[DAO: QmdMHKr] Web3 community for under-represented startup founders from creative industries

by 0xa397bf66024385b4174771add9853fd02c6d65ec

Should the following Tier 6: up to $240,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Community category be approved?


Web3 technology and business models are hard to understand especially for new entrants and non-technical startup founders that come from creative and lifestyle industries.

Web3 Founder collective is a diverse community for startup founders from non-technical backgrounds to learn, network, and get the resources they need to build a web3 startup.

We provide a platform for startup founders to learn about web3 technologies, network to find co-founders, and connect with blockchain developers so they can build web3 applications.

Digital forum
Live streams

Launch Studio
Meet co founder
Build MVP
Meet investors

Grant size

200,000 USD

Beneficiary address



We are a combination of a digital learning community and a “pop-up” co-living Launch Studio for startup founders working in Web3.

We will bring a diverse and underrepresented group of founders from non-tech industries into the web3 space.

This will create more variety of products and solutions that can appeal to a broader segment of society.

Secondly, a key component of the project will be an open source mobile NFT verification wallet for apps to verify and authenticate ownership to grant access to communities, events, and content.

This could become a vital component to other projects around the world that will need a no-code solution to verify NFT ownership in their apps for communities, events, and ticketing.


We currently have 70 active members + 800 members whitelisted. We plan to expand the community through our mailinglist. Reach out through partners to secure speakers, residents, and moderators. Develop seed content with our partners. Build an open source NFT verification and auth system and secure and anchor partner with headline sponsorship for our launch Studio.


Collin Thompson
Web3 product designer and software engineer (since 2014). Started Asia’s first Web3 startup studio. Built Web3 apps for companies like AIA, Worldbank, and IFC.

Avi Konduru
Web3 and fintech engineer. Founding Engineer at YC backed startup that helps businesses sell NFTs. Previously Technical lead at Earthbank where he built, deployed, and managed their entire tech stack

Zach Piester
Community manager and recruiter that grew “Blockchain startups”, a founder and developer community to over 10,000 members with 8 events per year sponsored by Visa, Worldbank, and Aviva insurance

Roadmap and milestones

Build phase: 60-120 days
Milestone: fully functioning custom community using circle and custom auth integration
Custom Auth
Setup and Integration

Launch phase: 30-60 days
Milestone: Onboard existing 800 members

Test content
Outreach to mailing list
Onboard 100 new members

Event phase: 60-120 days
Confirm venue
Confirm keynote speakers
Confirm Resident founders

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I have noticed you are asking for 200k USD, yet… you do not have a name minted :thinking:.
will review proposal upon name Claim :slightly_smiling_face:

Web3 community for under-represented startup founders from creative industries

This proposal is now in status: REJECTED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 1% 8 VP (1 votes)
  • No 21% 1,715,132 VP (19 votes)