As we are preparing to launch our Acceleration Program for Shiden, we would like to get some feedback on how we can improve the program.
Here’s a quick high level overview of what the program entails
The purpose of the Acceleration Program is to help further the development, growth and adoption of Shiden Network by supporting projects who are building on the Shiden ecosystem.
We are looking for high quality teams that are building applications that the community wants and have shown a track record of delivering on their milestones.
Teams who want to apply for the acceleration program will make their application on the forum (in this category).
A call will be schedule between the acceleration team and the applicants’ to understand them a little better.
The acceleration team will take into consideration the interview, the proposal and the community’s sentiment before coming to a final decision.
The acceleration team’s decision and feedback will be relayed to the applicants via the forum.
For successful applications, we will begin the onboarding phase onto the acceleration program.
When teams deliver on their agreed milestones, we will disburse the grants to them.
Our goals have always been to become a community owned blockchain but in order for this to happen, we need a community that is open and willing to share. There is however one big problem with this - not everyone wants to share.
There are many possible reasons for this. For example, we might not feel safe sharing or maybe we feel discouraged from sharing because our voices are not being heard or perhaps we are just not that interested in being involved with the process. Whatever the reason, it is our responsibility to help foster an environment where individuals feel empowered, encouraged and safe to share their opinions.
This is why we want the community to be involved in as many phases of the grant process as possible. Moreover, we also want to embrace more transparency in our processes and to ensure that everything we do is aligned with the community’s interest.
As mentioned at the beginning, we want you to be part of the process. Some ideas we had in mind are:
To make the proposal application on the forum instead of using some centralised private application form (e.g. google forms) because we want to the community to share their opinions on the proposal.
To get some members of the community to join the acceleration team and be part of the interview and decision making process.
To get our community members involved with the testing of the MVPs of these projects.
We’re always open to more ideas so please share your feedback with us!