Grant ID: 2tyjqt6
This grant proposal is to fund a pilot of our long-term mission.
If it creates good results we go to the foundation to scale it to full size in México City and Vancouver. For a larger grant so we scale it to its full size.
On August 6 I am traveling to Vancouver. I was selected to be part of the Mexican delegation to showcase the work we are doing here and build a tech sister city relationship. Build strong economic, cultural, and innovation bridges between Mexico and Canada.
This is for a series of events and the launch of a Web3 coworking, accelerator, and labs in Mexico City to build out and support our community. Hosted by The Graph in Mexico City.
We are launching and fostering the builder community in Mexico City.
We have partnered with The Blockchain Acclelation Foundation, Web3 Familia, Hola Metavero, CoLabz, Snap Inc, Launch VC, and Launch Academy, Mintbase, Gear Protocol, Tavern XR, and a few other local and international partners to create the local infrastructure and international network of support to launch the very much wanted and needed Web3 Builder community. Using the Full Web3 tech stack.
For us Web3 is shorthand for the third generation of the internet and its economy.
The mesh of the full tech stack of the evolution of the internet happening right now.
How several industries and disciplines are integrating spatial tech, the immersive web, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Computer Vision, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, 5G, Edge, and other frontier technologies into the labor force, educational systems, and local, national, and global economies.
This Talent Accelerator and its academy is to prepare folks to develop the needed talent to enter this new evolution with a global, well-trained workforce.
We are starting by hosting a Web3 Coworking lounge and a one-month hacker house at ETH Mexico. Then rent a 14-person office in https://publi.co coworking (very central Mexico City) to create the only Web3 Coworking space, labs, and Web3 startup accelerator in the city. To serve as the HQ for the Web3 community in Mexico to build the open web protocol.
Publico is also where Snap has its offices. We are already collaborating with them to offer Augment reality workshops and integrate NFT tech.
In October we will be hosting the Hola Metaverso Conference there. https://holametaverso.io
We have created a 4 Node strategy: Near Mexico City Nodes Strategy - Google Docs) to build our community in this global capital in key areas of building the Open Web Protocol in Mexico City to support our long-range plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QNj8Yj6SNORngtVI60GhfIDia5GOHJn9z7AxatzyAbU/edit?usp=sharing):
The majority of the meetups will be in Spanish. For the LATAM community. Using The Graph Material translated into Spanish. The space will be open for the English-speaking Web3 community to also host their workshops and events here.
Our events for Mexico City are deeply focused on the LATAM community and in our languages and cultural frameworks.
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Curators, Delegators, Indexers, Subgraph Developers
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What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
We are building the Web3 HQ in Mexico City. Coworking, Accelerator, Hackathon (Pagoda), Labs, Demo Days, a startup investment fund, and DAOs. These workshops, meetups, and conferences in our own space will help us build out our community, brand, and local support infrastructure.
Metrics for measuring success: Number of events, Number of projects that start on The Graph. The number of The Graph accounts created, Number of Sub Graphs created. Number of Graph Advocates recruited, Number of Graph Integrations, Number of Web3 Startups using the Graph.
Estimated timeline and achievement milestones: We started in April, and the official launch was in May. Hackathon planned for October. The Graph Lounge at ETH Mexico in August, Co-hosting Hola Metaverso Mexico in October. Creation of the 4 nodes and their focused communities and launch of the coworking space and accelerator in August.
The ongoing business model is selling startup cohorts to protocols, subleasing space to Web3 companies and startups, hosting workshops and events, and brand collaborations and sponsorships.
What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
I’ve hosted two Graph events here:
One was a live coding event with Cami and Nader
The other one was a dinner with Simon and 12 leaders of the Mexico City Web3 community.
I have worked in startups and building entrepreneurship communities for the past 20 years. I help build the Bootstrap Austin Network which was one of the catalysts for making Austin a hub of entrepreneurship activity. I help start and grow the US network of Impact Hubs. I was the director of the national program for Startup Champions Network. a US-based organization that helps ecosystem builders across the country build and foster their entrepreneurship communities and evolve them into ecosystems.
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
For the past year, I have hosted several Web3 meetups, workshops, and demos. Helped launch and guide various web3 projects.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
I am a Graph Advocate. My mission is de creation and dev of the open web protocol and the integration of the full tech stack of the 3rd gen of the internet. spatial tech and immersive web with blockchain & crypto.