We are an incubator built on the Steem blockchain. Our community is a global and diverse network of artists, writers, designers, musicians and neighborhood leaders. Sndbox helps members earn cryptocurrency to empower innovative projects and creative ideas.

To date, the global #sndbox community has earned over :

$377,300 USD


We Educate : super talented individuals and organizations who represent a mix of new and experienced within the blockchain universe.

Coach : Over time, we’ll help minnows become dolphins. We reward online content through upvotes, provide resources and supportive feedback.

Empower : Our incubator provides a network that creatives can harness to empower their craft both professionally and financially. We strongly believe that open-source practice paired with emerging technology can revolutionize the creative world today.


Publishing your work through traditional social media net you no direct gains and are time-consuming gambles. A lot of pressure is placed on your final product to sell and to compensate for time spent throughout the process (90%).


Sndbox helps creatives tokenize the previously missing 90%. We train and integrate the flow of your work alongside emerging “attention-based” cryptocurrencies like Steem. The stories and narratives hiding behind that final canvas are valuable! We help you showcase them, and reward your process.

Looking to apply?

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Applications to the incubator are now closed! We will reopen applications beginning May 1st, 2018 for the second cohort of the year. Thank you.

Cohort 1 : January 1 - May 31
Cohort 2 : July 1 - November 30

Learn more about the program and schedule, here.

@sndbox is an incubator built on the Steem blockchain. Our community is a global and diverse network of artists, writers, designers, musicians and neighborhood leaders.

@creativecrypto (The Creative Crypto) is an online magazine launching in March 2018 dedicated towards showcasing blockchain technology and the creative world today.

@bldgblox (BldgBlox Foundation) is a registered non-profit based in New York City focused on executing seed grants for designers seeking to utilize cryptocurrency for innovative projects.


STEEM Park is the first public design project fully funded by cryptocurrency. The physical components of the project were financed 100% by mined blogging rewards and engaging with the Steemit community; no private donations or municipal support was provided. In short, it is the first public-interest project supported completely by public interest.

STEEM Park is a proof-of-concept that local community projects can be initiated and sustained through a global attention economy.

Located in Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn NY.

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Michael Lee
Co-Founder, Director of Operations

A founder and principal of Base 15 Studio, a cultural development office in New York City. (Cornell University BArch ‘11 – Architecture, Harvard University ‘15 – Public Domain Design)

Kirk Finkel
Co-Founder, Creative Director

A designer with a focus on architectural, environmental and socially collaborative projects. (Cornell University BArch ‘11 – Architecture, Columbia University MsAUD ‘14 – Urban Design)


Sndbox Stewards are influencers who have a pulse on talent and creativity within the Steem Blockchain ecosystem. These Stewards aid the growth of Sndbox through feedback, campaign support, votes and the nominations of new members.

COHORT 1 [2018]

Stay tuned for highlights from the first Cohort of the Sndbox Incubator. Until then, make sure to follow @sndbox-alpha on Steemit.

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The Sndbox team (based in New York City) travels globally for workshops, presentations and cryptocurrency conferences. For all inquiries, please email us - hello@sndbox.co

Hosted by The World Bank, our talk “Blockchain Resiliency & Community Impact” showcased the many community-building initiatives within the Steem ecosystem and how cryptocurrencies act as an accessible resource for parts of the world without brick and mortar bank-infrastructure. Link here.

Hosted by the Google Campus in Seoul, South Korea. Our team invited prominent local Steemians to present on their experiences with social-media blockchain and what work they've been pursuing within the community; we covered STEEM Park in NYC and Seoul as well as future impact projects. Link here.

Summer Streets is a yearly festival in New York City where the Department of Transportation invites artists, musicians and institutions to host public workshops. New York City Department of Transportation Arts Program invited @sndbox to showcase the STEEM Park project and host an art workshop. Link here.

Hosted by 100 Bogart, a brand new and beautiful co-working space in Brooklyn. This comprehensive workshop covered the essentials of Steemit, a walkthrough of features, techniques and strategies. Our team was joined by a wide range of professionals in New York who were joining Steemit for the first time. Link here.

Hosted by the Artist Co-op in Manhattan, our team met and presented to a diverse group of creative professionals. Topics revolved around how the art world is being transformed through blockchain technology; we covered copywriting, information sharing, and intellectual property among many other topics. Link here.

Hosted by Cooper Robertson in NYC, our talk “Mining Creativity and Cryptocurrency” illustrated the benefits of professional design practice as it relates to the Steem Blockchain. We showcased our work with Steem Park as an example design project that can build an audience alongside project funding. Link here.

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Curious to learn more about Steem and the blockchain ecosystem?
Explore our resource and tutorial articles below. If you're looking to dig even deeper, click here for an extended list of Steem-oriented terms, topics and walkthroughs.

Welcome to Steemit! - A welcome post for newcomers to Steemit and creatives interested in the world of cryptocurrency.

What is Crypto & Blockchain? - The most digestible guide for newcomers to the technology.

Markdown Tutorial - Explanation of the markdown system and simple strategies for post structure.

Steemit Wallet - The ins and outs of the Steemit Wallet, its various categories, and how to interact with it.

What is a Steemit Reputation Score? - What your rating number means.


Say hello! - hello@sndbox.co

Applications to the incubator are now closed! We will reopen applications beginning May 1st, 2018 for the second cohort of the year. Thank you.

Learn more about the program and schedule, here.

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