Prezenting: Cohort 4 <> Celo
We are pleased to announce the forth cohort of Prezenti Grants. It continues to be extremely exciting to see projects old and new thriving in the Celo ecosystem. Here is a rundown of the latest projects to sign contracts with us.
InspiraValley plans to develop a special edition dedicated to product management in Celo Blockchain, demonstrating the ReFi Product Model Canvas framework with use cases, innovative Brazilian projects in Celo, podcast with Brazilian entrepreneurs on Celo, videos on blockchain product management and presenting global solutions developed in Celo Blockchain.
ReeFi Hub/Coral Tribe
In line with Celo’s mission, they aim to create a more open, equitable system of global finance, which creates prosperity for all, including people and the planet. ReeFi Hub will connect real world economies with the world of DeFi. This decentralized model will allow every day people to provide liquidity to a typically inaccessible and inequitable market. In doing so, users will be able to create stable and consistent returns on their investments, regardless of where they are in the world, or how much money they have to invest. ReeFi Hub also tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time; climate change. By giving financial power and a community platform to every day people around the world, ReeFi Hub will ensure that people do not need to make the choice of whether to prioritize their personal financial success or contributing to climate solutions.
We are seeking this grant to fund the launch of ReFi Paramaribo, a regenerative finance
community that aims to increase financial literacy and access to funding for underrepresented groups and individuals in Paramaribo, Suriname. The proposal for this project includes establishing an online presence, hosting educational and networking events, and launching seed funding and mentorship programs.
Cred Protocol helps previously unbanked people establish creditworthiness by analysing on-chain activity generated by interactions with UBI protocols like Impact Market and Good Dollar and MSME projects like Jia. Efficiently quantifying credit risk is crucial for enabling access to loans and other financial products for individuals and businesses. Building a credit bureau on decentralized blockchain infrastructure enables creditworthiness to be evaluated using open, fair and transparent data and ultimately offers the opportunity for credit models themselves to be open and transparent. This is the foundation for a global credit risk infrastructure that promotes financial inclusion and enables people in emerging markets to access capital from around the world distributed through Celo and other blockchains.
This project aims to enable UBI recipients in emerging economies to establish creditworthiness. By measuring, monitoring and reporting on-chain activity, individuals and businesses can demonstrate creditworthy behaviour that may enable access to microloans from projects such as Jia.
Wasset’s mission of creating a waste-powered circular economy that ensures
sustainable collection, recovery, and recycling of waste aligns with Celos mission of
creating a financial system that creates prosperity for all while contributing positively
to the well-being of our planet. Prezenti is supporting a pilot program, which is focused on encouraging sorting, collection, and recycling of waste, to test the community response to the ImpactUs and UBHI programs.
Onboard is a community of builders who are gathered to create educational content to support ecosystems. By funding Onboard, we can engage these builders to educate the world on building on Celo through product development and content creation. Onboard is also collaborating with Learn-and-Earn platform StackUp (app.stackup.dev) to run the bounty campaign. StackUp is a community of 300,000 developers in web2 and web3 who are enthusiastic about learning and earning.
Tali is an intelligent, AI-driven Discord bot designed to enhance developer relations, support, and community management. Tali instantly answers developer questions by analyzing developer docs, technical documentation, and other data sources for seamless knowledge integration for technical support.
IntotheVerse is developing an on-chain mobile game on Celo Blockchain where players can engage in building their own world, manage and nurture it, meet with other players and perform activities that we perform in the real world (farming, fishing, banking, recreation, conservation) from within the game, in a social and educational gameplay focused on onboarding people to web3 and simplifying web3 UX through gamification.
Gigawatt is an asset backed debt-financing protocol for the renewable energy sector that will
supercharge the green-energy transition by originating investment-grade renewable energy sources as RWAs on the Celo blockchain.
Rebioca aims to design the products of the future by recycling organic wastes with low carbon emissions, water use, and energy use. Rebioca is helping our planet with the organic waste process as we have been working with “nature’s gift” black soldier flies. We process organic waste in a much green way and produce protein-rich end products such as fertilizer, BSF oil, and many more while reducing x0.4 carbon emissions per tonne compared to traditional methodologies.