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 Vancouver, Canada 1st and then in México City. For a larger grant so we scale it to its full size.
On August 6 I traveled 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. I was also invited to the inaugural Frontier Summit. Frontier Summit - SFU VentureLabs https://twitter.com/hashtag/FrontierSummit?src=hashtag_click and SISGRAPH. https://s2022.siggraph.org/ From there I came back to Mexico City to help with the Graph booth at ETH Mexico. We learned a ton there. For how to improve hackathon support and the local community to learn how to use and build on the Graph.
This pilot funding is to help start university clubs at Simon Fraser U, U of British Columbia, Emily Carr U, Concordia U, and other local educational partners. To host a series of events and the launch of a Web3 Hacker House, partner with local accelerators, and in Vancouver to build out and support our community. Hosted by The Graph in Vancouver.
We are launching this permanent hacker house to foster the builder community in Vancouver.
We have partnered with Frontier Collective, Launch Academy, Hola Metavero, Evoz, Snap Inc, Launch VC, Ethos Lab, Mintbase, Livepeer, Celo, 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 helping with Vancouver Hacker House, a 5 day Web3 Hackathon hosted by Solana. The goal is 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 British Columbia to build the open web protocol.
In October we will be hosting the Hola Metaverso Conference in Mexico City. https://holametaverso.io
We have created a 4 Node strategy: City Nodes Strategy - to build our community in this global Web3 Capital in key areas of building the Open Web Protocol to support our long-range plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QNj8Yj6SNORngtVI60GhfIDia5GOHJn9z7AxatzyAbU/edit?usp=sharing 2):
This pilot will be in Vancouver. It will be mainly in English. We will work with the Translator advocates for Spanish and other languages as the nearby town of Surrey has immigrants from many parts of the world.
If successful we will adapt it to Mexico city and replicate it there.
The majority of the meetups In Mexico will be in Spanish. For the LATAM community. Using The Graph Material already translated into Spanish, there is a lot of it already. 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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What type of grant are you pursuing?:
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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 Web3 HQ in Vancouver. Fostering collaboration of the Coworking, Accelerator, Hackathon, Labs, Demo Days, a startup investment fund, and DAOs here. These workshops, meetups, and conferences in our own space will help us build out our community, brand, and local support infrastructure. To help them build deeper infrastructure, integrate more projects, ideally other protocols, and recruit universities as Indexers and educational partners.
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. Number of university clubs created. Number of Indexers recruited. Number of talent recruited to apply for open roles.
Estimated timeline and achievement milestones: We started, In Mexico City, 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 Web3 House in October.
The ongoing business model for the Web3 House 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 helped run the Graph Booth at ETH Mexico.
Been involved with the Spanish Speaking Graph Advocates program.
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. Hacked one web3 hackathon. Mentored one Web3 Hackathon.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
I am a Graph Advocate. My mission is the 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.