⌐◨-◨ Nounish Consultants: Pilot Cohort

Would love feedback on this idea that we are launching. Please see our proposed project below.

⌐◨-◨ Nounish Consultants

tl:dr: Offering a valuable new benefit to builders in the Nouns ecosystem supporting their efforts proliferating the meme. ⌐◨-◨

As the Nouns ecosystem expands, especially with the success of Prop House, we see nounish builders struggle with business aspects, strategy, management, legal and tax issues, and more.
We’ve also seen builders who have won grants get stuck in moving forward or those who have created proposals and drop off the radar after not winning.

We are experienced consultants of various expertise building a supportive network that assists nounish builders in their success. We want to help with the ramp-up of these projects and make sure that those who are building in the Nouns ecosystem have support for their ongoing efforts.

The idea:
⌐◨-◨ Create a private Discord with access to specific qualifying builders.
⌐◨-◨ Experts in the area of business, strategy, law, tax, marketing, and other areas as requested will hold workshops and office hours to assist both the group as a whole as well as one-on-one.
⌐◨-◨ Discord server access is available to Nouners, Nouncillors, proposal and small grants recipients, and prop house winners.
⌐◨-◨ Provide a space for founders/project leads to also share ideas/feedback with each other.
⌐◨-◨ Workshop topics and guest speakers are determined by the needs of builders.
⌐◨-◨ Start with a one-month trial/MVP to test out the market needs.
⌐◨-◨ For MVP trial, funding will be sought via small grants.

The Pilot/MVP:
⌐◨-◨ Cohort of 8 to 10 builders/founders/project leads for individual coaching, tailored workshops and calls, and founder support via a private discord.
⌐◨-◨ 4 week pilot program with one individual session per week, one group session per week and daily check-ins.
⌐◨-◨ Ideal candidates are leading a nounish project or business and would like support while building. Interested builders should contact either @emmavancrypto or @profwerder with questions or to apply for the pilot cohort.

Who we are:

⌐◨-◨ Emma @emmavancrypto (Twitter), @emma/nouns gal (Discord)

Nounish Thinker, Noun Delegate, Nouncillor, and early Nouns member.

Emma is Mike Judge’s NFT Manager and launched his first CC0 character on www.JoeSodium.com. She’s also advised companies with their NFT projects helping with strategy, business development, community building, operations, and scaling their businesses efficiently. She’s a former tech startup founder and has also advised a variety of CPG and technology startups at all stages. Emma’s excited to make a bigger impact by supporting creators and builders in the nouns community.

Nounish contributions:
⌐◨-◨ Introduced Mike Judge to the Nouns community
⌐◨-◨ Started a discussion to name the glasses which led to the name noggles
⌐◨-◨ Shared the idea for a rarity traits website which lead to Brian building https://www.nounsstats.wtf/rarity-stats
⌐◨-◨ Has nounish calls regularly with the community throughout the year including builders, new members, nouners
⌐◨-◨ Helped facilitate sales of nouns
⌐◨-◨ Nouncillor and Delegate

⌐◨-◨ Prof Werder (@profwerder, TheNounishProf.eth, kellywerder.eth)

Nounish builder, Nouncillor and Instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University in the School of Entrepreneurship. Prof Werder holds a Juris Doctor and MBA, with expertise in the area of copyright and trademark, along with overall business development. Prof Werder would serve as one of the co-founders and administrators of the project. Similar to work with her students, she looks forward to helping builders succeed with their projects and serving as a sounding board for those who need assistance.

Nounish contributions:
⌐◨-◨ Small Grant recipient for FloriNouns
⌐◨-◨ Created FloriNouns NFT project with her FGCU students
⌐◨-◨ Nouncillor from April, 2022 to present
⌐◨-◨ Guest co-host for The Noun Square/Noun-o-Clock
⌐◨-◨ Created and hosted first Noun-o-Clock Live at NFT.NYC
⌐◨-◨ One of 5 administrators of Lil Sisters Fund
⌐◨-◨ Co-creator of Watercolor Nouns (launching Aug 2022)

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Holy YES. This needed and I love it and would love to help out however I can!

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That is awesome to hear!! Thanks for the support! We really think we can scale this to support all builders in the ecosystem and hope this pilot will help us get a better idea around founder/builder needs.

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yes and hell yes to this, anything I can do to help sign me up

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Super awesome! Projects often will require more impact and structured activities aiming the long term. Having qualified support is much needed.

Thumbs up!:+1:

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sounds pretty cool. are there any projects you guys have helped so far, or any that have requested this service that you would help? i would love to see a trial run succeed before funding something larger. what would it take for this to get off the ground?

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Thank you Klim! Definitely reaching out for your assistance (and also would love to have you Zoom into my class too!).

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We’ve both been informally advising various builders in the space but nothing concrete from start to finish. This has been an idea I’ve had for a while and was emphasized when Toady asked for assistance with a Prop House spaces to give support to builders. I ended up creating a Nounish Business Model Canvas as a tool to help those who are starting to build. Most of our coaching has been on a more informal basis via dm’s.

In terms of this start-up, originally we had a broader pilot in mind with a 9eth budget but scaled it back based on feedback from Skilift to a one month pilot and keeping it smaller with more personalized coaching/attention. So for start-up we have paired it down to 2 eth total (1eth each). Some of the funds would also go to honorariums for guest speakers for workshops to expand the expertise offered.

I’d like to see this scaled as a public goods type of benefit to builders in the space so that they don’t lose momentum and so we don’t lose good builders who just don’t have support when challenges arise. This could be eventually expanded to other cc0 projects as well, similar to the expansion of Prop House, where those forks/projects provided the funding to support their builders.

And with the shift to a cohort structure, we can also build in a mentorship from one cohort to another, eventually bringing on new coaches/advisors to the project as we expand.

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Thank you!! And excited to chat more with you in the coming week as we ramp up!

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always available to talk and help how i can, Can also use your services for a couple of my ongoing things as well as plans for the marketing/engagement portions of the builds both physical and digital goods. I am always up to talk to students

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ok cool, i think 1 ETH each for a month is great and fair to fund a trial. let’s do it

please keep us posted on progress and try to conduct as much business as possible in public places so we can see the work you guys are doing

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Appreciate all the kind comments and support! We are excited!

This sounds like an amazing idea. As an executive producer / lawyer who understands web3, I’d love to connect and help out in any way. My motto is “a rising tide lifts all ships”.

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Down to help in any way I can @Emma and @profwerder! I’m a small business owner and involved in many non-profit boards which I’m finding has a lot of similarities with cc0 world. I’ll be very excited to watch this experiment unfold!

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What a great concept!! Should you need anything in relation to publishing, please feel free to hit me up, too :slight_smile: Just love the idea of pooling resources!

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Thank you! Hope we can create something really great to help support all the awesome builders in the ecosystem! We’ve both already been talking to potential cohort participants and planned to have things rolling this week. We’ll share updates as we go!

Let’s chat this week! Would love to know more about your background.

Hi Rekola - would love to chat more – please dm me on twitter or discord: @profwerder on twitter @profwerder#8300 on discord. We are launching next week so moving fast!

dm me on twitter or discord – would love to get you involved! @profwerder on twitter, @profwerder#8300 on discord

Would love to have you involved! I’ll dm you and give you some more info!

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