Key points: - Students can earn Dash for reaching education milestones - We will call our student dashboard the "Dash" board and have it branded Dash and a link to the site - The project will generate huge interest in Dash, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, is key as most people have mobile phones but do not have bank accounts - Run a social media campaign #DashDoesGood to promote the project - Run a pilot with 20 Dash for one month to prove the idea Hi, I am Nick from South Africa and am running an EdTech startup that makes mobile education free for any student with access to a mobile phone. The platform provides a database of questions for students to practice on any subject and gives them big data feedback on performance. The program uses AI to show which areas they need to focus on. This is an example of the feedback (below). Please note:This is my test profile above - obviously an average score of 33% is not ideal! We are growing quickly. Last month we had +/- 50 students and this month we have +/- 250 already. Our platform works in both universities (colleges) and in schools and we have a presence in both. We expect to grow to at least 10 000 students by year-end as we scale in both schools and universities. We will also scale into other countries as we grow. The platform offers rewards for students when they hit education milestones (i.e. did 100 questions in one week and got 70% correct). The rewards are randomized therefore anyone who hits this goal stands on opportunity of winning. We already have prizes for students but I believe that offering Dash rewards to students could have a huge positive impact in motivating students and providing exposure for Dash to a young audience. Sub-Saharan Africa is the perfect market for Dash coin to be in because 80% people do not have bank accounts but do have mobile phones (Mckinsey report). About 12 per cent of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa have mobile bank accounts, which compares to 2% per cent globally (CNBC Africa report). This suggests, the crypto-currency revolution is most likely to happen in Africa first rather than in developed countries My proposal I want to: - Offer 20 Dash a month as rewards on the platform. Students have to "earn" the chance of winning Dash (i.e. even if you do a certain number of questions and get them correct you are not guaranteed to win Dash) - Each winner will receive 1 Dash. - There will be 5 Dash coins weekly up for grabs. - The process will be randomized to ensure that a new student will receive a Dash every week (therefore increasing the number of new Dash owners). - We will brand our student dashboard the "Dash" board in the Dash colors with a link to the Dash website. - Tag each student who wins Dash in a social media post (Facebook/Twitter) each week to promote the currency so their friends will see their winnings and want in The advantages of this project are huge: 1) Dash gets new customers and exposure as people learn about the coin (both through receiving it and hearing about it offered as a prize) 2) The coin gets exposure in a market where there is high demand for alternative banking solutions 3) Education levels are raised as students study more to stand a chance to win the cool prizes My commitments: 1) Every month I will post on a blog the confirmation that the coins were sent to students 2) I will run a social media promotion with the handle #DashDoesGood with the promotion and winners each week 3) For transparency, I will share to the community evidence of having sent the Dash to the qualifying students. I am also I huge fan of Dash and believe it is the currency of the future. This would be an amazing opportunity of raising awareness for this brilliant crypto and at the same time improve education!