A web3 future defined
and built by creators

MAITRI

Purpose Driven NFTs

Our Mission

to empower the next generation of creators by matching rising talent with global opportunity and social good.

Our Vision

A future web3 built and defined by creators where ideas, innovation & collaboration are ubiquitous.

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Maitri is the original activity-focused non-conference for creatives that focuses on community and unforgettable experiences.

Join the crew in Yosemite National Park as we enjoy a week loaded with hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, dirt bikes, treasure hunts, unheard of stories from creatives of all types and inspiration everywhere.

Epicurrence is the definition of an experience you'll never forget.

Let's get inspired to work together
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Treasure Hunt

X marks the spot! We’ve hidden a few treasures in the park. Grab 3 other new friends for a mythical adventure. We've placed some exclusive Epic gear around the park. Hike, explore, be the first to find the treasure.


MAITRI presents

THE MAITRI FOUNDATION

Creator-led exhibitions for good

From artists to writers, designers to developers, the web3 landscape is overflowing with talent and potential. What it lacks however, is purpose. Maitri’s Exhibition process aims to connect the best and brightest creators with projects designed to do good.

How it works

The Foundation will consist of a series of Exhibitions - Crowd-sourced NFT curations and auctions whose proceeds will be distributed between creators and associated charities.

Step 1

Challenge

Each Exhibition begins with a Calling, a prompt for artists to work against. Callings will include a theme, cause, and partnered charity.

Step 2

Creation

Creators will design, write, record, or develop their homages to the prompt. Artists will be the focal point for the first Exhibition!

Step 3

Curation

Maitri’s Foundation will hold special events to showcase the creators and their work. Designs will be minted and sold to the public.

Step 4

Contribution

Proceeds will be distributed to the artists and exhibition charity through our trusted partner's protocol.


The Maitri Calling

Maitri’s vision for its first venture is ambitious. In order to fund the first Exhibition, we are sending out a Calling, a request for help from CREATORS to build a more purpose-driven future. To achieve this, Maitri is launching a special genesis supply of 7,500 throwback phone NFTs. This mint will provide the operating capital needed to build the foundation for a future exceptional user curation platform, support a charity, and bring awareness to communities who want to contribute to real world change.

Holder Initial Benefits

  • Opportunities for $1k, $2.5k, and $5k project grants
  • Publishing rights on future curation platform to earn $
  • Automatic free mint eligibility of 'Creator Avatars'
  • Access to Creator Collectives' programs and events
  • Beneficiaries of community wallet initiatives
Enter the COMMUNITY


#web3summer Art Contest

To heat up the Maitri community, we’re starting with a contest. We’re looking for the best and brightest digital artists to show us their chops. Simply take the polaroid template below and fill it with summer. Surf, sun, sex, whatever that means to you. All participants will receive [Whitelist spots to the Maitri discord] and one winner will receive a $1,000 prize - $500 for their pocket and $500 to donate to the charity of their choice. Together, we can build a more purpose-driven future for web3. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got

It’s never too early to manifest those summer vibes!  #web3summer

Contest Details

  • Grand prize of $1,000 for the entry with the most votes!
  • Whitelist spots & Solana NFT giveaway opportunities for all entrants!
  • Entries must be submitted by end of day May 20th (UTC)
Submit your Art Here!

The Problem

Resource Silos

It's very difficult for creators to be discovered, whether they have just joined the web3 space (overwhelming) or have been bouncing around, its hard to build connections & find opportunities to work.

Use Case Shortage

Real-world opportunities for value-add by creators and blockchain technology do not have a vehicle to be discovered by web3 communities.

All Hype, No Substance Projects

A constant inundation of derivative NFT projects with pure financial motives deincentivizes innovation and perpetuates the negative stereotypes of crypto across mainstream media

The Utopia

Creator Halls

we are building a place for creators to hang out and contribute in activities to grow the community and eventually have their work showcased and (sold / auctioned)

Opportunity Bridges

We are making partnerships with entities that can be matched to creators' work via contests activities, sourcing, etc.

Fundraising For Good

Maitri seamlessly aligns a value Chain of resources to develop and fund purpose driven NFTs that will change the crypto narrative for the better.

Problem

It's very difficult for creators to be discovered, whether they have just joined the web3 space (overwhelming) or have been bouncing around, its hard to build connections & find opportunities to work.

Solution

We are building a place for creators to hang out and contribute in activities to grow the community and eventually have their work showcased and (sold / auctioned)

Problem

Real-world opportunities for value-add by creators and blockchain technology do not have a vehicle to be discovered by web3 communities.


Solution

We are making partnerships with entities that can be matched to creators' work via contests activities, sourcing, etc.

Problem

A constant inundation of derivative NFT projects with pure financial motives deincentivizes innovation and perpetuates the negative stereotypes of crypto across mainstream media

Solution

A constant inundation of derivative NFT projects with pure financial motives deincentivizes innovation and perpetuates the negative stereotypes of crypto across mainstream media





2022

Our Roadmap

Q1
Foundation
  • Incorporation
  • Team R&R Established
  • Business Plan
  • Socials & Website Live
Q2
Plan
  • Community Launch
  • Secure Start-Up Capital
  • Genesis Art Development
  • Partnership Outreach
  • Develop Go-To-Market Plan
Q3
Launch
  • Launch Social Campaign
  • Genesis Mint
  • Partnership Announcements
  • Summer Art Contest
  • Litepaper Release

“We were essentially the Instagram police and called out fake influencers left, right and centre. It was fun and all, but there is only so many bikini chicks you can look at on Instagram before you start losing your mind.”

Dan, Co-founder and CEO of Lumio

Q4
Execute
  • 1st Maitri Exhibition
  • Creator Spotlights
  • Exhibition Submissions Open
  • Whitepaper Release
  • Maitri Community Awards

“After this, we both took up golf on during the week and started eating fancy dinners at the local Country Club... Ha. This is not what happened at all. We suck at golf and love eating Guzman Y Gomez.”

Adam, Co-founder of Lumio

Our Team

Doug Smith
STRATEGY
Braden Whitman
Community
DONOVAN
STALLWORTH
FINANCE
Andrew EATON
OPERATIONS
Jaze
MARKETING
Alejandro Andrade
Developer
Robin HODL
ART
Nathan Ziemanski
Design
Mark Smith
Relations

FAQ

What is the genesis mint?

Throughout the formation of Maitri, we’ve thought a lot about the crossover between NFTs and identity, and what a large role NFTs play in our online personas, especially in Web3. Through this, we’ve created something special for the formative members of the Maitri community. We’re bringing old school into everything new in this space. Maitri members will get a chance to mint exclusive NFTs that represent their role in our community. There will be variations for developers, artists, creators, and more.

When is the genesis mint?

Q3

How much is the mint and what is the supply? 

The mint price will align to the market and communicated weeks before the mint itself. The genesis mint supply will be less than 7,500 units.

Is there a whitelist? 

While the majority of our whitelist spots are reserved for partnership projects' communities, there will be other opportunities to claim a spot. Join our community to find out more!

Why a musuem? 

A museum is the perfect space for creators to be discovered in the new digital world. It is also a place to educate, empathize, and reflect on one's ideas and impressions.

What is Maitri? 

Maitri is the Sanskrit translation of Mettā, which means benevolence, loving-kindness; to feel compassion, kindness, goodwill, and love towards beings equally. These core values are shared by the Founders and the Maitri community.

What will you create?