Toure Mamoudou is an Entrepreneur & Angel Investor from the incubator program Startup Studio Online.
Toure codes his first online gaming site at the age of 15, a lover of computers and technology from a young age, he is very interested in new, fast-growing technologies. He invests in Bitcoin very early in 2014, he bets on the growth of this new cryptocurrency destined to one day become the new standard for all future transactions of tomorrow.
Startup Studio began 9 years ago by launching their own apps & transformed them into global phenomena via excellent marketing. After discovering the success roadmap, Startup Studio Online started investing in ideas from entrepreneurs, providing them guidance & expertise of the in-house team to launch their own projects & built a $1 Billion empire. Over 100 apps with millions in revenue & downloads have been successfully launched by Startup Studio in partnership with various founders.
Experienced into the world of Blockchain, Bitcoin & all new emerging technologies related Mr Toure Mamoudou as an investor keep an eye wide open into every single ideas that are disruptive no matter the location in the world as he said “The greatest ideas can come from a village in the middle of nothing but in the heart of the real problems that need to be solved”
In 2022 web 3 is at the center of all the tech entrepreneurs debate, growing fast with the Metaverse, NFT’s & Cryptocurrencies.
People tend to follow the trends and jump into every recent opportunity related to the Blockhain or cryptocurrency without understanding exactly what is all about, the secret to make profit in those growing areas of the tech is patience and timing.
Let’s take a closer look of what it requires to jump on the web 3 safely and to understand its code and market.
Why is the web 3 taking over ?
For tech entrepreneurs, it’s really a logical ascension of those new technologies, for the rest of the world, people seems to be lost in the middle of this ocean of information and trends.
The web 3 is in 2022 one of the best opportunity in the digital revolution or the “Third Industrial Revolution” to be more clear is the shift from mechanical and analogue electronic technology to digital electronics which began in the later half of the 20th century.
Like every revolution is the moment where many people get richer by adapting themselves to the change and investing in the new areas that changing the world, to give an example, we can look at Facebook and the name Meta it now took to adapt to this new emerging world, it’s a major sign from one of the most successful company in the world.
There is now more and more investment pumped into those web 3 technologies, we estimate that Venture Capital’s deployed more than 30 Billion dollars just into crypto startups last year and more than 65 startups have become unicorns (Company that worth more than a Billion dollars) have been built.
The crypto market cap on its own have actually reached by far more than a Trillion $ and that is just on the cryptocurrency side of Web 3.
In the Metaverse we see companies of all sizes like: Adidas, Verizon or Walmart are entering into this sector.
In a document JP Morgan says that the Metaverse will likely infiltrate every sector in some way in the coming years and that the market opportunity is estimated at over 1 trillion, enough for new innovative startups to find their way into this amazing new world.
There are now a few startups, leading the way trough the Metaverse with Decentraland, The Sandbox or Cryptovoxels.
Decentraland is a software running on Etherum that seeks to incentivize a global network of users to operate a shared virtual world. Decentraland users can buy and sell digital real estate, while exploring, interacting and playing games within this virtual world.
Decentraland have raise a total of 25.5 Million dollars, The Sandbox is a game for mobile phones and Microsoft Windows and they have raised a total of $95M, Cryptovexels for its part, is a private company working building a virtual world powered by the Ethereum Blockchain as well where players can buy land and build stores and art galleries.
For the NFT’s (Non-Fungible Token) the second most popular sector in web 3 after cryptocurrency is a mix of created or “minted” from digital object that include: graphic art, GIFs, Collectibles, Virtual avatars and video game skins, Designer clothes or Music.
Essentially, NFT’s are like physical items, but they are only digital. So instead of getting an actual outfit to keep at home, the buyer gets a digital file instead to wear on his online game avatar.
They also get exclusive ownership rights. NFTs can have only one owner at a time, and their use of blockchain technology makes it easy to verify ownership and transfer tokens between owners. For instance, artists can sign their artwork by including their signature in the file.
NFT it’s a beautiful form of digital art where even a baby with a phone can create a graphic art and put it to sell in Opensea or Rarible.
A CryptoPunk was sold for an astronomic price of $23M, of course, when you see the art itself you imagine that it could be you doing it.
We can see with all that, the web 3 is definitely taking over with all the fundings and different startup has been built this past year, absolutely something to watch closely and many opportunities to not miss, everyone should be able to find their way in this New World.
It Dosent matter if you would like to Build, start-up, If you like to play with cryptocurrency and its volatility, if you love online games and want to build your own city or if you are an artist and want to express yourself online.
Every person should be able to have their chance create something they care about.
Toure Mamoudou is always looking for a curious and innovative entrepreneur like you, looking to disrupt and be part or this incredible revolution that is happening now.
As Head of investment of the Startup Studio incubator you can submit your idea to maybe have this incredible team of entrepreneurs on your side and help you build the next successful unicorn of tomorrow.
Harper Harrison is a reporter for The Hear UP. Harper got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. harper has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Harper covers health and science for The Hear UP.
Solar Energy Innovation: Unleashing The Potential Beyond Power Generation
Solar energy has long been recognized as a clean and renewable source of power generation. However, its potential extends far beyond electricity production. Through innovative applications, solar panels are driving breakthroughs in various sectors, revolutionizing transportation, water desalination, and even powering everyday gadgets. This article explores the diverse and exciting realm of solar energy innovation, highlighting its transformative impact on our lives and the environment.
1. Solar-Powered Transportation:
Solar panels are propelling the transportation sector into a greener future. Solar-powered electric vehicles (EVs) are emerging as a promising solution to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Solar cells integrated into the roofs and bodies of EVs harness sunlight, supplementing the vehicle’s battery charging process. This technology extends the vehicle’s range, reduces charging requirements, and ultimately decreases carbon emissions. Solar-powered charging stations are also being deployed to provide clean energy for electric cars, making long-distance travel more sustainable and accessible.
2. Solar Desalination:
Water scarcity is a pressing global issue, particularly in arid regions. Solar desalination harnesses the power of the sun to convert seawater or brackish water into fresh water. Solar stills, using solar panels, employ evaporation and condensation processes to separate water from impurities, producing clean drinking water. This innovation offers a sustainable solution to water scarcity, reducing reliance on energy-intensive desalination methods and decreasing the strain on freshwater sources.
3. Solar-Powered Gadgets:
Solar panels are powering an array of gadgets, enabling us to harness solar energy in our daily lives. Solar-powered chargers for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, provide a convenient and environmentally friendly charging option on the go. Solar-powered outdoor lights illuminate pathways and gardens without the need for wiring or electricity. Additionally, solar-powered backpacks equipped with solar panels can charge devices while hiking or traveling, enhancing convenience and reducing reliance on traditional charging methods.
4. Solar-Powered Agriculture:
Solar energy is transforming the agricultural sector, offering sustainable solutions to power farming operations. Solar-powered irrigation systems utilize solar panels to generate electricity for pumps, reducing reliance on fossil fuel-powered alternatives. These systems are cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and enable farmers to irrigate their fields even in remote locations. Solar-powered greenhouse operations are also gaining popularity, providing optimal conditions for crop growth while minimizing energy consumption and carbon emissions.
5. Solar-Powered Air Conditioning:
Traditional air conditioning systems are energy-intensive and contribute to carbon emissions. However, solar-powered air conditioning presents an innovative solution. Photovoltaic thermal hybrid collectors utilize solar panels to generate both electricity and heat, which can then be used for cooling purposes. These systems reduce electricity consumption, lower operating costs, and offer a sustainable alternative for temperature control in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
6. Solar-Powered Disaster Relief:
Solar energy plays a crucial role in disaster relief efforts, providing power in areas where the electrical grid is damaged or nonexistent. Portable solar panels and solar-powered generators offer immediate access to electricity for emergency communication, medical equipment, and lighting. These innovative solutions enhance the effectiveness of relief operations, ensuring critical services are available during challenging times.
7. Solar-Powered Water Heating:
Solar thermal technology utilizes solar panels to heat water for domestic and industrial use. Solar water heaters are becoming increasingly popular, offering an energy-efficient and cost-effective alternative to traditional water heating systems. These systems reduce reliance on fossil fuels, lower energy bills, and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Solar energy innovation is expanding the horizons of what is possible with solar panels beyond electricity generation. From powering transportation to desalinating water, and from charging gadgets to revolutionizing agriculture, solar panels are revolutionizing multiple sectors and driving sustainable solutions. As technological advancements continue, solar energy will become increasingly accessible, efficient, and integrated into our daily lives. By embracing solar energy innovation, we can create a more sustainable and resilient future, benefiting both our planet and future generations.
Kenneth is a proud native of sydney, born and raised there. However, he pursued his education abroad and studied in Australia. Kenneth has worked as a journalist for almost a decade, making valuable contributions to prominent publications such as Yahoo News and The Verge. Currently, he serves as a journalist for The Hear Up, where he focuses on covering climate and science news. You can reach Kenneth at [email protected].