Network State Conference Sponsorship AZ Temp Check

Will make this concise and get a temp check for AZ submission.

build_republic is hosting an all-day Building Network States conference on March 1st during ETH Denver at a venue that is walking distance from the main ETH Denver venue.

Planned attendance for Network State Conference is approx 120 to include the panelists and speakers which include the likes of founders and VCs such as Anirudh Pai (Dragonfly), Dryden Brown (Praxis), Prasanna Sankar (Rippling/0xPPL), to name a few.

Per @Shazz own narrative deck for Zenon, the vision of NoM is “Bitcoin Powered Network States”

As such, we are looking for a singular sponsor for this conference and think this is an excellent opportunity for Zenon to align with the Network State thesis in an IRL setting (A Zenon-first as far as I’m aware at least at this scale).

Ticket sales will cover the cost of the venue alone but we are looking to go above and beyond to ensure the people attending are left with a last impression of the possibility of Network States, how build_republic can help power them, and how Zenon is the infrastructure layer for them.

We would like to propose Zenon as the primary (and only) sponsor of the conference. This sponsorship could include, but would not be limited to:

-A dedicated 15-30 minute presentation on Zenon & NoM
-A dedicated booth
-Co-branding of the event
-The ZNN-BTC logo created by @mehowz printed on several banners/flags/etc. hosted throughout the venue plus handouts for every attendee
-Dedicated social and e-mail distribution to attendees
-Invites to all VCs for a follow-on presentation on Zenon/NoM
-Open to more suggestions but tl;dr it would be very clear who is sponsoring the Network State event.

Our ask would be for 50K QSR from AZ to cover costs to ensure event has amenities listed above and additional event costs above and beyond the venue (food, drinks, extension for a social hour, etc.)

Posting poll here and submit A-Z if 2/3 Yes votes. Will only respond to thoughtful questions, comments, feedback, etc.

If event is well received and provides brand lift (and subsequent PA) for Zenon, can consider hosting another one at BTC Conference in Nashville this year.

Would you support a 50K QSR request to sponsor the Building Network States conference?

  • Yes
  • No
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You have my vote, zir!

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I’m supportive of it

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Pretty small ask imo

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Who’s making the presentation?

I don’t know how to use AZ to vote

Yes from me - If we do this it would be nice to add something re the sponsorship being funded via AZ and other funding use cases. People may find that intriguing


It’s amazing to see this support, thank you all to those who voted so far.

To answer your question @DrD3, a founding member from build_ can give a presentation that would take a lot of inspiration from @Shazz’s deck as that is the prevailing narrative for the community at the moment. But am also open to a member from community giving a presentation should they feel comfortable.

On a separate note, given the support from the poll, was speaking with @Shazz earlier about the alternative of doing a fundraiser outside of AZ in order to preserve AZ funds and just raise in USDC which is what is needed for vendor payments anyways (also would eliminate sell pressure of QSR though we would be careful here). $50 from 110 people aliens would do the trick…


Should we proceed with AZ submission or a USDC fundraiser for $5500 (the approx USD equivalent of original ask)?

  • I would support an AZ submission for a 50K QSR event sponsorship
  • I would support a $5500 USDC fundraise outside of A-Z for the sponsorship
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Yes, that could be part of presentation, it’s one of our favorite topics to bring up and one of the first referrals we give to projects looking for funding who come into the build_republic

Start a fundraiser. Use AZ to suppliment if fundraiser isn’t enough

Org is offering the following package to increase value:

  • znBTC stickers for the event
  • A dedicated landing page using my framework as (or any domain of your choice) which recaps the Zenon offer for attendees in context of network states, and drives users to the 1% bonus, due diligence, buying, and ultimately participation. No opt-in forms, just pure buttons and links to drive them to the right places. Tracked with Attribute and a QR code can be made for the event so that users can land easily. Can have it deployed within 1 week if we collab on the content for the Zenon content/story.
  • The due diligence link(s) can be made to either/both .Org or .Network sites. There would be no other mention of Org or Network sites as the landing pages act as a new brand funnel to engage users into buying/participation.

Thank you for this support @mehowz, we will definitely block and tackle the most effective strategy with you.

Honestly, we believe the znBTC logo alone is the meme that will carry this project. Getting IRL exposure in the hands of a curated audience will plant the seed.

At build_ (with its inherent complexities), we typically see a 6-month lag between a new release and its comprehension/adoption by the audience.

We can take a lot of learnings from this one to then repeat in Nashville for BTC Conference if it goes well.

If this event is IRL testnet for Zenon, Nashville is IRL mainnet


There didn’t seem to be unwavering support for a USDC fundraiser so just submitted A-Z request.

Required minimum of 10 ZNN but otherwise it is 50K QSR request as originally stated.

Will start making arrangements accordingly assuming same results as original poll and make announcement upon passage of A-Z vote.

If you’d like to follow along with conference updates we are tweeting them @buildcities