Albania has wonderful talents, who with will, consistency and passion move forward and create beautiful and innovative things wherever they are, which serve specific people or professions. This is also the case of this young man that we had the opportunity to interview.
At only 21 years old, Luka Lamaj from Tirana, studies Biochemistry at Bishop University in Canada. He lives and studies there, where he is working on 3 different Docere App projects, Cool Historians and Lavel NFT. Luka singles out as his main project Docere, where he is co-founder and CEO. Docere is a technological startup in the field of medicine and more specifically it is a communication platform between doctors and patients where medical examinations are done online with the help of features such as: 3D body charts, payment of doctors with cryptocurrencies, doctors' maps, etc.
"Ars Longa, Vita Brevis" (Life is short, art remains forever) is the motto of our company, we are creating a platform that will always be valuable for Canadian citizens," Luka expressed for BusinessMag. With this startup, he has won the third prize among 200 companies from all over Canada, who applied in a competition organized by the Canadian government organization CCSBE (Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick.
Luka is currently telling us that they are in the process of raising funds, where they have raised $ 10,000 so far. He was even recently admitted to the DMZ Incubator by Ryerson University, which is one of the best Business Incubators and Accelerators in Canada with an acceptance rate of 5%. He tells us that “During December we are planning to talk with Super-Angel Investors from Canada and America to invest in our company and early next year to launch the Docere app for Android and IOS. ”
The other project that Luka has created is dedicated to history, but now in a completely different format, presenting it in a more fun and interesting way for the public. "Cool Historians is a podcast where I talk about interesting stories from around the world. The format of this podcast is short, simple, and engaging.
-"Since the story is perceived by many as very boring, I'm trying to make it 'cool' for the public," says Luka. Khan, Thomas Edison, or the American Civil War. The "Cool Historians" podcast is heard in 33 countries around the world and on every continent. So far Luka has appeared in 3 different shows on Albanian national television channels with a large audience. But this is just the beginning. His vision for Cool Historians is to create the largest community of history lovers on all social media platforms, and with the growth rate that podcasts are seeing, this day will come very soon. "The purpose and the reason why I started this podcast is to share as much value with the public, especially the young audience, and why not to become an 'intellectual influence'," says Luka.
All those who are passionate about history can follow the Podcast episodes of Cool Historians on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, etc, and also on Instagram and TikTok accounts: @coolhistoriansHis third project is Lavel NTF. Luka says that this is a special project he is doing with his brother and will bring innovation to the Balkan market, as they are the first to bring the term NFT to the Balkans. But what is an NFT? It is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored in a digital book. NFTs can be used to represent easily reproducible items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files as unique items, and use technology blockchain to create a verified and public proof of ownership. So NFTs are everything original one owns (mostly digital art).
-"I strongly believe in this project, because NFT is still a very new trend and a very good opportunity to become successful. I would compare it to Bitcoin in 2011", says Luka. And above all, owning an NFT, according to him, is essentially a transformation into a social status. Just as people buy Gucci or Louis Vuitton bags and clothes today, so they will buy NFT from various companies soon. They have just launched their first NFT, which is sold at the Rarible.com marketplace. His message to young people at the end of the BusinessMag interview is: "I want to encourage all young people to pursue their passions because we are at the right time to make a difference! The world is yours, just be ready to conquer it!"
Credits: Business Magazine Albania