Catalyst Weekly #100 - Onboarding & Special Voting Event Preparations

Hello there, beautiful soul!

Hope this message finds you well.

This week, Project Catalyst is moving forward with onboarding 300 approved projects. Each grantee is required to complete a series of steps within 60 days of the results announcement to begin their project journey. It is important to note that funding is not automatic and grantees will also need to obtain an approved Statement of Milestones (SoM) from community Milestone Reviewers. The SoM serves as a public roadmap for Proof of Achievement (PoA).

This is an important community-led accountability program that is constantly improving. A big shout out to the proposers who are working hard on their SoMs, as well as the dedicated community members serving as Milestone Reviewers who facilitate the approval of these proposals. Let’s not forget the Proof of Life verifiers who help monitor all grantees. If you’re interested in checking out the overall progress statistics, take a look at this tweet.

In other news, the Catalyst team, together with Rare Evo and Sustainable Ada are gearing up for a special voting event to determine where Fund12 is going to launch as a live event. One question, six choices. You’ll be choosing your picks soon. If you’d like to learn more about this, check out this Cardano Forum post here. Target start of the vote - next week!

Let’s dive further into what else has been going on.


Town Hall #158

:bulb: Next: TH #159 on Mar. 6th at 5 p.m. UTC. Register now via this recurring link.

Time for retrospective

Now that Catalyst is slowly entering a cooldown period while onboarding of Fund11 projects continues, this is a great opportunity to start reflecting on how Fund11 did. Live town hall broadcasts will pause for the time being.

For now, come join us next week to start unpacking some of these topics. If you have observations, experiences, and thoughts you’d like to share - this will be a great opportunity to do so. We’ll do it during the same timeframe as regular TH, though it won’t be broadcasted. If you’d like to host your own - the space is there for you.

We welcome you and look forward to continued engagement and conversations that help shape the forward path for Catalyst.

Fund11 Progress

Note: Given the dynamic nature of Project Catalyst, the following dates may change as the fund progresses. If this is the case, we will notify the community via our announcement channels on Discord and Telegram.

March 2024 (on schedule)

Onboarding of Fund11 funded proposals

Mid-March 2024 (on schedule)

Ecosystem role rewarding and first project funding

Open source GitHub repo round-up

I encourage you to follow along with milestone developments via the following links to get the latest on Catalyst Roadmap Proposals:

For full access to GitHub branches please review:

Get in touch

And that’s a wrap. Let’s talk Catalyst & governance via X(Twitter), Telegram, Reddit, or wherever your home is online and keep conversations engaging on these very important topics.

Enjoy your day ahead!

Danny & the Project Catalyst team

Daniel Ribar
Community at Project Catalyst

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