Girls wanted to be able to construct anything they could imagine, and our testing enabled us to create a toy that equipped them with the perfect tools. By Alice Brooks, Bettina Chen & Jennifer Kessler (Founders, Maykah) In January, we set out to design a toy that would inspire young girls to pursue science, technology, [...]
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One Vision, Three Stanford Students And A Thousand Iterations On “Chocolate-Covered-Broccoli” – Roominate Customer Development
For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their dads’ influence. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) Alice Brooks, one of the co-founders of Kickstarter project Roominate, grew up visiting her father’s robotics lab and when she was young, she had her own saw so that they could work side-by-side. She built her [...]
“For all three of us, our favorite childhood toys developed the kind of the thinking that we ultimately used in STEM subjects later on.” By Alice Brooks, Bettina Chen & Jennifer Kessler (Founders, Maykah) We all had favorite toys growing up. But did you ever think about how those toys influenced who you are today? [...]
Kickstarter Project “Roominate” Gets Girls Excited About STEM (Meet The Dollhouse With Working Circuits)
Where every young girl is an artist, engineer, architect & visionary! By Amy-Willard Cross (Editor, Vitamin W) While doing master degrees at Stanford, three young women started a business. Before receiving their graduate degrees, they’ve already got revenue. They’ve accomplished this feat using Kickstarter. The company Maykah’s first product called Roominate is a building kit [...]