Kolektivo is an impact network on Curaçao that focuses on creating regenerative development, improving society's wellbeing in a way that builds the capacity of our support systems needed for future growth.
With our technologies and approaches, we aim to re-invent traditional value exchange to create an economic system that values and stimulates regenerative development.
Kolektivo supports local changemakers by giving grants to support regenerative initiatives on Curaçao. Since 2019, over 40 grants have been given, impacting more than 1.000 persons.
In addition to funding, Kolektivo supports grantees with advice, network, and knowledge that allow grantees to have an even more significant impact on society and nature. We recently completed our second wave of Grants and are now preparing for the third wave of grants to be issued in Q1 2023.
Kolektivo manages multiple regenerative projects in Curaçao. Since 2020, we have supported dozens of local farmers with knowledge, resources, and support to create their Food Forest using regenerative agriculture methods.
We also created our own Food Forests in Scherpenheuvel, Otrobanda, and Barber. The Kolektivo Food Forests are all equipped with sensors to measure the conditions and impact. We are now developing a Guidebook based on our learnings that will help scale Food Forest on Curacao and beyond.
Community Currencies are local or regional currencies that can be spent in a specific area for goods and services. Community Currencies function as a compliment to FIAT currencies to support local trade of goods and services. Over 4,000 community currencies exists globally. Benefits of Community Currencies include increase in local trade and additional funding for local development.
Kolektivo is creating a framework to create Community Currencies that are backed by the Natural Assets created in a region with the aim to finance local development and support community well-being. We will soon pilot the technology in Curaçao by creating the Kolektivo Guilder and running various experiments. Interested in participating? Fill in the form below.
Over the past four years, Kolektivo has grown into a global network of partners and developers that share the vision of Kolektivo to create a toolkit for local regenerative economies.
This global alliance operates together as the Kolektivo Network. The Kolektivo Network comprises 6 R&D organizations supported by a network of partners working together to progress Kolektivo.
Recently the Kolektivo Network released the Kolektivo Bluepaper, a technical breakdown of the Kolektivo framework and the role the Kolektivo Network aims to fulfill. The Bluepaper and additional resources can be found on the Kolektivo Network website.
The Caribbean Blockchain Network receives a grant from DAOstack to research the potential of decentralized governance for Curaçao
Innovation Ç conference is organized by the team to connect with fellow innovators and present the research findings live to over 150 people
The Curaçao Blockchain Week is organized with over 250 attendees. A 2-day DAO workshop is hosted to explore the potential of Web 3.0 technologies
On August 1st, the first version of CuraDAO is created with 50 local DAO members and 10 ETH in funding from DAOstack and runs a pilot for 4 months
The first version of CuraDAI, the digital stablecoin for Curacao is developed and launched on Ethereum
MakerDAO partners with CuraDAO to support the development of CuraDAI on the island
During the Kickstart Innovathon, the community comes up with the Kolektivo solution, and wins the innovathon! As a reward the local ministery of economic development commits to supporting Kolektivo
The Kolektivo Labs organization is formed and together with Curve Labs the first Kolektivo Framework whitepaper is started
The first tokenized Kolektivo Food Forest is crowdfunded by selling 40 NFTs that represent a share of the project
Kolektivo partners with Fuse to launch the CuraDAI app, a user-friendly wallet that allows for near-free transfer and storage of CuraDAI on the Fuse blockchain
CELO becomes a partner and issues a strategic grant to support the research and development of the Kolektivo Framework
On September 1st, the Kolektivo website and Sirkulo 1, the first Kolektivo grants round go live, marking the official start of the Kolektivo project
Astral Protocol joins the Kolektivo Network to provide location-based data for the measurement of the impact of Regenerative projects.
Trinidad based Zed Labs joins the Kolektivo Network to support with the development of the Kolektivo Wallet.
The Kolektivo Network hosts a research trip in Curaçao to understand the needs and define the right scope for the Kolektivo Framework.
The Kolektivo Bluepaper, providing a detailed breakdown of the Kolektivo Framework is released by the Kolektivo Network.
The first edition of the Kolektivo Festival is organized and the first Kolektivo Wallet is tested.
Meet the dedicated team behind Kolektivo Curaçao