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“African startups should focus on local needs before considering the conquest of the world,” said Matthew Papakipos, CTO of Facebook, during the 2014 edition of Pivot East Kenya. “Show investors the proof that you have a successful product locally before talking expansion in other countries,” he started. Technologies are at the heart of the development of many startups in Africa. The new generation of African entrepreneurs consists of high tech buffs who initiate creative and innovative projects.Video Games “Made in Africa”
So in the gaming industry, young entrepreneurs are engaged in the design of games made in Africa promote African super hero. Cameroon, Olivier Madiba created Kiro’o games that claims to be the first studio in Central Africa video games. To finalize the development of the project, the startup has already raised 84,000 euros 183,000 euros required. To be self-financing, the small company has decided to sell shares. The project was divided into 1,000 shares of which 300 are put up for sale at a price of € 610 per share. 140 shares of the 300 were sold with 30 shareholders workforce around the world
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For its part, the Ghanaian Eyram Tawia founded Leti Arts structure which aims to create a which all young Africans can identify with video game . In this African technological upheaval, women are no exception. C. Awa Awa G. and Binta are three passionate young Senegalese computer. They established Jiguene Tech Hub, female first company specializing in network technology. They also jointly developed Dakar Madness the first Senegalese video game. In 2013, three young women participated in the world finals of the Imagine Cup in New York. They aim to develop video games and useful applications for their country and especially for women.Also in Senegal, Seynabou Sylla created the start-up Cauriolis in order to reinvent the video game giving it an African feel. The young company has finished first in the competition Start-up TEKKI 48 which took place in June in Dakar. Cauriolis develops “Mansah” project, a series of video games featuring the heroes of African history. e-commerce
The e-commerce sector is also booming in Africa. The website for online sales Afromania part startups that have experienced a large growth in the sector. This site African e-commerce, at first very high-tech oriented, now offers thousands of products (furniture, clothing, wine, etc..). The objective of its owner, the Burkinabe Thierry Kiatenga, is to achieve a turnover of 6 million CFA francs late 2014. Which does not seem unrealistic in view of the development of the e-commerce sector in Africa especially symbolized by the runaway success of Jumia, online sales site created in 2012 in Nigeria. The site is also present in Egypt, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco.Audiovisual
The audiovisual also known digital innovations. Launched in 2013, Yeelenpix
(Yeelen means Jula light and pix for pixels) will be the first image bank 100% African. The site in alpha version offers nearly 10,000 images and exclusive and varied illustrations in line with or Getty Images Shutterstock.
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LifeLog is a technology of recording and archiving all the information of life. Thus, a camera equipped with a LifeLog technology automatically takes photos of each moment lived. Two prototypes of this kind were recently presented by Memoto and OMG Life. But what such technology mean? with as archived moments in photography, memory becomes open to research, much like a library. This also means that monitoring is no longer the preserve of governments, but will be operated by everyone.
Noting that there are many more children who play football in the world of children who have electricity, 4 students of Harvard invented sOccket a soccer ball that generates electricity. Basically, for a half hour, you can reload a light bulb for 3 hours. Imagine if all the topo balloons could generate light.
virtual reality video games was his moment of glory with the helmet created by Nintendo the “Virtual Boy”. The points are displayed on the tiles and we had a little more feel in the game since followed our gaze. But the glory was short-lived and technology, far from being advanced enough, was a flop. But today’s virtual reality is a comeback and this time it is to win. The Oculus Rift offers href=”http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57486608-1/gamers-go-ga-ga-over-oculus-rift-virtual-reality-headset/”>un huge field of view, a resolution similar to that of the rétineet sensors following the movements of the head. In addition, the object should be sold for just € 300 and benefit of the support of the legendary Doom.
Researchers at the American University UC Irvine could soon provide an opportunity for the disabled to walk. In any case, when you see their subject of study run his cybernetic legs by the force of his mind, one is entitled to expect.
In 2012, a strange invention was unveiled to the public: the 3D printer. Thanks to laser technology ultra precise, the Formlabs Form 1 3D Printer can literally print objects in relief. Real objects in short, not a single flat sheet.
And if suddenly the conquest of space became cheap? Until now, rockets decomposed and gather cost big bucks, prompting scientists to consider twice a new space program. But now a fully reusable rocket just presented. The man behind the project is called Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of PayPal, which seeks by all means to fly to Mars. after years of work, his company FlightX, has developed the ultimate jewel: Grasshopper (Grasshopper in French).
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