One Step Closer - The Launch Of Our NFT
At CatalystU, we believe it is important to continuously grow and innovate in all areas of education that moves beyond the traditional classroom. We are excited to announce a new project that will bring us closer to becoming a Web3 company. This summer/early fall, we will be launching our first NFT project—Catalyst NFT. We are looking forward to navigating the world of Web3 with you!
So, what is an NFT? NFT stands for Non-Fungible Tokens. Basically, they are tokens that are collected through cryptocurrency (unit of currency) on the blockchain. Non-Fungible means that it is unique and cannot be replaced with something else. Think of it like this: Nike just launched a new collection of shoes, but it’s only digital pictures of the shoes. There are a certain number of “shoes” that can be purchased. Buyers have the option to keep the picture or resell it for a higher amount to gain a profit. No two pictures/shoes are identical.
Not only do NFTs provide engagement with diverse communities, but they also introduce new ideas and art to a larger audience. Here at CatalystU, we are excited to officially jump into the world of NFTs and Web3. You may have seen our founder, Amanda Slavin’s article in Adweek earlier this year. If you haven’t, I suggest you check it out as it will give you great perspective on how Web3 will shape new brand champions
So why would we join now? With our project’s utility and foundation, we know we will be able to help many individuals grow and expand their businesses in the world of Web3. How do we plan on doing that? Simple. We are bringing CatalystU and all our resources, education, and network with us. Here is a little background on just how CatalystU was created.
CatalystU was developed by the award- winning community design agency, CatalystCreativ. With our established track record with Fortune 500 clients, start-ups, and nonprofits, we have proven ourselves as experts in connecting people and brands through meaningful experiences.
Thinking about the future and the value we can provide for our stakeholders, we knew it was important for us to reach more people and teach them how to build a community for their own experiences, whether in the metaverse or real life.
We Didn’t Find an Artist, an Artist Found Us.
We knew that finding the right artist was important to us and a critical component for our NFT project. Our decision wasn’t based solely on certain skills or style; it was also the alignment of our core values and beliefs. With that, we are excited to team up with artist, Alyssia Aguilar, who has been in the NFT space for over a year and a half. Alyssia Aguilar is a celebrated Latina Artist known as “The Lofty Mom.” She is based out of Houston, Texas, and she loves to share her journey, passions, and culture through her work. Alyssia brings knowledge and credible insight into the Web3 space and will help push CatalystU in the best direction.
"AS A WIFE, MOTHER AND LATINA ARTIST, I STAND FOR HAVING YOUR VOICE SEEN AND HEARD AND I BELIEVE WE ARE MEANT TO INSPIRE + MOTIVATE EACH OTHER BY SHARING AND BEING TRANSPARENT ON THE JOURNEY WE HAVE WALKED." Alyssia Aguilar
Web3 is about supporting and giving everyone equal opportunity to build out their passions. At CatalystU, we plan on providing fundamental lessons and utilities that will help bridge the gap between common pitfalls any entrepreneur might face. In Web3, we have seen many individuals contribute to this dynamic ecosystem with their ability to multi-task as an artist, marketing firm, community builder, and more.
We aspire to help all creatives and builders have an opportunity to learn through our NFT project and to invest in their journeys to grow and become the leaders and creatives they want to be. We are excited to start releasing more information soon and are grateful to have you here and can’t wait to help you build.