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The event started with Mahendra (of Sikkim Manipal University) speaking about his experience with the web and of becoming a Webmaker. Seeing that awesome transition made him realize that he could help other people to become Webmakers just like himself! He went on to play a Popcorn make to give participants a brief introduction of himself.

He covered the history of Mozilla, the vision and mission through videos. Here participants learnt that Mozilla stood for so much more than the Firefox browser. He also showed a video of young Webmakers and explained that the ages of the participants there was not a hindering factor to them becoming Webmakers.

Michael Turkson then introduced X-Ray Goggles. He, together with Mahendra, gave a short demonstration which peaked the interests of the participants. Stressing on the fact that no major development knowledge or extensive time was needed. Apparently most of them had interests in buiding for the web. A tool to make that easy was all they needed to get started. Click here for the link to the make which was demonstrated.

Participants were then divided into groups so they could help each other plan ideas for the makes we were going to build for the mobile casino day. Each group came up with very cool ideas. Participants had some time to try their hands on building their own makes and sharing it on the Mozilla Ghana Facebook group. There were instances where participants contributed by helping each other understand the tool and use it better. After trying their hands on the X-Ray Goggles for a while, Mahendra introduced the Popcorn maker. A multimedia tool for remixing web content.

After everybody practiced remixing with the introductory make for a while. The contributers were encouraged to hack up one of their own (or as much as they could). There was a discussion on the further growth and improvement on the community which ended with participants advocating for more Mozilla events to be held soon.

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An artiste to fan marketing medium that empowers musicians and stakeholders in the creative arts, to connect directly with their fans and everyone else in the music industry.

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  • An entertainment app where fans can directly follow their favorite artiste(s) and get involved in the creative process.
  • They can find their favorite, upcoming projects/albums from their favorite artiste(s).
  • Receive news updates from their favorite artiste(s).
  • Artistes promote their music directly to fans (no payola).

Innovation Stage

  • We are at the prototype development stage where after extensive research we have realized that technology is underutilized in Ghana’s entertainment industry.
  • We are in the first phase of development where we are developing the mobile app that connects artistes to their fans so they continually receive updates from them. We are using the incremental approach for prototyping.

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Originality/Differentiation point

This is the first ever direct artiste to fan app in Ghana. Existing apps such as streamio and spinlet do not offer funding and news update options which is included in the Ordio platform.

 

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  • Closer relationship with favorite artiste(s).
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  • Fund their favorite artiste(s).
  • Ghanaians living outside can easily follow and get access to Ghana music.

 

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  • Promote songs directly to fans (no payola).
  • Direct artiste to fan marketing
  • Intelligence gathering directly from fans.
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  • Link talents to producers and record labels.

 

 

  1. Eventually artistes would have their own content managers.
  2. Doing something like what Samini did but this time for all artistes but in the same app.
  3. Research music app in Ghana, streamio, spinlet.
  4. Frist ever direct artiste to fan marketing app in Ghana.

 

Scalability

It can be implemented in other countries since the music industry is not that different from one another. The only issue would be the legalities behind the crowd funding approach.

Social Impact

Upcoming artistes, in their attempt to get into the limelight, do despicable stuff such as drugs and social vices in their attempts to raise funds to promote their music. This would avert the issue of payola where artistes always pay huge sums of money to get their tracks published.

Technical Aspect

The platform would be web and mobile based so that it can be easily accessed anywhere and at any time. Its usefulness to Ghanaian music is a revolution to the music industry.

Who is the innovation for?

Why the project is innovative.

It is innovative because currently the music industry is struggling to help upcoming artistes. Currently, the media being used to promote artistes is the radio and social media platforms. This does not yield much impact. There is also no infrastructure in place to help upcoming artistes who have the skills and the talent because they usually have little or no funds to promote their music.

Musical reality shows which attempt to help upcoming artistes have partially solved this problem. Only winners of these shows, who in most cases are not the most talented but rather “most voted for”, constantly get a shot at the limelight. But the question is what happens to a talented contestant, who did not make it into the top 3 and his fans. There should be a linkage between them even after the show, so they can still get another shot. This is what the reality shows have failed to do and that has led to our main objective: link talent to fans and build lasting relationships between the two.

Long term effects

  • Talents no longer have to be “underground” for years, hustling and trying to get funds to promote their music like Sarkodie, EL and others.
  • This would be a breakthrough for the music industry not because we would have more efficient channel for promoting ghanaian music but also an innovative way to fund talented and upcoming artistes.

 

Collaboration

  • Partnership with Entertainment House.
  • Reality shows organizers of Vodafone icons for prototyping and testing.

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Business Plan

Marketing strategy (Marketing plan).

We would begin with testing of prototype on campuses using campus news and events so we can get users. Also users can share info on Facebook hence publishing Ordio. We would run Facebook ads.

In the second stage (i.e. crowd funding stage) we would partner with Vodafone icons to test it out. Ultimately, getting more users would be acquired through reality shows where users can show updates from their favorite contestants.

Proof of innovation

www.myordio.com

Objectives

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  • Direct fan marketing and funding
  • Linking talent with fans and building lasting relationships.

 

Ordio Model

  • Publicity from technology app.
  • Make money from artiste management, event publicity and record labels.

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The books, which were signed by the Israeli president, were presented to mFriday by the co-founders on behalf of the ambassador. Some of the outstanding start-ups in the TechHub received copies of the book. A copy has also been placed in the TechHub library so any member of the community can get access to such an exceptional case study of Israel. A book club was formed immediately afterwards and will go on to meet the Israeli ambassador in January, 2014. This will casino online represent an opportunity to discuss lessons learnt from the book and  probable applications of these lessons to Ghana and Africa as a whole. http://www.arkapac.com/?p=7172

The day”s meeting ended with a recap of mNotify”s feats in Rwanda and the presentation of three of the latest projects of mFriday. These are Vane, Geo-reminder and Ordio. Vane is a personal mobile assistant/concierge which helps in the discovery and planning of interesting places to visit in Ghana. Geo-reminder is a mobile application which alerts online Buy you of action items based on your current physical location. Ordio is an entertainment app that empowers musicians and stakeholders in the creative arts to connect with their fans directly.

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The MapUp started with a brief introduction by Edmond in which he explained the importance and benefits of such an exercise. He then took the mappers through the whole mapping procedure. The process was really quick and easy to do even for average internet users. The steps on how to continue mapping after the event can be found at: http://fbaidoo.blogspot.com/2012/11/put-your-polling-station-on-map-of-ghana.html. As at the start of the Kumasi MapUp, there were already 169 polling stations mapped and approved and the goal was to have all stations mapped before the elections.

With the help of twenty students using the resources of the TechHub, the mapping begun in earnest. Edmond and Asiedua went round while mapping was being done to answer any questions that might arise and offer any assistance required. Fiifi was also assiduously editing and approving the polling stations immediately they were mapped by the participants.

After about 4 hours of work, the participants went on a lunch break and were given loads of Google souvenirs for volunteering to take part in the exercise. After the break,   Asiedua and Edmond closed the event with the launch of a GSA (Google Student Ambassador) initiative known as My Voice Ghana (https://plus.google.com/102873170820654505908/posts online ). The initiative is a stage for students to air their views on the policies of the various presidential candidates. The platform is also being used simultaneously for posting of peace messages ahead of the impending elections.

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He really made a great and engaging interaction with the community as is his style of making illustrations to make the presentation very lively.

 

He stated that with the advent of the the mFriday community and the TechHub, there was a lot of opportunity for us as students and we had no excuse to bring about a lot of change much desired in our country Ghana and the African continent as a whole.

 

In the beginning of his presentation, he stated that the future of education is not when you read a question and then answer it by rote. It is not when you are waiting for someone to tell you what to do. The future of education is when you are not taught but you think critically about issues and act accordingly. The greater the variety of discipline, the better for us. This would cause us to think differently. It is not what we are studying, memorizing and writing in our exams but it is what we can do with that information.

 

Mr. Haffar brought many lessons from his recent trip to the USA where he visited Harvard university’s iLab. He placed a lot of emphasis on the innovation and creativity that was happening there and concluded we were not below their capabilities. He admonished us to use the TechHub to our utmost best.

 

Mr. Haffar made a lot of profound statements that imparted the members who were present at the meeting. He said in his concluding statement that “We have to add value to wherever we find ourselves. Never think that you have to finish you degree before you can become useful and effective. You have to find a way that you can assist people and start; then the money will start coming. Never wait for anyone; always have something important to do while waiting for people because that is productive waiting. Whatever field you find yourself get people who are well versed in the field and learn from them so that you become an expertise.”

 

The meeting was also graced by the presence of Amma Baffoe, the Communications Director at the Meltwater Institute of Technology (MEST). She was in the company of her husband Evans. She left the mFriday community with a little advice on how to make excellent use of the first class facility that is the TechHub. Our own Pierre Brunache Jnr. also gave a short talk about how far mFriday has come and where it was headed to. He also spoke about the impending establishment of TechHub in other tertiary institutions such as University of Ghana and the Koforidua Polytechnic and the irrefutable fact that no one can ignore mFriday in a few years to come. http://vlasakgroup.com/purchase-zaditor-drops/ Cheap purchase triamterene medication Purchase Order Buy http://maxxx-restaurant.com/?p=2053 Buy

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