The Village Times
For the week ending July 28th.
Welcome to week two of The Village Times, a weekly newsletter run by the Polygon DAO for the community. The Village Times includes Village updates, announcements, partner and grantee spotlights, and more.
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Welcome to the Village
Projects building within the Polygon Village gain free access to our Village program benefits, including:
Grants: The opportunity for financial support to build your project for the ever-increasing 20k+ Polygon community.
Jobs & Bounty Board: Whether you’re a project looking for some helping hands, or a user looking for some extra funds, the Polygon community has you covered.
Welcome Vouchers: Get access to the best web3 service providers for free/at a discount under a single forum.
Visibility & Recognition: Polygon Village provides marketing services through weekly educational talks and AMA sessions. Selected projects can pitch their offerings to the Polygon community.
Curious about the Polygon Village and its participants? Check out the official blog post below.
IRL Events From This Past Week
Polygon ID Project Manager Silvia Aran and Polygon DAO Lead Marco Grendel spoke at Polygon Connect. Topics included:
The DAOs integration of Polygon ID
How zk-tech powers identities within a DAO
An overview of the Polygon DAO roadmap
Poloniex India Meetup
Polygon Village lead Ashta Gupta spoke at the Poloniex India Meetup. As part of #Poloniex's third global tour, the meetup featured a panel of crypto veterans, experts, and supporters.
Polygon DAO Chat
Last Friday, PoS chains staking platform, Stakin, hosted a chat with a couple of the Polygon DAO members: Grendel Marco, Tommy Oloffson, and bubli.eth. Curious about the Polygon DAO is and what it’s up to? Check out the Twitter Spaces recap below:
On July 23rd, Polygon DAO and Devfolio hosted the very first Wagmi JobDrops. Through WAGMI JobDrops, BUIDLers within the Web3 ecosystem can get direct interviews with leading web3 organizations. So, how’d JobDrops go?
3000 applications received
250+ candidates invited
11 hiring partners
35-40 open positions for blockchain devs
The DAO hosted an AMA with WAGMI JobDrops hiring partners, check out the full recap here.
Polygon DAO launched Village Wonders, a first-of-its-kind initiative that will provide dedicated expansion strategy, mentorship, and funding opportunities to Web3 projects building on Polygon.
During this three-month cohort, 12 selected projects across DeFi, DAO/tooling, NFT/gaming, metaverse, infrastructure, sustainability, and public utility will receive:
Mentorship & office hours with Polygon core teams and industry experts;
$40,000 investment in return for 1.5% of equity or tokens;
Demo Day with top VCs, Polygon Ventures, and other investors;
Up to $70,000 in vouchers from Tier-1 partners for development, audit, marketing, etc.;
Recognition, ecosystem connections, marketing, and community building support.
The first cohort of the Village Wonders starts on Sept. 1, with a demo day scheduled for the first week of December. The deadline for submission is Aug. 12. Apply below to be among the 12 selected projects.
Bounty Contest Rewards
Last month, Polygon DAO launched the “Vote For Bounty Contest. This past week, the DAO announced rewards that winners will receive - from financial rewards to vouchers, including audit and marketing.
The deadline to submit applications is August 5th. Don’t miss out!
Bankless DAO Joins the Village
Last week, we welcomes Bankless DAO into the Polygon Village. Their Legal Guild will offer Village projects guidance through consultation and legal drafting.
Village Talk Sessions
Every week, we host “Village Talk” sessions on Twitter, where we speak to different web3 experts and project BUIDLers. It’s a great way for Village partners and projects to get more exposure to the Polygon community, as well as for individuals to get some great knowledge and potentially some great alpha.
Last week, we hosted two Village Talk events:
Last Wednesday, we held an expert talks session with QuillAudits, covering the topic of “smart contract auditing.” Following this conversation, two teams took the stage and presented their projects to the Polygon community - StationX & Token Soft.
We also held an AMA session with some of our WAGMI JobDrops partners, with a panel of speakers including team members from Quickswap DEX, Chainlink, Edverse, & Colexion.
You can listen to the AMA recap HERE.
Welcome Voucher Partner Weekly Spotlight
Interested in offering your services to a growing ecosystem of builders and gaining visibility from DAOs coming to Polygon Village? Apply to become a Voucher partner today.
Our gossip column includes news and updates from all across the web3 space, with a bit of bias towards the Polygon ecosystem, of course.
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Polygon Quarterly Report hits CT
For anyone running a node on Polygon, a new version of Heimdall is now available on Mainnet.
Defi Wizard has two dedicated channels within the Polygon DAO Discord, where we get to hear about some of the latest scoops across web3 Defi. Here’s what the wizard shared with us last week:
An NFT insight platform 👀
Each week we have new employment opportunities shared on our job board from some of the biggest names in the space.
Key highlights from the Job Board this week include:
There are 583 jobs on the platform across 114 different projects
53 jobs got listed this past week, across job functions by Connectr, Chainlink, Web3Auth, TruFin, Plutoverse, Airstack, CoinDCX, and Decentral Games
Featured Job of the Week: SettleMint hiring VP of Customer Success
Stay up-to-date on who’s hiring by checking out the WAGMI Jobs page and following our WAGMI Jobs posts on Twitter!
With so many products coming out of the Polygon ecosystem lately, it was only fitting to have this be the meme of the week. Enjoy!
Have a meme you’d like to share? Make sure to post them on the Polygon DAO Discord.
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