E269: LAUNCH Education & Kids Winning Presentations

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Today on This Week in Startups, we’re bringing even more the LAUNCH Education & Kids conference to you–the winning presentations! If you weren’t able to attend this incredible event in Mountain View, you can still watch and learn from the teams at Nearpod, Launchpad Toys and Penyo Pal as they present their winning startups.1:00 Today, we’ll be sharing three of the winning presentations from the LAUNCH Education & Kids event held June 12 and 13.
1:15 Thank you to Scott Walker of Walker Corporate Law for his support of the program!
6:00 The Launchpad Toys presentation given by co-founder Thushan Amarasiriwardena.
13:45 The judges and audience offer their feedback to Thushan.
14:15 What’s the big difference between Monkey Gram and the previous version?
16:00 A 12 year old asks: Is it possible to use mp3s with it?
18:30 Audience question: Are there going to be additional features like vampires and werewolves?
20:30 Huge appreciation goes out to MailChimp for their continued support! Everyone thank @MailChimp!
23:45 The Penyo Pal presentation given by co-founders Jane Wu and Rafal Dittwald.
30:15 The judges and audience offer their feedback to Jane and Rafal.
31:30 Why do cartoons work so well for learning things like this?
33:30 How sophisticated is the verbal matching capability?
35:45 What’s your competitive differentiator?
38:30 The Nearpod presentation given by co-CEO Felipe Sommer.
45:00 The judges and audience offer their feedback to Felipe.
45:45 What happens when someone drops off?
48:30 From a teacher’s perspective, there’s definite interest.
50:30 Audience question: How do you deal with children working at different paces?
51:00 Audience question: Have you developed this for college levels?

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