Polinate dAPP is live and the first five creators are announced
Earlier we wrote about Polinate, a unique crowdfunding platform that aims to empower creatives and artists to make their dreams come true. Using blockchain technology, they have designed an ecosystem for creators, investors, sponsors, and fans to communicate in a fair and permission-free infrastructure and reap the benefits of each other’s dedication. Now finally we can announce that the dAPP is live.
First a recap. After the IDO, the $POLI token was successfully listed on Uniswap and Quickswap on August 31st and September 14th respectively, and after the successful launch of the Polinate Alpha Launch in August, all eyes are now on The Beta Launch. On September 2nd, Polinate invited the hive to participate in Beta Testing by submitting their applications. On September 19th, Polinate concluded the beta testing of Polinate.
After receiving a ton of applications, the team decided that the best way to move forward with their product would be to pick five initial creators from different fields doing different things to use as initial raises on the platform. Cofounder Azeem Khan said “We couldn’t be more excited to actually be helping to add to the ecosystem in a way that brings more people to crypto and also empowers artists with few other places to turn. It’s an exciting time and is the beginning of much more on its way for us.”
Since the dAPP is live, Polinate thought it would be cool to tell a little bit about some of those upcoming creators.
A history of the important and defining video games you need to know about
Ahmad Khan is the founder and CEO of People Like Games, a gaming media and production studio. Having created hundreds of podcasts and videos, Khan knows what content the gaming world is missing. His passion project on Polinate is called The Games We Played and focuses on the stories behind the development of important and historic video games. This includes the people who were involved, the inspirations behind the creative choices that were made, and all the other defining moments that underpin all the games that players enjoy so much.
An extraordinary podcast
Izzy Lugo III is an entrepreneur and host of the Strange on Purpose Podcast. Besides the podcast, he works on content creation for brands like Columbia, UGG and more. His The Strange on Purpose Podcast tells the stories of professionals breaking through the glass ceilings of culture and shows young professionals what happens when you are 100% authentic to yourself. The show shines the spotlight on creatives in sports, clothing, lifestyle and beyond, and aims to connect them with other professionals who can help them.
Some of his guests have been executives from Nike, adidas, StockX, Timberland, UGG, Footlocker, Crocs, Yeezy, Modern Notoriety, New Balance, Dr. Martens, and more. The money he raises with Polinate will go towards promoting video storytelling campaigns highlighting Latino creatives in the trainer field during Hispanic Heritage Month.
A special magazine for Irish creatives of colour
Ayesha Syeddah is a multidisciplinary creative who grew up in Pakistan. After travelling through five countries, Dublin is now her home. When she’s not busy dramatising and performing, she’s exploring extraordinary stories. As an On Deck Writers Fellow and contributor to Brown Girl Magazine, Ayesha has published in both the UK and US. She has previously worked for Saatchi & Saatchi Switzerland and is now managing editor of the Blindian Project.
Her project at Polinate revolves around the word Eire, which comes from the ancient Irish word Eriu, the name of a daughter of the mother goddess Ernmas of the Tuatha De Danann, the mystical Celtic race of Ireland. Her project is to create a magazine that will focus on Irish stories of Irish creatives of colour, their work and the causes they support, creating a platform for those who need to be represented, like herself. An ode to the many faces and voices that make Ireland what it truly is. Ayesha would also like to create a digital version of the magazine and, as well as an audio version, voiced by the writers or voice actors within her network, to make it accessible to the hard of hearing.
Investor becomes rapper
Jake James is an investment banking professional by day and rapper by night. His first two single releases in early 2021 were produced by Buckwild and Statik Selektah and serve as the initial introduction to his story as he prepares for the release of his debut EP which he is funding through an NFT raise.
While studying finance, Jake managed a small equity fund of his own (on behalf of the Baruch endowment) and met his current manager. Together, they drew up a plan to build Jake’s fan base and he started doing small shows. More and more, he started opening shows for established acts in music. Eventually, he sold out SOB’s (NYC’s legendary hip hop venue) on his own. Jake’s talent caught the attention of acclaimed producer Statik Selektah and iconic Notorious B.I.G producer, Buckwild, who produced Jake’s first commercial singles. Jake is awaiting the release of his debut EP “Letter of Intent” due this month.
Nike I.D on steroids
Dianne Halloway is a founder and creative director with an extensive background in footwear design, specialising in custom footwear manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, and research in technology. Her research into experimentation to transform shoe design and manufacturing into an all-encompassing experience has led to a vast network and wealth of experience. She is currently senior creative in production and collaboration at CallingAllCreators, and founder of Aircapture®. The project she is launching at Polinate is the teaser for the main project.
Aircapture® is the one-stop shop that can be compared to Nike I.D on steroids meets Netflix, with a sharing system like Lyft. Aircapture® will allow customers to build their trainers as a build-a-bear, map and connect to nearby available locations to produce one-to-one customers via mobile devices. All shoe designs from users are processed into a “transformative” design. By using only parts of the “heart” of branded trainers, as well as adding your own designs and accents, a new product is created that serves the transformative purpose – separate from the original design.
The patent-pending solution was designed and developed by RLP Co in collaboration with professional partners and in consultation with the MIT, Self Assembly Research Lab . Thus, Aircapture® combines technology and sustainability to create a unique customer experience.
Aircapture® comes with high-end functionality and features for easier design and manufacturing. The patented method is perfect for everyone – designers, non-designers, prosumers, higher education establishments (University Design Programs) and festivals. In addition, Aircapture® pursues a circular economy by avoiding any form of waste and addressing greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.