Live voice translation for over 30 different languages from across the globe is now available thanks to these wireless earbuds!
Danny Manu created Cliks with a mission to become “the world’s first truly wireless earphones.”
Per reports from Keepthefaith, the wireless Bluetooth headset simply has to pair with a smartphone to work. Unlike its competitors, Cliks does not require internet for use. The earbuds automatically detect what language is being spoken and from there they provide a spoken translation within a sentence or two.
What’s also interesting is that Ghanaian-British entrepreneur Manu built Clik through his business Mymanu strictly through self-financing.
“Like all the other ethnic minority-run businesses within the UK, I had a hard time getting the funding and financial support from banks and government-funded programs that I needed,” he shared in an interview.
Not only did he begin to use his own personal savings, but Manu explored other means of raising capital, which includes his own sales and crowdfunding.
“If you truly believe in your product and ideas, you shouldn’t have too much trouble convincing other people to believe in them too,” he continued.
According to reports, Manu raised £5,000,000 with the help of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
In addition to his headphones, Manu also created Medybird during the height of the pandemic to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other safety equipment to countries in need.
“I wanted to help my community and do some good, and Medybird was the perfect solution,” said Manu. “I saw how COVID 19 was affecting the BAME communities and my fellow local businesses here in Manchester – it was heartbreaking to watch.”
Thanks to his Medybird platform, Manu shipped out over 15 million PPE items to those countries that desperately needed it.
Now, he encourages other entrepreneurs venturing into the tech space to focus on their successes and believe in themselves.