Forefront is the port of entry to social clubs and digital cities. We are pioneers exploring and building at the forefront of the Web3 playground.
We have two sources of compounding wealth that will take us into the future:
1) Forefront’s domain expertise & market-leading content, both owned and curated;
2) Our community
To cultivate both, this proposal envisions the first DAO-native, cohort learning initiative:
The Forefront Alpha Academy (“FAAm”)
Web3 pioneers stand at a threshold: fruitfully navigating this new world calls for improvisation, adaptability and lifelong learning routed via a robust social graph of fellow explorers.
Decentralized, peer-to-peer, professional learning & support cohorts....
These are the fundamental legos of emergent collective intelligence.
And this is what FAAm seeks to seed in the Web3 ecosystem.
People are yearning for precisely these experiences. They want to continue to develop themselves emotionally, intellectually and creatively - and they don’t want to do it alone.
FAAm’s experimental first track will be called “Red Pill," a five-week exploration of the cutting-edge of the Web3 rabbithole.
At program’s close, an artifact of some sort (ie, NFT zine) will be generated by FAAm creators to celebrate and share learnings.
Should this experiment prove viable, FAAm will be ready to roll-out more tracks and initiatives.
Date of proposal: 09/10/21
Brief description of project:
D. Start date (tentative): 10/15/21; track is 3 sessions/week for 5 weeks total
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A. Overview / Format
Normally, access to FAAm will be gated by $FF; scholarships will be made available for those who have significantly contributed to the FF community but do not hold requisite # of tokens.
To preserve intimacy and encourage deep relationships, each cohort will be capped at 12 people
The first proposed “track” in FAAm: Red Pill
SpaceXponential will prepare an article announcing FAAm & the first track; it will be published on Forefront’s Mirror account and auctioned off as FAAm’s “genesis” NFT.
The Genesis NFT Buyer will enjoy a revenue split of all FAAm NFTs in perpetuity and will b/c an integral part of this experiment (hopefully driving demand for genesis NFT)
15 total sessions - 3x/week, over 5 weeks
Each session will last approx. 1 hour.
Each week will be organized around a unifying theme, incl. (tentatively):
The Great Online Game
The Tao of DAO
Social Tokens, Social Justice
Ready Player 1forAll
Syllabus/readings - cross pollination
Trad school/academia siloed & hyper-specialized
Hyperlink is a multidisciplinary portal
Readings will be drawn from diverse sources, incl. tweets, newsletters, essays, Mirror posts, and ofc will leverage FF owned/curated content (FF Learn, FF Social Token canon)
Tap FF social graph and invite the most dynamic web3 creators and provocateurs to engage with FAAm creators
B. Goals aka “success looks like”
FAAm feeds the Forefront community & culture flywheel:
fostering deep connections & “always learning” ethos
→ vibrant, entrepreneurial community members who:
Maintain meaningful presence in the DAO & give back in exponentially fruitful ways.
Quality experiences are shared (NFTs & other artifacts of program, word of mouth)
→ Attracting interest from people who are aligned with FF’s mission
→ curating an ever more vibrant, creative community
FF further differentiates as the premier port of entry to the Web3 playground
A DAO-native, online cohort-learning initiative leveraging 3 sources of wealth:
- FFl owned/curated content (FF Learn, Social Token Canon);
- A community longing for connection and learning/orientation in a dizzying, dynamic space; and
- A deep social graph
…. to create transformative, participatory learning experiences (see flywheel above)
Announcement article on Mirror: eyeballs, engagement (sharing), auction performance
Comms channels, incl. social media, podcast: followers, engagement
Post-completion surveys of FAAm participants
Post-completion: track engagement of FAAm participants in FF and greater Web3 ecosystem (initiate projects, take on lead roles, etc.)
Discord, hangouts, tea times: knock-on effects on growth in new members, attendance
Draft Mirror announcement article
Flesh out course syllabus/readings
Develop marketing & comms to raise awareness and for launch
Recruit FAAm creators
Secure NFT dev (as needed)
Secure guests for sessions
Tentative launch: 10/15/21