#429 Smartcash to sponsor a Crypto Event in South Africa

By hardcorecrypto


South Africa has the most crypto activity in the African continent. Startup Grind is the largest global community for entrepreneurs. On June 19th, Startup Grind will host a Crypto event in Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm a Smartie who happen to be the organiser of the event and I think this is a great opportunity to get exposure in South Africa. Link to event: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-johannesburg-presents-beyond-bitcoin-with-crypto-influencers-mpho-dagada-nerushka-bowan-and-shakes-motsilili#/


Note: You will find the link of the event at the end of the proposal.

Startup Grind South Africa, Johannesburg chapter is hosting it's first Crypto event to discuss Cryptocurrencies. The aim of the event is to discuss other cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. We have notable local Crypto influencers as speakers and a global well known Crypto entrepreneur and influencer as a surprise guest. The event will attract the experienced South African crypto community as well as novice enthusiasts and investors.

Being a smartie myself(this is not my first smartcash project), who happens to be the organizer of the event. I think this will be a perfect opportunity to introduce Smartcash to the South African community. Smartcash is taking off in Africa, especially West Africa but not much has been down on the ground of the Southern part.

Only 3 sponsors are on board as of now in which 2 of them are Blockchain companies, the other is called PayFast which is the most popular payment gateway in South Africa. My goal is to make Smartcash the main sponsor.

Smartcash will benefit by (1)having it's banner at the event. (2)All sponsors get 3 minutes to speak about their product and I will speak for smartcash (3) This will be recorded on video and shared on social media and Smartcash branding will be visible in the video. (4) Smartcash tshirts will be given away which helps raise awareness even after the event.

The funds will be spent on:

- Sponsoring food and drinks

- Printing tshirts which will be given away

- Media outreach

- Smartcash roller event banner

Links :

You can find the find here: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-johannesburg-presents-beyond-bitcoin-with-crypto-influencers-mpho-dagada-nerushka-bowan-and-shakes-motsilili#/

Link to my website: http://www.greyjabesi.com/thepodcast/





Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
June 18, 2018 1,500.00 515,254.98 * Food and Drinks -
June 18, 2018 1,000.00 343,503.32 * T shirts -
June 18, 2018 103.00 35,380.84 * Smartcash roller event banner -
June 18, 2018 200.00 68,700.66 * Event social media ads -
June 18, 2018 600.00 206,101.99 * Transport & Accomodation in Johannesburg -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 3,403.00
  • Estimated SMART: 1,168,941.80
  • Estimated BTC: 0.37020387


  • Created Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2018 02:31:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones


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  • damndick 06/11/2018 13:01

    why Transport & Accomodation in Johannesburg when you are already there as an organiser?

    hardcorecrypto 06/11/2018 13:22

    I'm based in Cape Town but I'll need to bring my assistant to take care of some of some logistics related to Smartcash. Things like printing tshirts, banners etc.