Application Deadline: Not specified
Tell Me About Award:
Meta has today announced that applications for the AR/VR Africa Metathon in partnership with Imisi 3D and BlackRhino VR are now open. The AR/VR Africa Metathon is a series of programmes and activations under the Meta global XR fund aimed at supporting African XR talents to build innovative solutions that demonstrate various use cases of the metaverse in Africa.
The AR/VR Metathon will feature three major components including a training program, an Africa-wide hackathon which will take place across 16 countries in Africa physically and open to everyone virtually, followed by an intensive bootcamp to further develop solutions. These components will run from Mid-August – April 2023.
What Type of Award is this?
Who can apply?
All developers, programmers, UI/UX designers, artists, animators, storytellers, professionals and students.
How are Applicants Selected?
This year’s hackathon will be a hybrid event. The online hackathon will hold from November 21st – 25th, 2022 for participants in African countries without country partners. These participants will hack their solutions in a group known as ‘Africa Online’. The two-day offline hackathon will hold in 16 African countries (Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt, Kenya, Cameroon, Tunisia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Ethiopia). Each country will have a country partner and team, who will oversee the planning and ensure the success of the Hackathon in their zone. The Hackathon will hold for 48 hours from 5 pm on 2nd December 2022 – 5 pm on 4th December 2022. After this, winners will be announced and prizes distributed at all levels and the 2022 Hackathon will come to an official close.
The first place winners from each country/country group will have an opportunity to join the AR/VR Africa Bootcamp where they will be educated on business by industry leaders, provided financial and technical support to build their MVPs and pitch their XR products or services to investors. The Bootcamp will commence on January 16th, 2023 and will run until April 3rd, 2023. The Demo day is scheduled for April 5th, 2023.
Which Countries are Eligible?
How Many Positions will be Given?
How Long is the Program?
Here are the important dates to keep in mind for all aspiring participants. Registration starts on August 22nd and is open to everyone on the African continent. The Pre-hackathon training will commence on September 5th and last till November 20th. The Online Hackathon will hold from November 21st – 25th, 2022 while the In-person Hackathon will hold from December 2nd to 4th, 2022. The Bootcamp will commence on 16th January 2023, with Demo day on 5th April, 2023. Register now!
How to Apply for Program?
For more information Click HERE