000 USD
    • Token: GRT
    • Token Amount: 65,573.77 GRT
  • Disbursement Schedule:
    • Initial Funding: 40%
    • Upon Completion: 60%
  • Term Length
    • Start Date: 01-01-2023
    • End Date: 31-03-2023
  • Receiving ETH Address: 0x6e0C0815157b629A35B195Fc5d9c21f3BD9E8254

I understand that the agreement will only be executed upon a successful completion of a corresponding on-chain vote by the Graph AdvocatesDAO. I also understand that the grant will be disbursed on Gnosis Chain.


The Graph AdvocatesDAO has approved initial funding of this grant proposal! Thanks to all community members that have been engaged throughout this process and providing feedback.

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Update: We have completed 3 community events, one of event videos: Graph community event on Vimeo

We will share the detailed completion report soon after the next two events.


Hey @SpicyPunks that you very much for this video!

Can you share a detailed completion report and maybe some videos, photos?


Thank you!

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Hi @doxe01.eth we have completed the five events. Please find the report along with the video below:


Video: Graph Community Event by Spicy Punks on Vimeo

Can you provide the video and images of the rest 3 events too(more detailed ones), that would be great.
Also the the link of the video that you gave does not have a clear image of what the event was about

Okay, thank you!

Can you share access to me? Because the document is locked. I have requested for access.

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Sorry for the inconvenience @doxe01.eth . Please check the report from the following link: Graph<>Spicy Punks Grant Report.pdf - Google Drive