Robolink was established in San Diego, California to encourage students to engage with STEM. We make fun and approachable robotics kits that bring computer science to life and teach real industry competency.
Why is your company the best option to solve the problem you're solving?
AI will be essential to everyone in the very near future, but very few teachers in K-12 education are really teaching their students how to work with it. Robolink is the best team to turn the complex and sometimes overwhelming concept of AI into something that is easy and digestible for both K-12 teachers and students. Robolink currently teaches students in San Diego seven days a week, and we build and improve our products based on how our students are learning. This has led to faster iterations and a great product and market fit.
What nuggets of info make you interesting? Why do people care about what you're doing?
We are currently the only company that teaches AI in the K-12 education space. We hope that more companies and organizations will join us in this mission --- we don't want AI to be a foreign subject to younger generations.
What else do you want us to know?
Robolink was awarded the Best of Innovation Award for Robotics and Drones category at CES 2019 with Zumi, our self-driving car that teaches AI. Our competition was fierce and included big companies like Intel, iRobot, and Anki. This does not mean we are done! Robolink will continue innovating the STEM education space with new product offerings that fit commercial and education needs.
BEHIND THE COMPANY
CEO/Founder: Hansol Hong
What one book, podcast, newsletter, etc. do you recommend to other entrepreneurs? Why?
Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman (podcast). The guest lineup includes founders from some of the most famous companies around the world. They share information on how they started the company and made decisions while scaling. Reid's insight into their situations makes the episodes even more interesting.
What's the worst entrepreneurial advice you've received?
Get into big-box retail with your products!