For its first edition, the Vivatechnology Paris exposition marked the minds (impressed) of the participants because no one expected to see so many innovations and innovators altogether. It was a total surprise because the result exceeded the expectations. The future was not a hypothetical vision anymore, but a visible and concrete reality for everyone.
The second edition, held in 2017 did not depart from the rule, and it can be qualified as huge at the point of becoming undeniable on the European and worldwide scale and at the point of being acknowledged by the worldwide media because the statistics of this event are speaking for themselves:
- 68 000 visitors
- 6000 startups
- 1400 investors
- 50 exposing countries
It was the occasion for Startup.live 24H00.info and especially for the Founder Family to cover the event for the second consecutive year. From futuristic drones to children learning the code, a new living language, the wonder took place at 360 degrees in 3 days.
On this theme, the startup Play’n’Code had the idea to allow children to code a game while playing. You can learn how to code by ludification. See for yourselves.
This event is the living proof that the future is today and all you can imagine can be found here just like these exceptional sneakers. Digitsole, a French startup, created a pair of such fantastic futuristic sneakers, a better version of what you could see in the famous movie back to the future II. Even Marty Mc Fly couldn’t dream better, and we invite you to discover this marvel of engineering.
You’re not coming back yet from the future, and we can understand that, but it is 2017, and the innovation includes bringing solutions. The startup RogerVoice understood very well the idea and created a concept that was never thought of which allows deaf people to make telephone calls. Surprised? Watch fot yourselves:
Among Between the 6000 startups that participated, there were also African startups including Drone Africa Service which displayed the drones in all the stages and deploys it’s in different domains. Here the drones represent much more than an instrument for video enthusiasts or photographers :
The always present Africa with JokkoSanté, a startup program that created the first collective pharmacy which allows people to deposit all the medicine in one single place to ensure the equal access to health care.
We’re not going further from the health system domain because Medtrucks found an effective solution for the medical disorders. The patient doesn’t need to go far to consult a doctor, but the hospital will come to him. How is it possible? It’s for you to discover :
Exceptional is the word you have in mind, and we’ll use it to describe this worldwide premiere. What it’s all about? A drone race on a horse track on Longchamps with jockeys located at Vivatech or the gates of Versailles, or 6KM away. An idea about how the races and the bets of the future will become? Horse tracks completely dematerialized? The answer shortly.
Even more exceptional and immersive are the characteristics of Silkke, figurehead of avatar automation. Behind this term, there is the hidden possibility for you to have your avatar that you can use it in games or in private messages. The innovation is the source of immersion but we will leave you to discover that in a moment.
Besides innovations, Vivatech was the occasion for the Startup live team to interview and meet people who play a primordial part in the entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem on world wide scale. Rebecca Enonchong is on the people who travel the world to attend and promote the tech ecosystem. She is the one who developed tech hubs like AfriLabs where she manages the administration council, a pan-African network of 50 innovation centers that stretches around 20 African countries. This way, she allows African startups to gain access to financing to concretize their ideas. We will say no more and leave you to discover this wonderful woman.
Innovation also means jobs, and as a matter, this event offered the occasion to organize a job fair with no less than 500 positions, all occupied. We should also add the presence of Daniel Zhang, the CEO of ALIBABA, Yang Yuanqing, the CEO of Lenovo and Bernard Arnault, the head of the group LVMH among 500 speakers. So many people who themselves represent a source of innovation. This international event in the heart of the city of lights wouldn’t have been possible without the will and determination of one person. A passionate entrepreneur that had the idea to make Paris live to the rhythm of innovation. We are talking about Maurice Levy, a man with overflowing positive energy and the engineer of this event that breaks the patterns. Meet him here:
Vivatechnology Paris should have been animated by the energy and the talent of certain people that we can qualify as organizational and communication architects. Among them, Yael Kusch-Stassart, the director of communication and partnership with media for Viva Technology whose role was essential for the smooth progress of the event. Meet the architect:
Vivatechnology is a very particular event because the Lange companies are collaborating with the startups not on mistrust, but based on complementarity. Here the innovation concerns everybody. The event was divided in 2 days on B to B and the last one B to C, opened to the great public to highlight the inclusive character of innovation and this event as well. We can also add a gigantic Hackathon that talks about itself.
Hope to meet you again next year, but Startup.Live never sleeps, and we invite you on our Youtube channel where you can see all the Vivatechnology videos and the upcoming events.
Translation by Lavinia Enache for 24H00.info