Start your workweek with CMA, coffee, & conversation at an intimate breakfast at Tinybop’s Brooklyn studio. Tinybop’s award winning apps reach kids around the globe, sparking curiosity and play while promoting scientific inquiry and investigation. Join CMA as Tinybop’s Kika Gilbert and Ashley Manetta tell us about their ideation, creative process and glean tips and insight on the start up experience. In addition to Tinybop’s digital immersive experiences, the startup values community which is evident through Apps for Impact (http://appsforimpact.co) a collective of quality app makers who aim to get software into the hands of tens of thousands of kids who are on the other side of the tech divide.
Date and Time: Monday, February 29th, 8:00 to 9:00 am
Location: Tinybop, 540 Atlantic Ave, 5th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217
More about our speakers:
Kika Gilbert is Head of Community at Tinybop. She was raised as a Third-Culture Kid, growing up in the USA, Tokyo, and London, before completing her BA at Smith College, in 2008. Since 2008, Kika has been building community within schools and startups, navigating relationships and partnerships to create visibility and engagement. She believes that community engagement is essential for building successful products and that the two most important qualities a person can have are great listening skills and empathy.
Ashley Mannetta is a researcher at Tinybop Inc., who oversees content development for Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library and play testing. Ashley scopes the facts that inform Tinybop’s apps and handbooks. She cannot ride a bike, however she can easily explain bicycle physics to you. Prior to working at Tinybop, Ashley researched and wrote about children’s apps and toys for the Parents’ Choice Foundation. Ashley studied Social Anthropology at Harvard College.