Tag Archives: Boston Business Journal

Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Local feedback: KIBO’s big Massachussetts move

KIBO was born and raised in Massachusetts. From the research labs of the DevTech research group at Tufts University, to the basements of our Arlington homes and now toour first KinderLab Robotics’ manufacturing headquarters and office space on historic Route 128 in Waltham.

There are many reasons we’re loyal to Boston. For one thing, when it comes to education technology Massachusetts has seen 212% increase in venture capital investment over the last five years alone. We are honored and excited to continue bringing the best of Boston’s innovation culture to education.

And we’re pleased that one of our favorite local publications – the Boston Business Journal – as well as members of the local ed tech community are as excited about the news as we are. Take a look at this piece from Sara Castellanos about KIBO, KinderLab,our big move and some dev tech insights from our chief scientist, Marina Umaschi Bers.

We’d like to personally thank each of you who took the time to share the piece and extend your congratulations on Twitter. We love interacting with fellow ed tech, dev tech and robotics lovers. Get in touch today on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’re an educator, administrator or technology specialist in the New England area, we would like to formally invite you to the new office space for hands-on, customized professional development training. You’ll leave Route 128 with a fully formulated plan to incorporate KIBO, coding and technology into your K-2 classroom. Register today: bit.ly/KinderLabTraining.

 

Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

We’re checking our lists – and we’ve been put on some, too: KIBO on holiday guides

Have you seen us in the news lately? This month, KIBO was featured in Boston Business Journal’s list of the top 15 holiday gifts from Massachusetts-based tech and startup companies and earned its place atop Quartz’s list of the best robots to buy kids – thanks to its approachability.

A great feature on our programming robot kit – from its conception to creation – is also available in the current edition of the Improper Bostonian, available on stands and online now.

After over 15 years of research, the design process and a successful Kickstarter campaign, we were exhilarated to announce that KIBO has officially moved into the manufacturing process. Now that KIBO is making its way to our customers, we are happy to see that children, parents and teachers are loving KIBO just as much as we do. With 2014 being the first holiday season KIBO is available, we hope it makes your shopping lists this year – you won’t regret it!

With KIBO, your child can design, program and assemble their own robot made of wooden blocks – all while learning to code and having fun in the process.  Interested in putting KIBO underneath your Christmas tree this year? Click here to order today.

Photo courtesy of Improper Bostonian

Photo courtesy of Improper Bostonian