It was a special edition of the Start Up Factory that Sophia Business Angels offered last night in Cannes with a broad overview of the metaverse, the technologies, facets, the use and the possibilities to earn money. Something to convince of the arrival of a new digital age.
We are entering a new phase of the digital age. Those who were not convinced by the changes heralded by the massive advent of blockchain and AI technologies and the rise of the metaverse were at the end of the day. Startup factory what did the club organize last night? Sophia Business Angels around the metavers. A wave that, like the internet in the early 2000s, will once again profoundly change the way we work, collaborate, learn and play. In short, to live. †WTM photo: Jean François Trubert, Director of the CMQe Cultural and Creative Industries Université Côte d’Azur, presented the ambitions of UCA and the Cannes campus).
The metaverse from every angle
In the amphitheater of Campus Georges Méliès in CannesMany entrepreneurs, project leaders, business angels took part in this meeting, which was very promising given the quality of the speakers. Promises for this edition of the SUF that the president of SBA, Candace Johnson offered in a new format: a continuous dozen mini-conferences mixing speeches from leaders of major IT groups with pitches from start-up creators, all followed by a networking session.
It is also an opportunity for a good overview of this metaverse that bridges our real life and our digital and virtual lives. It has been scrutinized for its various technologies, facets, uses and monetization capabilities (not unimportant for investors). A few examples. Came from Los Angeles, Susan BrazerLionShare Media CEO introduced THIN-AIR™ Metaverse, a 5G Web3.0 delivery platform for next-generation premium entertainment and immersive media. Sylvain Ordureaufounder of Vizua 3D in Montreal, a company he also founded in Nice, offers tools installed in the cloud that allow you to create your own applications in the metaverse without the need for specialized skills and mega-computers.
Laura Bononcini, Speaking by videoconference from Milan, Director of Public Policy for Southern Europe at Facebook presented several cases of use of the metaverse. Boris Seremes, researcher in “smart gaming” and founder of Kopelio, showed how these technologies can be put at the service of education. Installed in the business city of Cannes Bastide Rouge, Marc Cancemicfounder of the Creative VR3D startup, covered the video game aspect, Mylene Olivier, that of film and Erik Cokinictalked about the “social future”.
The metaverse seen by David Gurlé
Cannes is no exception. Francoise BruneteauxCannes deputy mayor, regional councilor, spoke about the city’s entry into the world of NFTs, while Frank Chicklic, deputy responsible for innovation, artificial intelligence and economic growth, recalled Cannes’ ambitions for creative industries. As regards David Gurleathe founder of the “unicorn” Symphony” from which he left the presidency to embark on a new adventure (Hive, a decentralized cloud to store unlimited photos and files, via peer-to-peer and blockchain), he gave his vision of the metaverse According to him three areas of focus: the socialization that everyone is looking for; the desire to surpass oneself and the desire to learn that can be based on the interactivity of the metaverse; the need for fun that video games answers.
Still, a few caveats when entering this new digital age. †It brings benefits, but we must avoid confusing the reality we live with the imagined reality. You have to learn to manage this through education. It is essential that humanity does not get lost in this transition and this new digital ageD . concludedenthusiastic magician†
Photo WTM: Business leaders, entrepreneurs, project leaders, business angels, who participated in the special Metaverse Start Up Factory.