Harmony Education DAO

Name of DAO

Harmony Education DAO

Proposal overview

This proposal is uniquely designed to attract, educate and support more women to build on Web 3 ensuring their financial empowerment as well as positively growing the ecosystem. Our multi-award-winning team is collaborating to bring structured and curated bootcamps specifically designed to facilitate the onboarding of more women into web3 as founders, developers, CMOs, and non-tech collaborators.
Together we have over 50 years of experience in building communities and educating women in tech.
We are synergistically aligned in this proposal to launch the Education DAO on Harmony and this proposal gives an overview of what will be delivered.

Deliverables:

We will launch and deliver the following boot camps, each of which would be funded from the grant money.

  1. Zero To CMO
    12 week online bootcamp to impart marketing skills to 50 senior marketers for Web 3.

Followed by paid internships in Web 3 Agencies and organisations.

  1. Full Stack Developer

6 week online bootcamp to onboard 50 developers onto React, Solidity, Javascript, Node.js

  1. Tech Enterpreneurship
    The Tech Entrepreneurship Bootcamp: Ideation to Investment is both an academic course and a competitive training program designed to help participants define their legacy as future entrepreneurs. 2-month BootCamp for 100 women who have a tech background and want to set up their own tech business.
  1. Solidity Bootcamp

8 week bootcamp to train 100 women developers for expertise in Solidity

  1. Learn to thrive in the Web 3 World

6-month virtual learning program in combination with group coaching. The goal of the program is to enable new entrants to Web 3 to transition with ease while acquiring lifelong skills and mindsets for success and significance

  1. EthCC Scholarships
    As part of our goal to onboard more women into web3, we will sponsor 6 teams of 5 members each for hacking. This includes costs for participation , travel and accomodation for EthCC Paris.
    $1500 per person. Total $45k

More details and cost splits can be found in associated docs and also screenshots attached below.

Proposal ask

Total of $615k is required to be disbursed in tranches to launch the Education DAO with the above programs. This includes $67k for marketing, admin, creation of digital assets, community building and management for 6 months.

Metrics for success

Metrics of success for each BootCamp is mentioned in specific docs

External links

Team Details:

  1. @Bridget Greenwood
    Bridget is the founder of The Bigger Pie, an award-winning organization focused on supporting women in blockchain and emerging tech. As women represent less than 10% of those involved in this sector we focus our efforts on supporting the incredibly talented and pioneering #womeninblockchain.

Bridget is a firm believer in having more women involved with the design, development, deployment, and decommissioning of tech solutions, particularly Web 3.

Bridget has worked with different actors in the blockchain economy since 2017, both retail facing and servicing institutional clients, gaining an insight into the marketplace, challenges, pitfalls, regulation, and breadth of projects and businesses in this rapidly evolving space.

She is also co-founder with Dr Amber Ghaddar at The 200Bn Club, an accelerator program to help female-led startups match successfully with investors. https://www.linkedin.com/in/bridgetgreenwood/

  1. Gnana Lakshmi
    Gnana Lakshmi T C (Gyan) is leading one of the product integrations at Questbook and earlier contributed to openquest.xyz. She is currently working on a couple of NFT based grant projects with Harmony and NEAR Protocol and has been an ambassador with Covalent, Algorand and Aeternity. She is an active web3 community builder and was responsible for setting up and managing the Blockchain community for WWCode across the globe and started the WomenWhoCode community(www.womenwhocode.com/blockchain). With over 9+ years of experience as a Software Developer in the corporate industry, she is extremely passionate about education, blockchain and diversity. She has conducted several meetups and has given several international tech talks on varied technology topics like Blockchain and Machine Learning.

About The Phoenix Guild:
Phoenix Guild is a community started in the January of 2022, which aims to bring more women into web3 through opportunities such as bounties, projects and grants.
We are currently running a Solidity BootCamp for 100 women to help them break into web3.
Our achievements and milestones can be found here:

  1. Achia Nila
    Mrs.Achia Nila is the founder of Women In Digital - Empowerment through Technology. As a skilled professional of digital production; she has set a remarkable footprint in the emerging technology market of Bangladesh. She is a computer engineer and has served in some internationally recognized organizations such as Dell, Microsoft, HP, Epson, Colgate, HillsPet, J&J, HTC, HSBC, Vodafone, Sony, and Unilever, Betfair, and Nokia etc. She specializes in IT product development (like, Software, web, mobile apps and games) and Product management, project management, team-leading etc. Now she is focused on (web 2 and web 3) Blockchain and cyber security. Besides her Tech business, she is the first person in Bangladesh who was selected as an international IT expert for the International Telecommunication Union. As a leading technological professional, Mrs. Achia Nila is one of the inspiring role models for women in the engineering education sector of Bangladesh. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/achianila/ Website: www.womenindigital.net More details about her work: 2020 Inclusive Internet Index Documentary Film on Women in Digital, Powered By Facebook - YouTube About Women in Digital: Women in Digital is an all-star team of female technologists dedicated to bringing more Bangladeshi women into the digital economy. Empowering women with the training and job connections they need to cash in on the digital age. Start with their success, Link: Empowerment Through Technology - YouTube

  2. Krati Jain

Krati is a full stack developer with 10.5 years experience leading engineering teams at Questbook, CRED, Microsoft, Flipkart while being hands-on at Solidity, Rust, Golang, React, Flutter, Node, Android, IOS. She is the founder of msg.value, a web3 native company for community engagement, protocol growth, tokenomics, architecture and security practices and the cofounder of The Phoenix Guild. She is already onboarding several developers by conducting training for HER DAO and Ocean DAO community.

  1. Sri Lakshmi

Leading the user onboarding to empower women in Web3 and part of the Ocean Protocol Ambassador program. Also the co-founder of an NFT Marketplace called Naksh.

Responsible for Business strategies, Brand Development, Financials, Onboarding Emerging Talent in the Indian Art Industry focusing on Digital and Urban art.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/srilakshmi-tc

  1. Nivedita Vivek

Leading the community management of the Phoenix Guild, part of the Ocean Protocol Ambassador program.Also the co-founder of an NFT Marketplace called Naksh.

Responsible for Marketing Strategies, Planning of Drops/ Artist Collections, Onboarding Traditional Artists and Research on Traditional Indian Art Forms that can be added to the Marketplace.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/niveditavivek

Looking to get support from Harmony to ensure that we can educate as many devs as possible and bring them into the web3 world.

@Srilakshmi @Nivedita_Vivek @BridgetTBP @Sam @lij @frwrdslosh

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Perhaps you could align with H.E.R. DAO which seems to pursue similar goals

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Thank you for submitting a proposal to Harmony’s $300M Ecosystem Fund. We are in the process of reviewing your proposal and will assign a representative on behalf of the Grants Ops team.

We would also love :blue_heart: to have the Harmony community participate to ask questions and provide feedbacks.

If you have more details to add, please do so by replying to this thread.

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Thank you for the suggestion. We work/collaborate with many organisations that align with our values including HER DAO. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I find the proposal excellent and suitable for all kinds of skills. I have experienced firsthand how the TPG guides and provides for the community. I am very much convinced about their competence and experience in motivating and developing womxn in Web3.

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Excellent proposal . The pheonix guild is doing phenomenal job in empowering women. This proposal will also help many women to join the respective fields .

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Great initiative and finally an educational program that results in jobs and tangible metrics. I know @BridgetTBP and @gyanlakshmi personally for some years now and I am confident in their dedication and ability to deliver.

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Thank you Veronica we appreciate your support and the work you do in the space too

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Thank you Arelly :blue_heart: :blue_heart: :blue_heart:

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This is an excellent initiative, Bridget! Thank you for always innovating ways to empower. :slight_smile: :boom:

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A wonderful initiative!

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This is excellent, I look forward to seeing this vital work come to fruition. Well done team! Richard, Chair at MKAI.org

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Thank you so much Richard for your comments and appreciation.

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Thank you! We appreciate your support and can’t wait to start educating more women in the space. I just saw a poll on LinkedIn about What is the biggest factor preventing adoption of Blockchain and Web3? Overwhelmingly education was voted as the number one factor

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Thank you Gerry, we appreciate your support

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Excellent proposal :clap::clap:

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Great Proposal. It feels really great to have the opportunity to learn web3 with Phoenix Guild. Hope to see it fly to great heights.

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Superb initaive By Phoenix Guild :+1:
Education DAO is the most needed requirement in today’s world of WEB 3.0.
More power to you Girls :dancing_women: :chart_with_upwards_trend::white_check_mark::star2::rocket:

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Great work ! Such initiative must be encouraged. All the Best Team :slight_smile:

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Great proposal @BridgetTBP!

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