[DAO:edc3293] Metaverse meetup Addis

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Should the following $3,250 grant in the Sponsorship category be approved?


The Metaverse Meetup Addis is a gathering of individuals who are interested in exploring the possibilities of the metaverse, a virtual world where users can create and interact with digital assets and experiences. The event is hosted by iceaddis, a startup accelerator in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The goal of the meetup is to bring together like-minded individuals and to create a platform for discussion and collaboration. The event will focus on the key components of the metaverse, such as virtual reality, blockchain, and NFTs. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and developments in the industry and to connect with others who share their passion for the metaverse.

Grant size

3,250 USD in DAI

Project duration

6 months

Beneficiary address


Email address



Metaverse Meetup Addis is a gathering of tech enthusiasts and content creators who are interested in exploring the potential of the metaverse. Hosted by iceaddis, this event aims to bring together like-minded individuals to discuss and showcase the latest developments in virtual reality, augmented reality, and other immersive technologies.

The event will include presentations and discussions on topics such as the current state of the metaverse, its potential applications, and the challenges that need to be addressed. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other participants, share their own projects and ideas, and gain insights into the latest trends and technologies in the field.

Our project aims to create a virtual space that enables people to connect, collaborate, and engage with each other in innovative ways. We believe that the metaverse has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with each other, and we are committed to exploring this potential to its fullest.

Our team includes experienced developers, designers, and content creators who have a deep understanding of the technical and creative aspects of the metaverse. We have the skills and expertise needed to create compelling and immersive experiences that will engage and delight our audience.

Roadmap and milestones

Month 1:Introduction to the Metaverse and Decentraland
Overview of the series and what to expect
Keynote speakers on the potential of the Metaverse for Ethiopia
Networking session for attendees to connect with each other
Month 2:Deep dive into the technical aspects of Decentraland and how to develop for the platform
Showcasing successful Metaverse projects from around the world
Month 3:Panel discussion with local experts on the potential of the Metaverse for Ethiopian businesses and entrepreneurs
Networking session for attendees to connect with local Metaverse enthusiasts
Month 4:Decentraland demo day for attendees to test out the platform and explore different Metaverse projects
Interactive workshop on how to build and customize a Decentraland scene
Month 5:Case studies on how the Metaverse can be used for education and social impact in Ethiopia
Networking session for attendees to connect with education and social impact organizations in Ethiopia
Month 6:Final panel discussion on the future of the Metaverse in Ethiopia and beyond
Presentation of a project developed during the series by a local developer or team
Closing remarks and networking session for attendees to connect with each other
Milestones:Securing sponsorship from Decentraland for the series
Securing keynote speakers and panelists for each month’s event
Building a strong community of Metaverse enthusiasts in Ethiopia
Gaining media coverage and increasing awareness of the potential of the Metaverse in Ethiopia.

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Hi Addis! Do you have any social medias, prior event banners or details on how the Decentraland community can learn more about your community and your mission? This may be helpful to learn more about you and see if this proposal is a good fit.

The amount proposed is not over the top, but knowing a bit more of who you all are would help me decide with my vote.

Hi Hilina,
It’s wonderful to see you trying to bring Decentraland to Ethiopia. I personally like how your country is embracing blockchain technologies, like how your students will all have their academic progress tracked with the Cardano ID Database.

As Maryana said, can you please help us get to know you better? I would love to support the growth of Decentraland in Ethiopia, we just need to know a little more about your project to feel comfortable voting. Thank you!

Hi Maryana,

Nice to hear from you! here is our info
Website: https://www.iceaddis.com/
Twitter: @iceaddis




Hi Canessa,

Looking forward to be apart of the Decentraland Community.

Here are our socials





Thank you Decentralizeea!

I’m changing my vote to YES

Your Twitter account seems to show a consistent history of posts that revolve around blockchain technology. I personally think it’s important that we bring blockchain tech to all parts of the world. Your budget is very reasonable, and while I don’t know much about you or your team, I think this is a safe chance we can take to bring more exposure to Decentraland. Best of luck to you.

Thank you Caneassa for your support and for recognizing the importance of bringing blockchain technology to all parts of the world. We appreciate your vote of confidence in our budget and vision for Decentraland. Our plan is to start with smaller meetups to gauge the reaction from the community and then explore other activities that can further promote Decentraland in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to building a thriving community together.

Thank you for sharing more about your project. I am voting YES & agree with Canessa. We need Decentraland to be spread globally, and with your reasonable budget, I hope to see Decentraland spread more in Ethiopia. Should this pass, I hope to see a summary of how the event went. Best luck to you!

Thank you Maryana for expressing your support and enthusiasm for the project. I appreciate your positive feedback and your agreement with Canessa. It’s great to see that you believe in the global expansion of Decentraland, and your hope to see it spread more in Ethiopia is commendable. We do have a big community and have been around for 13 years and are looking forward to spreading Decentraland to the Ethiopian and wider East African Community.

Your encouragement regarding the reasonable budget is encouraging, as it plays a crucial role in the successful implementation of such initiatives. By allocating resources efficiently, the project can reach more people and have a greater impact. I do have to clarify that the budget of $3,250 per month for six months, rather than a total budget of $3,250 for the entire six-month period.

Regarding your request for a summary of the event, we will definitely post on our social media :slight_smile:
Once again, thank you for your support, and I share your best wishes for the success of this endeavor!

Metaverse meetup Addis

This proposal is now in status: REJECTED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 19% 1,114,394 VP (18 votes)
  • No 80% 4,616,478 VP (84 votes)
  • Abstain 1% 547 VP (3 votes)