Summary Facilitate the immediate adoption of SmartCash into the culturally influential and economically diverse community of Venice Beach through group meetings, and special events. Hold weekly meetings and monthly seminars dedicated to the growth and expansion of the SmartCash community. Canvas local businesses in surrounding beach communities, [including, but not limited to: Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica], and find at least 4 new businesses a month to accept SmartCash as a form of payment. Also, introduce SmartCash as a method for purchasing goods and services (ie: food, art, clothing) from small business owners and independent vendors along the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk.
Amount requested - 31,500 USD / SmartCash equivalent
Timeline - 6 Months
Total Hours Expected - 1200+ hours
Proposal Goal - Facilitate the immediate adoption of SmartCash into the culturally influential and economically diverse community of Venice Beach, and find 4 new businesses a month to accept SmartCash as a form of payment.
Country: United States
City: Los Angeles, CA
Districts: Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica
Los Angeles is an enormous metropolitan area with a population of about 3,800,499 people. My operations would be limited to the listed beach communities above, and operations would be located in Venice. Venice Beach receives millions of visitors a year, and is known globally as a tourist destination.
Who Am I? What do I bring to the table & whats my goal here? What are your credentials? Why are you qualified for SmartHive funding?
@rdrck.cmmngs (Venice Resident for 7 Years)
Online Marketer, Event Promoter
(B.A., Psychology, Law & Society, U.C. Riverside, 2011).
@mbr.cngl (Venice Resident for 8 Years)
Personal Chef, Professional Pet Photographer, Certified Animal Trainer
We have been promoting cryptocurrencies in our community since February of 2017, and SmartCash specifically, since December 2017. Last year, we enjoyed considerable returns on our initial investments with BTC, LTC, & ETH. In December, after a few meetings with veteran community-member @letitbegood, we decided to reinvest our profits into the SmartCash community. Once he introduced us to the SmartCash website, we were hooked. Earlier this week, we just finished setting up our first SmartNode!
We are diligent, driven, and hard-working people, with deep roots in the local community. We take pleasure in our work, and only choose projects that personally stimulate us, that way we stay motivated and enthusiastic throughout the entire project. We believe cryptocurrency is the way of the future. We believe in SmartCash.
Deliverables / Job description of the proposal. Ideally it will be itemized. What are you doing? be specific. How much does it cost? Why?
Meetings & Seminars
Carry out weekly meetings and monthly seminars in different cities (Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Malibu).
Bring together cryptocurrency enthusiasts and discuss the Blockchain and SmartCash.
We also plan to educate new enthusiasts, and people still ignorant to the crypto world.
-Encourage the use of SmartCash as a payment method in small chains of businesses in Venice Beach.
-Train the owners and managers of businesses in the use of SmartCash as a method of payment.
-Promote SmartCash to individuals, businesses, and independent vendors.
At each meeting we will spend the last 15 minutes creating online wallets for first-time visitors.
Also, we will send 10 SMART to the newly created wallets. This will encourage the new SMART community members to engage, use, and contribute back to the SmartCash community on a regular basis.
-Number of expected participants will be 10 - 50 per session
-1 session per week, 4 districts per month. [10+ capacity venue]
-1 Seminar per month, in a designated district. [50+ capacity venue]
-Distribution of T-Shirts, key-rings, keychains, stickers, hats, business cards, and flyers.
** Funds Breakdown Spreadsheet [6 months] **
Weekly Meetings [SMART Groups] /Monthly Seminars [The SMART Class]
Transportation Costs for 6 months
Merchandise & Promotion
Total Cost for 6 month Campaign
31,500 USD / SMART equivalent
@mbr.cngl and I are simply recreating the method in which we were introduced to SmartCash by @letitbegood, but on a larger scale. Right now we hold two informal meetings a month. One is in Santa Monica, CA, where we were first introduced to SmartCash, and the other is in Venice Beach. We discuss related topics like blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, politics, and of course, our local community.
What marketing channel will be used?
Our main communication channel will be local newspapers, social media, and social events. We will also put a large focus on speaking to individuals on the boardwalk, face to face, and inform them on the benefits of SmartCash, the SmartHive, and general blockchain technology. We will continue collaborating with the SmartCash community online through Discord, and promote weekly events, in order to generate interaction on social media platforms that are popular in the area like Snapchat [headquarters located on the Venice Beach boardwalk], Instagram, and Twitter. We will utilize popular online forums known only to the beach community members like the online forum, “Venice 411”. We will also promote our meetings in the two local newspapers, “Yo! Venice” and, “The Argonaut”.
Our intention is to spread awareness about SmartCash, Blockchain Technology, and the benefits of cryptocurrency in general. Venice is one of the most visited tourist locations in the world. Millions of people from all corners of the planet visit the boardwalk, year round. We seek funding for a solid 6 month campaign and plan to welcome at least 24 new businesses, 18 independent vendors, and at least 100 new (active) members into the SmartCash community.
|Date||Amount (US$)||Amount (Σ)||Description||Status|
|March 05, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||1st Month Merchandise + Promotion||-|
|March 05, 2018||350.00||30,556.17 *||1st Month Transportation Costs||-|
|March 05, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||1st Month Administration + Compensation||-|
|March 05, 2018||900.00||78,573.00 *||1st Month SMART Group / The SMART CLASS||-|
|April 02, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||2nd Month Merchandise + Promotion||-|
|April 02, 2018||350.00||30,556.17 *||2nd Month Transportation Costs||-|
|April 02, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||2nd Month Administration + Compensation||-|
|April 02, 2018||900.00||78,573.00 *||2nd Month SMART Group budget||-|
|May 01, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||3rd Month Merchandise + Promotion||-|
|May 01, 2018||350.00||30,556.17 *||3rd Month Transportation Costs||-|
|May 01, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||3rd Month Administration + Compensation||-|
|May 01, 2018||900.00||78,573.00 *||3rd Month SMART Group budget||-|
|June 01, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||4th Month Merchandise + Promotion||-|
|June 01, 2018||350.00||30,556.17 *||4th Month Transportation Costs||-|
|June 01, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||4th Month Administration + Compensation||-|
|June 01, 2018||900.00||78,573.00 *||4th Month SMART Group budget||-|
|July 01, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||5th Month Merchandise + Promotion||-|
|July 01, 2018||350.00||30,556.17 *||5th Month Transportation Costs||-|
|July 01, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||5th Month Administration + Compensation||-|
|July 01, 2018||900.00||78,573.00 *||5th Month SMART Group budget||-|
|August 01, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||6th Month Merchandise + Promotion||-|
|August 01, 2018||350.00||30,556.17 *||6th Month Transportation Costs||-|
|August 01, 2018||2,000.00||174,606.67 *||6th Month Administration + Compensation||-|
|August 01, 2018||900.00||78,573.00 *||6th Month SMART Group budget||-|
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