[Proposal] NEAR Botswana Meetup - June 2024

NEAR Botswana Meetup Proposal - June 2024

NEAR Botswana Community is dedicated to building a thriving Web 3.0 ecosystem by fostering collaboration among developers, businesses, and consumers in Botswana. Aligned with SatoshiCenter’s vision of creating a decentralized future through blockchain education, community building, and innovative projects, the NEAR Botswana Community is committed to empowering individuals and businesses across the nation.

Team Members:

  • Alakanani Itireleng (AKA Bitcoin Lady) - SatoshiCenter Founder

X - bitcoinlady

  • Koketso Pelo- Compliance officer at Almaza Technologies

X - Koketso Pelo

  • Raymond Tonde - Entrepreneur & Event Co-ordinator

X - haggah97

Social Media Handles:

  • X (Twitter): nearbotswana

Instagram: nearbotswana

Vision & Mission

  • Vision: Create an environment where blockchain education, resources, and infrastructure will be readily available to the public.
  • Mission: Make NEAR Protocol the de facto platform for Web 3.0 transactions by creating use cases in our community and providing resources to developers.


  1. Host an inaugural NEAR Meetup in Gaborone, Botswana, focusing on the NEAR Protocol, Web 3.0 Development, and decentralized solutions for Botswana’s market.
  2. Attract a diverse audience of traders, developers, and entrepreneurs.
  3. Foster knowledge exchange between traditional and decentralized technologies.

Event Overview

  • Audience: Traders, developers, entrepreneurs, and university students.
  • Topics Covered:
    • Introduction to the NEAR Protocol
    • Blockchain Development
    • Use Cases of Web 3.0 and Blockchain Technology
  • Expected Participants: 100
  • Venue: Conference Hall in Gaborone

Requested Budget

T-shirts x 100 (Print and Supply)
($5/t-shirt, $159.33 bulk printing cost)- $659.33
Marketing Flyers, Mall Activation, etc.) - $219.78
Conference Hall (Venue Rental for 100 People) - $329.66
Snacks and Drinks - $300
Pull-Up Banner 615 x 1690mm - $118.66
Miscellaneous (Decorations, Photography/Videography, Petrol, etc.) - $200
Total Budget - $1827.43

KPIs for June

  • Sign up 100 users
  • Push for 2500 transactions on the platform.
  • Build a committee of 4 additional community builders from recruited members

June 1 - June 7, 2024

  • Confirm venue rental and equipment requirements.
  • Reach out to potential speakers/panelists and finalize agreements.
  • Begin marketing and promotion efforts.

June 8 - June 14, 2024

  • Finalize event agenda and schedule.
  • Secure catering services for the event.
  • Arrange transportation logistics for speakers/panelists and attendees.
  • Design and print necessary event materials.
  • Coordinate with photographers/videographers.
  • Continue marketing efforts.

June 15 - June 16, 2024 (Meetup Days)

  • Set up event signage and registration desks.
  • Welcome speakers/panelists and assist with any last-minute needs.
  • Execute the event according to the finalized agenda.

June 17 - June 21, 2024

  • Capture photos/videos for documentation and post-event promotion.
  • Conduct post-event evaluation and gather feedback.
  • Review and update workshop materials for future sessions.
  • Provide follow-up support for participants.

June 22 - June 30, 2024

  • Consolidate post-event analysis and impact assessment.
  • Plan next steps and outline strategies for continued community growth.
  • Identify key partnerships and collaboration opportunities.