Go for Launch: Bitreel, Thimble & Kura
With a limited number of extracurricular activities available, parents may be searching for ways to keep their children engaged from home. Thimble provides one option that can help students in the fourth through 12th grade remotely get excited about STEM. The education startup provides online classes taught by technology professionals to help children build their own robots. Kits with all necessary materials are also provided by Thimble.
In the most recent episode of Go for Launch, three startups, including Thimble, pitched their products. Go for Launch is Innovation Leader’s series of live startup demos. During each episode, three startups pitch their solutions in 30 minutes. Then, our guest hosts ask questions to the entrepreneurs. After the webcast concludes, participants have the opportunity to connect with founders in virtual breakout rooms to ask their questions.
In addition to Thimble, Kura and Bitreel pitched their products. Kura’s headset creates a less expensive, lightweight way for users to access augmented reality. Their Gallium headset provides a wider field of vision than competitors and also functions outdoors. Bitreel creates a digital twin of brick-and-mortar stores so shoppers can navigate the aisles from home, much like they would in-person.
This episode also features insights from Brian Tilzer, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Best Buy. Mark Gallagher, Head of Corporate Venture Capital at Silicon Valley Bank co-hosts this episode. Silicon Valley Bank is also a sponsor of this series.
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