Plurality Labs: Arbitrum DAO x RnDAO Co.lab

The ArbitrumDAO Co.Lab Update - Week 11

This week we would like to invite you to 2 fantastic events:

  • The first to mark the end of the first Co.Lab Fellowship
  • and the second as part of the final stages of the Co.Lab Venture selection process.

Co.Lab Fellowship Demo Day - Thursday, April 4 at 17:00 UTC

The ArbitrumDAO Co.Lab Research Fellowship is approaching its end after 3 insightful months. ​This Fellowship is the first part of the ArbitrumDAO Co.Lab, a new kind of entrepreneurship program in partnership with RnDAO & ArbitrumDAO. ​In December, 6 Fellows were selected from 100+ applications, and they have spent the past quarter undergoing deep research on fundamental challenges in the collaboration space.

​In our live Demo Day, our 6 Fellows will present the results of their research and host an open Q&A with guests! Please join us to meet the fellows, network with the RnDAO community and become part of the research-first venture building movement.

​We will be covering topics like: Compensation, ​Reputation, ​DAOifying IRL companies, ​Social web3 CRMs, ​Sensemaking and problem-solving in the cryptoverse with help of LLMs, ​& more!

Register here to be our guest: Co.Lab Fellowship 1 Demo Day · Zoom · Luma

Co.Lab Venture Pitch Day - Thursday, Mar 28 at 17:00 UTC

The second phase of the ArbitrumDAO Co.Lab is finally coming to an end! We’ve been looking for a collaboration technology venture to deploy 50K ARB (courtesy of ArbitrumDAO) and join the RnDAO venture studio where they will receive hands-on support and resources. After reviewing an overwhelming response of more than 50 applications from promising collab tech ventures, we’ve selected 12 to pitch their ideas live before the judges make their final decision.

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming Co.Lab Venture Pitch Day event scheduled for Thursday, March 28th, at 5pm UTC. The event agenda will consist of a 3-minute pitch followed by a 3-minute Q&A session for each venture.

The selection process is still ongoing and it’s important to note that pitching is not a requirement for consideration for funding nor is it any indication of preference on behalf of the judges.

​Join us, for the Co.Lab Venture Pitch Day, where the selected ventures will showcase their groundbreaking ideas and vie for a spot in the RnDAO venture building program.

​Reserve your ticket now! Co.Lab Venture Pitch Day · Zoom · Luma

A recap: What is the ArbitrumDAO Co.Lab and how does it benefit Arbitrum?

The Arbitrum Co.Lab is a venture studio designed to exemplify the aim of the Arbitrum chain to be the premier platform for building crypto ventures. Our specific focus on collaboration tech ventures, apps that improve DAO governance and operational capability, will enhance the network effects of the grant we have proudly been awarded by ArbitrumDAO. By developing advanced research, market-ready ventures and best-in-class DAO tooling, the Co.Lab is designed to attract developers, promote the sustainable growth of the Arbitrum app ecosystem and significantly increase the use of Arbitrum infrastructure.

The Co.Lab Fellowship is the first of two initiatives run by RnDAO for ArbitrumDAO (see second part below). It is a 12 week research program validating major challenges in collaboration tech followed by the Venture Building program where teams build and launch an Arbitrum-based solution together with us.

Beyond the Fellowships, we are now advancing to the second stage of our grant, the Co.Lab Venture program funding. This initiative is to find a promising Collab Tech venture in which to invest 50K ARB and about the same in hands-on support. All told we have received around 70 applications for this venture funding stage, and we are going through the process of evaluation and shortlisting now. However, it is still not too late to apply so please forward this link to anyone you think might have a project that fits the criteria (detailed in the linked page).

Any questions or concerns? Reach out to me (Daniel) to discuss. We’d love to hear your feedback and how we can deliver even more value for Arbitrum!