DeveloperDAO x PressStart Capital Fellowship
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What is the Press Start x Developer DAO Fellowship?

Press Start Capital teamed up with Developer DAO to create a fellowship where accepted applicants would receive funding to kickstart their projects. The Fellowship program would provide mentorship from OG builders, a safe space for like-minded builders, introductions to L1 and L2s, perks (free company incorporation, priority banking, discounted legal, discounted API access, automated merch store, and much more). The program welcomes idea stage founders whether they are a member of D_D (Developer DAO) or not. Non-members selected for the Fellowship receive 400 $CODE which grants admission into Developer DAO.

What is Press Start Capital?

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Press Start Capital is a pre-seed Web3 Entertainment venture fund investing in gaming, metaverse, consumer and creator focused startups. They have fund partners that are experienced builders with multiple exits. They believe the best support for founders is a community of fellow builders that learn and help one another.
Learn more about Press Start Capital here:

What is Developer DAO?

Developer DAO’s website landing page:
Developer DAO’s website landing page:
Developer DAO (D_D) thrives as a global community where thousands of builders and creators work together to forge a better internet. Their mission involves expediting the education and influence of a new wave of developers armed with both blockchain development expertise and connections.
To become a member, you will need either a Devs 4 Revolution NFT or 400 $CODE tokens in your wallet. $CODE tokens can either be purchased or won as a non-member participating in D_D Hackathons. Members of Developer DAO get access to perks including a special Discord server reserved specifically for members. In addition, they also communicate to the public via Twitter and have a blog which is run by the D_D community.
Members of Developer DAO are located all across the globe, with many choosing to attend crypto-focused hackathons, conferences, and other events (ie: ETHGlobal hackathons and Ethereum Devcon).
Learn more about Developer DAO here:

What is DeForm?

DeForm goes beyond form building. It’s a potent tool designed to aid marketers in innovative ways. Through DeForm, you can effortlessly validate digital assets on blockchains and track social media engagement. You can easily arrange NFT giveaways, create web3 surveys, and understand community perspectives, all without needing coding skills!

How did Press Start Capital and Developer DAO use DeForm to create their Fellowship application?

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This fellowship application was created using various DeForm features. In the above screenshot, you’ll notice that the form was customized with the following:
  • Custom profile pic/avatar to promote recognizable branding.
  • Custom title and description so that responders know exactly what the form is for, potential rewards, etc.
  • Short text questions asking for each applicant’s name and ETH address (if the applicant holds a D_D membership NFT or 400 $CODE)
  • Email question to collect each applicant’s email address.
  • Single select question asking if applicant is currently a member of Developer DAO.
Let’s take a look at the next part of the form to see how it was created!
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In the above screenshot, there are three different question types used to create this section of the form, including:
  • Long text questions to inquire about each applicant’s bio/background, projects shipped in the past, project idea, and current project progression level.
  • Link question to collect the demo/project URL.
  • Number question to collect how many hours per week will be committed to the project idea during the Fellowship.
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In the above screenshot, there are four different question types that were used to create this section, including:
  • A single select question inquiring if the applicant has had any previous fundraising for their project.
  • A long text question asking how much money the applicant has raised in the past (if there has been previous fundraising)
  • Two short text questions, one asking about the applicant’s time zone and the other asking the applicant how they heard about the Fellowship program.
  • A link question for applicants who want to record and submit an optional video.
  • A Twitter Connect question to allow applicants to verify their identity using Twitter.
Now we’ll take a look at their customized success page!
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In the above screenshot, you’ll notice that the success page has been customized with the following:
  • Custom description to let applicants know when to expect a follow up via email, in addition to informing applicants about a referral bonus (for additional $CODE tokens!)
  • Custom link (”Tag & refer a friend) so that applicants can share that they filled out the fellowship application and potentially refer others to do the same.
DeForm makes it a breeze to create great looking forms that are completely customizable. It is the most powerful web3 form that can be used for fellowship and funding applications.

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Kristen Brison

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