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Nori Nishigaya own proposals

Combined CA Review Across Funds

4.4 / 5

Total PA Reviews across funds

Impact / Alignment
4.8 Star
4.36 Star
4.21 Star
Addresses Challenge
4.5 Star

Proposals Across Fund Rounds


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Nori Nishigaya Proposals (40)

Onboarded companies playbook Quick Pitch Quickview

$8,438 Received
$13,500 Requested

Solution: A playbook for funded companies that guide their various teams on how to best connect their operation with the Catalyst operation - payments, admin, communication 

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Legal & Financial Implementations
funded Awarded 2.7% of the fund.
4.8 (15)
₳500,000 Requested

Challenge: Entrepreneurship Challenge Quick Pitch

₳500,000 Budget

How might we encourage impact companies and entrepreneurs to build use cases on Cardano in the next 6 months?

Proposed in Fund: Fund 9
Budget 3.906% of the fund.
4.78 (18)

littlefish - Ikigai in Community Quickview

$36,667 Received
$50,000 Requested

Solution: An Ikigai based visual onboarding/member profile tool, charting what each member loves, is good at, can be paid for, and thinks the community needs.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: DAOs <3 Cardano
funded impact proposal Awarded 5% of the fund.
4.92 (12)

SPO Learning Support Community DAO Quickview

$10,800 Requested

Solution: We will evolve a learning DAO with our existing SPO programme incubator community that ensures their ongoing support, and codify our experience to create a knowledge-base for future DAO developers.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: DAOs <3 Cardano
over budget Requested 1.08% of the fund.
4.2 (15)

Smarthubs=more impact/adoption Quickview

$28,600 Requested

Solution: Design a DAO model to connect localised hubs for collaboration starting with 3 businesses promoting Cardano (Suiss, New Zealand & Canada) to distribute & decentralise the work to onboard organisations

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: DAOs <3 Cardano
over budget impact proposal Requested 2.86% of the fund.
4.73 (15)

dRep Education Book Club Quickview

$1,406 Received
$3,750 Requested

Solution: Let's hold regular book club meetings to read, discuss, and generally improve our awareness and knowledge of the books and articles that IOG has recommended as educational preparation for dReps.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: dRep improvement and onboarding
funded Awarded 2.5% of the fund.
4.53 (30)

Ledger Developer Onboarding Course Quickview

$43,000 Requested

Solution: Create a Project-based Learning (PBL) course to take developers through a hands-on project to learn how to create Ledger Live integrations and enable Ledger devices on their products.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Dapps, Products & Integrations
not approved impact proposal Requested 0.548% of the fund.
4.33 (21)

Mentor-mentee Bounties & eLearning Quickview

$67,500 Received
$90,000 Requested

Solution: メンター・メンティ・バウンティとeラーニング・マーケットプレイスは、幅広い開発者コミュニティにおけるCardanoの信頼と採用を加速させるためのエントリレベルのプロジェクトです。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Developer Ecosystem
funded Awarded 9% of the fund.
4.81 (57)

C4C Community Hub Operations Quickview

$12,050 Received
$12,050 Requested

Solution: This proposal aims to enable the required budget to reward Cardano4climate core contributors and services over the next 3 months.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Scale-UP Cardano's Community Hubs
completed Awarded 2.41% of the fund.
4.83 (12)

SalmonNation Decentralized Alliance Quickview

$21,300 Requested

Solution: Setting up a local community center in the region will give us the opportunity to recruit local people into the Catalyst ecosystem.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Scale-UP Cardano's Community Hubs
over budget Requested 4.26% of the fund.

Open Data Lake Blueprint Quickview

$105,000 Requested

Solution: Work with Catalyst community to outline initial needs, training, whitepaper, and resources for constructing phase 1 of a Data Lake plan.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Open Source Development Ecosystem
over budget Requested 8.75% of the fund.
3.33 (12)

OpenSource Quadratic Voting Funding Quickview

$84,000 Received
$112,000 Requested

Solution: Bring GitCoin to Cardano with quadratic voting and funding to amplify trust and opportunities to build the future of open-source Cardano.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Open Source Development Ecosystem
funded Awarded 9.333% of the fund.
4.81 (27)

Cross-Chain Impact Lead Generator Quickview

$21,750 Received
$29,000 Requested

Solution: カルダノインパクトコミュニティにおける相互運用性をモデル化し、マルチチェーンコラボレーションを生成&インパクトコラボレーションのキープレーヤーとなる。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
funded Awarded 7.25% of the fund.
5 (9)

Challenge: Governance Praxis

$500,000 Budget

What governance experiments can we try, what knowledge can we share, and what forms of organization will emerge from this collective effort?

Proposed in Fund: Fund 8
Budget 3.906% of the fund.
4.47 (15)

Challenge: Catalyst Culture

$400,000 Budget

How might we establish and maintain inclusive and lively Catalyst Culture to explore the highest potential of human collaboration?

Proposed in Fund: Fund 8
Budget 3.125% of the fund.
4.44 (9)

Challenge: Climate Change: THE Challenge

$500,000 Budget


Proposed in Fund: Fund 8
Budget 3.906% of the fund.
4.47 (15)

Bridge Builders Operations Quickview

$100,800 Requested

Solution: Bridge Buildersは、Fund 6以来、メンタリングとコミュニティ支援を行っています。イベント、1対1のエンゲージメント、プロジェクトメンタリングを提供しています。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: Business Solutions (B2B & B2C)
over budget Requested 10.08% of the fund.
4.72 (18)

Challenge: Conflict Transformation

$1,000,000 Budget


Proposed in Fund: Fund 8
Budget 7.813% of the fund.
4.33 (9)

Monthly Reports

In December, the dRep Education Book Club was officially launched on the Leadership Academy Discord: and we gained 32 new members this month due to that announcement. The Discord has been set up to host a channel per book that we discuss, and will lead up to the first face to face book club meeting in mid-January. There is also a new space for community members to add any books they are currently reading and discuss the book with the community, so the book club is not limited to just the ones selected for this proposal. There has been higher engagement since moving from Telegram to Discord, so that is a good sign that this was a positive change.

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Completion Target
3. In the next 6 months

The summer has slowed down progress on our initiative somewhat, but we hope to re-engage everyone in September and continue our forward progress.

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1. In the next month

We are combining with an SPO Accelerator proposal and bringing even more value to the SPOs involved in this project. We will be launching the SPO accelerator in a few week in partnership with Harry Hellyer and his team.

We are also starting to gather SPOs that are interested in working on a certification program and will kick off our first convening on May28. We have a community Discord and Telegram group formed for better communication.

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On April 25, Nori participated on a panel discussion with other block chain experts on NFTs. This second event was all about NFTs and their utility. This was an interesting conversation and one other company on the panel was already using Cardano as the blockchain for their in-game NFT assets. The utility of NFTs beyond "art NFTs" was a good learning opportunity for much of the audience. We are planning a third conversation around DAOs in late June.

Sanada continues to host bi-weekly Pacific Town Hall. In May we had sessions on governance, presentations on impact projects on Cardano and block chain (Landano, Algae Token, and Nature Blocks), and we had some discussions around stake pool best practices and a review of Fund 8 and how it went for the community. Recordings of Pacific Town Hall are available here:

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We have also hosted two Pacific Town Halls in April, one a fairly deep dive into what it takes to run an SPO, and the other discussing the need for a constitution in Cardano. Recordings of the Town Hall meetings can be found here:

In April, as COVID restrictions have lifted sufficiently, we hosted an in-person event to teach people about and discuss NFTs. This event was attended by over 20 people and lasted just over 2 hours. One of the panel speakers is building a game on top of Cardano and using NFTs to represent in-game items.

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We have partnered with Edify to offer the Sakura SPO community an Impact Accelerator to help them strengthen their business and ultimately be more successful at running a stake pool. Our kick off meeting is recorded here:

We have on-boarded a community manager (Jeremy Kiffiak) who will be reaching out to different SPO communities, and an SPO technical advisor (Bryan Lesiuk) who will be advising on Stake Pool best practices and creating a security audit to certify that SPOs are running good security practices.

Our discord server is here:

And our Telegram group:

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We are convening our first meeting of SPOs and community projects on April 1 to launch this new network. We have partnered with Harry Hellyer and his team to offer SPOs business mentorship as the synergies between the groups seems to be highly aligned. We hope to take 15-20 SPOs through the accelerator program.

A Discord server has been set up to help build community and facilitate conversation for this group:

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SANADA is now hosting the Pacific Town Hall. We've been holding them every two weeks, and the recordings of the meetings can be found here: and interested people can sign up via the Catalyst Community Meetup group:

As the SANADA community manager, I have started networking at the KWENCH co-working space, and have connected with several local companies who are interested in building on top of Cardano, and have been attending local blockchain meetups to spread the word about Cardano and Catalyst.

I have also sat on an introduction to blockchain panel discussion and represented Cardano and explained the energy efficiency of the blockchain and how it's being used in various impact initiatives. There were 23 people in attendance and it turned into a nice conversation about blockchain in general, and Cardano in particular. It's worth noting that due to COVID, this was the first face to face event that I've been able to attend in person. It's nice to be able to meet people once again. We are now planning an NFT panel discussion for the end of April for part two of this series.

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EP1: 'd' Parameter