#420 SmartFridays Extension and SmartMerchants meet up pilot.

By oucansmartcash

Summary

This is the continuation of the proposal SmartFridays grass rooting meet ups and merchant pilgrimage: https://forum.smartcash.cc/t/pre-proposal-smart-fridays-viernes-inteligente-grass-root-cancun-entrepreneurs-pilgrimage-smartcash-as-payment-adoption-5-business-accepting-smartcash-as-payment-method-month/2183

Description

Amount 8 050 USD per month / SmartCash equivalent ammount
Timeline 3 Months ( 24 150 USD for 3 months)
Total Hours Expected 850+ hours

Proposal Goal Increase, consolidate and keep updated the Mexican SmartCash community in the Yucatán peninsula by meet ups and ensure that more businesses accept SmartCash as a payment method with 1 merchant oriented meet up per month.
Mexico and its Southeast

Mexico is a country with a population of at least 119 million habitants. The Yucatan peninsula has 3.5 million people and Quintana Roo (Cancun, Playa del Carmen) has 1.5 million.
The region of the Yucatan Peninsula is rich in Sun and Beach tourism, adventure tourism, ecotourism and archaeological tourism, it is estimated that at least 8 million tourists a year pass through this region.

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?

We are @Eiky_Can (Agrocultural Engineer), @Mich.sunza (Developement and Business Innovation Engineer, SME administration Degree) and @Oucan (Financial and Fiscal Engineer, International Commerce degree), since November 2017 we have being promoting SmartCash in the Yucatan Peninsula Region, mainly Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Merida.

We have been in the world of cryptocurrencies since 2016, since October 2017 we were monitoring the community without being participants, however we realized the excellent way how the community works so it is a pleasure to be part and work to increase it and consolidate it.
We are confident our credentials to be funded by SMART HIVE because of our enthusiasm, willpower and the work already done.
In fact this is an Extension of our previous proposal:
https://forum.smartcash.cc/t/pre-proposal-smart-fridays-viernes-inteligente-grass-root-cancun-entrepreneurs-pilgrimage-smartcash-as-payment-adoption-5-business-accepting-smartcash-as-payment-method-month/2183

This previous work can be consulted at:


https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/1er-viernes-inteligente-cancun-mexico-smartcash
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/2nd-smartfriday-playa-del-carmen-mexico-smartcash
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/3rd-smartfriday-viernes-inteligente-cancun-mexico
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/4th-smartfriday-viernes-inteligente-merida-yucatan-mexico-smartcash
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/5th-and-6th-smartfriday-playa-del-carmen-and-cancun-mexico
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/7th-smartfriday-viernes-inteligente-cozumel-mexico
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/8th-smartfriday-cancun-mexico
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/9th-and-10th-smartfriday-surprise-viernes-inteligente-cancun-mexico
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/smartfridays-11th-and-12th-cancun-mexico-and-playa-del-carmen
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/15-business-accepting-smartcash-as-payment-method
https://steemit.com/smartcash/@doc-momo/hourray-for-our-mexican-community-leaders

In this extension we will keep the weekly SmartFriday meet up adding a 1 extra meet up for merchants.

In this meet up we will make a specialized program for merchants, explaining and exposing the positive points when smartcash is accepted as payment method, distribute SmartCash t-shirts, merchant stickers and keychains.

And also adding marketing on Facebook, yes cryptocurrency adds are banned on Facebook, but it exists some local groups with more than 200k members in total. Where you can pay for pin up your product/service or whatever you want to put as first sight content. we are estimating 500 USD per month for this kind of advertising. (1st Month have been already paid to ensure the exposure)

Deliverables / Job description of the proposal. Ideally it will be itemized. What are you doing? be specific. How much does it cost? Why?

This proposal has 2 main Parts.
1st Carry out weekly meet ups in different cities of the yucatan peninsula (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Mérida).

Bring together cryptocurrency enthusiasts and educate them about Blockchain and SmartCash, introduce new crypto-enthusiasts. Keep them updated with SmartCash news, introducing them into the SmartCash community by Telegram and Discord platforms.

We will make a refund of USD 10 per person to their consumption check. To attract attendees and facilitate access to information and use of SMARTCASH. Encourage the participation of attendees in the SMARTCASH community so that in the future they can contribute with more proposals.
Number of expected participants 30 per session
Distribution of Stickers, T-Shirts, Keyrings.

2nd Promotion of SmartCash in Business to be accepted as a payment method by Merchant oriented meet ups.
We have already showed how many merchants are accepting smartcash as payment method in Cancún see : https://steemit.com/smartcash/@oucan/15-business-accepting-smartcash-as-payment-method, we want to push the adoption by merchant oriented meet ups.
Encourage the use of SmartCash as a payment method in small chains of businesses in Cancun.
Train the owners and managers of businesses in the use of SmartCash as a method of payment, monitoring, training.
Distribute SmartCash Stickers, T-Shirts, Keychains.

here the general monthly breakdown:
![image|589x209](upload://pJNk8AYIoKXzIOjMbXvlwu8PQpO.png)

image
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XdBqSip0L8bNdh-MHLfG5yCJ2sTciZOmMwzLIudfpkw/edit#gid=0
Here you have the specific monthly breakdown.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O2LeMFZrQ82I5qU83pQJtVOII6-gjeiB-QtfQJRK1XQ/edit#gid=0

SmartCash past
We 3 (@eiky, @mich.sunza @oucan) we are part of Team SmartCash Mexico with The_walker and @Pest, in my case @oucan I help with the customer service of SmartCash social networks.
Together we have carried out at least 17 meet ups in total thanks to your support with a great attendance of at least 450 people in total, we dedicate our own time and resources to the promotion of SmartCash in our region. We have also funded 2 meet ups in Guadalajara.

We have participated in talent land as speakers and staff reaching 30k collateral people and direct speaking 2 000 people by direct speech during the event.

@Eiky_can have been interviewed and quoted by Brasilian mainstream cryptocurrency media
https://guiadobitcoin.com.br/o-smartrewards-pode-ser-uma-oportunidade-de-ouro-aberta-para-quem-quiser/ he is an active member from the brasilian community.

@mich.sunza and I we have been invited to the “Salon de la Crypto” in Montreal Canada by @MoMo knowed as * Doc * SmartSquad Member on Discord (bluenamed) more info coming soon.

@Mich.sunza have been the designer of Community integration and proposal design in talent land event workshop.

Possible questions.
What marketing channel will be used?
Our main communication channel will be facebook local groups in addition of mainstream local media such as magazines, social media and socialité events. We will continue collaborating with the official SmartCash MX networks to promote weekly events, generating interaction in social networks.
What happens if they don’t have 30 people per meeting?

We will use all the funds until they we ran out uf them, that is, if there are less than 30 participants, that resource will be allocated for the next meet up, therefore, is a project that in its naturalness can tend to last more than 3 months. Also we will fund other user meet ups if possible.

Conclusions. With this proposal we seek to increase and encourage the SmartCash community in Mexico, in one of the most touristic areas of Mexico and the world, as well keep pushing goods or service businesses to accept SmartCash as a payment method in Cancun. We are looking for a 3 months funding. ( 24 150 USD for 3 months)

Categories

Outreach

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
June 10, 2018 1,200.00 356,344.01 * 1st Month SmartFridays refunds -
June 10, 2018 300.00 89,086.00 * 1st Month Merchant Meet up -
June 10, 2018 750.00 222,715.01 * 1st Month Merchandise -
June 10, 2018 650.00 193,019.67 * 1st Month transportation and accomodation -
June 10, 2018 150.00 44,543.00 * 1st Month Price compensation -
June 10, 2018 500.00 148,476.67 * 1st Month Facebook groups marketing -
June 10, 2018 4,500.00 1,336,290.04 * 1st Month administration costs -
July 10, 2018 8,050.00 2,390,474.40 * 2nd Month budget -
August 10, 2018 8,050.00 2,390,474.40 * 3rd Month Budget -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 24,150.00
  • Estimated SMART: 7,171,423.21
  • Estimated BTC: 2.36656966

Schedule

  • Created Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Sunday, June 10, 2018 03:54:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Not Funded

Votes

42.50%
Yes (3,842,960.74)
55.71%
No (5,037,769.83)
1.79%
Abstain (161,670.33)

Voting Audit

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Comments

  • Antonio-Clark 05/26/2018 21:38

    One more great proposal from you, you're showing continuous enthusiasm and bring life and energy to your meet ups. Keep this good work !

    oucansmartcash 05/29/2018 18:53

    Thanks for your support, everyday Mexican SmartCash community and LATAM community we are doing our best promoting SmartCash, educating people about blockchain and the whole ecosystem around cryptos.

  • fl0at1ng_p01nt 05/26/2018 21:52

    Getting it done Mr. Oucan!

    oucansmartcash 05/29/2018 18:54

    Thanks Man <3

  • oucansmartcash 06/09/2018 00:06

    Its not added into the proposal But as the feedback given to meet ups / grass rooting proposal i will record the whole event(each smartfriday) and upload the videos since the first SmartFriday if it is not accomplished i wont continue with the others 11 smartfridays + smartmerchants meet ups. Also I would like to thank the people that have been voting positive this proposal, you took the time for doing your due dilligence and you know the work that have been done before my first proposal during and now. I will keep working for smartcash bc i love the project and the product. Soon you will receive some awesome news from Mexican and Spanish speaking community. The people that have been voting negative i will also say thank you bc of being participating in this process providing to smartcash the proof of your opinion and freedom. As always feel free to ask any specific thing, comments and feedback are welcome. Keep calm and stay SMART muscle smartcash rocket