Facebook: Bots for Messenger Challenge @ Impact Hub Accra
Starts: Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 03:00pm
Ends: Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 06:00pm
It's a Bot Party!
For many years Facebook has been promoting innovation across the Middle East and Africa, providing startups with the tools they need to build, grow, monetize, and measure. This Bot Party is aimed at preparing developers in Accra, Ghana for the Bots for Messenger Challenge, a contest to recognize and reward developers who are able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger in (i) the Middle East and North Africa; and (ii) Sub-Saharan Africa across one of these three categories:
- Gaming and Entertainment
- Productivity and Utility
- Social Good
Teams of up to 3 people are invited to participate in the Challenge. The submission period runs from February 15, 2017 to April 28, 2017.
When: April 5 at 3:00pm
Where: Impact Hub Accra
From each region (i) Middle East and North Africa; and
(ii) Sub-Saharan Africa, 30 finalist teams (10 from each category) will win a Gear VR and mobile phone, one hour of Facebook mentorship, and up to $40,000 USD in tools and services from FbStart, a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their bots.
Note: All student teams or indivdiual student entrants who make it to the finals will win an additional $2,000 USD (students will be verified against their registration via their government accredited school email accounts).
Runner Up Teams
For each region (i) Middle East and North Africa; and (ii) Sub-Saharan Africa; 3 runner up teams (1 from each category) will win $10,000 USD and 3 months of Facebook mentorship (1 hour per month).
For each region (i) Middle East and North Africa; and (ii) Sub-Saharan Africa; 3 winning teams (1 from each category) will win $20,000 USD and 3 months of Facebook mentorship (1 hour per month).
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
15:00 - 15:10 Welcome Opening Remarks
15:10 - 15:50 Presentation 1 Introduction to the Bots for Messenger Challenge
15:50 - 16:35 Presentation 2 Building Your Messenger Bot
16:35 - 16:50 Break Refreshment, Music
16:50 - 18:20 Presentation 3 Messenger Bot Jam
18:20 - 18:30 End Closing Remarks