Soraya: Okay, Spiffy, do you know how you and your audience will read this on a tablet, a computer, or a phone? Well, not every child has access to electronics like you have! There are many kids who live in areas of the world where they do not have constant access to electricity or the internet. Sometimes, when emergencies happen, you have to do school from home, using your devices. What do the students in these off-grid communities do when this happens? Well, Spiffy, over 800 million children live in these communities and need a solution!
Ash: Our mission is to attract and develop an army of innovators and solve problems at every stage of their journey, and ensure equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. We achieve this mission by enabling the most seasoned and supportive leaders of the education and workforce industry to share their insight and mentorship with every education innovator—entrepreneurs, investors, educators, professionals, researchers, policy-makers, students, foundations, corporations, governments, and talent.
Bryanne: Diversity in computer science and company leadership roles remains a major issue in the tech industry. Despite efforts to introduce coding at earlier ages, schools struggle to prepare teachers to teach computer science skills and the curriculum is uninspired. Our mission is to break down barriers in computer science education to make learning to code more fun, accessible, and inclusive! Our first product, Unruly Splats, combines coding and recess-style play by empowering students to design games with programmable floor buttons that students code to light up, make sounds, and collect points when stomped on.
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