[Web 3 Crypto Startups] (https://www.meetup.com/Web3CryptoStartups/) x Harmony
Who are we
We run a thriving and rapidly growing San Francisco-based crypto community of ~900+ members, including highly talented creators, builders, developers, and startup founders.
Currently, we’re doing two types of events. The first is our in-person bi-weekly crypto mixers at the Press Club, averaging 100+ attendees strong. In addition, we bring world-renowned entrepreneurs (e.g., Product Lead @ Uniswap, CEO & Founder @ Gitcoin, Co-founder & COO @ Harmony, and more) to talk to our community via virtual online meetups also bi-weekly.
We’ve held both an online event and an in-person event with Li Jiang. Based on the excitement of the SF web3 community, we’d like to build out the local ecosystem further in partnership with Harmony!
We plan to do this through four main event types:
We currently have online webinars with an ongoing series of speakers covering topics in web3 (e.g., DeFi, DAOs). We plan to add Harmony branding and helpful links to our events with additional funding.
The current venue we use only has the capacity for around 100 people. We want to scale these events to accommodate more significant crowds. Also, we believe that we are products of our environment, and our community takes this to heart. So we choose design-forward venues and sustainable spaces that inspire an experience where creativity flows freely, and deeper human connections are made.
We’ll also provide Harmony speakers like Li and others from the community with a 5-minute slot to introduce the ecosystem to our attendees. These will be supplemented with private dinners for folks in our community who are active supporters (e.g., promote our events or create opportunities for other community members).
We want to provide an in-person space for web3 folks in SF to meet protocols, startups, and established companies looking for talent. We plan to book an event space, secure partners from across the ecosystem, and match them with members of our community. This can also be accompanied by helpful panel talks on topics like how to transition to web3 or DAO-based employment etc.
We also plan to host highly curated dinners for the most accomplished builders and thought leaders in our community to meet each other and spark ideas. While these folks will initially be selected through attendance at our mixers, we also plan to invite other high-profile web3 folks (e.g., VCs, founders, etc.) along with a suitable representative from Harmony.
Funding amount requested
Breakdown of line items:
Photographer: We plan to hire a professional photographer for our in-person events to give our community a higher-end experience.
Canopy events (10 events): we’ve identified the Canopy event venue in SF as our preferred vendor for our larger, speaker-based events (>100 people capacity). The fee also includes food and drink. These events will also include Harmony branding and access for recruiters/biz dev representatives.
Press club mixer (10 events): this is our venue for more casual get-togethers and networking events. These events will also include Harmony branding and access for recruiters/biz dev representatives.
Executive dinners (1 event): these are our highest-end events for the movers and shakers in web3. We’d like Harmony to have a seat at these events
Speaker gifts: we host many speakers across our online and in-person events, and would like to provide some tchotkes to thank them for helping our community
Private community dinners (3): we will hold smaller informal dinners for 10-15 members of our community to get to know them better. We also see this as a crucial way to build camaraderie, as we rely on entirely volunteer labor to keep this community going! We’d like Harmony to have a seat at these events
Marketing: we plan to bring on an external marketing consultant to help us build out a consistent brand image and social media marketing plan. This will help us expand our community and ultimately bring more people into web3.
Grant proposal: we’d like to give projects from our community support through grant funding in partnership with Harmony (structured as 10 x $10k grants).