🗞️ Catalyst Weekly – Submit Your Draft Proposals – Deadline Nov 25 🔥


[Project Catalyst](https://preview.redd.it/drnvfycx7m081.png?width=1762&format=png&auto=webp&s=63716d891ecf5405f227c79ec4b6ab30544a8aed)

# Hello There, Beautiful Soul!

# I hope this message finds you well wherever you are on this planet Earth.

It’s Friday and you know what that means – another action packed week behind us in the world of Catalyst. Let’s explore together what have you missed and what’s to come. Thank you for being here with me.

# Town Hall

Another week can only means we’ve held another juicy town hall. Missed it? No worries. Rewatch [the recording with timestamps](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP0r5KwNtQk). Too busy to watch the entire thing? Skip over [presentation slides](https://bit.ly/30HjrqF) for key themes.

💡 Wish to join live next time? Register now [via this link](https://bit.ly/3rCicSR) & save the spot already for **Nov 24 @ 18:00 UTC and every week following.**

[Town Hall](https://preview.redd.it/cubjwxwl8m081.png?width=2812&format=png&auto=webp&s=59ec2bb199de57d7242633b6affdacbc16e474ce)

# Submit your draft proposals

The innovation phase of Fund7 is fully under way. It’s finally the time to submit your draft proposals. 

This is NOT the time to have your final versions of your proposals just yet. Not worries. There will be plenty of time to finalize these in coming weeks as you start refining your ideas based on the community feedback.

Remember – **deadline to submit draft proposals is November 25th at 11:00 UTC.** Following, it won’t be possible to add more proposals into Fund7. That’s when refinement stage begins instead. 

Your proposals can be shared with the community by logging into [Ideascale](http://cardano.ideascale.com/). Press the ***“Submit Proposal”*** button and choose the right category. Want to learn more? I suggest to check out or share with people you know our [Fund7 Launch Guide](https://bit.ly/3qzYYP8). It gives a bird’s eye overview of what Fund7 is about.


Don’t know where to begin? Confused? Need a helping hand?

* Rewatch [timestamped town-hall](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP0r5KwNtQk)
* Use tags in Ideascale (e.g. seek-biz-dev, seek-front-end-dev, etc.)
* [Use ](https://discord.gg/2RnUtK8)[Discord](https://discord.gg/aKcVQgM) and ask for help – many amazing members willing to help
* Official proposer guide: [https://bit.ly/3AX2sxf](https://bit.ly/3AX2sxf)
* [Proposer guide by Anthony](https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/65315780/cardano-catalyst-proposer-onboarding)
* Proposer TG channel: [https://t.me/catalystproposers](https://t.me/catalystproposers)
* Community web 1: [https://projectcatalyst.org/resources/proposer](https://projectcatalyst.org/resources/proposer)
* Community web 2: [https://cardanocataly.st/en/proposers/](https://cardanocataly.st/en/proposers/)
* Review [CA Guide](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g-iZhDlKhUBZkui1uv8NVNfJC4oVD3JtR-P6Fue7XPU/edit) (to know how proposals are evaluated in Fund6): 

# Catalyst School

This one is special. Where else will you find fellow community members helping you navigate the world of Catalyst? The school has prepared a series of workshops available for you during upcoming week – daily at 6PM UTC. If you were ever in doubt – make sure to attend. Where to find these? Join [The Catalyst School Discord server here](https://discord.gg/RrgEfHPhBP) or check out [https://linktr.ee/CatalystSchool](https://linktr.ee/CatalystSchool) for more.

[Catalyst School](https://preview.redd.it/q6l56hzr8m081.jpg?width=1128&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=1428c0c08fc31ecfdf41ca2f0de80f6c38af17a9)

# Challenge Teams

[21 Challenge Teams](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fls1I2J3_bKHc5W3Es5q84fuhnR5-WhfnLGtBdFfQeA/edit#gid=776894571) have pulled off a remarkable effort together. If you are learning about Challenge Teams for the first time – I encourage you to read [this call to action](https://mailchi.mp/iohk/g6qpccne38-674369). It goes in a good overview of what the concept is all about.

All Challenge Teams’ presentations are now complete and available to view on demand:

* Part 1 – [timestamped video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T88_XKzi8ms&t=2243s) – [slides](https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p_StC1TrtspI_BSXt16OFnaSFh6gN8A8Ev80U4jU0jc/edit#slide=id.gfba64ea264_1_2968)
* Part 2 – [timestamped video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP0r5KwNtQk&t=1375s) – [slides](https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p_StC1TrtspI_BSXt16OFnaSFh6gN8A8Ev80U4jU0jc/edit#slide=id.gfba64ea264_0_0)

Are you a proposer and uncertain about anything in these challenges? Check out these presentations. Also, don’t be afraid to reach out to these Challenge Teams for guidance. You can find them chatting in [this Telegram chat.](https://t.me/challengeteams)

[Challenges over time](https://preview.redd.it/o0woh7su8m081.png?width=2044&format=png&auto=webp&s=82433a44c482a4cce20b4db40a691bbbe0d3cf60)

All of these challenges are important – but I wish to highlight [James Dunseith’s](https://gimbalabs.com/about) presentation of Fund8 Challenge Setting. This a crucial challenge that will set the tone for Fund8 that expects to be $16M ada in size. Catch his video segment [timestamped here](https://youtu.be/nP0r5KwNtQk?t=4791) ([slides](https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p_StC1TrtspI_BSXt16OFnaSFh6gN8A8Ev80U4jU0jc/edit#slide=id.gfbbbab59d4_0_3771)) to learn more and make sure to take part. To quote segment from James: *”****Together we get to decide what Cardano is all about.”***

# Challenge Fest

If that wasn’t enough – there’s more. A special event takes place this weekend already offering Proposers a place to present their ideas/proposals in an early stage to the Community and to the Challenge Teams. The Challenge Fest. It is the very first iteration (things may break) but it promises a wonderful opportunity not to be missed. 

The goal is to

* Increase the alignment, coordination and quality of submitted proposals
* Provide an early feedback for proposals and their ideas
* Build connections between proposers and Challenge Teams

[Challenge Fest](https://preview.redd.it/mh4j0c5x8m081.png?width=598&format=png&auto=webp&s=751665572a986976d853d573b72cf69e8c7bb1b3)

* **When?** Saturday, Nov 20 at 5PM UTC
* **Where?** [Check meet up link here](https://www.meetup.com/Cardano-Catalyst-Community-Network/events/282141285/) or join direct via [this zoom registration link](https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-6grT0pE9w9HCuMrYNeEBsa-zkMDWEG)

# Voter registration for Fund7 is now open!

Do you know it will also NOT CLOSE AGAIN? At least not voluntarily. Yup, you read it right. This is the first time we are trialling an ongoing/continuous voter registrations. Another barrier taken down. 

You will be able to register any new wallet for the Catalyst voting ANYTIME. However, you shall always keep in mind snapshot time that is relevant and unique for each fund. Snapshot determines your voting power. As always – make sure to save your QR and (NOT or) PIN code at all times or you may not be able to cast your votes.

*IMPORTANT: If you registered in Fund4, 5 or 6 – and were able to cast votes – your registration will be automatically valid for Fund7 voting round! Provided you still have your QR and PIN code – don’t need to re-register. This does not apply to Fund2 or 3 registrations.* 

**What is the timeline like for Voters?**

* November 18, 2021 @ noon UTC – REGISTRATION START 
* January 6, 2022 @ 11:00 UTC – SNAPSHOT for all wallets
* January 13, 2022 @ 11:00 UTC – VOTING START
* January 27, 2022 @ 11:00 UTC – VOTING END
* ± February 10, 2022 – TALLYING & RESULTS

To catch all the details on how and where to register – hop over to [this ‘All-You-Need-To-Know’ reddit post](https://www.reddit.com/r/cardano/comments/qwngps/project_catalyst_fund7_voter_registration/) for you. Especially if you want to learn about rewards and other ways of how to earn ada without actually buying it. Go on. 

# Catalyst Circle v2

Circle what? Reading about the Catalyst Circle (CC) for the first time? Learn more about it via [this Cardano Forum post](https://bit.ly/3vZ7N3W) or this [blog post](https://iohk.io/en/blog/posts/2021/07/08/introducing-the-catalyst-circle/) by Kriss Baird. Curious to understand actual CC roles & responsibilities? Check-out the [nomination criteria list](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XHD3ran0QxqUfYogs-WMN_9u7oCnn6CR_RZ0S7jYUMk/edit#gid=1414413231) that goes into good depth and detail. For anything else – make sure to visit [this gitbook](https://catalyst-swarm.gitbook.io/catalyst-circle/) that catalogues everything about CC. 

[Catalyst Circle v2](https://preview.redd.it/zkk34m409m081.png?width=1039&format=png&auto=webp&s=c014b659eb7eee88f00eabb7fbf3d99719897d7b)

Want to play part? While elections are now over for the time being, the Catalyst Circle is still seeking someone to fill in the position of the Treasurer. Express your interest [by filling in this form](https://forms.gle/xsz46gc2nCiMy1mg9). 

There also is an incentivised voter survey as part of Fund6 funded proposals by Cardano AIM. It takes about 10-20 minutes to complete and gives you a chance to earn a small amount of ada. Interested? [Follow this link.](https://forms.gle/uoSCJCM2qKgYZPtv8)

# What else has caught my attention?

For anyone making a proposal for Fund 7 which is related to sustainable development goals (SDG), here is [a tool done by the Cardano AIM team](https://cardanocataly.st/proposer-tool-sdg/#/) that will help you include specific SDGs and KPIs in your proposal.

This tool helps to align your work with UN goals and ‘talk’ the same language as UN organizations and projects and it could facilitate potential collaborations.

[Sustainable Development Goals](https://preview.redd.it/kn1khli29m081.png?width=738&format=png&auto=webp&s=b5ef5de9a5682748abb5af30d67117f7a26f0631)

SDG proposal-tool is a part of the [AIM Community Tool series](https://cardanocataly.st/en/tools/) (i.e. Voter tool, CA tool) developed by the community for the community. 

# Get in touch about Catalyst

Have questions or any doubts about Catalyst? Comment below or DM me directly here on reddit, [via twitter](https://twitter.com/danny_cryptofay) or [telegram](https://t.me/danny_cryptofay) – I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!



***Where to find Project Catalyst?***

📣 Catalyst Announcements only: [https://t.me/cardanocatalyst](https://t.me/cardanocatalyst)

📧 Subscribe to the Catalyst mailing list: [https://bit.ly/3dSZJvx](https://bit.ly/3dSZJvx)

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