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May 21, 2020

The EdTech Startup Show

Bryanne Leeming, CEO of Unruly Studios, on KickStarter, Product Design & Making STEM Fun

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Today’s guest on The EdTech Startup Show is Bryanne Leeming.

Bryanne is the Founder & CEO of Unruly Studios, and inventor of their award-winning product, Unruly Splats. Unruly Splats engage elementary and middle school students with learning STEM skills and computer science through active recess-style play. Unruly Splats was recently awarded MassTLC's 2019 Digital Transformation in Education. Bryanne has a degree in Cognitive Science from McGill University and an MBA from Babson College. She was named a 2018 Inc Rising Star and a 2019 Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40.

Bryanne answered these questions:

  1. Can you tell me about what your company does in your own words? And what your role is there? 
  2. How has your company adapted during COVID-19 school closures? 
  3. Why combine learning STEM/coding and movement? 
  4. If you could make a basic STEM curriculum all elementary kids had to learn, what would it include?  
  5. Do you have any suggested resources, people, books, etc. that helped you develop your perspective on learning? 
  6. You’ve received investment from the Amazon Alexa fund. What’s your perspective on the role voice-enabled devices will play in education? Are we close to them becoming a regular part of it?
  7. What’s a call to action or suggestion you have for listeners?  

Bryanne also discussed these great stories

  • Lessons learned from running a successful Kickstarter campaign
  • Why and how Unruly has gone through 18+ iterations of their product
  • What Bryanne saw and experienced growing up business-owner parents 
  • Bryanne discusses Unruly’s brand, which is a fun, bright contrast to many other EdTech companies. How does she feel about the look and of their product and marketing?
  • And more

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