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“We want to remove as many barriers as we can to enabling a startup to thrive. The program is simple: those who are interested can apply to an immersive 3-6 month accelerator program. The only requirements are a full-time founding team and less than $1 million raised. Qualifying companies will have access to mentors, technical and design experts, development tools and key resources,” wrote Amrote Abdella, Director 4Afrika Venture Capital and Startup Programs, in a blog post.

prepaidafrica:

(via Microsoft Ventures now provides support for African entrepreneurs | PC Tech Magazine)

“We want to remove as many barriers as we can to enabling a startup to thrive. The program is simple: those who are interested can apply to an immersive 3-6 month accelerator program. The only requirements are a full-time founding team and less than $1 million raised. Qualifying companies will have access to mentors, technical and design experts, development tools and key resources,” wrote Amrote Abdella, Director 4Afrika Venture Capital and Startup Programs, in a blog post.

thewritershelpers

Anonymous asked:

Any tips on writing a good scifi? :)

thewritershelpers answered:

Interesting question and because it is so broad this might not help you loads, also this is my opinion so here is the OPINION DISCLAIMER.

Sci-fi is like any other genre, the foundation of the story has to be good for the actual story to work out. So to write good sci-fi you need a good plot, interesting characters, some form of world-building and you need to have story progression. 

Without these it wont matter how good the sci-fi element is, because it is characters (IMO) that make or break a story- they need to be compelling. 

For specific Sci-Fi advice:

  • Have limits on the technology and room for development to continue. It’s no fun if no wound can be fatal or if everyone can live forever. 
  • Know your world. You need to know how advanced it is, what politics it is and the culture of this world. It’s fundamental for your characters back-story.  
  • Decide whether your plot revolves around the sci-fi element or whether it is based around the characters but has sci-fi. For example Star Trek is all about the Sci-Fi whereas I would argue Star Wars is a lot more about the characters. The characters personal story in Star Wars in central, in Star Trek it is more like an afterthought. 
  • Keep an element of realism. 
  • Know the science. 

But with any genre, experiment. Have fun. It doesn’t need to be perfect the first time around. 

Good luck!

-S