AIP-407: ApeCoin Sponsorship for WebX2024

PROPOSAL BY: Mister Hype :fire:
PROPOSAL NAME: ApeCoin Sponsorship for WebX2024
PROPOSAL CATEGORY: Ecosystem Fund Allocation

TEAM DESCRIPTION:

I am Mr. Hype, an enthusiastic member of the ApeCoin community dedicated to fostering inclusivity and driving community growth. Within the ApeCoin DAO, I actively contribute by streamlining proposals and integrating valuable feedback to ensure optimal success, and the lead author of AIP-259: Language and Market Focus for ApeCoin DAO in 2024-2025, AIP-315: Ape Strategy Steering Committee and AIP-291: ApeCoin DAO Brand Guidelines, lead with Animoca Brands AIP-329: Official ApeCoin DAO Booth at Animoca Brands Event and self-funded ApeCoin DAO Mascot at Elite-Moca Cruise Party. My professional expertise lies in establishing and expanding early-stage media and technology ventures. With a solid background in law, I have accumulated five years of experience providing legal counsel in infrastructure sectors, including green energy, water, communications (5G), and natural gas. Notably, I served as a legal advisor for The Quarry Rehabilitation Fund, overseeing multimillion-dollar valuation executions, shaping long-term policies, and actively collaborating with the public sector to ensure democratic laws and implementation strategies.

About the web3 landscape, I have dedicated the past three years full-time to web3 endeavors. As CEO of an NFT investment DAO, I meticulously analyze market trends and possess in-depth insights into blockchain technology from a programming standpoint.

My educational qualifications include an LL.B and B.A. from Reichman University, specializing in Finances and Risk Management. Presently, I take pride in my role as the creator of The Pixelated Apes and the visionary founder of PixeLabs DAO.

In short, The Diamond Handed Zombie :fire: :man_zombie:

ABSTRACT:

This proposal seeks funding for ApeCoin’s participation in WebX2024, the largest Web3 event in Asia. The sponsorship will include ApeCoin DAO members as speakers, a dedicated booth, a lively mascot, and engaging side events.

BENEFIT TO APECOIN ECOSYSTEM:

By participating in WebX2024, ApeCoin will gain unprecedented exposure to a diverse audience of 20,000+ attendees. The event provides a unique opportunity for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration with key players in the Web3 industry.

KEY TERMS:

WebX: WebX is a pioneering hub where the evolution from Web1 and Web2 to Web3 is explored, creating a collaborative space for digital trailblazers. It’s more than a conference; it’s a dialogue catalyst for envisioning the Web3 horizon. Whether you’re a startup enthusiast, a seasoned entrepreneur, or an investor, WebX is your conduit to the heartbeat of digital evolution. visit WebX-Asia.com

PLATFORMS & TECHNOLOGIES (Post-Deal Agreement with WebX Team):

Upon finalizing the deal with the WebX team, the sponsorship at WebX2024 are detailed below:



(slides from WebX deck)

Platinum Sponsor:

Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor, showcasing ApeCoin’s prominent support for WebX2024.
** In conversation to include ApeCoin within Title Sponsorship (+$100k), If a title partnership is secured, additional funding would not be required from the ApeCoin DAO as Arbitrum and Off-Chain Labs may provide additional sponsorship funds.
** After Party Sponsor - the author in a conversation with partnership to get for ApeCoin the slot free of charge.

Exhibition:

23㎡ Exhibition Space (Raw space) for a visually appealing and interactive ApeCoin booth – with the launch of ApeChain it will display our latest initiative about gaming and entertainment.

Include the rights use ApeKin IP to create mascot and marketing materials.

Speaker Slot:
  1. Participation in Panel Discussions.
  2. Session Speaker slot dedicated to presenting ApeChain’s innovations and contributions.

The APE Foundation, Special Council members, Working Group Stewards, and approved AIP Authors would also have the option to participate in this event and volunteer for the speaking panel.

Logo Display:
  1. Inclusion on the Official WebX Website.

  2. Logo placement on the Photo Wall at the event entrance.

  3. Visibility on Venue Banners throughout the event.

Special Privileges:
  1. 30s PR Video showcased on Stages, highlighting ApeCoin’s key offerings.

  2. Support for a Side Event in Tokyo, organized in collaboration with WebX.

  3. Media interview support, enhancing ApeCoin’s exposure and engagement.

Announcement:
  1. 4 months Twitter Announcement, reaching a wide audience.

  2. Promotion email to all Business Pass Holders.

  3. Publication of 2 in-depth articles on CoinPost

Tickets:
  • 1 Speaker Pass for active participation in the event’s sessions.

  • 3 VIP Passes for privileged access and networking opportunities.

  • 25 Business Passes for distribution to key ApeCoin members.

  • 50 Booth Passes.

The team would oversee and manage the tickets outlined in the sponsorship deck, and their distribution to the community would be part of the marketing initiative.

Side Event in Tokyo:

Hosting a Side Event in Tokyo in collaboration with WebX organizers, providing additional exposure and networking opportunities.

STEPS TO IMPLEMENT & TIMELINE:

Milestone #1: APR 2024

  1. Approve partnership with WebX team
  2. Booth Booking and Logistics

Milestone #2: JUL 2024

  1. Booth Marketing and Promotion
  2. Team arrive Japan organizing booth and marketing operation

Milestone #3: AUG 2024

  1. Sponsorship is live include booth, speakers and side-events

The team would be responsible for producing all marketing content (banners, videos, mascot, booth, etc.) required for this initiative and overseeing the setup and quality control of the booth, PR video, and broader initiative.

The overall success of this sponsorship would be measured and evaluated using the following metrics: increase in brand visibility, engagement with ApeCoin members, feedback from participants, number of ApeCoin members engaged, and quality of content produced.

OVERALL COST: $205,000.00 USD in APE

  1. Sponsorship: $100,000
  2. Booth Production: $30,000
  3. Side Event: $30,000
  4. Staff Expenses: $20,000
  5. ApeKin Mascot: $5,000
  6. Marketing Materials: $20,000

To participate in the WebX event, this proposal must confirm participation with WebX by Milestone #1, which is in April 2024, as WebX has already secured most of the sponsorship allotments.

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Sounds like a great opportunity for ApeCoin! The networking and exposure at an event like WebX2024 could be really valuable. But $200k is a lot, maybe we could negotiate a lower price or get more benefits. We should discuss more as a community before deciding. Excited at the potential though

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I love the opportunity to attend such great event and i hope to attend the webX2024 and i know it will be more great than that of last year

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ApeCoin should be represented this time and we must to be in the biggest web3 event soon

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Thanks for raising this one @MisterHype, just checked it out. A bit odd that this falls on a Wednesday/Thursday, but that might make for potentially cheaper flights…

And yes, we absolutely should be there. Out of curiosity, what do you base your $200,000 figure on?

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Exciting opportunity for ApeCoin to be part of WebX2024! The visibility and engagement possibilities seem immense. Have you considered a detailed breakdown of the $200,000 sponsorship cost? It would be interesting to understand how the funds would be allocated across speakers, booth, mascot, and side events. Looking forward to ApeCoin’s presence at the event

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I agree WebX2024 looks like a great opportunity for ApeCoin to gain visibility and engagement and i think it would be really helpful to see a breakdown of the sponsorship cost as you suggested. It’s important to understand how the funds would be allocated and what kind of return on investment we can expect from the event. If the breakdown shows that the cost is justified then I think it could be a great investment for the community. But if it’s not clear how the money would be used then I think we should have more discussion before committing to the sponsorship.

Hi @MisterHype ,

The community feedback period for your proposal would be ending in less than 24 hours.

  • If you’re content with the feedback received, your next steps are to finalize your proposal using the AIP Draft Template.

  • A moderator will reach out to the author to finalize the AIP Draft. Upon receipt of the final Draft, we will review and provide instructions on the next steps.

  • Are you ready to proceed to the next phase or do you wish to extend community discussion for another 7 days?

We look forward to hearing from you.

-@Facilitators

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Hi @12GAUGE.Admin,

We’re ready to proceed to the next phase and finalize the AIP Draft.

After the final call with WebX team tomorrow, will edit the post with the AIP Draft Template.

Best,
-Mr. Hype :fire:

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Hi @CryptoLogically,

Given the significance of WebX as the biggest Web3 event in Asia, the sponsorships are substantial, reflecting the exposure and opportunities it offers.

I’ll provide a detailed grant allocation shortly, outlining how the budget will be distributed across different aspects of our participation (this includes sponsorship fees, booth setup, promotional materials, travel expenses, and accommodation for our team).

Best,
-Mr. Hype :fire:

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@MisterHype has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

This proposal has been assigned the AIP ID Number 407.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Our team has reviewed and discussed @MisterHype 's AIP Draft and have sent a list of initial questions. We await answers.

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Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@MisterHype has responded to our questions and has provided consent to share them in this forum for the community.

Questions and Answers here
  1. Is the Ape Foundation expected to engage in any of the steps of the AIP implementation? If so, please specify the steps and elaborate on how it is expected to work.

Since we will invite members from SC to present in the event, I assume Ape Foundation will be involve in approve the content.

  1. Would your team be responsible for overseeing the sponsorship agreement?

Yes.

  1. Would your expectation be to keep complete full ownership of content produced from this proposal?

No.

  1. a.) Who would oversee and custody the tickets outlined in the sponsorship deck?

It will be part of the marketing, which include share it with ApeCoin members.

b.) What constitutes a “key ApeCoin member,” and how would the recipients of the Speaker/VIP/Business/Booth tickets be selected?

Key ApeCoin member, means active ApeCoin members.
After select the speakers, and team from the ApeCoin members, the rest will be giveaway to the community by using ApeCoin X account and other initiatives been approved by ApeCoin DAO.

c.) How would these be disbursed to the ApeCoin community?

Above.

  1. Would your team be responsible for producing all marketing content (banners, videos, mascot, booth, etc) required for this initiative?

Yes.

  1. Would you be overseeing the setup and quality control of the booth, PR video and broader initiative? If not, please provide further details.

Yes.

  1. This initiative outlines a speaker to participate in a panel discussion, how would this speaker be selected?

By the author, after discussing with the working group stewards and set who will lead this, or by choosing an approval AIP author who want to promote their initiative in Tokyo.

  1. How will the overall success of this sponsorship be measured and evaluated?

Increase in brand visibility, and ApeChain
Engagement with ApeCoin members
Feedback from participants
Number of ApeCoin members engaged
Quality of content produced
Potential selection of AIP author for promotion

  1. If a title partnership is secured, would additional funding be required through an additional AIP?

No. we’re in talk with Arbitrum and Off-Chain labs to be include and add the additional fund.

  1. This initiative outlines an ApeChain activation both physically at the booth and during the speaker panel. Is there an alternative content plan available if ApeChain is not ready for this event?

Yes.

  1. Is there an alternative plan in place if this proposal does not successfully progress through the AIP process and receive grant disbursement by Milestone #1, April 2024?

No. WebX already secure most of the sponsorship.

  1. Do you provide consent to apply updates to the relevant areas of your proposal based on your responses to the questions above?

Yes.

  1. Do you provide consent to share these questions with the community in this forum?

Yes.

A DAR package is being worked on and upon completion this AIP will move into Administrative Review. Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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Hi @12GAUGE.Admin,

Big shoutout to the team for hustling and making sure we’re on the fast track to getting this proposal into the next voting cycle (if everything will be ok with Ape Foundation review). It’s awesome to see everyone pulling together to make it happen.

Can’t wait to see where this goes!!

Best,
-Mr. Hype :fire:

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Edits have been made to this Topic, by the author or by the author’s request.

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

We have no further questions for @MisterHype . This AIP is now under Administrative Review.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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Well put together proposal and a premier event.

Hoping to see more of these planned for in the future.

AC

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