Proposal “dashmedellin-062018“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Medellín: 12 meetups, 250 new wallets, merchants, remittances & first conference planning
Owner:georgedonnelly
Monthly amount: 22 DASH (8644 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-05-18 / 2018-08-16 (added on 2018-05-07)
Final voting deadline: in 10 days
Votes: 349 Yes / 19 No / 2 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 146 Yes votes to become funded.
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Proposal description

1. Summary

Dash users in Medellín, Colombia are expanding our existing meetups across the Medellín metro area (pop: 3.7m) from now through August in order to build the groundwork for our first Dash conference in Medellín, Colombia in October 2018.

We believe that Dash has a critical role to play in the Colombian economy, with its USD$5.8 billion in annual remittances, the 2 million Venezuelan migrant population’s increasing demand for remittance services, Colombia’s impressive economic growth, especially in cross-border payments for manufacturing exports, the high rate of informality, the entrepreneurial mindset of its people (ranked #3 in Latin America by GEDI) and the decreasing purchasing power of the Colombian minimum wage.

See our video and download the full proposal: English [PDF] | Español [PDF].



2. Goals

By Aug 31, 2018, we aim to achieve the following goals.

  • Organize the first Dash Medellín conference so that it is fully planned, staffed, budgeted and proposed for October 2018.
  • Hold 12 Dash meetups in 5 separate locations with an average of 10 attendees each, complete with meetup.com announcements, photos and videos.
  • Meet with 3 currency exchanges and prepare them to add Dash to the currencies they do business in.
  • Hold 1 Dash remittance workshop directed at the Venezuelans in Medellín, with Dash airdrops and wallet installs, photographed and on the blockchain.
  • Consult with 40 merchants, complete with Dash orientation, Dash acceptance stickers, listing on DiscoverDash.com and ongoing support.
  • Achieve at least 250 new Dash wallet installs, photographed.
  • Distribute at least 250 unique Dash airdrops of $10.000 COP / USD$3.60 on the blockchain and to individuals who take constructive actions, such as attending meetups and workshops, accept Dash, subscribe to the Dash Medellín mailing list, etc.
  • Hold 1 Dash outreach event to college students and entrepreneurs.
  • Achieve 250 mailing list subscribers.
  • Achieve 250 YouTube channel subscribers.
  • Achieve 175 meetup members.
  • Publish 36 Dash educational YouTube videos filmed on the streets of Medellín, with an estimated initial reach of 2,100 views.

https://i.imgur.com/2SLNIWG.png

3. Request

We’re requesting 22 Dash per month for 3 months (Jun-Aug 2018) in order to achieve these goals, and present a detailed budget below.

Should there be any excess funds, perhaps generated by an increase in the price of Dash, we will use the funds to extend our financing for additional month(s), continuing to work toward our long-term goals, before requesting additional Treasury funds.

4. Strategy

Dash Medellín’s execution and marketing strategy includes the following.
  • a meetup-first strategy where we incentivize people interested in Dash to attend meetups with a clear agenda for each meetup, receive Dash orientation, open Dash wallets and socialize with other Dash users; and which we will use to get contact data from every meetup attendee in order to stay in touch via email and social media marketing.
  • a marketing strategy, where we use email marketing, online advertising, social media marketing, mainstream media marketing and content marketing to demonstrate the concrete value of Dash to Colombians.
  • a Dash merchant adoption program that gets Colombian merchants comfortable with Dash and offers concrete benefits for accepting Dash, such as publicity for their business, a Dash airdrop, Dash signage, the benefits of the Dash community and ongoing mentoring and support.
  • the use of Dash airdrops to incentivize actions that concretely add value to the Dash ecosystem.
  • a Dash outreach program, where we give a series of talks to local institutions and mentor entrepreneurs in order to make connections and build goodwill for Dash in the local community.

5. Budget

We have created a minimalist budget that enables us to fulfill meaningful goals while positioning the Dash Medellín organization to achieve a larger agenda in the coming months. The budget assumes a Dash price of USD$460 and that the Colombian Peso is at $2,800.

https://i.imgur.com/8Q6CS1j.png

6. Progress To Date

Since restarting Dash Medellín meetups in March, we've achieved the following:

  • published a website, meetup group, Telegram group, YouTube channel and social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • created the three-year Dash Medellín development plan (English PDF).
  • added a new meetup location (Ivy Hostel) in the south of Medellín, with a new format and once-monthly schedule.
  • secured an advisor for Dash Medellín: Edward Stoever (@ec1warc1) .
  • setup a trello to coordinate the Dash Medellín team’s work.
  • secured a duly registered Colombian SAS (corporation) and accountant to ensure Dash Medellín’s resilience against government scrutiny.
  • achieved 19 mailing list subscribers, 2 YouTube channel subscribers, 8 Telegram group members, 7 Dash wallet installs and 76 meetup members.
  • ran a pre-proposal thread for this proposal at the Dash.org forum.

This is our first proposal for DAO funding.

7. More Information




Questions?
I'd love to have a videocall with you. Email me at me@georgedonnelly.com to schedule one or join our public call on Thu May 24 at 11AM EDT (New York) on Zoom. If that time doesn't work for you, I'd love to schedule one that does.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,1 day ago
Yes from me, good luck.
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0 points,1 day ago
Thank you qwizzie, much appreciated. We are working hard to be ready to ramp up our activities should the proposal be approved.
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1 point,2 days ago
One thing that Dash lacks compared to other projects is energetic, enthusiastic people who like to engage and get sh!t done. We have a few of those types but not near enough. When I see people who possess these traits I vote for them. George is one of those people. Easy yes!
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0 points,2 days ago
Very kind of you to say, Mastermined, thank you for your support. I intend to get a lot of things done for Dash over the next 3 months, and we've got events and people in motion already.
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1 point,2 days ago
You've already been doing some great work, and you have a solid plan to expand it. Easy yes vote.
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0 points,2 days ago
Thank you! We just came up with a great new idea for new mobile wallet installs at the meetup tonight that could cost as little as USD$0.30 per new wallet install.
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1 point,2 days ago
Excellent, if you find that it works out well, be sure to post about it on the forums so other projects can possibly find a way to implement it too!
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0 points,2 days ago
Absolutely, will do. I am attempting to document in photos, video and/or text everything we are doing.
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1 point,2 days ago
Dash Medellín invites the Dash community to a video call with us next Thursday May 24th at 11AM EDT at https://zoom.us/j/6989421790. We look forward to answering your questions and receiving your feedback. Thanks!

Dash Medellín invita a la comunidad de Dash a una videollamada con nosotros el próximo Jueves 24 de Mayo a las 11AM EDT en https://zoom.us/j/6989421790. Esperamos responder a sus preguntas y recibir su retroalimentación. ¡Gracias!
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2 points,9 days ago
I've been in touch with George since 1 and half month and I can say he is very committed and has very nice ideas for Dash.

He counts with all the support from the Dash Help team. Soon we will open our call service to Colombia, so George can promote our support services to people there.

Best luck and count with our support!

AlejandroE
Dash Help and Dash Merchant Venezuela
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1 point,9 days ago
Thank you, Alejandro. I am looking forward to promoting Dash Help here in Colombia and working with you where practical. :)
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2 points,10 days ago
Dirt cheap. A real plan that included merchants, not just shoving Dash in and hoping for the best. And a plan to scale. Yes, for me.
solarguy
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2 points,10 days ago
Merchants are a key part of our plan, alongside helping Venezuelans to use Dash to remit home and consumer education. Thanks!
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3 points,10 days ago
Right price, right team, right approach, right location, right strategy.

Yes, Good luck!
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2 points,10 days ago
Thanks! We're going to make big things happen here in Medellín.
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3 points,10 days ago
I am looking forward to seeing our community grow here in Medellin. I support this proposal! Voting YES!!! Saludos y exitos!!!!
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2 points,10 days ago
I'm excited about this, too! Thanks, Edward!
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1 point,10 days ago
YES. Dash is more likely to assist monetary issues outside of the likes of America and Europe. I see Edward is part of the team which seals the deal, as I'm impressed with Edward's accountability and enthusiasm to date.
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1 point,10 days ago
Thanks for your support!
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2 points,11 days ago
You are making a very good impression, and definitely deserve to be given a chance.
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1 point,11 days ago
Thank you! I have big plans and will not let you guys down.
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2 points,11 days ago
Excellent proposal. Let us know how we can work together with the community at Dash Costa Rica! Voting yet
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1 point,11 days ago
I would be thrilled to learn from your experiences in Costa Rica and work together with you guys. How can I contact you? I specifically have something tomorrow I would like someone from Dash CR to participate in. Thanks!
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0 points,12 days ago
Congrats on your proposal, hope you can get the community up and running.
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1 point,11 days ago
Thank you. I think we are off to a solid start with 25 enthusiastic people at our April 26 meetup, and I aim to build a large and active community over the coming months and years - 100,000 active Dash users in the area by 2020.
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