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Oxford Student Hub

$3,458.00 Received
$4,150.00 Requested
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Problem:

Cardano lacks community awareness and needs more developers. Lack of quality articles explaining Cardano and the ecosystem.

Challenge: F8: Scale-UP Cardano's Community Hubs
funded Awarded 0.83% of the fund.
Proposal Assessor Reviews:
4.57 (30)
Yes Votes:
₳ 60,014,431
No Votes:
₳ 2,283,447
Unique Wallets:
194

Experience

Undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Oxford. Prior experience in running student organizations.

Organization of successful events including “Introduction to Cardano” where students were informed with detail on how to become a Community Advisor. 

Solution

Created a student hub based at Oxford to further increase Oxford students’ exposure to Cardano through physical and online events.

[IMPACT]

What we want to do

  1. Write articles introducing Cardano that targets audiences from different backgrounds. Including basic introductory articles for people with no prior blockchain knowledge. Advanced articles with in-depth explanation of unique features of Cardano (Ouroboros, Delegation Mechanism, eUTXO, Hydra etc.) and projects built on Cardano that targets people trying to develop a deeper understanding of Cardano.
  2. Create engaging educational\instructional infographics and blog posts. For example, how to create wallets, how to become Community Advisors targeted specifically at the audience of the student hub.

These will allow us to achieve the goals of the Student Hub (Fund 7 winning proposal)

  1. Create a scholarship for selected students to learn Plutus or Prism over the summer.
  2. Introduce students to decentralized governance and help them participate in Project Catalyst as Community Advisors.
  3. Help interested students apply for Project Catalyst funding

Why fund this project?

The University of Oxford hosts some of the world's brightest students. In order for Cardano to truly get a competitive edge over other blockchains is to have competent developers. That is why focusing on providing scholarships to students at top institutions such as Oxford is important. These are students who have not yet developed a niche and have no particular preference over a particular ecosystem. A scholarship could therefore be the nudge that makes the choice easy for them.

All other things equal (one might argue that Cardano is less accessible), a scholarship stipend providing a substantial economic incentive would surely tip over the critical group of computer science students thinking about becoming a blockchain developer to the Cardano ecosystem.

These scholarships should be regarded as investments into the long-term growth of Cardano. In order for Cardano to truly succeed, all that is needed is 100 superb solutions developed on Cardano. For this to happen, we need the best minds and these are students with that potential. This is a very small investment relative to the cost it would take to sway the very same students once they have entered the job market. At that stage, they would be earning six-figure salaries, and incentivising them to go for one company over another would require remuneration of a magnitude far exceeding the few hundred dollars of these stipends.

Why we will succeed

Our key to success is to partner up with existing student societies in Oxford that will help us get a foot in the door. For example, the Blockchain Society, Mathematics Society, Economics Society, Computer Science Society and Africa Society. We then hope that the value proposition of blockchain on Cardano will be enough to make them want to learn more. We have already established relationships with all of the societies mentioned above, and are discussing details for community events. We have held our first event in collaboration with Oxford Blockchain Society: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lxPCgUNb9BC6E8BJlKYCqqaXBPeQA_95?usp=sharing

We may also possibly reach out to relevant Societies at Imperial College and at Cambridge for this scholarship opportunity.

We have recognised that facing the different audiences from the different communities, we will have to create interesting and insightful content with specific targets in mind. After catching their initial interests in Cardano at our in person events, we need to continue to provide opportunities to keep them actively engaged in Cardano and learn more knowledge. Allowing everyone to participate to the best of their ability, whatever level they are starting from. These include running Discord channels that post learning materials, updates of Cardano community and chat about Cardano, article series on ‘Medium’ platform, guides on becoming Community Advisor and so on. We have a detailed plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AjRqAPDEIosDec4_nICMCzFIWVHAi3sQ/view?usp=sharing

We have created the aforementioned Notion page: <https://cardanox.notion.site/3aadf76a910e493894a5aa8dc4308ac6?v=dece0ab21e6d4b059eed7ba1db9b0722>

We have created fact sheets comparing different L1 blockchains: <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x7xsdDIF6CT37-1jFV5hzoNjme6rEoz1/view?usp=sharing>

When we then launch a competitive scholarship, people will want to prove their interest and invest some time into researching Cardano. This means that even if only 5 students will receive the scholarship, all of the students who applied will inevitably have invested a lot of time and effort into learning more about the ecosystem in order to make their application stronger (as we select on the basis of interest and competence).

Assuming each community event gets 30 attendees and we manage to get 1/3 of attendees to apply, we would get 30 people who now have a Cardano wallet (as we will ask for a public address) and be more invested in the ecosystem.

One of the main challenge is to reach out to our target audiences and allow more people to learn about the Student Hub. To address this challenge, we collaborate with societies in the University of Oxford and promote event through their social media channels. This has proven to be successful in our collaboration with Blockchain society.

Another challenge is we have audiences from vastly different backgrounds. Our potential audiences range from people who have not have prior knowledge of blockchain to people who are heavily engaged in blockchain activities. To address different audiences, we create content suitable for audience of different knowledge level and provide guide on how they should access the knowledge.

Finally, there is a lack of incentive for audience to participate in Cardano. We have decided to provide food and drinks at our in person event as an incentive and also introduce them to CA award and scholarship.

[FEASIBILITY]

3 months:

  • Social media page(s) launched
  • The first community event was held
  • The recruitment process of Cardano Plutus stipend recipients has begun
  • 50 likes/following/members on social media channels or discord channel
  • 10 wallets registered

6 months:

  • 10 community advisors (students) participated in a Project Catalyst assessment
  • First cohort of Plutus/Prism pioneers completed the programme
  • Second and third community events held
  • 50 wallets registered

12 months:

  • Fourth community event held
  • 200 likes/followers/members on social media or discord channel
  • 5 proposals originating in the student hub were submitted to Project Catalyst
  • 3 proposals originating in the student hub were successfully funded through Project Catalyst
  • 100 wallets registered

$1160. Costs for presentations and recruitment events

  • Venue rentals, $50 per event * 2 = $100
  • Food and drinks per event, $150 * 2 = $300
  • Organising and planning, $23/hour*20 hours= $460
  • Marketing, $300

$2990. Costs for researching, creating infographics, blogs and writing articles

  • Research Cardano, $23/hour*60 hours= $1380
  • Write article and blog posts, $23/hour*40 hours= $920
  • Design infographics, $23/hour*10 hours= $230
  • Maintain Discord channel, Notion page, Medium platform, $23/hour*20 hours= $460

Simon Sällström

Sisi Peng

- Master of Public Policy candidate at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

- Extensive experience in cross-border investment, development consulting, digital strategy, business development, journalism and marketing

- Fund 7 winner and community advisor

- <https://www.linkedin.com/in/sisi-peng/>

Leyi Jiang

- BSc Mathematics candidate, University of Oxford

- Deep understanding of the blockchain space acquired through independent fundamental analysis

- Fund 7 winner and community advisor

- <https://www.linkedin.com/in/leyi-jiang-943125227/>

Huanxing Chen

- BSc Human sciences candidate, University of Oxford

- An avid learner who's interested in exploring the intersections between different fields of knowledge. Excited by the potential of emerging technologies in meeting social needs.

- Fund 7 winner and community advisor

- <https://www.linkedin.com/in/huanxing-chen-b353221a0/>

Dr Adaku Agwunobi

- Postdoctoral researcher in Department of Engineering Science working on Orthopaedic Clinical Tooling, University of Oxford

- Entrepreneur, Songwriter + PhD Holder with 2 MSc degrees (MSc Marketing, MSc Health Economics), BSc (Hons Economics). An expertise on health/wellbeing, economics, intersectionality, entrepreneurship, digital economy and student communities.

- <https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferagwunobi/>

Taylor Pearson

- BSc Physics candidate, University of oxford

- Excellence knowledge of various blockchains and projects built on different blockchain platforms

- <https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylor-pearson-8010301b7/>

[AUDITABILITY]

As described in our timeline for delivering.

As described in our timeline for delivering.

This is a continuation of our successful Fund 7 proposal: Oxford Student Hub https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/381527

In the process of carrying out our previous proposed events, we have identified new problems and also have innovative ideas. This proposal will complete our student hub framework and fund new projects by student hub.

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In this approach, the problem is portrayed as a challenge. The proposer recognizes the importance of having materials or articles that describe the Cardano environment, and I feel this will benefit Cardano because when individuals are educated or informed about the ecosystem, it draws them in, increasing membership. The challenge's aims and measurements also correspond with the goals of the challenge, which is to give students and people with basic information about the blockchain.

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As the proposer has mentioned in the proposal, I find this proposal excellently addresses the challenge set by the Fund 7 winning proposal - Student Hub. College students are future employees, and the proposal has pinpointed this group of customers, employees, and developers. However, although the University of Oxford is more than a great place to run this project, I wish the proposal could extend its range of participants, not just at Oxford but maybe also at Cambridge, UCL, or colleges around the UK or around the world.

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The described problem in this proposal falls within the challenge setting. The proposer appreciates the fact that there should be materials or articles that explain Cardano ecosystem and I believe this has a positive impact for Cardano because when people get an explanation or education about the ecosystem it draws them in to it, hence it will add value by increasing membership. The goals and metrics also align with the challenge as it seeks to provide introductory information about the blockchain to students and people.

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The proposal is about to maintain the student hub at University of Oxford which was the winning proposal in Fund7 with link included https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/381527 As my reading, the winning Fund7 proposal was about to create a scholarship for students to learn Plutus/Prism, promote Cardano and help students to particapate Cardano community as CAs. In Fund8 the team wants to maintain/scaling up that Cardano community Hub by writing articles and creating educational infographics about Cardano to help students in the community have deeper knowledge about Cardano, lead them to the Cardano ecosystem and Catalyst Project. In my opinion, the proposal definitely fits into the challenge as well as adds value to Cardano ecosystem. If it is successful, the proposal will keep helping to increase number of new members onboarding, number of active members, number of quality proposals from Oxford students community and so much more, in other words, the proposal keeps encouraging the local Community Hubs to drive adoption and awareness of Cardano.

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This proposer is trying to build a cardano hub in the Oxford university. Targeting students to join the cardano community is a great way to add value to the ecosystem. In that sense, the proposal identifies a problem within the challenge that needs to be solved. Furthermore, the proposal targets students in computer sciences who can possibly be developers in the cardano ecosystem. Students can also be trained to be part of the catalyst ecosystem, which will add value to the cardano ecosystem. Some of them can work as CA while some of them can be proposers or developers. I have to say that the proposer has added clear key metrics that are aligned with the challenge. Regarding scaling in future challenges, the proposer should have mentioned it but, I assume that the proposal should be able to scale in future challenges without much issues. For example, they can increase the number of attendees, or just target other universities, since, at this point, the proposers should have the blueprint.(5 for impact)

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This team of five students and researchers from Oxford has taken a very pragmatic approach to creating community awareness and attracting/grooming potential developers before they enter the job market and become prohibitively expensive. They have a step-by-step plan to drive Cardano adoption among students. They are implementing this plan one step at a time. This proposal tackles specifically the lack of quality articles explaining blockchain, Cardano and Catalyst in a way that speaks to busy and smart students, the top talent of tomorrow.

The proposal is definitely in line with the “minimum viable hub” approach as its goals are almost too humble. Yet this agile implementation/iteration process—and the articles, illustrations and infographics created as part of this proposal—are something that can be later used to create student hubs in universities around the world.

As a former student activist with years of personal experience from a global student-led organization I salute this kind of student activity in these times that students are increasingly pressed with demands to graduate quickly and get a well paid job. This team clearly understands the target group (because they are part of the target group themselves) and they have managed to create an approach that is easier to sell to the students: this has an immediate impact in their future employability and it can allow them to get Catalyst funding for their projects already while studying. It’s an approach that empowers students to take the lead of their own careers and contribute to Cardano at the same time.

This proposal builds on a previously funded proposal (https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/381527), from the same team. If this proposal was funded, it would allow the team to offer a scholarship for selected students to learn Plutus/Prism as a “summer job”, as well as to introduce students to Catalyst as CAs and proposers. The proposal surely addresses the challenge well, although the scope is limited to the local reality at Oxford and it only aims to get a specific set of tasks delivered. With an added level of ambition, the impact could be a lot higher.

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The problem is clearly identified in this proposal and is closely aligned with the challenge. As blockchain technology and the Cardano ecosystem is still in its early days, it is important that awareness is established to accelerate the growth of Cardano. By increasing the exposure of Cardano to students at Oxford university, an institution where some of the worlds best academics attend, this proposal clearly articulates how it will add value to the Cardano ecosystem in both the short and long term. The project has a very well thought out plan on how it will achieve their goals in relation to their outlined challenge settings. Partnering up with student societies is an effective way of gaining exposure to different social backgrounds. It gives me great confidence in this project as they have recognized their future challenges and how they aim to solve them. Their ability to identify the different levels of blockchain knowledge in their audience portrays that they have recognized a challenge and worked out a solution for their future audience. I would have liked this proposal to explore the use of key metrics to support their challenge i.e. a percentage of Cardano wallet holders in the University or a ratio between people who have beginner and advanced blockchain knowledge.

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I got halfway through the impacts section and was immediately sold. For the extraordinarily low price of $4150, we can get direct exposure to Oxford students that can be onboarded as CAs and Plutus Pioneers. I don't mean to overhype Oxford. I know there have been accusations out there about Oxford losing some social credibility, which I feel is a bit harsh and exaggerated but I digress. Oxford is still a world-recognized academic institution that has the potential to add credibility to Cardano! Likely, in a relatively small way. I think the proposers undervalue what they can bring to the Cardano ecosystem as a reputable University receiving sponsorship from the self-proclaimed "research-first" blockchain. I realize that I have yet to address the actual proposal impacts up to this point in my review, I just needed to acknowledge the value-cost ratio. I LOVE the documentation created and presented in the impact portion. It's a very well-researched and thorough comparison that should probably be more widely circulated. I really like the idea of onboarding Oxford students as CAs too. I think the resources and information the Oxford Blockchain Society provides to get students involved in Cardano is a strong material. They might just need a bit better on-campus marketing/incentive. The food should help.

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I like the idea of the proposal, which aims to bring knowledge to the Oxford students and strengthen the connection between Cardano community and the existing student sociaties. These meetups and seminars organized by Cardano members play an essential role in increasing awareness of Cardano in particular and blockchain in general to Oxford students. Oxford has always been among the most prestigious universities with brilliant students, thus gaining attraction of Oxford students will surely create benefit for Cardano in the long run.

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The Oxford Student Hub address the challenge excellently. They have paid particular notice to the success criteria the challenge sets out such as MVH, cost to challenge ratio and considers the value this hub can bring to Cardano at multiple different levels such as developing with Plutus to Project Catalyst. The value add to Cardano is very evident, particularly as the captive audience such as under and post grads can offer enormous potential for the future. Additionally, whilst their is a clear "minimum viable hub" prospect, there is also potential to scale this hub into greater depth at Oxford, but also could be opened to other educational institutions at a later stage

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The experience indicated and the team information offered provide evidence that the team has the necessary abilities and ability to do this work. The budget has been carefully prepared, and I feel it is both realistic and sufficient to achieve the desired result. The project execution plan supplied is clear and straightforward, which is fantastic. I can also see that the timeline is detailed and definite. I like how the proposer has mentioned the potential challenges and hazards that may develop throughout the project's execution.

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I rated this category a perfect score because I have experienced the same process and been successful. In my university, I have introduced my group of friends to Cardano, and a lot of them are interested and currently involved in this community. I believe this proposal has been carefully planned out to introduce Cardano university-wide. However, based on my experience, $2990 for researching, creating infographics, blogs, and writing articles is too high for a student-level organization like Oxford Student Hub. This cost should not exceed the allocation for presentations and recruitment events. The proposal should come up with solutions to reduce this cost so that the project can be more efficient and likely to be successful.

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The authors provide a detailed plan in a timeline 12 months with detailed budget breakdown and information of the proposers for us to assess the feasibility of the project: Regarding to the plan, we can see what needs to be done in term of 3, 6 and 12 months. The financial amount is broken down in details and reasonable, which allows us to understand what needs to be spend money on, and how much it costs. About the team who will execute the project, due to the information which is provided fulfilling with skills and experience related to the executing the project, I believe the team is capable to do the project. The risks/challenges that the team has to face when conducting the proposal are also explained, as well as the solutions to sovle those risks. Because of all above, I agree the proposal is feasible. However, I think it would be benificial if the authors make more clear about this: The detailed plan and timeline of this proposal and of the funded proposal are exactly the same. I understand this is the continuation of the funded one, but it is not clear what activities are in this proposal and what are in the previous proposal, I see some of activities (in term of 3, 6, 12 months) are not belonged to this proposal because we just have 2 events will be held based on the costs in the budget, while we have 4 events will be held in the detailed plan.

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The relevant experience described and the information about the team provided gives assurance that the team have the required skills and capacity of executing this task. The budget is well prepared and I believe it’s also reasonable to achieve the desired outcome. The plan presented is concise for the execution of the project, that’s brilliant. I can also see that the time table is actually realistic as it’s seen that the execution of the project is expected to last for 12 months. I appreciate the fact that the proposer has indicated the challenges and risks that may arise during the execution of the project.

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I believe highly in the feasibility of this project. In fact the proposer has provided the necessary elements that increase my confidence on the successful implementation of this project. In that regard, the proposal includes links of the linkedin profiles of the team members. The proposer has also identified the team needed to implement this project successfully. The budget has been broken down into identifiable items. It is reasonable in my opinion. Furthermore, they have provided a timetable to complete the work. The items described in the timetable look achievable. I can say, from the plan layered by the proposer, that they have some experiences on the subject. In fact, this proposal is a continuation of a funded proposal in fund 7. They have identified issues and new ways to do things better. That’s why I have confidence in the proposal and its successful implementation. (5 for feasibility)

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This is a strong proposal because it builds on the same strong team’s earlier work. These are not just any odd students and researchers but a high caliber selection of brightest minds in academia. Their listed credentials are so strong that I wouldn’t be surprised if some of these co-proposers would continue to become future Nobel laureates. Yet they are not one-track-minds. This is in fact the first time I get to write an assessment with a soundtrack included. One of the co-proposers, Dr Adaku—a PhD holder with a double MSc—is also a songwriter. This is a good example of a multi-talented team. I am so convinced of the team’s ability to produce quality results that I would almost suggest adding a zero or two after the next proposal sum in Fund9, if there is another follow-up proposal.

The linked notion page is a great example of the team’s ability to simplify complex matters. The proposal would be even better, however, if it included samples of articles written by the team. Other than that it’s hard to think of anything to improve. A solid and simple plan. A well outlined, reasonable budget. Clear timeline and milestones. A strong team. Top quality.

Potential risks have been well outlined and addressed. It is a great idea to collaborate with the different societies and reach out to students via different channels, using customized messages tailored to a particular target group. So far the team has not thought of any other incentive to lure people in apart from free food and drinks. If that works, fine. But there are so many other instances competing for the limited time of the students that this is probably the aspect to focus on the most. What is the unique factor that speaks to students in Cardano/Catalyst? I’m afraid there’s no simple answer to that question and it will only be revealed through trial and error. Furthermore, what works in Oxford, might not work in Cambridge. What works in the UK, might not work in Sweden or Nigeria. Looking forward to the team sharing their insights as they learn more.

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It is evident that the proposer is reliable as they are already putting in motion partnerships, events and putting together educational resource to increase the exposure of the Cardano ecosystem. They also have future plans of creating scholarships which indicates that they also want to continue to add value to Cardano. The information presented on the team is detailed and clear. Their linkedin profiles look professional and they appear to be high achievers. I believe that this team have the skills and experience needed to implement the proposal. There is clarity in their roadmap with realistic timelines. I also like how they have key metrics to identify the success of each phase of their roadmap. It gives me the impression that they are productive and hold themselves accountable. The budget that they proposed is very detailed and the amount requested to achieve their goals appears to be reasonable. It was great to see that they were very particular in how they broke down the allocation of funds with every single item. The proposer also describes the resources needed to succeed and is reflected in their proposed budget.

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I've seen $50k+ proposals that had WAY worse roadmaps than this. The amount of work they do to prove that they are deserving of less than $5k is overkill. Of course, the scale at which they are impacting is far less than a lot of these other projects. The 12-month roadmap that they provide is very realistic, yet still challenging in the context of their target audience. In the course of 12 months, they plan to "convert" 100 students to Cardano and get 10 students established as Catalyst CAs. In my mind, that's $40 per Cardano participant (10 of which will be heavy contributors to the community in Catalyst) and they establish a much better grounding to continue their work in driving adoption on the Oxford campus. ALSO, the budgeted rate for the production of writing and research is SUPER undervalued. The average wage for Oxford residents is a little more than $50k/year, which translates to approximately $27.50/yr at 35 hours a week (UK full-time). For some impressive quality materials, based on what I've seen so far, that's a deal! If they keep requesting Catalyst funds for such quality levels of production at such a low budget with major potential for impact, I'm glad to vote yes 100% of the time.

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The proposal provides a detailed plan about activities that will be held in the next 12 months. The money usage is clearly interpreted on how it would be spent. Proposal also presents information, personal background of each core team member as well as their LinkedIn profile. Moreover, some challenges might occurs also have been listed, along with solution to mitigate that situation. Overall, I think the plan is well-organized and is highly feasible

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The roadmap is concise and realistic enough to deliver value in their suggested timeframe. They also have considered the length of the project to deliver value across 2022. Budgeting is clearly broken down (into granular detail) and is realistic agains the set of tasks detailed with fair value on hourly rates and general admin costs. The team appear to be a strong one with previous experience within Project Catalyst and Cardano. They have also considered risks to the project and have provided solutions where they can to solve.

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The experience indicated and the team information offered provide evidence that the team has the necessary abilities and ability to do this work. The budget has been carefully prepared, and I feel it is both realistic and sufficient to achieve the desired result. The project execution plan supplied is clear and straightforward, which is fantastic. I can also see that the timeline is reasonable, as the project is scheduled to take 12 months to complete. I like how the proposer has mentioned the potential challenges and hazards that may develop throughout the project's execution.

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This proposal is highly informative and in-detailed. I have had experience assessing student organizations' plans, and I find this one does better than most of the proposals I have read. The proposer includes details and evidence for every point, step, and goal for the proposed project. I believe this project is highly potential and likely to achieve success.

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The roadmap provided is comprehensive and the milestones and time horizon are also well described. What I am finding weak about this proposal is ascertaining the metrics/KPIs (they might be hidden somewhere). I think it’s good they are stated clearly to fully audit the proposal. Information about how you will measure the progress and development of the project and what success for this project looks like should be stated in their respective sections instead of directing it to other sections. I believe every section has a unique information required and hence must be treated as such. However, the targeted problem is thoroughly described and I believe that if the project is executed it offers a solution to the identified problem.

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About auditing the proposal, the authors give us the detailed plan with timeline, roadmap, miliestones and KPIs that allows us be able to track the project. However, regarding to the Impact section, in “describe your proposed solution”, we see the solution in this proposal is writing articles and educational infographics about Cardano, but the authors do not provide any information about articles and educational infographics in the list of activities or the number of articles or educational infographics in the detailed plan and timeline. Because the solution and the detailed plan do not match with each other, I neither agree nor disagree that the proposal is auditable.

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In this section, the proposer asks us to refer to the feasibility section. The roadmap and timetable specified in the feasibility section can be considered as the same thing. I would recommend to the proposer to just add these sections, even if they are the same thing. Or the proposer can add something. Other than that, I think that the proposal is auditable as it included a detailed roadmap and KPIs that define its success. Furthermore, the problem described is clear and understandable, as well as the solution proposed. (4 for feasibility)

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The plans and budget are clear and the set goals are realistic. Information provided is sufficient, making progress/success auditing easy. Projections for marketing reach / onboarding of hub members is included in 3, 6, and 12 month milestones. The team’s decision to ask for the public address of each member’s ADA wallet is a brilliant way to track the on-chain activity of the members also afterwards.

All things considered, it’s difficult to poke holes in a proposal so clear and easily auditable. Value for money delivered, once again. My only question is this: Have you thought about how to make the Oxford Student Hub financially self-sustaining? Can you productize and sell your know-how or find ways to get recurring funding from outside of Catalyst?

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The description of the problem is clear and concise. Auditing the proposal was a smooth process as the solution is closely aligned with the challenge and is depicted well through the information on their background, previous experience, roadmap/milestones and budget. The metrics and KPI’s used to evaluate success are closely attached to their roadmap which gives me assurance that they will be constantly monitoring their growth. The information provided was sufficient – It was easy to audit the progress and success of the proposal.

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They listed all the success metrics and KPIs in the previous section. I'm big on thorough KPIs and timeline-based success metrics. I really like it when proposals give quantifiable progress goals because it demonstrates an intention to course correct along the way. With the evidence they provide in this proposal, I entirely expect to continue seeing their hard work on display for public accountability.

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The proposal states clear roadmap on how the progress will be measured and how success will look like.

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With a clear roadmap and deliverables detailed it will be likely that both auditing progress and ultimate success of the proposal will occur. I would have liked to have seen how evidence can be shared on progress such as detailing attendance records, images/video of events and other general "in-flight" proof of traction. General metrics/KPIs can be distilled by whether or not the tasks have been completed as detailed, and they have provided two simple KPIs (social media engagement and new wallets registered). The former will be easier to publicly track with the latter a little more challenging. Overall, the problem and solution to the challenge is clear and again likely to lead to success of the proposal.

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Monthly Reports

We will start publishing result from this month.

Disbursed to Date
$3,458
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
12/30/2022

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We are in the progress of delivering a large scale blockchain forum in the University of Oxford. We have been in contact with other blockchain groups and societies in Oxford to hold a large event which will onboard people on to the blockchain space.

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Since term start in university, we held many presentation and social sessions with students, some of them are already deep in to the blockchain space but many more are interested individuals with no prior experience. We introduce them to blockchain and help them with hands-on activity like creating wallet and NFTs.

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Social sessions to interact with the community. Collaboration with Binance and Gimbalab.

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2. In the next 3 months

We had internal meetings but no deliverables.

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