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Pre-Proposal: Two Conferences In Tunisia

Discussion in 'Pre + Budget Proposal Discussions' started by DashAC, Apr 4, 2018.

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Would you support this proposal?

Poll closed May 6, 2018.
  1. Yes

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  2. No (Please, explain to us why not)

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  1. DashAC

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    Summary Video



    Description and Goal Statement:

    Cryptocurrencies are not used frequently in Middle east, People just have small ideas about these type of currencies, but they have never thought about using it, even though people in this area would start for sure using it if they find somebody who show them the importance of using cryptocurrencies, especially the public we focus on which are University students in general and computer sciences world (Professors , Engineers , students…) in particular because they are the category of people they may use Cryptocurrencies.

    Why are these kinds of people ones who may use Cryptocurrencies ?

    (A) the people in this field are more used to internet and have no fair of using their money in the Web.
    (B) they would understand the use of it faster than normal people.
    (C) due to statistics, Cryptocurrencies are used more by Freelancers and Programmers.
    So we envisioned to hold conferences in many different parts in the Middle East, as we did as an experiment in our home Country Tunisia. But we are sure that this work would be more efficient in the middle east than in north Africa, and this is due to the development of middle east countries. In these countries people have so much money that they would be highly interested on investing it into Dash money.

    Our conferences will take place in almost all important universities and technologic schools of the Middle east.
    We will make much advertisement to bring people to assist to our conferences. Each Conference will host around 400 people. United Arab Emirates , and this seems to be a very good beginning, because what we are projecting in the future is much greater. Finally these events will let people to know the advantages of getting Dash and what good effect will that bring to themselves. We are going to generate content and post it on the internet and social media, and that will increase the number of interested people about DASH.

    What we have done ?

    We have organized ( two conferences in our Country, we hosted an attendance of 90 + 60 people in two universities. We presented a show about DASH and its benefits showing the growing graph of DASH and it can change your business investment.

    " Check our website to read more " http://dashac.dx.am


    Pictures Of The Conferences :


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    Project team :

    We’re a team of young people with a high experience of realization of events since we’re entrepreneurs and outstanding persons within the student area. This endorses that we have the experience to achieve the preparation of theses events with a high level of excellence.

    Idriss Kassim , Student at the university of Tunis, majoring in Computer Engineering , Department of security. Member of the ENACTUS association. Freelancer and speaks 3 languages. Actually holding the project of Cryptocurrencies in his University.
    Email :
    [email protected]


    Ahmed Aatari , Computer systems networking at the university of Tunis. Member in AIESEC. Polyglot speaking 6 languages, responsable of the relations with the external associations ans companies.
    Email :
    [email protected]


    Hasna Brania , Economic student at the University of Tunis. Preparing her Final Project about ‘’ A future with cryptocurrencies ‘’. Press officer in the project we are holding , Arabic translator of Dash Nation
    Email :
    [email protected]



    Our Website with two languages [ En / Ar ] : http://dashac.dx.am

    There will be other staff members that are not part of the project. (each role of these members will be explained later)
    Cameraman
    Website and social media manager
    Hardware manager
    2 Assistant

    Why the Middle East ?

    As you know the middle east is one of the richest regions of the world especially the countries we will work on. So there is going to be more chances for Middle east people to get DASH than other people of the world.

    Also The Middle East currently ranks fourth globally in terms of its cross-border global investment activity. It means that they tend to invest their money outside of their country. So they would prefer to transfer their money via Cryptocurrencies than via normal currencies.

    “In the United Arab Emirates and other middle east countries, the demand to trade and issue digital assets has grown exponentially with the phenomenal surge in valuation of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the rapid evolution of blockchain technology,” said ArabianChain founder and CEO Mohammed Alsehli. “The regional market is ripe and hungry for a user-friendly platform that makes it possible for them to buy and sell in a secure environment.”

    Speaking to media on the sidelines of the UNLOCK blockchain forum in Dubai on Monday, Alsehli said that ArabianChain “is working on a couple of options to allow uninterrupted cash deposits into the system”, in addition to allowing the peer-to-peer trading of cryptocurrencies.

    “This hopefully will be completed in two weeks,” he said. “With that, we’ll have the full platform running at full capacity with everyone doing their trading of their preferred cryptocurrencies.”
    All this represents an opportunity for Dash (specially Dash Evolution), to become widely used by people in this area residing both in and out of the country.


    Our steps :


    • The first step consists on preparing all what we are going to do.
    • Contact the universities to have the authorizations to organize the conferences.
    • By the same time the hardware manager will be buying all the material we need.
    • The Website and social media pages will be founded and ready to give people the facilities they need to know more about Dash.
    • The content of the conferences will be prepared by the Project team.

    Timeline :


    • 11-07-2018 : Preparing all what we are going to do
    • 19-07-2018 : First Conference in the University of Sousse
    • 23-07-2018 : Second Conference in the University of Sfax

    Topics to be covered :

    Each conference will have

    • Presentation of cryptocurrencies in general.
    • Presenting Dash and the benefits of investing in it.
    • Showing graphs and the history of DASH currency.
    • How Does Dash's DAO Work.
    • How to download and setup Dash wallets.
    • How it private send works.
    • How to purchase Dash from exchanges.
    • How to set up a masternode.


    Budget :

    Our budget it’s being asked for 2 conferences in Tunisia

    pre-production:

    Advertising and press management : 100 USD ---> Details: press, graphic design.

    Community manager : 150 USD ---> Details: website,facebook,twitter,instagram,youtube,dash forum,dash nation slack.

    Workshop Materials : 200 USD ---> Details: branded folders,branded pens,note


    production :

    Authorization cost : 350 USD ---> Details: university administration, authorities.

    Catering : 150 USD ---> Details: for the participants and the crew.

    Insurance : 200 USD ---> Details: overage in case of personal accidents during the event.

    Innovation staff ( 5 members ) : 90 USD ---> Details: 5 innovation staff members , with their branded uniforms.

    Registration and security staff : 80 USD ---> Details: 3 security staff members and 3 registration staff members.

    Cameraman : 100 USD ---> Details: photo taking , selection and enhancing.

    Conference speakers : 300 USD ---> Details: specialist in every subject.

    Video recording : 150 USD ---> Details: complete recording of the entire event.

    Video editing : 90 USD ---> Details: 2 video for youtube.

    English translation = 60 USD --->Details: 1 article per event.

    English subtitles = 60 USD --->Details: 2 video for youtube.

    Total for 2 conferences : 2080 USD / 8.1 DASH

     
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  2. JZA

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    I think you should break down this proposal to per month proposals and only ask for what you will consume that month. You are including a 3 month proposal, so your budget could be for 32,582 or 105.33 DASH per month instead of a high number in just one go.

    This will make masternodes less nervous of you running away with the money, and also we can evaluate your performance for a 2nd and 3rd round.

    It will also help you creating more interaction with the global community and be able to open it up for bigger projects.
     
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  3. DashAC

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    Hello,

    I think what you suggest about breaking down the proposal into a fewer months project makes perfect sense, we'll breaking down this proposal to 2 payments .

    Thank you for your suggestions .
     
    #3 DashAC, Apr 5, 2018
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  4. jeremy54

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    @DashAC Starting with a 300 dash proposal for 10 conferences looks like a high ask for a newcomer.

    You should start with a small proposal of 1 conference, show good results and approach the community again.

    This will improve your chances of getting funded.

    Best of luck!
    Jeremy
     
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  5. DashAC

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    Hi ,

    We already organized 2 conferences in our home university without support from dash network.

    If you checked our website you will see what we have done. And we got great results and big community from Tunisian people. That's why we are sure we have big chances to get funded.

    we are sure that this work would be more efficient in the middle east than in north Africa, and this is due to the development of middle east countries. In these countries people have so much money that they would be highly interested on investing it into Dash money.

    Thanks for your advice.
     
  6. ewok

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    Great work on your first two conferences.

    I think your proposal has a lot of upside and I would support it. I think as JZA mentioned breaking it down into a multi month proposal allows you to further build your reputation and de risk from a MN perspective.

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  7. DashAC

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    Hi ,

    Yes i'll breaking down my proposal to 2 payments as JZA said .

    Thanks for your support .
     
  8. jeremy54

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    • Travel with hotel : 21000 USD ---> Details: 3 coordinators , 2 assistants , 2 technical.
    • Workshop Materials : 9000 USD ---> Details: branded folders,branded pens,note paper.
    • Dash AC Team : 23000 USD ---> Details: 3 coordinators , 2 assistants , 2 technical.

      Can you clarify all these expenses with a itemwise breakdown?

      21000USD for travelling to organize meetups is a lot of money.
    • It would be far cheaper to engage local teams than to engage your team for this.

      Also 23000 you are asking for remuneration for yourselves?
      -Community members rarely get any salaries to organize meetups as it is volunteer work.

     
  9. DashAC

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    Hi ,

    • 21000 USD = travel to 5 different countries by airplane , hotel , food etc.. for 60 days include 7 members it's cheap , calculate with me again . 21000 ÷7 = 3000 USD for each one .

    • We asked 9000 USD for workshop Materials because for each conferences we'll use new Materials , please open your mind , it's 10 different conferences in 5 countries . 9000 ÷ 10 = 900 USD for each conference .

    • I saw before a lot of conferences proposals they asked budget for thier team also they asked for high budget to make just two conference in thier contury , you should to know my proposal it's different than the others .

    Thanks for your feedback .
     
  10. jeremy54

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    You should rework your budget as asking for large salaries for organizing meetups is unlikely to be seen favorably.

    As I said before, Doing one conference first would build some trust before asking money for 10 in one proposal.

    This would give us a chance to evaluate if it was a worthwhile investment.

    You should read the guide to making successful proposals on the forum.
     
  11. DashAC

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    I wrote to you before We have already organized 2 conferences in our home university without support from dash network maybe you didn't check the pictures . And also we're working now to do the 3 conferences , btw thanks for you're advice .
     
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    Hello! Greetings from Caracas, Venezuela. I like this pre-proposal. I think spreading DASH education is the best way to empower people and enlarging our community.

    However, as other members said before, you should break down your budget and also maybe try with only one country at this time.

    Why?

    You will be asking for less DASH, and you and your team will be able to live the experience of travelling together and making a conference out of your country. Also, giving numbers and metrics to the community of your first conferences in the first country you'll visit, will give a reference of your work on what you have reached, so you can expand your project like you want in the different countries of Middle East.

    In other sense, I think you should first talk with universities and have an approach with them before you submit your proposal so you can have the space for conferences for sure. Imagine you travel to the country and go to the university where you want to make the conference and the authorities don't give you the permission to do so, for whatever reason they have... It's important to secure those kind of little but important things before you make another step forward your project.

    My team Dash Youth Venezuela and I are going to start with our work visiting middle schools and universities to educate young people about DASH, and before all, we talked with the authorities of every institution we wanted to visit to assure those spaces. I recommend you the same, taking into account that you are going to travel.

    Congratulations for the work you all have done, wishing you the best! All my support from Venezuela.

    Showny.
     
  13. DashAC

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    Hi

    Thank you for your suggestions .

    Good luck for your work too .
     
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    @DashAC i also want to question how you have arrived at 30,000. Usd salaries for yourself and colleagues.

    Thank you
     
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    • Project management : 7000 USD ---> Details: Idriss Kassim.
    • Dash AC Team : 23000 USD ---> Details: 3 coordinators , 2 assistants , 2 technical.
    7000usd is quite a substantial ammount of money for a volunteer based meetups/conferences
     
  16. DashAC

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    Hi

    Yes we asked 23000 usd for our team Who they will oversee 10 conferences / 60 days,
    if we calculated again 23000 ÷ 7 members = 3285 usd per one member / 3285 usd ÷ 60 days = 54 usd per day .

    And we asked for 7000 usd for the Project management because he's the owner of the team . 7000 usd ÷ 60 days = 115 per day .

    You should to know it's 60 days Outside our country

    Also that just the first budget , we'll make update about that soon .

    Thanks for you comment .
     
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    "You should know that" you are being quite greedy here and it is plain to see. @RealMrHack is right.

    No one has been paid a salary for conducting a low skill job like a meetup and definitely no one has asked you to travel on our dime.

    Sorry, you are only a student and your time is not worth $115 a day. Not even close.
     
  18. DashAC

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    Hi

    With all my respect Our team they made update about budget , check it again , and thanks to all the members for thier feedback to let us fix this proposal .
     
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    even The numbers better have to be splitted i not understand what a Newbie Status have to do with the quality of a proposal. Please explain.
     
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    Bitter Truth : It is certain that you are going to lose your 5 dash.
     
  21. DashAC

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    Hi

    Can you let us know why you said that ?
     
  22. JZA

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    You have to think on the real value you are offering to our DASH network. Is easier to see this is not really getting us much value and that money could be invested in other proposals.
    • Meetups are limited, only a few will be able to assist even with 100% capacity
    • It wont give us a price upgrade on our value.
    • they dont produce new technology to be used by the network
    • The investment is not equal to the amount of users we will get back
    • Audience might be mostly end users, few of them are businesses already with extensive costumer base
    • There are other proposals that can generate more value with less money
    Dont you think this would be just easier to translated slides already made, and offer 100 dls to people around the regions you want to get to, and let they offer the information, or do the talk over skype?

    The more you overload your offer the more it will work against you, the smarter your proposal is and optimize our resources the more the community will be open to invest.
     
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    Even masternodes cant get reasonably priced projects through.
    Your project is neither reasonable nor backed by anyone with a track record.

    Save your 5 dash or not. thats your call.
     
  24. DashAC

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    Hi ! Thank you for your advice first !
    Then, I really agree with what you proposed, the team is thinking about making our proposal look better for the Dash nation. We will think on how to make this project be more efficient and less expensive. We will think also on a new technology to be used by the network. But for the audience, we can assure you it is one the most important people that can invest in Cryptocurrencies. You can check the news to see how people in the middle east are starting to use cryptocurrencies day after day.
    Thank you so much for your advice!
     
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    Thank you so much for your advice, as I said, the team is going to be thinking to make the proposal look nicer
    Thank you!
     
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    Update budget done .
     
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    Cher @DashAC,

    Comme vous le savez certainement, des propositions faite de puis votre régions ont étés des Scam.
    Cela entraîne une grande méfiance de la part de la communauté.

    Pour être pris au sérieux, il vous faudra déjà réussir a convaincre des personnes de votre beau pays de vous financer pour commencer.
    Car si personne ne crois en vous chez vous, comment le pourrions nous ?

    Un autre point, vous êtes jeunes, il faudrait des référents institutionnels pouvant vous donner une légitimité.

    Vos ambitions sont un peux trop ambitieuses pour commencer, j'entends pas là, vouloir vous étendre à d'autre pays, alors que vous n'avez pas encore commencé localement (ou a peine), cela donne encore plus de doutes sur votre capacité à appréhender la difficulté, le travail et l'engagement que cela va vous demander dans le temps, rien que pour soutenir une petit communauté dans votre université.

    Une possibilité pour que de mon point de vu vous ne soyez pas encore un Scam, et vous le comprendrez, c'est déjà, à ce stade de renvoyer les fonds qui vous ont étés prêtés. Puis de continuer vos conférences afin de faire une levé de fonds localement. Et enfin de mettre une personne institutionnel en garants et des fonds et de vos actions.

    Bonne chance.
     
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    Thanks for your advices .
     
  29. JOL

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    Comptez vous rendre les fonds avancé ? oui ou non
    Comptez vous avoir un référent institutionnel ? oui ou non
     
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    We need some time to update our plans , contact our speaker on discord for more informations , " Hasna Brania ( dashac ) "
     

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