A Wild MetaPod Appeared! 🐛
Introducing MetaPod Accelerator Program
As you wander through the tall grass, a wild beast appears - It’s a MetaPod! No, it’s not Metapod the Pokemon, but MetaPod the Accelerator.
Born out of the MetaCartel ecosystem, MetaPod is an accelerator program that onboards and accelerates new communities within the Ethereum ecosystem. We work with team leads to help define, scope and scale the ideas and people required to grow a community. While the traction around Web 3 and DAOs have grown recently, we believe that we are still early in this game. There is a world of dreamers and builders out there who have not heard about, understand, or have interacted with Web 3.
Our primary objective is to help onboard and accelerate these builders’ pathways into the Ethereum ecosystem. We plan to do this through two simple steps:
Red-pill & onboard via IRL meetups
Accelerate via MetaPod Accelerator Program
Red-pill & onboard via IRL meetups 🍻
To onboard new communities into Web 3, MetaPod organizes local IRL meetups, where communities can come together to learn, discuss and build DAOs and Web 3 products. While Web 3 is primarily virtual, having IRL meetups is often a better way for people to learn new things, generate ideas and find fun people to build cool stuff.
Each city has its own language, demographics, values and interests - there is no one approach to onboard people into Web 3. Having localized meetups enables local communities to find the best approach, content and personalities to show why Web 3 matters and how to get started.
We believe that IRL meetups through MetaPod Events will help us find and onboard the next wave of dreamers, shillers and builders into Web 3. Much like wandering in the tall grass, caves and seas in the world of Pokemon, you never know what you’ll discover when you get out there!
Accelerate via MetaPod Accelerator Program 🚀
When teams land in the dizzying world of Web 3 and DAOs, it may be disorienting and hard to start contributing value. Not only do you have to learn a “new language”, but you also need to establish connections with people who can drive your idea (or project) forward.
This is where MetaPod comes in. The DAO members of MetaPod are experienced DAO operators/designers and community builders. We are DAO natives and will act as your guide throughout your Web 3 journey. Specifically, MetaPod runs a 6-week accelerator program for teams looking to start DAOs or those looking to build community-focused products.
MetaPod is a structured accelerator program that provides you with the coaching and connections to go from idea to Discord to DAO. To help you navigate the maze, we offer personalized coaching from experienced DAO operators through crash-courses, AMAs and 1-on-1s (office hours). We also help projects find contributors, grants/investments and establish partnerships. We have provided seamless on-ramps throughout the MetaCartel ecosystem, including MetaCartel DAO, DAOhaus, RaidGuild, MGD as well as other service guilds & investment DAOs.
As DAO operators, we know the importance of getting things done. Every week the MetaPod program prepares you for the challenges you might face to achieve/hit milestones, be it starting, running or growing your DAO.
We will be sharing more about the MetaPod Accelerator program in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
MetaPod Launches at ETHDenver ✨
Today, we are proud to announce and invite you to the MetaPod Pitch Competition on February 16th, 2022 during ETHDenver. We will be hosting our first IRL meetup and launch event, where teams/individuals will be pitching ideas centered around DAOs and community-focused products/projects. During the launch event, teams will be pitching their ideas, with winning teams set to win up to $10,000 and be fast-tracked into the MetaPod Accelerator.
To enter the competition, teams must submit an application by answering a couple of questions in our Discord Server here. Only teams who will be physically present at Ethereum Denver will qualify for this competition. The application deadline is January 31st 2022.
The top 20 submissions will give a 2-minute pitch about their problem, solution/community and team in our Discord server on February 4th, 2022. Those advancing to the live pitch (in Denver, Feb. 16th) will be notified by February 9th, 2022.
During the launch event, the top 10 teams will have 5 minutes to pitch their idea/project to a judging panel and community attendees. The champion will walk away with the grand prize of $10,000, followed by prizes of $5,000 and $2,000 respectively. After the competition, we will also be co-hosting an afterparty for all participants, judges, sponsors and community members to chill and have fun.
Do you have an idea for a DAO or Web3 product? Submit your application here by January 31st, 2022 and let us help you accelerate your idea!
If you’d like to contribute, sponsor or partner with us, say gm in our Discord!