More than a year ago I submitted the “Community Hub” idea in Project Catalyst Fund1.
In the last Fund6 “Cardano Hub Eastern Europe” was supported - thank you to everyone who voted! But due to the limited budget of that category - it wasn’t funded.
So I’m putting this idea again, with some new thoughts and details.
Kyiv is becoming an important crypto capital. Just recently we had BlockchainUA conference which was the biggest crypto event in Eastern Europe. Roman Oliynykov (IOHK) gave an amazing speech there about Project Catalyst.
Kyiv is a popular destination for development offices, crypto-startups, and crypto-entrepreneurs. Situated between the US, Western Europe, and Asia, Kyiv is also becoming an important networking center, and blockchain as an industry is rising here in all aspects. There is also a particular interest in Cardano among developers, investors, and crypto entrepreneurs.
Cardano Hub Eastern Europe will focus on the following incentives:
- Developer evangelism (explaining how and why it's good to develop on Cardano)
- Local communication with businesses, NGOs, and government agencies
- Localization/translation help and support
- Meetup organization
- Cardano popularization
- Cardano and crypto education
- Education about Project Catalyst and promotion among entrepreneurs
- Lobbying for favorable legislation
At the same time Cardano HubEastern Europe will be a physical place, located in the center of Kyiv and will have working hours from (at least) 10:00 - 21:00 and sometimes even later (when meetups happen or when there are some events).
The idea is also to have a small cafe and a Cardano shop (selling merchandise) and allow different crypto-projects to make meetups there. In a long term, I hope such incentives will help to achieve sustainability so after 6 months Cardano Hub won’t need to apply for funding.
The budget for the next 6 months:
Rent: $2500 per month = $12 000
Equipment and materials: = $3000
3 managers: $800 per month x 3 = $2400 per month
x6 (months) = $14400
Thank you everyone for your interest and support. I would be happy for your feedback and in any result of this proposal I would be happy to connect with all Cardano enthusiasts and entrepreneurs from Eastern Europe.
Link to the proposal on Ideascale: https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Cardano-Hub-Eastern-Europe/381648-48088