[APPROVED] Seed Club - NEAR Creators + Communities Hackathon Proposal

TLDR of the proposal:

Seed Club will plan, run and promote a Social Token track during the NEAR Open Web Community Hackathon taking place May 2021. Seed Club will pull on their extensive network and followers, engaging and educating developers, promoting cross-track collaboration, providing operational and logistical support and sustaining participation toward the final demos and bounty rewards. The track will connect its Social Token followers with the NEAR community, and feature educational content, training materials, judging and research design.

Detailed proposal - max 450 words, if more info is needed link to docs:

Seed Club will plan and implement the Social Token Track during the Open Web Community Hackathon. This will include:

  • Announcement and promotion of the Open Web Community Hackathon overall, as well as the Social Token Track specifically.
  • Organization and promotion of Social Token Track Market Bounties.
  • Programming and operations for a Social Token focused “Join a Team / Find a Team Event”.
  • Participation and support of Open Web Summit / Kick Off Event, including speaker curation and content moderation.
  • Learning / Support focus on Social Token content during the first weeks of the Hackathon, including presentations and/or videos, identification of mentors and coaches.
  • Coordination to support development across tracks, to encourage new use cases combining social tokens / NFT’s / DAO collaborative projects.
  • Support and oversight of the final demo judging and bounty payout, including judging criteria, identifying judges and disbursement of final bounty awards.

Potential ROI/impact on the NEAR Ecosystem:

Following on the success of the Seed Club Creator x Crypto Summit, many developers and community leaders are eager to engage, and are looking for opportunities to connect and start building together. The Hackathon will provide concrete ways for these newly joined members to participate, while providing the education and focus of the surrounding education and community activities.

  • 100+ Expected registrants for Social Token Track
  • Provide advice and mentorship to participants over the duration of the challenge.
  • The educational programming and surrounding events will engage additional participants in the NEAR ecosystem, and educate participants on the benefits of developing with NEAR.
  • Bounty rewards will encourage sustained participation overall, and participation in the Social Token Track specifically.
  • Development of new proofs of concept that combine social token usage with NFT’s and/or DAO’s.


Seed Club is a social token incubator focused on helping design, launch and grow social tokens so anyone on the internet can realize their full potential. Backed by leaders in the social token space, Seed Club provides mentorship, thought leadership and programming to help communities bring the future value of their collaboration, creativity and connection into the present and turn their social capital into digital assets.

Seed Club Summit Stats:

  • 535 Discord members added during Summit
  • 1045 Registrants

Seed Club Social Stats:

Amount of funding:

$10,000 USD paid in $NEAR


  • NEAR point of contact:
    • Jordan Gray
  • Seed Club points of contact:
    • Nicole d’Avis (primary)
    • Jess Sloss
    • Ben Jacobs

(Polls: one for Community Council members and another one open to everyone with trust_level_1 or above)

Community Council Poll
  • Yes
  • No
  • Abstain

0 voters

Open Community Poll (min trust_level_1 required)
  • Yes
  • No
  • Abstain

0 voters

Voting and quorum thresholds:

<2K$ - 1X Yes - no minimum quorum (* quorum defined as min number of members needed for the vote to be valid)
2-10K$ - 2X Yes - no min quorum
10-30K$ - 3X Yes - min quorum 4 of 7 - 4X members should vote in either direction
Above 30K$ requires Erik or Illia’s additional approval (Head of NF/Chairman of NFC)
Above 100K$ requires NEAR Foundation Council approval


Very excited to see the attention Social Tokens are getting at the NEAR Open Web Community Hackathon taking place May 2021.

I see great success metrics included in this proposal; we are here to support reach the expected registrants amount (100+) and share with out audience the results on new proof of concepts that combine social token and NFTs and/or DAOs! :star_struck: this convo is definitively shaping our future!


How did the Hackathon go?

Are there any roundups which have been published? Did we manage to achieve 100= registrants for Social Token Track?

  • Development of new proofs of concept that combine social token usage with NFT’s and/or DAO’s.

This is awesome, was anything produced on this front?