Our STEM Center USA Co-Founders Melissa & Lavanya Jawaharlal appeared on Shark Tank this past Friday, October 30th! We are passionate about exciting the next generation of STEM leaders. We believe that regardless of what students grow up to become, it is vital that they have a basic technology foundation. We created our products out of a need we saw when working with our own students at our robotics creativity center in Claremont, CA.
The Shark Tank episode is focused more on our center (rather than our Pi-Bot and Technical Alphabet). Check out the link below to watch our 6 minutes on ABC!
(we start at ~31.42)
Excited about tomorrow? We definitely are!
Check out this sneak peek clip released by ABC and Yahoo. It looks like Chris Sacca and Lori Greiner got into some friendly debate over our pitch! Tune in Friday night to find out!
Feeling Nervous & Excited,
Lavanya and Melissa
We have incredibly exciting news to share with everyone! Melissa and Lavanya will air on Shark Tank on Friday, October 30th at 9 PM on ABC. Tune in to hear them pitch the creativity center and products!
We moved our center to a new space in Claremont, CA! Our Robotics Creativity Center is a space for students from 5 years old and above to exercise their creativity as they design, experiment, and program. We started out of our family's living room, moved to a space that was barely a thousand square feet in Pomona, CA and are now in a space double the size. If you are in Southern California or visiting the area, come visit us and say hello! We designed it ourselves - a mega undertaking this summer! Here are some pictures of our new space.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support and we hope all is going well for you! We are working on some new, exciting programs and will keep you updated!
Melissa & Lavanya
Wow, we just saw a really wonderful, encompassing review by Eric Shi, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo. Check it out now at the link below!
Here's his "conclusions" on the Pi-Bot:
Back-ordered Pi-Bots are here!! We had some delays with customs but we have picked them up and will ship out all back-ordered kits within the next 2 days.
Happy New Year!!
Our version 1.5 of our kits are ALMOST here! We are going through final prep and will be shipping out these upgraded kits by next week (9/22). As a reminder to some of our improvements for this version, the main updates include:
We are very excited announce that your pre-orders will be going out this week!!! Domestic Pi-Bot are guaranteed to arrive this month.
It has been quite the journey getting through our Kickstarter orders and we are a day away from our last batch of international Pi-Bots and pledges. Lavanya and I have learned so much these last couple months and thank you for your support, understanding, and your early-bird pre-orders!
As an engineer and designer, I appreciate good, simplistic design but when it comes to branding and logo design, the journey to make something I am happy with has been a long one!
After much thought and many design phases, we are excited to present our new Pi-Bot logo! We hope you like it :)