Grant Proposal: BlockchainUNN Conference 2.0

Grant ID: 866aaxmj4


The BlockchainUNN Conference 2.0 is a 2 days event holding on 23rd & 24th of June, 2023.

With an expected attendance of 3000+ participants physically and more virtually, this event is focused on helping Developers - both web2 & Web3 inclined, Creatives & Designers, Blockchain enthusiasts and tech individuals realize the endless possibilities and oppounities of the Blockchain and it’s ecosystem. And get involved.

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Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
BlockchainUNN is a community of Digital enthusiasts with a drive to educate , impact and develop members of the University Community with basic knowledge of Cryptocurency and blockchain education as well as it’s technology development in the Tertiary institution.

If available, please enter a link to your project below:

How far along are you?:
We are a team of individuals who have been in the blockchain ecosystem for over 6 years now. Since the Launch of BlockchainUNN in 2021, we have achieved amazing feats and doing great work in the ecosystem. Within 2 years, we have Hosted, held and participated in Events, both virtual and IRL, conferences, workshops and lots more programs geared towards onboarding people into the ecosystem.

Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you’re making?:
There are over 65,000 members of the University community. But only about 10% understand Blockchain Technology, with the rest majority ignorant of what Blockchain Technology is all about. To encourage the use of Blockchain technology to solve problems in Africa, we push for massive quality education for the young people on Campus.

What’s new about what you’re making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn’t exist yet (or they don’t know about it)?:
Our method of Onboarding people into the ecosystem is unique as we do not just educate them about Blockchain as a concept and the future, but rather dwells on teaching them relevant skillsets with which they can contribute and make impact in the ecosystem. Through our specific Bootcamps and workshop programs targeted at Web2/Web3 Developers, Designers, Content Writers (both technical and non-technical) and lots more.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
The Blockchain Conference is an education event which will help educate people about Web 3 and onboard more enthusiasts/developers into the graph ecosystem

How will you measure success?:
Our Success is measured from the reviews and results attendees of the conference give us. From last year’s event, we had tons of people impacted and their journey in Web3 has been successful overtime, albeit being newbies at the time of the BlockchainUNN Conference 1.0

What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
Post-conference, we intend to hold a 16 weeks Web2/ Web3 Developers Cohort training post-conference. To teach and give people in-depth knowledge on developing of smart contracts and building , on EVM-compatible ecosystems, Ethereum as case study.

We equally look forward to organizing hackathons too, during the course of the cohort to test participant’s prowess.

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Curators, Delegators, Indexers, Subgraph Developers

How much funding are you looking for? (USD):

Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
Our Sponsorship packages are these; Silver - $3,000; Gold - $5,000; Platinum - $10,000

2-day Conference budget

Publicity(both Online & Offline ads) - $2500
Venue - $3000
Lighting / Sound / Stage /Visuals - $3500
Media Coverage - $1500
Branding - $2000

Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:

If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
We’ve applied for the Ethereum Foundation grant

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
The BlockchainUNN Conference 1.0 was a remarkable event, the first BlockchainUNN conference in the South East of Nigeria. We had over 1000 attendees present IRL with even more following online. A lot of impacts were made.

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
As a community that is passionate about web3 and blockchain adoption. Graph Foundation will definitely help us achieve our goals, and as well, onboard as much people into the graph ecosystem.

Are you applying as a team or individual?:

What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Project (one-off)

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Thank you for submitting this proposal!

I have a few questions for you:

  1. Can you provide more details about the 16-week developer cohort planned post-conference?

  2. Could you share a more detailed breakdown of the sponsorship packages?

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Hello Colson,

Thank you for taking time to look at our grant application.

The 16 weeks Web2/Web3 Dev bootcamp, is a developers bootcamp we’re organizing post-conference. And is geared towards teaching people in-depth knowledge on developing of smart contracts and building, on the Ethereum ecosystem.

The idea is to follow-up the enlightenment and exposure attendees who attended the conference got, and thus consolidate their knowledge.

We would equally run a writer’s bootcamp as well, and get them exposed to in-depth Technical/non-technical content writing.

For a detailed breakdown of the sponsorship packages, I have attached our pitchdeck below that details it all.

Thank you.

Hello @BlockchainUNN,

Thank you for organizing such an interesting event and creation of cool-designed & informative website.

Could you clarify what The Graph specific activities are planned during the event?

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Thanks for your interest in our event @CryptoRocky. The specific activities would depend on the sponsorship packages the DAO chooses in the link I shared above.

For instance, if the silver package was approved, activities would include;

• A designated time slot for the presentation.
• A specific time slot to showcase a 2-minute video about The Graph & Advocates DAO. This video will be played as a pre-introduction before the presentation.
• An AMA session post -event to their online community with 3000+ members.
• A designated space allocated for a booth.

You can equally take a look at the pitchdeck for more details on other sponsorship packages and what they entail.

Many thanks.

I hereby agree to this grant agreement of the Graph AdvocatesDAO with the GitHub commit-hash 3858eb9315ef3a0a93d0701961ffbc2a57d45205. That document forms the legal agreement of the proposed grant with the following terms:

  • Scope:

    • The purpose of this grant is to grow the web3 community, and educate about The Graph and web3, in Nigeria, and Africa at large, by hosting the Blockchain UNN Conference 2.0 at the Ekpo Ref, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Enugu State, Nigeria on June 23rd and 24th.
  • Deliverables:

    • A designated time-slot for a presentation about The Graph at the BlockchainUNN Conference.

    • A time-slot to showcase a 2-minute video about The Graph and AdvocatesDAO.

    • A AMA session post-event to the online community associated with BlockchainUNN.

    • A designated space allocated for a booth.

  • Total Grant Amount:

    • USD Value: 3000 USD

    • Token: GRT

    • Token Amount: 24719

  • Disbursement Schedule:

    • Initial Funding 100%
  • Receiving ETH Address: 0x8F0D98d4668fcC0A29Fa28cBF866A2C8e5b0E941

I understand that the agreement will only be executed upon a successful completion of a corresponding on-chain vote by the Graph AdvocatesDAO. I also understand that the grant will be disbursed on Gnosis Chain.

The Graph AdvocatesDAO has approved final funding of this grant proposal! Thanks to all community members that have been engaged throughout this process and providing feedfback.

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Greetings! Was it successful in reaching the set objectives and in general, did everything go well? I would like to remind you of the outputs that were prescribed:

  • A designated time-slot for a presentation about The Graph at the BlockchainUNN Conference.
  • A time-slot to showcase a 2-minute video about The Graph and AdvocatesDAO.
  • A AMA session post-event to the online community associated with BlockchainUNN.
  • A designated space allocated for a booth.

Thank you! And I will wait for your answer soon @BlockchainUNN @Chidubem

Hello @doxe01.eth

Thank you so much for checking up. Gm!

The BlockchainUNN Conference 2.0 took place with resounding success, leaving attendees inspired and enlightened about the future of blockchain technology. Over 2000 persons were in attendance on both days.

I totally must appreciate the GraphAdvocates DAO Ecosystem for their support towards making this happen.

Here are some of the Press Releases and Media publications that have gone out since the event ended. Indeed, it was the biggest campus blockchain event in Africa!

And Yes indeed, all the deliverables earlier mentioned were fully delivered at the event.

I’ll attach some photos of the Graph Advocate that was present to do the Presentation about Graph, and the booth area interactions.


You can find more photos here; Sponsors/Partners – Google Drive

We would be having the post-event AMA sometime this week. All is in order

Looking forward to working with you again soonest.

Many thanks