mPowered | mPowered has been selected in the ALPHA startup in the upcoming Collision 2022 Conference (June 20-23, 2022) | Round 17

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Project Category

Build & Integrate

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Proposal Description

mPowered has been selected into the ALPHA startup program at Collision 2022, one of North America’s largest tech conference. In 2021, they hosted over 38,000 attendees from over 141 countries and had over 600 conference events. mPowered has been given an exhibition space and they will allow for our company branding and be featured on the main conference website and mobile app. This will give a lot of exposure to not just mPowered but also to Ocean Protocol and we would like to add the Ocean Protocol logo in all of our literature and banner stand. We would also like to list Ocean Protocol as a partner of mPowered on all of our marketing materials. The funds will be used for the following expenditures (these quotes are :

  1. Conference registration
  2. Banner stand x1
  3. Flyers using high quality paper x 250
  4. Vista Print Business cards x 250

Grant Deliverables

  1. Create a standup banner stand to promote mPowered’s vision and also highlight our strong relationship with Ocean Protocol
  2. Create flyers which can help promote the vision of mPowered and highlight our partnership with Ocean Protocol
  3. Connect with Monica from Ocean Protocol re: branding guidelines for the Ocean Protocol digital assets. We can also distribute Ocean specific branding/marketing materials during the conference

Project Description

Make data a common good.

Final Product

  1. Contribute and promote the Ocean ecosystem.

Value Add Criteria

In 2021, Collision had over 38,000 attendees from over 141 countries and had over 600 conference events and is considered North America's largest tech events and the exposure that it will bring to the Ocean Protocol Community will be very significant since there will be a lot of foot and web traffic. In addition, we will have plenty of brand exposure because we will be listed in the main website under the ALPHA startup section and on the conference mobile app. We would also like to hand out any other promotional material given to us by Ocean Protocol during the conference to make the attendees aware of the great tech stack being built by Ocean.

Core Team

We are the team behind Transport Genie, an award winning IoT company that has created bespoke sensors from scratch that monitors local environmental conditions as livestock are in transit. We have pivoted to mPowered because we have seen the vast potential of Ocean Protocol because of what they have been building.

Joel Sotomayor: Co-Founder of mPowered

A serial entrepreneur who has already exited 2 companies, owns multiple patents (in 10 countries), 2 trade-marks, and multiple innovation awards in Canada and Australia. When he isn’t writing code, he is often hanging out with his Uber smart GF or talking to Corrie. Like most developers, he likes predictable results, loves to study pattern-behaviours relationships, has lots of quirks and quarks, and enjoys music but has 2 left feet when he dances.

Corre Sloot: Co-Founder of mPowered

Senior Full-Stack developer and has been involved with Blockchain since 2009 (he was a Satoshi-Era miner). He has undergraduate degrees in Physics and Computer Science and Joel thinks he is one of the smartest guys that he has ever met. He also loves cURL.

Noah Redler, Vice President of mPowered

Noah is a season veteran and is a technology futurists. He is helping us become “investment ready” and is helping out with Business Development and Investor relations.

mPowered IP Portfolio

United States Patent and Trademark Office

System and Method for Secure Data Messaging using a quantum proof encryption method for IoT devices within low bandwidth spectrum.

Patent number: Pending (US 63/227,627)

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Data envelop™ is a trademark which we have registered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office to describe how we send data securely from devices.

Trademark number: 2025085.


Currently no advisors

Funding Requested

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Hi there,

Thank you for applying to Round 17!

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

Your Grant Deliverables have been reviewed and look to be in good condition. I have also looked at your Project Standing, it looks to be in good condition and ready to apply for another grant.

Your proposal has been registered into the system and everything looks great!

I would like to thank you for your positive contributions to the Ocean Ecosystem and I look forward to reviewing future proposals from your project.

All the best!

-Christian Casazza


OK, thanks for the note. We are super excited about being part of Collision 2022 and we think that it will bring a lot of exposure to the ecosystem.


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