The Shrimp Society came out swinging in the new year. January 2023 was all about launching MP23 successfully and convening our community through our new programs.
We ended the month with our lively 1999 Office Party which had about 75 members come out and enjoy a rooftop evening with an open bar, sushi, live retro beats, and explaining what floppy disks are to all our GenZ members.
In January we transitioned our community to the new annual membership model powered by the MP23 NFT on ethereum. We saw amazing traction on this effort with over 180 members transition to the MP23 and we’re still dealing with some stragglers. We hope to get this number over 200 active members in February.
For reference, the Shrimp Society NFT on Solana has about 900 unique holders. This means we had about 22% conversion to active members for the year. We’re ramping up comms to reach these people.
This move was predicated by our announcement in the summer of 2022 that we would be moving to an annual membership model where all existing Shrimp Society NFT holders would receive a free MP23 NFT to power the 2023 member experience.
Net new members joining the Shrimp Society as of February 1st, 2022 will now purchase BOTH a Shrimp Society NFT on Solana, and then apply for an MP23 membership which will be purchased from the organization.
Overall, the team & community members I’ve spoken with are excited about this new chapter with MP23. Keep an eye out for token gated experiences coming in February. 👀
Here is a picture of members rocking a life-size MP23’s at the 1999 Office Party.
We launched our weekly Hack Nights in partnership with Miami Hack Week and it has been an overwhelming success! We’ve been seeing over 30 founders, developers, and creators come out each week to this.
Hack Nights are weekly co-working sessions every Tuesday from 6:30pm - 10pm. MP23 holders receive free dinner, free coffee & tea bevs, and free beer & wine. It’s the perfect time to get sh*t done alongside other builders.
We had 2 Hack Nights in January due to the last week session being canceled due to the Miami Hack Week festivities.
Join us for the next Hack Night on Feb 7th. You can RSVP for Hack Nights here.
1999 Office Party
We punctuated the month with our 1999 Office Party on the Y Tech rooftop. From the floppy disk drink tickets to the FRIENDS complete season set scattered all around to the ugly office jackets, we brought the 90’s back for a fun night.
Check out our instagram for more pictures and video from the event.
What’s Next in February
The Shrimp Team has a few objectives for February:
- Launching New Member Admission Process
- Host Shrimp Cocktail Panel at the Lab
- Airdropping the Jumbo Shrimp Holders Lifetime Pass NFTs
- Release our token-gated merch store (Shrimp Supply)
- Launching first ShrimpFit event
- Continue Hack Nights weekly
- Continue expanding the new website functionality and fixing bugs for better communication
Thanks for a great month to all our members that participated. As we move forward into February, it's important to remember that the Shrimp Society is like an entreprenurial gym membership - if you don't participate, it doesn't work. I encourage you to take advantage of the programs and events coming up!