It has never been easier to become an entrepreneur than to open up your own metaventure in the Upland metaverse. Entrepreneurship is an important pillar to creating and growing the Upland economy. There are 5 different types of players that are critical to building Upland, where entrepreneurs are one of them. Watch this video to see what type of player you are.
If you aren’t an entrepreneur, not to worry, any player is able to sell their assets within metaventures owned by other players by becoming a sub-merchant. All assets that are not properties, must be sold through a metaventure. For this service, each business owner earns a commission when a sub merchant sells an asset in the store.
If you are interested in opening a metaventure, read below to understand the application process. It’s important to note that it is free to apply to open a shop, but there are some basic restrictions that are detailed below. As a shop owner you must pay monthly metaventure dues that vary based on city, type and number of shops, and previous month overall sales. Learn more about the calculation of venture dues here. You must travel to a city hall within the city you wish to have the metaventure in order to register. Before registering, we encourage you to read on as there is a lot of important information you should prepare before jumping traveling and registering your shop. You can also test yourselves, with our quick quiz to see if you are ready to open your metaventure.
If you are contemplating opening a metaventure but don’t know where to start, here is a checklist of topics that you need to address to ensure you are setting yourself up for success. If you are looking for more targeted consultation, click here to see all the services we provide to help you build your metaverse presence in Upland.
Specific metaventures aren’t easy to find in Upland, and that’s why we have two helpful tools to help you get noticed:
Note that the process detailed below is general. In the “how is it done” section, there are links to the different types of metaventures that can be opened with more detailed information regarding the registration process and requirements, as well as more information about the type of asset and shop. If there are any contradictions between the information below and of that in the detailed page, the detailed page takes precedence.
Increase economic activity in a specific neighborhood or node. Having metaventures in a neighborhood will increase its neighborhood score. Neighborhoods with high scores can spawn new collection.
Create a brand. In the future, different types of Metaventures can be opened. If you are looking to create a brand for yourself or a chain of stores, you may want to start with one of the available types of Metaventures.
What resources are required?
A fully completed structure on the property you wish to open the metaventure (excluding micro home). The property can not be on sale, on offer, or set as your Upland home address.
The applicant must have a minimum amount of owned inventory (varies per metaventure type)
Upland - they required to approve your application. You must apply for a metaventure at a city hall location (in the city you wish to operate your metaventure) thatis owned by Upland, which uses the uplandbureau account.
You, as the player applying for a Metaventure. You must be an Uplander status or higher and player in good standing (not in Alcatraz - Upland's jail)
Graphic designer (optional) for creating shop logos.
What inputs are received?
Type of metaventure you wish to open
Address of proposed metaventure location (that has a structure existing on the property)
Metaventure name (30 character limit including spaces, no special characters)
Proposed shop description (425 characters)
Shop background images (3 total in PNG format, 2MB file size maximum).
Home page background - 891 x 600 (pictured below in the center of the image)
Desktop background - 1920 x 1080 (pictured below as the background image)
Portrait background - 1080 x 1920 (the background image as seen on a mobile device)
What outputs are produced?
An approved Metaventure
How is it done?
In addition to the general information and details listed above, there are more specific details for the relevant metaventure found in the links below. Note that the information in the pages below takes precedence over the information found above: