One day ten years ago, Stephane Come’s six year son old asked him if they could make a robot. Having an electronics background, Stephane built a flashing LED and showed it to his son who was blown away by what his father had built. When Stephane saw that, he realized that he could take things beyond just working with his son and Stephane and his wife, Criss, organized a meet-up at Hacker Lab to teach electronics and robotics. That event ended up shattering their expectations drawing in 45 kids along with their parents, totaling 100 people.
I visited Stephane and Criss in their workshop to learn more about this origin story, more details about their product, PodPi, as well as their own adventures in creating a sustainable edtech startup that makes learning technology fun for kids. Learn about their journey in entrepreneurship and STEM education in the video and podcast below.