Robot Playtime's programmable robot for kids wins Next 36 Mastercard Challenge

Sep 08, 2017

Toronto-based Robot Playtime has been named the winner of The Next 36 Mastercard Challenge.

In August, the company pitched in front of Mastercard executives and employees with six other Next 36 startups to earn the win. As part of the Challenge, the six companies — which spanned across industries from FinTech to AI — spent part of the day with Mastercard executives for mentorship on growing their businesses.

Robot Playtime teaches young students to code by allowing them to build a robot, called Pixel, on their mobile phone or tablet. As the platform lets users build the robot’s personality and emotion, the idea is to make coding education more accessible.

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