PAUL AKWABI – FOUNDER, TECH KIDZ AFRICA
What is your company in 2–5 words?
Technology academy for children
In a few sentences, what do you offer to whom?
Robotics, online safety and coding training and mentorship to children who are curious in technology
Why is now the time for your company to exist?
We are living in digital modern times and in Africa technology to children has become a blessing in disguise whereby children misuse and underutilize the technology at their disposal to an extend of accessing pornographic contents and becoming cyberbullying victims, thus we teach than on constructive usage of technology.
What do you love about your team, and why are you the ones to solve this problem?
I love the patience, passion, and commitment my team has in training children because children need extra patience and passion to be able to work with them.
If you weren’t building your startup, what would you be doing?
Hehee I would be in the military protecting the citizens from the enemy but using technology as well.
At the moment, how do you measure success? What are your metrics?
Success to us the number of children who have been able to identify problems within their communities and coming up with solutions for them, we measure our metrics by the number of students who have achieved exemplary in their schools’ performances since Tech Kidz Africa training adds more critical thinking skills to children.
Where do you think your growth will be next year?
We are looking forward to having enough training tools and materials.
What’s your biggest threat risk facing your company?
Lack of enough robotic kits, computers and research and development team….
Who are your biggest competitors and how do you differentiate yourself from them?
Our biggest competitors are Digikids in Nairobi
Tell us about your first supporter, or your first paying customer and revenue expectations over the next year.
Our first supporter and partner are Swahilipot Hub who believed in us and provided a platform, our first clients were parents who believed in their kids’ passion in technology, we are hoping to at least have one million eight hundred thousand revenue e by next years.