Cubes Coding’s products were tested for the first time in Tampere at the Hyhky school.
A team of three Greeks, one Austrian, and one Finn is drawn together by two things: friendship and an interest in entrepreneurship. The group of friends will soon launch their start-up Cubes Coding, with the aim of helping children learn how to code. Their company will be registered in Finland.
— Finland is the perfect environment for entrepreneurs; here start-up companies are respected and supported. There’s also a focus on training and education, which makes Finland the right country for Cubes Coding, says Danai Skournetou, in charge of the company’s business development.
Cubes Coding’s services are aimed at 3-year olds and up, with the objective of offering a fun and simple way to learn the basics of coding. Children will be able to control a toy robot using coloured cubes that represent a different coding-related command each. The service will also include mobile and computer programs aimed at older children.
Targeting the start-up competition
According to Skournetou, the product’s early version was tested for the first time in the Tekemisen Ilo (The Joy of Making) event in Tampere last May. Then, there were around 200 children testing the product.
— Our product is special in the sense that it takes into account, for example, the point of view of small children at the time of learning, states Skournetou.
Cubes Coding will be competing in the Open Education Challenge start-up contest finals in July, which is endorsed by the European Union. The competition, held in Barcelona, looks for the best innovation in the field of education among early stage business ideas. The winners will receive seed funding for their business start-up.
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