Should the following $50,000 grant in the Sponsorship category be approved?
We would like to apply for a Decentraland DAO grant to fund:
- A Decentraland Education Booth in the Brands precinct of the North Javits Exhibition Hall @ NFT.NYC 2024
The booth and activation space will be 100 square feet (10’x10’) and include print branding of Decentraland’s choosing along with furniture and an LED Screen. Tickets will be provided for team or community members to staff the booth.
- Limited Edition 100 NFT Giveaway
NFT.NYC will also mint and giveaway 100 NFTs redeemable for in-game Decentraland rewards.
- 7 NFT.NYC Attendee Scholarships
To celebrate the 7th NFT.NYC event, with the assistance of Decentraland and other partners, NFT.NYC will offer 7 Attendance and Travel Scholarships to developers and creators.
50,000 USD in DAI
A: Why should we receive funding?
Our core team started NFT.NYC in early 2019 (long before the hype). Since then, NFT.NYC has become one of the most recognizable brands in the industry (16,000 attendees last year).
We were the FIRST NFT conference.
Irrespective of market conditions, NFT.NYC consistently brings together inspirational BUILDERS.
We are COMMITTED to NFT technology and have consistently INTEGRATED NFTs into the event experience.
Our Times Square billboards and Hudson Yards LOCATION are best in class and unique.
Our values have not changed since inception:
Give The Community A Voice:
Put as many quality speakers on stage as possible to provide a forum for the NFT community to give voice to the most relevant ideas of the moment
Bring people together who are working on like projects
Educate the global community about the value of NFTs
Use NFTs to create engagement that delivers our first 3 values
Our team has successfully executed six major events in the industry since 2019.
What problems are we looking to solve? What are the benefits to the Decentraland community?
NFT.NYC was founded with a mission to bring NFTs to the masses - and the Decentraland metaverse is a core component of the vision.
NFT.NYC provides a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the leading brands, developers and creators in the industry.
Across the event, social media posts and our CRM (50k+ members), we aim to generate high quality leads to Decentraland - including new developers, brands and end-users.
Last event, there was 250,000 tweets about NFT.NYC over 7 days, and one of our partners noted that NFT.NYC was their “best marketing of the year”.
Coinbase labeled NFT.NYC “the superbowl of NFTs”, and Attendees have noted:
“Really loved my first NFT NYC experience, the energy was electric and contagious! The speakers were so knowledgeable and passionate! Can’t wait for next year!”
“NFT.NYC is a resource like no other.”
NFT.NYC provides an opportunity to connect with the NFT community and leading brands.
There will be 8 Project Milestones:
Milestone 1 Announce Scholarships (Monday October 2):
Open Attendee Scholarship Applications.
Milestone 2 pre Event (target Monday October 30):
Produce a Decentraland NFT Postcard Moment short highlight video featuring the Decentraland metaverse.
Milestone 3 (target Thursday November 2):
Release Decentraland NFT “Postcard Moment” short video to NFT.NYC Community.
Milestone 4 (target Thursday November 30):
Announce 7 Decentraland attendee Scholarship grantees.
Milestone 5 (target Monday December 4):
NFT.NYC Twitter Space with Decentraland, recapping the year and a discussion on upcoming releases.
Milestone 6 (target Tuesday January 23):
Decentraland Booth Display assets finalized.
Milestone 7 (target March):
Giveaway one Decentraland Limited Edition NFT on social channels (100k+ twitter following).
Milestone 8 (Wednesday April 3-5):
Decentraland North Javits Exhibition Floor Booth and redeemable Decentraland NFT Giveaways.