Proposal “dashmedellin-062018“ (Completed)Back

Title:Dash Medellín / Dash Colombia: 12 meetups, 250 new wallets, merchants, remittances & first conference planning
Owner:georgedonnelly
Monthly amount: 22 DASH (4477 USD)
Completed payments: 3 totaling in 66 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-05-18 / 2018-08-16 (added on 2018-05-07)
Votes: 840 Yes / 134 No / 58 Abstain

Proposal description

Keep in touch with us via Dash Forum thread, Twitter, YouTube.

Week 5, week of Jul 2:

  • signed up 11 new Dash merchants
  • held 2 Dash meetups
  • achieved 48 new dash wallet installs



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Dash Colombia week 4 / June 2018 MNO report:



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Dash Colombia week 3 MNO report:


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Dash Colombia week 2 MNO report:


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Dash Colombia celebrates our first week of DAO funding. Here's our MNO report:


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Dash Medellín/Colombia is now funded by the DAO!

Thanks everyone for your support, especially Edward, who has guided me from the beginning, Mireya, who asked me to take the reins of Dash Medellín and gave me a solid start, Eugenia, who put me in contact with Edward in the first place, solarguy, Criticalinput, Arthyron and argon31 who were early supporters, the masternode owners who commented in my proposal thread, my team members Juan Usuga and Wilmar Toro, and everyone else who gave me words of support along the way, including many members of the Dash Venezuela team, Angel of Dash Argentina and others.

Juan, Wilmar and I are very excited to expand our efforts. We are committed to getting actual results and to being transparent, among many other things.

I've reached out to Dash Watch already to establish a cordial working relationship with them, and I look forward to continuing to build productive, collaborative relationships with other members of the Dash community in service of the goal of expanding the use of Dash digital cash.

Thank you!
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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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2 points,2 months ago
Dash Watch June 26th 2018 Report on
Dash Medellín: 12 meetups, 250 new wallets, merchants, remittances & first conference planning by georgedonnelly
https://dashwatch.org/files/1530052905659.pdf
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0 points,2 months ago
Thanks Dash Watch!
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2 points,3 months ago
Awww, come on, 5 more votes needed and we have a Columbian team! Lets do this!!!
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0 points,3 months ago
Thanks for your support. Dash has a Colombian team already, but with this proposal we're going to be able to consult with a lot of merchants, educate Colombians in greater numbers and incentivize Venezuelan migrants to remit their earnings home with Dash. We are very excited here!
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2 points,3 months ago
I encourage MNOs to support George Donnelly and Dash Medellin, Colombia! This proposal is priced extremely well and will help us to grow our community in Latin America.
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0 points,3 months ago
Thanks for your support and guidance, Edward. It continues to be my primary, and invaluable, source of inspiration for this project.
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0 points,4 months ago
Dash Medellín invites the Dash community to a video call with us TODAY in about 20 minutes (Thursday May 24th at 11AM EDT) at https://zoom.us/j/6989421790. We look forward to answering your questions and receiving your feedback and ideas. Thanks!

Dash Medellín invita a la comunidad de Dash a una videollamada con nosotros el HOY en 20 minutos (Jueves 24 de Mayo a las 11AM EDT) en https://zoom.us/j/6989421790. Esperamos responder a sus preguntas y recibir su retroalimentación y ideas. ¡Gracias!
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1 point,4 months ago
Congratulations for a great proposal, georgedonnelly.
I have been following this from your pre-proposal.
Wish you all the best.
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0 points,4 months ago
Thank you. We just had a great team meeting here this morning to work out a plan to get the Colombian coffee industry using Dash, so coffee shops can accept Dash and buy their coffee in Dash from cultivators and the cultivators can get paid more quickly and easily when exporting Dash, too.
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1 point,4 months ago
Congrats on your proposal for Medellin, best wishes and we'll keep in touch for projects synergies.
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0 points,4 months ago
Thanks, and absolutely, for example, we just made some new contacts with Venezuelans here in Medellín with whom we're making plans to work on Colombia to Venezuela remittances.

I hope that as we get new Dash customers here for remittances, that we can refer their loved ones back home to you, so that both sides of the transaction can gain comfort with the use of Dash.
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1 point,4 months ago
Yes from me, good luck.
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0 points,4 months 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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4 points,4 months 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,4 months 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,4 months 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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1 point,4 months 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,4 months 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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1 point,4 months ago
Absolutely, will do. I am attempting to document in photos, video and/or text everything we are doing.
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2 points,4 months 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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3 points,4 months 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,4 months 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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3 points,4 months 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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3 points,4 months 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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4 points,4 months ago
Right price, right team, right approach, right location, right strategy.

Yes, Good luck!
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2 points,4 months ago
Thanks! We're going to make big things happen here in Medellín.
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4 points,4 months 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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3 points,4 months ago
I'm excited about this, too! Thanks, Edward!
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1 point,4 months 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,4 months ago
Thanks for your support!
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2 points,4 months ago
You are making a very good impression, and definitely deserve to be given a chance.
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1 point,4 months ago
Thank you! I have big plans and will not let you guys down.
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2 points,4 months 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,4 months 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,4 months ago
Congrats on your proposal, hope you can get the community up and running.
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1 point,4 months 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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