Indian Ocean program | Indian Ocean Program | Round 18

Project Name

Indian Ocean program

Project Category


Proposal Earmark

2nd/3rd Grant

Proposal Description

Having started out outreach activities back in October, we started off with an ambitious set of goals to kick-start the Official Outreach within the Indian community with an intend to onboard more beginners into the AI*Web3 space, along with the Active Crypto-Indian Community. We were able to successfully pull off strategies that are atypical of an outreach program and our results display the same. We managed to steer through pivoting in view of COVID restrictions in place for physical events and we intend to continue our outreach efforts with a meaningful funneling towards the Ocean DAO ecosystem.

Core Team :

Project lead: M S S Trishul, Program Lead

Github: trishulmuchintala (Trishul Muchintala) · GitHub



Background & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering
  • Currently, a Full Software Engineer working in the Architecture Team
  • Software Architect internship at Nvidia
  • Ocean Ambassador
  • Member of Project Guiding WG

Project Advisor: Dr. Prakash

Github: drprk (Dr. Prakash) · GitHub 1



Background & Experience:

  • Health-Tech Professional Consultant
  • Medical graduate, Masters in Medical engineering & Health-tech industrial experience
  • 6 years of Industry experience in Medical AI products
  • Active Ocean DAO participant
  • Member of Core-Tech WG, Project Guiding WG & Parameters-roadmap WG

BreakDown of Funding Requested :

Case 1 : No Funding

  • Apply again in R19

Case 2 : Minimum Funding($2500 USD)

  • Organize a physical event with Loyola College , estimating a 100+ crowd.
  • Organize an online event with VIT institute on Ocean Marketplace and Stack.
  • Educate NGO fellowship members on Ocean ,Crypto and NFT’s.

Case 3 : Maximum Funding($10000 USD)

  • Everything listed as part of Case 2
  • Producing and Amplifying first season of IO Media Program episodes
  • IRL Events/Meetups with Institutes/Corporates etc
  • Initiate Developer bounties with Ocean V4 theme and increase the developer/talent pool of our ecosystem

Minimum Funding Requested :

2500 USD

Maximum Funding Requested :

10000 USD

Grant Deliverables

What’s new in R18 ?

IO Media Program:

Current Problems :

  • Lack of visibility/exposure for the proposals submitted for OceanDAO grants. Due to which many voters end up not having enough information at the right time about the participants, leading to a sub-optimal voting activity.

  • Lack of awareness to builders on when and how to raise capital for their projects.

How to fix this?

  • Use various forms of media such as Podcasts, Teasers, Product Demos, Tweets(Potential integration into ocean pearl?)

  • We’ll help with production and content management in collaboration with respective teams/participants in increasing the engagement within the community before/during the voting period.

Podcast Format :

  1. Intro/Teaser : 30sec snappy teaser about the whole project

  2. Conversation with Creators/Team members

  3. Team introduction

  4. Roadmap

  5. Business Model

  6. Deliverables Status

  7. Product Demos/Progress

  8. Achievements

  9. QnA from community

R-16 Deliverables Status(Despite no funding received):

[1] Establish the Indian Outreach as a DAO ecosystem to continue growth & engagement with the Indian ecosystem of developers, web3 beginners & curious data-scientists - Social media outreach of over a 1000+ followers and Indian Ocean Builder Community in Discord & Telegram: Total of 164 members

[2]Collaboration with Coinbase for a web3 meetup at bangalore.

  • Gnana, The Phoenix Guild Project Lead,Content and Protocol Research at Questbook.
  • Shan Aggarwal, VP Coinbase Ventures
  • Manish Gupta , EVP Engineering Coinbase

[3]Secured a Sponsor slot during the VIT hackathon with Ocean Protocol being the official Web3 partners for DevSpace 2022 , which allowed thousands of students, data scientists and web3 enthusiasts to learn about OP

[4] Mentor at least one successful grant proposal to win and guide them to complete deliverables - WebSockets, led by trishul got funded in R16

[5] Organize an ecosystem fund to continue bounties, grants & outreach activities - used QB Grant Orchestration Tool to manage grant applications and disbursement

[6] Support the existing sub-DAOs, working groups and the stakeholders in the Ocean ecosystem - MemeDAO, WebSockets have received mentorship, advisory and support from IOP

Project Description

Coming off a highly successful Indian Ocean campaign since Round10 of Ocean DAO, we intend to continue the outreach initiative and engage with the active Indian community of builders and community leaders that we have engaged through our first epoch of activities since R-10.

Final Product

not set

Value Add Criteria

Value Add Criteria

As outlined in our last proposal in Round16, we intend to continue the good work in bringing more value add to the Ocean outreach in terms of 

  1. To push to have more digital presence in all the major social media networks and starting podcasts with ocean devs under the IO Media Program.
  2. DAO Outreach with collaborations and sponsored events.
  3. Ecosystem funds to improve developer outreach
  4. Project Guiding
  5. Service DAO to help community get more opportunities & achieving the missions

Bringing support to the working groups and other stakeholders in the Indian ecosystem

Grant Deliverables/Usage of Ocean Funding:

  • Organize a physical event with Loyola College , estimating a 100+ crowd.
  • Organize an online event with VIT institute on Ocean Marketplace and Stack.
  • Educate NGO fellowship members on Ocean ,Crypto and NFT’s.  
  • Start developer bounties aggressively and contribute to OceanDAO via a proposal, while continuing mentorship and advisory to current IO mentored projects (in case of Maximum Funding requested)
  • Physical meetup with possible collaborations and sponsorships from other Protocols or OceanDAO projects(in case of Maximum Funding requested) 
  • Increase the proposals visibility via Media Program and help get them enough exposure via our platform by interviewing/producing content around OceanDAO participants(in case of Maximum Funding requested)

Funding Requested

Minimum Funding Requested

Wallet Address

Hi Trishul,

Thank you for submitting your proposal for R-18!

I am a Project-Guiding Member and have assigned myself to help you.

I have reviewed your proposal and would like to thank you for your participation inside of the Ocean Ecosystem!

Your project looks promising and I believe it’s aligned with our evaluation criteria of generating positive value towards the Ocean Ecosystem and the W3SL.

The project criteria are:

  1. Usage of Ocean — how well might the project drive usage of Ocean?
  2. Viability — what is the chance of success of the project?
  3. Community active-ness — how active is the team in the community?
  4. Adding value to the community — how well does the outcome of the project add value to the overall Ocean community / ecosystem?

Based on the reasons above, I am in support of your project and proposal. I look forward to continuing providing support and feedback to your project, and you can expect to receive a positive vote from me during the upcoming voting period.

All the best!

-Your PGWG Guide