Startin'blox | Data app framework for Ocean's ecosystem | Round 21

Project Name

Startin’blox


Project Category

Build & Integrate


Proposal Earmark

New Entrants


Proposal Description

Problem:

Data apps frameworks are not suited for web3, and therefore for the Ocean ecosystem. You can’t login using your wallet, standard web3 services are not supported natively and interoperability is not built in leading to centralization. On top of that, the most famous ones, namely Gradio and Streamlit don’t let data scientist support Python to do…

Solution:

We believe that there needs to be a user friendly data app builder on top of the Ocean ecosystem if we want apps to thrive. Startin’blox is proposing to build such a framework. We believe that a rich application layer would increase usage of both datasets and compute-to-data.

Street credibility:

We do not start from scratch, quite the contrary. We already have such an open-source low-code app builder for interoperable apps. It is used in production by 30 clients today, including the European Space Agency (ESA), providing us with close to 500k€ of annual revenue.

We already provide Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) to our customers as well as their own sovereign data storage. We want to go a step further and be able to offer all the web3 service in a couple of lines of HTML. Filling the gap in Ocean’s ecosystem by becoming the web3 native data apps framework, modular and interoperable, is totally in line with our current roadmap.

Financials:

Hours per day

8

Daily rate

$700

Hourly rate

$88

Days

5

Total hours

40

Hours per interview

2

# of interview

5

Total hours for interviews

10

Total cost per interview

$875

Hours per studied framework

5

# of frameworks studied

5

Total hours for interviews

25

Total cost per interview

$2,188

Total

$3,063

We are already in discussion with Algovera and DataUnion.

Our goal is to interview 7 projects of the ecosystem to understand their needs in terms of data app framework. Then we want to study what data frameworks on the market offer to understand what is missing and what additional features are required by the ecosystem.

Vision:

We strongly believe that the future of data is sovereign and decentralized. We are very excited by the “data lab” that is the Ocean ecosystem today, developping distributed machine learning, data unions, monetization, data NFTs and more.

We believe that a federated network of off-chain data storages with a low-code app builder on top is a nice complement to sustain that vision, and this is what we propose to bring to the table.


Grant Deliverables

The deliverable will be a detailed and priced roadmap of what needs to be built in order to meet Ocean ecosystem’s needs in terms of data app framework.


Project Description

Problem:

Data apps frameworks are not suited for web3, and therefore for the Ocean ecosystem. You can’t login using your wallet, standard web3 services are not supported natively and interoperability is not built in leading to centralization. On top of that, the most famous ones, namely Gradio and Streamlit don’t let data scientist support Python to do…

Solution:

We believe that there needs to be a user friendly data app builder on top of the Ocean ecosystem if we want apps to thrive. Startin’blox is proposing to build such a framework. We believe that a rich application layer would increase usage of both datasets and compute-to-data.

Street credibility:

We do not start from scratch, quite the contrary. We already have such an open-source low-code app builder for interoperable apps. It is used in production by 30 clients today, including the European Space Agency (ESA), providing us with close to 500k€ of annual revenue.

We already provide Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) to our customers as well as their own sovereign data storage. We want to go a step further and be able to offer all the web3 service in a couple of lines of HTML. Filling the gap in Ocean’s ecosystem by becoming the web3 native data apps framework, modular and interoperable, is totally in line with our current roadmap.

Financials:

Hours per day

8

Daily rate

$700

Hourly rate

$88

Days

5

Total hours

40

Hours per interview

2

# of interview

5

Total hours for interviews

10

Total cost per interview

$875

Hours per studied framework

5

# of frameworks studied

5

Total hours for interviews

25

Total cost per interview

$2,188

Total

$3,063

We are already in discussion with Algovera and DataUnion.

Our goal is to interview 7 projects of the ecosystem to understand their needs in terms of data app framework. Then we want to study what data frameworks on the market offer to understand what is missing and what additional features are required by the ecosystem.

Vision:

We strongly believe that the future of data is sovereign and decentralized. We are very excited by the “data lab” that is the Ocean ecosystem today, developping distributed machine learning, data unions, monetization, data NFTs and more.

We believe that a federated network of off-chain data storages with a low-code app builder on top is a nice complement to sustain that vision, and this is what we propose to bring to the table.


Final Product

The deliverable will be a detailed and priced roadmap of what needs to be built in order to meet Ocean ecosystem’s needs in terms of data app framework.


Value Add Criteria

We believe that there needs to be a user friendly data app builder on top of the Ocean ecosystem if we want apps to thrive. Startin’blox is proposing to build such a framework. We believe that a rich application layer would increase usage of both datasets and compute-to-data. 


Core Team

Benoît Alessandroni, CTO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/benoitalessandroni/

Benoît has been building decentralized and SSI powered apps for 8 years. He is a worldwide expert of the Solid standards, the most advanced specifications to build interoperable apps, with 30 apps deployed in production and several contributions to the W3C specifications.

Sylvain Le Bon, CEO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sylvainlebon/

Sylvain is an entrepreneur for 12 years in the tech industry, focused on the decentralization of organizations. He co-founded the biggest freelancers collective in France called Happy Dev, which can be considered one of the first DAOs. He co-founded Startin’blox being convinced that interoperable tools were a crucial missing piece of a thriving decentralized ecosystem.

Louis Cousin, CSO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/louis-cousin/

Louis is a word class expert in cooperativism. He is one of the leading figures in the world cooperative movement. He is spearheading research on the impact of web3 in cooperativism. He convinced 10 international organization to give a try to decentralization, and is accompanying them in the process.

Alex Bourlier, CGO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-bourlier-1725a83a/

Alex is an entrepreneur for 10 years in the tech industry, with the same focus as Sylvain. They work together for 8 years and therefore share the same curriculum.


Advisors

Philippe Honigman (philh), Mangrove

Alp Ergin, PrimeDAO


Funding Requested
3000


Minimum Funding Requested

Wallet Address
0x534958c32a3e282086a5D1737A320aE038D9deF6