Kidobotikz plans to launch the digital version of its courseware to inspire more students and enabling them to learn with fun at their convenience
Indian Angel Network (IAN), India’s largest business angel group, has invested INR 2 Crore (US$250,000) in Chennai-based startup SP Robotic Works, which provides robotic education to school students under the brand name Kidobotikz.
Nagaraja Prakasam from IAN led the round. The Chennai Angels, Rajesh Navaneetham and MV Subramanian also co-invested.
The investment will be primarily used for the growth and expansion. Kidobotikz plans to launch the digital version of its courseware to enable students to learn with fun at their convenience.
Started in 2012, Kidobotikz provides robotic education (practical experiments with Mechanical, Electronics, Programming and Algorithm framing) to school students from age 12 to 17.
The programme creates an ecosystem wherein the children are not just learning, but also testing their technical skills, gaining work-life skills and huge exposure through the competitions hosted by Kidobotikz every quarter. These children are not only getting a platform to enhance their technical skills, but Kidobotikz also encourages them to work towards social issues like waste management, agriculture and hazardous handling.
“Robotics is the future. Just as IT changed the job spectrum across the world dramatically, Robotics is set to disrupt in the not so far future. Kidobotikz provides children the perfect platform to prepare themselves to make the best use of this trend. Children want to experiment and since they have time to make mistakes and learn from them, their basics get stronger. We wanted to change the phase of education wherein theoretical concepts should be supported by providing practical experiences to the school students,” said Sneha Priya, Co-founder of Kidobotikz
“This will enable children to start learning from their home – anytime they wish – with the kit shipped to them and complete online trainer support for queries. Moreover, knowledge centres will also be set up in prime locations to provide special trainings and act as common place wherein the children can spend any amount of time to collaborate, work, experiment and get free guidance from our technical team,” added Priya.
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