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Add machine learning to your apps with no code 🧠
#26 2021 | Sparkmate
Getting started in product development or even just entrepreneurship is always easier with a strong support system 🦾 of peers and friends who want to help you succeed!
As part of sharing what we know, and doing what we can (yes, we’re your mates who want to help YOU succeed) we’re hosting an online event that is free and available for anyone interested in bootstrapping their product 🛠 More about this below - join us for a fun #firesidechat and #askmeanything session ;)
Here’s what we’ve put together for your weekly Spark reads:
💙 NEWS FROM OUR MATES
Paris Techstars Accelerator’s 2022 Program: Open for Applications 🚀
Our mate Raphaele Leyendecker, Managing Director of Paris Techstars is looking for entrepreneurs and startups to help boost! ;)
Techstars is the renowned accelerator across the globe 🌎 They have 13-week mentorship-driven programs to give you everything you need to run your startup: solid and in-depth foundational content, structure and organization, networks with experts in your industry, and mentors who are more than happy to guide you. Check it out, and see if it would benefit you and your team!
🤸 FUN PRODUCT WE LOVE
Add machine learning to your apps with Lobe 🧠
In the growing trend of no-code and drag-and-drop tools, not many focus on machine learning yet - so we were beyond impressed discovering Lobe!
Lobe is a straightforward platform that allows you to create your own machine learning algorithms. You can open up multiple projects, and start feeding the platform images you want it to learn from. You’ll need to label them to give examples of what i.e. Drinking vs Not Drinking looks like. And once you have enough examples, you can go ahead and “train” your algorithm to see how it labels more of your images. Correct them to ensure accuracy is as close to 100% as possible!
When you’re done, you can “play” and use the algorithm to see how it performs. If you’re happy with it, go ahead and export it to CoreML / TensorFlow / as a Local API - ready to plug into your apps ;)
Lobe is FREE and can do only image classification for now. We’re excited to see new features to come, such as object detection and data classification!
💭 TECH FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Tech Predictions for 2022 👀
As we near the end of 2021, one of our favorite things to read about are tech predictions for the new year 😏
With the new NFT’s, the metaverse, focus on blockchain and more, what could we expect to see? This article summarizes several predictions in different areas of tech: Will blockchain and NFT’s blow up (even more) in 2022? Could Apple lead innovation for the metaverse? Will Disney+ grow to reach Netflix’s global numbers?
🌱 TECH FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Liquid “trees” to combat air pollution in Belgrade, Serbia 💨
If we can’t plant more trees around cities because of the limited space, liquid trees might be the way to go!
The Liquid 3 is a biotech solution to purify air and reduce carbon dioxide. Designed by the University of Belgrade, it contains six hundred litres of water and uses microalgae to bind carbon dioxide and produce pure oxygen through photosynthesis. As microalgae is 10-50 times more efficient than trees, the Liquid tree replaces the impact of x2 10-year old trees, or 200 sqm of lawn!
"Our goal is not to replace forests but to use this system to fill those urban pockets where there is no space for planting trees." said Dr. Ivan Spasojevic, one of the authors of the project.
💥 WHAT’S ON @ SPARKMATE
Join us on an online #fireside chat with Paris Techstars Accelerator 🦾
How do I start with prototyping my product? How much can I bootstrap? What resources and tools are there? Which networks should I start building? Most importantly, what does it take to launch outstanding products?
Get all your questions answered in our #firesidechat with:
Raphaele Leyendecker, Managing Director of Paris Techstars Accelerator
Morgan Pelissier, Co-Founder & CEO of Sparkmate
They will go through:
⚔️ Ideas vs. Execution
💥 Outstanding Product Development
🚀 Going to market
💸 Bootstrapping vs. Fundraising
& any more you'd like to ask!
So if you're an entrepreneur looking to build and launch your own products and solutions, or just interested in entrepreneurship, join us for this casual chat!
Date: 9th December, Thursday (Tomorrow!)
Time: 1-2PM CET (1 hour)
Online - link to be given 10 mins before start of event
Exciting things are happening every day ⚡️ Follow us on social media to stay tuned!