Proposal “Bring-Festy-to-Irish-Pubs-Global-Market“ (Completed)Back
|Title:||Bringing Festy & Dash to the public - Irish Pubs Global Market|
|Monthly amount:||198 DASH (18921 USD)|
|Completed payments:||3 totaling in 594 DASH (0 month remaining)|
|Payment start/end:||2017-11-18 / 2018-02-15 (added on 2017-11-23)|
|Final voting deadline:||in passed|
|Votes:||1 Yes / 21 No / 0 Abstain|
Title: Bringing Festy and Dash to the public - Irish Pubs Global Market
We are asking Dash for an early stage investment in Festy in exchange for providing utility to Dash. The proposal will fund development of integrating Dash cryptocurrency on Festy for select concerts in the upcoming months.
In return for the investment of Dash we are giving 12 months integration of Dash on Festy. So when users try to withdraw their funds, they will have to withdraw in Dash. This will provide genuine value for Dash as all of these hundreds of thousands of transactions (hopefully millions in due course) will be withdrawn to Dash by using it as the primary currency for everyday merchants that accept Festy.
Festy is a contactless crypto payments startup expanding the utility of Dash among everyday people and everyday businesses. This proposal is to bring Dash to 10 music venues around the world with integration to allow customers spend their Dash.
Dash has the capability of revolutionising day to day business as we know it and we are committed to developing technologies and businesses that help in achieving this goal. We want to make it possible for the Dash community and the wider population to live 100% in Dash, making payments in all aspects of their day to day life, from retail and festivals to transit and tourism, using Festy as the payment system.
Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
This level of demand for Festy requires a full team of highly skilled developers dedicated solely on this project in order to scale effectively so we can launch our MVP for beta testing. Currently we are unable to realise this opportunity for major adoption of Dash and Festy as our 2 junior developers and 1 senior developer are finding it difficult to manage the workflow of both Festy & Bitcart. We spent the last few weeks recruiting a team that will work exclusively on Festy, allowing the current team to focus on Bitcart and divide the development team at Opera Incubator in two clearly defined groups so that both companies can flourish as they should.
As our strategic business partners, we hope the Dash community will help us to acquire the resources and materials we need to take Festy to the global marketplace and capitalise on all of these developments. We believe we have shown what we can accomplish with a slim budget as the fruits of our labour during the IPG event are clearly evident, and therefore feel we are justifiably taking the logical next step in asking for a larger sum this time around.
With a strong belief in the importance of education, we are assigning tasks to our CTO and senior developers relating to training our talented junior developers to fulfill the role of full stack blockchain specialists and this requires a lot of time and energy.
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Festy customer journey to Dash by adding a side-chain layer to be additional to the broker model.
Recent business developments for Festy have created the urgency for a committed and refined strategic business partnership with Dash. We have carefully selected 10 locations to integrate Festy as a priority. These areas have been chosen due to predicted traffic and adoption of comparable technologies from our market research.
Imagine a time when it will be possible to travel to these locations and use Dash to create a new era of tourism free of conversion rates and withdrawal charges! No more dealing with massive fees from ATMs and converting from dollars to euros - Festy is initiating a transference from a ‘Cash is King’ paradigm to a ‘DASH is KING’ paradigm. We have strategically made these relationships with Irish bars in order to get us setup with a base in these locations and tap into local contacts to spread Dash among the tourism industry. Festivals and conferences have already been added to our list and contractual agreements will secure Festy as a payment processor at these events.
Each time a bar integrates our beta POS system, we will hold a launch night whereby Dash & Festy will be used exclusively by the local community and any members of the Dash community that reside in the locality! For launches we will supply top quality music through our many contacts in the music industry and make these parties a night to remember. This will be pivotal to training the staff and interviewing the pub owner for endorsing Dash. These will go out on the Dash social media and Dash Force News. The bar will be able to announce their loyalty card programs that have been made possible by Festy and will only apply when Festy is used for payments. This will lead to huge adoption rates of Festy as a payment processor and massive increases in the usage of Dash as a currency.
Concerts and Festivals
We feel it is important to describe what is also on the horizon for Festy in 2018 following these integrations and completing our beta phase so that the Dash community can also share our vision in full:
In addition to this, we have been engaged in talks concerning integrating Festy in the following festivals for the upcoming 2018 season. This list includes but is not limited to:
- Boomtown, Winchester, UK (60,000 capacity)
- Body and Soul, Ireland (15,000 capacity)
- Reno Air Race Championships, NV (200,000 capacity)
- Porcfest, New Hampshire, US (2,200 capacity)
- Atlantic Songbook, Ireland - this is a new festival that is launching in 2018 and will be the longest running music festival in the world (potentially 10.5 million people using Festy over 9 months according to Irish tourism statistics in 2016 - 2017 was even higher)
- St. Patrick’s Day Festivals in Boston, New York and Dublin ($5.3 billion is estimated to have been spent during the 2017 festival)
- Deichbrand, Germany (50,000 capacity)
- Wacken, Germany (75,000 capacity)
- Rock Am Ring, Germany (75,000 capacity)
- Electric Picnic, Ireland (55,000 capacity)
The budget intends to satisfy the costs of equipment and recruitment allowing Festy to scale and reach the next phase of development.
- Development Budget for Festy
3 months working with a new fully equipped development team will align perfectly to ensure Festy are fully prepped and ready for the festival season which begins in May 2018, enabling us to fulfill our dream of bringing Dash and Festy to major festivals all around the world.
- Wristbands & cards (design and printing)
- POS Systems, NFC readers and devices to give to venues free of charge for initial integrations
Marketing and Business Development
- Create and secure business development leads for Festy integrations
- Effectively market & promote the Dash and Festy partnership globally
- Business Developer
- Events organiser
- Promotional Merchandise for use at events ie stickers, beer mats, giveaways.
- Staff / Representative uniforms for use at events.
- Information packs for Merchants and consumers.
- Photo and videography for event documentation and website
- Dash Branding
- Graphic design
- Dash giveaway redeemable for one drink at the bar at locations, giving customers a chance to spend Dash
We will answer any questions you may have
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