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Bots for Messenger Challenge

Bots for Messenger Challenge


The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognize and reward developers who create an innovative new bot in either the Middle East and North Africa, or Sub-Saharan Africa region.


APPLICATION WINDOW

CLOSED


DEADLINE

28 Apr 2017


PRIZES

FINALIST TEAMS
10 teams will be chosen from each category, for a total of 30 finalist teams from the Middle East and North Africa, or Sub-Saharan Africa region. Teams will win a Gear VR and mobile phone, Facebook mentorship and up to $40,000 (forty thousand dollars) in tools and services from FbStart, a Facebook programme designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their bots

All student teams or individual student entrants who make it to the finals will receive an additional $2,000 (two thousand dollars)

RUNNER UP TEAMS
For each region, 3 runner up teams (1 from each category) will win $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) and 3 months of Facebook mentorship.

WINNING TEAMS
For each region, 3 winning teams (1 from each category) will win $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars) and 3 months of Facebook mentorship.


OTHER KEY DATES

February 15, 2017 at 09:00:00 GMT - Challenge launches
May 19, 2017 at 09:00:00 GMT - 60 finalist teams announced per region
June 2, 2017 at 11:59:59 GMT -Submissions close for 60 finalist teams
June 19, 2017 at 09:00:00 GMT - 12 winning teams announced per region




Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.


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Credit: Bots for Messenger Challenge 

Date Added: 7 Apr 2017


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