Check out the Digital Lab Africa 15 finalists!
The finalists are start-ups, entrepreneurs, producers coming from across the continent: South Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and DRC. The final at DLA@DISCOP will be the opportunity for them to showcase the best of African talent in multimedia creation (web creation/transmedia, digital music, virtual reality, video games).
The finalists will get a chance to win a 3,000 € cash prize and a Digital Lab Africa incubation ticket to support the projects’ development and make them happen thanks to the DLA partners mentorship.
The selected projects are:
Birthday Girl/VR immersive mobile app/Peter Cardwell Gardner (Made with Monster Love, South Africa)
Baziks Pulse/ Congolese & Afro music online platform / Baya Ciamala (Baziks Entertainment, DRC Congo)
Kyaami Online/ Online music platform for hip-hop artists/ Nonkululeko Vundla (Kyaami Creative Marketplace, Zimbabwe/South Africa)
Virtual Science Lab/VR mobile app for scientific education/ Samuel Agyemang (Nubian VR, Ghana)
The Hunt & Extinction/VR immersive content about animal poaching/Tristan Shäfer (Old Soul Films, South Africa)
Round Round/VR choregraphic experience about transgender identity/ Shariffa Ali (Kenya)
Video Game /Serious Game
Mtoto first Aid/ Learning first aid to toddlers on PC & mobile/ Mbilinyi Mbilinyi (Bongotoonz Animation studio, Tanzania)
Mathstermind/ Memory and mental maths PC & mobile game/ Danny Day (QCF Design, South Africa)
Point Point/ PC and mobile app logical game/ Diakité Amadou Kaba (WORK’D, Ivory Coast)
Pokotong TV/ Web TV with vibrant African voices bringing news and meaningful entertainment/Nelisiwe Ngobeni (Big Fish School-Digital Filmmaking, South Africa)
If They Were Africans/ Parody web series that spins pop culture with an African twist/ Bidemi Akinade (Gpixie, Nigeria)
Area Daddy/ 2D humoristic cartoon-based series about family life/ Ayodele Elegba (Spoof Animation, Nigeria)
Go Mécanique !/ Sitcom and MOOC about African women mechanics/ Gnama Baddy-Dega (Go Production, Ivory Coast)
Squeers/ Satirical transmedia web series about modern LGBT urban life/ Wendy Sprinks (Zeropoint Studios, South Africa)
Reborn/ Epic transmedia and interactive integrated web series/ John DeVries (TH Films, South Africa)
October: discover the profiles of selected projects on Facebook
2-4 November : DLA@DISCOP AFRICA Johannesburg
2 Nov : pitch competition at DISCOP AFRICA Johannesburg (live streaming of the competition on the DLA Facebook page)
4 Nov : announcement of DLA winning projects and Award ceremony
2017 : project incubation and residency in France.