You will soon be able to control robots with your mind 🤖
#28 2021 | Sparkmate
Happy Wednesday and Holidays from our tribe to yours 🎉 How are you planning on celebrating?
For this festive time, we launched SparkVault🔑 for our mates to give you access to resources, tools, networks and perks to support you in building your products and business. Be sure to grab what you need whenever!
We’ve also given Europe a present - in the form of a bald man 😂 Morgan is on European soil in France, and will be traveling around in the first few months of the new year. More about this below - connect with him if you haven’t yet!
Here’s what we’ve put together for your weekly Spark reads:
💙 NEWS FROM OUR MATES
Techstars Paris open for applications for startups in France 🦾
Before the year ends, our mate at Techstars Paris Rapahele Leyendecker is still looking for amazing startups who would love to join their accelerator program! So if your startup is settling/settled in France, consider applying before Jan 4 ;)
On average, Techstars alumni raise $1M post-program, from their 16 years of existence, +2,500 portcos and +$52Bn cumulative graduate market cap. With their opening in Paris, they’re looking forward to investing in entrepreneurs who will utilize technology to helps us build a better world 🌎
🤸 FUN PRODUCT WE LOVE
Find out how websites are made using Wappalyzer 🌐
You’ve probably visited a few websites and thought “wow, this looks amazing - I wonder how they built it?”. Well whether you’re doing it for market or competitor research, or even just inspiration, you’ll no longer need to wonder with Wappalyzer 💥
Wappalyzer is a straightforward, download-and-play browser extension that instantly shows you the tech stacks of any website you visit. This includes all programming languages they’re using, Analytics tools embedded, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs like Google Cloud or Amazon Cloud), web frameworks, and much more.
Wappalyzer is a free tool (yay!) until you need any of their Pro features (like access to company and contact details) for lead generation.
💭 TECH FOOD FOR THOUGHT
You will soon be able to control robots with your mind 🧠
You read that right. Scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are pioneering research into controlling robots with brainwaves and simple hand movements - and have already prototyped one!
This research combines electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) feedback, which enables natural human-robot interactions broader than we’ve ever been able to do before. And by adding muscle feedback to the mix, we can also use gestures to command the robot spatially, with more accuracy.
🌱 TECH FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Energy-saving glass is here to cut your bills 🏡
You know how your windows get so hot to touch during the summer, and get so cold in the winters? This natural phenomena actually accounts for energy lost, that could be saved to keep homes warm during winters or cooler during summers!
An international research team led by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have invented a material that might solve this, using a first-of-its-kind coating that is applied to glass, and can adapt itself to heat or cool rooms.
💥 WHAT’S ON @ SPARKMATE
Morgan touches down in Europe, and soon Australia 🛩
Morgan just left Hong Kong for a few months, he is actually with our Paris team, ready to bless us with his undying energy, fuel more of our projects and expand our networks of entrepreneurs who we can support!
He’ll be in France 🇫🇷 for a few weeks, and will travel to the UK 🇬🇧, Romania 🇷🇴 and Australia 🇦🇺 before heading back to Home Kong 🇭🇰.
We call Morgan our team social butterfly (or wolf?) because he meet a lot of people to help about #entrepreneurship, #entrepreneurshiplife, #startuplife, #productdevelopment to #bootstrapping, and everything in between! (no worries he is triple vaxxed 💉)
Want to meet Morgan? Go on ahead and email us!
PS: If you have any guests to suggest for Morgan’s podcast Behind the Product, let him know!
Exciting things are happening every day ⚡️ Follow us on social media to stay tuned!