Proposal “Dash-Robotics-STEM“ (Completed)Back

Title:Introducing Dash to the International Robotics/STEM Community
One-time payment: 17 DASH (502 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 17 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-01-17 / 2018-02-16 (added on 2018-01-15)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 0 Yes / 0 No / 0 Abstain

Proposal description

Pre-Proposal Link


Redbird Robotics is a team of 40+ students competing in major international robotics tournaments, including FIRST Robotics.

Redbird Robotics can provide Dash exposure to the entire US robotics community and beyond by becoming the first robotics team to be sponsored by a DAO.

How will this sponsorship benefit Dash?

  1. Reaching a large audience:
    1. FIRST Robotics is the biggest international competition in the world. It gathers 83,000+ Youth Team Members, 20,000+ Mentor/Adult Supporters and thousands of spectators. There are multiple live streams, making these competitions accessible to an even broader audience via the internet. Online statistics show about 675,000 users accessing the live stream throughout the FIRST Robotics Video and FIRST Robotics Facts
  1. Education:
    1. By partnering with Dash, we will educate the new generation of tech savvy teens about the convenience and security of cryptocurrency, namely Dash. The people that participate in the FIRST competitions are some of the brightest students in the world. Most of them go on to pursue STEM careers at prestigious universities such as MIT and Stanford, and many continue to volunteer and promote the organization.

How will we spread awareness about DASH?

  1. Competition Display: Each team has a 10 ft by 10 ft by 10 ft space (called a “pit”) to display their robot, have their tools set up, and have any other materials they want. We would love to have a Dash themed set-up with a metal frame with blue LED lights and a large 10 ft by 6 ft backdrop sporting the Dash logo. In the front we will hang a banner with our team logo, and a border that says “Powered by Dash.” We will also add the Dash to our presentation materials, such as posters and pamphlets, and will have a designated Dash representative available from our team to answer questions and talk about Dash. There are always people walking around asking questions, so this would be a perfect opportunity to get Dash exposure.
  2. Robot: We will put a large Dash logo on our robot, which will be seen by all of the spectators at the competition. The robot will also appear in hundreds of pictures used for promotional purposes, so the Dash brand will be spread throughout the robotics world and beyond. We will give the robot a Dash-related name, and make it the Dash blue wherever possible.
  3. Team t-shirts: We will put a large version of the Dash logo on the back of our team t-shirts which will be worn by our whole team (about 40 members) as well as multiple mentors, parents, and fans. These will be worn at all competitions, and will be seen by thousands of people.
  4. Media: Dash will be prominently displayed on all of our team and affiliated social media accounts, which include Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. We have hundreds of followers that see our posts. Our posts are also seen by other robotics teams, as well as our sponsors (such as N.A.S.A.), and other parents and adults. We will also put Dash information on our team’s website. We can have a tab that explains Dash as well as links to additional resources. We will also make a Twitter account for the purpose of updating the Dash community on our marketing progress.
  5. Dash Giveaways: We will create various Dash merchandise items such as T-shirts, pens, magnets, stickers, etc. to give away to those who successfully answer a question about Dash, as a prize for learning about Dash or just to those who are excited about spreading Dash awareness. The contests will be boosted on our affiliated social media accounts and our website which will open them up to thousands of people around the world. Even if someone doesn’t enter a contest, they will still gain exposure to information about Dash, and will have all of the links available to get involved.


  • Metal Truss Frame - $6000, will be used for all our future competitions (at least 4 per year)
  • Custom Dash Backdrop - $500
  • Blue LED Light Strips - $250
  • Team Banner presented by Dash - $250
  • Dash Promo T-Shirts (100) - $1000
  • Dash Promo Hats (50) - $1000
  • Dash Promo Pens (250) - $500
  • Large Dash Promo Stickers (250) - $500
  • Social media campaign with boosted posts on social media channels and Google, targeting the STEM & Robotics communities - $2000
    • All promotional videos will feature:
      • Verbal mention of DASH as a sponsor
      • “Powered by DASH” icon
      • Links to get in touch for additional information about DASH

GRAND TOTAL: 12 Dash + 5 Dash proposal fee reimbursement ($17,000 or 17 Dash)

If there are any excess funds due to the price appreciation of Dash - we will use them to create additional marketing materials for future competitions, as well as increasing our boosted content spending.

If this partnership is successful, we would love to continue working with Dash in the future. It would be awesome to see Dash as a sponsor of FIRST Robotics in the future or as a sponsor of a FIRST scholarship. This will have a long-lasting, positive impact as FIRST Robotics is a very respectable organization as the largest international robotics competition.

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0 points,6 years ago
MNO , Sydney, Australia.
Yes vote given. Please brand 'Dash - digital cash' and not just 'Dash'.
0 points,6 years ago
Dash collaboration with you team will have a long way to bring the network ahead. Go have it. Dash for the win!
0 points,6 years ago
Great demographic. Well thought out plan. Easy yes.

Carry on, have fun, win! solarguy
1 point,6 years ago
voted yes! very good proposal and reasonable budget
1 point,6 years ago
Good idea. Voting Yes
2 points,6 years ago
I competed in FIRST back in the day. It's what first got me into programming and this is the perfect audience for Dash to target.
1 point,6 years ago
Easy yes. This is the perfect target audience, reasonable budget, and will put Dash in a great light.
-2 points,6 years ago
I love robots because the new ones are pretty realistic and they can offer me some companionship. Robots just do whatever I say and they cant run away or hang up on me. Its hard living in moms basement with this rgb glowing the colours of my emoticons. I hope you guys have human friends yes for bots.
0 points,6 years ago
Oh my god, you just don't stop.

...wait, are YOU a robot?