Trove Labs is a web3 development and consulting firm specializing in the NEAR Protocol ecosystem. We have been deeply involved in the NEAR community since 2021 and have firsthand experience building two of the strongest NEAR native communities; Jump DeFi and Neko, which lead engagement and active user analytics. Trove Labs has created NEAR at NIGHT, the #1 Twitter Spaces Show on NEAR that serves as a platform for founders and team members of NEAR Native projects to showcase what they are building and discuss important topics within the ecosystem. Trove labs is dedicated to building the NEAR infrastructure while encouraging and enabling others to do the same.
Near at NIGHT has been extremely successful in providing a platform for NEAR native projects with over 60 unique guests being hosted on N@N so far. NEAR at Night has run 80+ spaces with an average of 126 views & 2090 impressions per show since its creation in August.
Last year Trove Labs was given the amazing opportunity to travel to Nearcon from the marketing DAO (NEARCON Proposal & NEARCON Report). While attending NEARCON we were able to strengthen existing relationships within the NEAR community by meeting up in real life and witnessing their achievements and passion firsthand. We were able to schedule multiple N@N AMA sessions with different projects and hackathon participants to highlight their work and innovations.
One of the most impactful experiences we had at the conference was the “NEAR Founders Brunch” thrown by Apollo 42 and the ASAC team. We were able to meet with ~20 team members from different projects and businesses and make lasting connections that have resulted in strong project relationships with teams like Tradeport, Apollo 42, and more. Ecosystem-led networking events like this are the most effective at encouraging members of the NEAR community to work together to build the NEAR ecosystem.
We believe in the importance of supporting budding projects and establishing lasting relationships within the NEAR ecosystem and know that our presence at NEAR APAC will be extremely beneficial for us and the NEAR community as a whole.
In an effort to support NEAR Protocol’s focus on global scaling and accessibility, we are looking to travel to NEAR APAC 23’ to meet active NEAR project teams, coordinate with NEARvietnam Hub to hold multiple “Founders Brunch” events, participate in Hackfest 2023, and host multiple N@N spaces during the conference to provide social media for exposure project teams during the conference.
Community Events > Meetups > Networking/Educational
Community Events > Events > Hackathons/Conferences
Content > Podcasts/Twitter Spaces > Educational
Objective: Send 2 Trove representatives (@Brand0mand0, and @dleer_defi), to NEAR APAC in HCMC (Sept 8-12) to represent the NEAR NFT/Project community as Ambassadors, and establish working relationships with NEAR project founders, developers, and Hackathon participants to promote growth and synergy within the NEAR ecosystem (With an emphasis on the APAC community)
Host 3 NEAR at NIGHT sessions (~1 hour each) during NEAR APAC to provide social media spotlight for NEAR projects present at the conference. (Record each space)
Coordinate with the NEAR Vietnam Hub to hold 2 “NEAR Founders Brunch” Events via eventbrite during NEAR APAC to network with NEAR project teams/founders.
Participate in the NEAR APAC “Hackfest” Hackathon.
Network with active NEAR project teams and create new relationships with new builders from the NEAR APAC region.
Metrics for Measuring Success:
Host 3 N@N twitter spaces during NEAR APAC (Sept 8-12) to cover notable updates for NEAR protocol and highlight new/upcoming projects & protocols coming to NEAR.
Quantity of Near Projects teams committed to speaking in future N@N spaces
- Target: 5-10
Hold 2 “NEAR Founders Brunch” events
- Target: 10-20 guests per event
Trove Labs participation in Hackathon.
- Submit a project to NEAR “Hackfest” during the conference
Expected Impact: Drive awareness to NEAR protocol projects (With a focus on the NEAR APAC community) and provide social media coverage of the NEAR APAC conference for the NEAR/Crypto Twitter community. Establish relationships between existing NEAR projects & new NEAR projects present at the conference through live meetups during the conference to promote cooperation within the NEAR project ecosystem.
Requested Funds: We are requesting funds to send Brandon & David to HCMC and attend NEAR APAC 2023, including transportation, hotel accommodations, and conference tickets.
Total Cost: ~2533 NEAR ($3630 USD) One-time
- NEAR APAC Tickets: $0 x 2 team members = $0 (edited 05/24/22: NEAR Apac tickets claimed for free via Keypom!)
- Plane Tickets: $1350 X 2 = $2700
- Hotel accommodations: 1 room x 7 nights = $630 ($90 x 7)
- Transportation: $300
- Food & Drinks: Paid for by team
- Founders Brunch: Paid for by team
Wallet ID: trovelabs.near
Owner: Brandon & David
Brandon & David
- https://twitter.com/NEAR_at_NIGHT 8 1606 Followers
- https://twitter.com/dleer_defi 4,957 Followers
- https://twitter.com/Brand0mand0 1086 Followers
Trove Labs Projects - Twitter Links:
- https://twitter.com/jumpdefi 1 25,300 Followers
- https://twitter.com/goodfortunenft 25,400 Followers + Verified on Twitter
- https://twitter.com/ClassyKangaroos 2,843 Followers
Brandon is the co-founder of Trove labs and a former Laboratory Manager with extensive experience in managing project teams and developing business operations. Brandon has recently begun working in web 3.0 full-time, and oversees the product development of Jump DeFi, Good Fortune Felines, & other projects from throughout the crypto ecosystem.
David is the Co-Founder of Trove Labs; developer of NEAR native projects Jump DeFi & NEKO.
David began investing into crypto seriously in 2020; learning how to utilize DeFi to reach financial freedom. David started making crypto content in 2021 to teach others about DeFi and NFTs.
David was a first mover in many alt-layer 1 ecosystems before discovering NEAR in December 2021. At that time, David realized NEAR Protocol is special and he decided to devote his life to building in the ecosystem. David transitioned from a career in engineering to focus on Jump DeFi, NEKO, and the growth of the NEAR Protocol ecosystem full time. David is a passionate leader who works hard to empower people within the NEAR Protocol community.
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