Introducing the ecosystem influencer roundtable Posted originally on https://gov.near.org/t/introducing-the-ecosystem-influencer-roundtable/32732 In the interest of transparency and improving collaboration on shared goals across the NEAR ecosystem, NEAR Foundation is formalizing a new initiative for this year: the Ecosystem Influencer Roundtable. Designed to increase communication and increase accountability between major ecosystem projects, Pagoda, and the Foundation, the Ecosystem Roundtable has started meeting weekly in 2023. The purpose of the Roundtable group is to ensure clear information flow between NEAR Foundation, Pagoda, and prominent ecosystem stakeholders. The regular meetings are for aligning on updates, sharing insights from the ecosystem, and discussing high-level ecosystem goals; the meetings are not for decision-making purposes. Eventually the goal is for the roundtable to become more autonomous over time and for the participants to work independently to collaborate, set goals and initiatives for the ecosystem, and develop their own governance structure. There is a specific set of criteria for a given ecosystem project to participate in the ecosystem roundtable across a few different project types. They are: 1) ecosystem funds that have invested more than $2M in NEAR ecosystem teams 2) projects with 25K+ monthly active accounts for at least 2 consecutive months 3) regional hubs that are meeting their OKRs and KPIs 4) infrastructure teams that have traction and have successfully fundraised. Currently the participating teams are: Aurora, Calimero, Proximity Labs, NDC, NEARWeek, Calimero, MetaPool, Lyric, MetaWeb, SWEAT, LearnNEAR Club, OnMachina, Few & Far, Paras, Ref, PlayEmber, Balkans Hub, USA Hub, India Hub, Korea Hub, Kenya Hub, and Vietnam Hub. If you believe your organization meets the criteria for the Ecosystem Roundtable and want to get involved, please fill out this form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1keABaxDcJgnwlKe4RA484mhE25COrTEl3h89enGkAsQ/viewform?edit_requested=true. Other ways to participate and represent every size of project in the ecosystem include joining the working groups 5 on wallets, validators, and more; working with the three community DAOs (Marketing, Creative, Developer); getting involved with the NEAR Digital Collective; and joining monthly Twitter Spaces AMAs with NEAR Foundation.