Honduran-American Entrepreneur Launches Investment Campaign for STEM Education for At-Risk & Underrepresented Youth

October 28 18:54 2021
Honduran-American Entrepreneur Launches Investment Campaign for STEM Education for At-Risk & Underrepresented Youth
First-generation high school & college graduate founder raising up to $1,000,000 for accessible STEM education

Buffalo, NY – Thimble.io Inc. has launched a crowdinvesting campaign with Republic. Thimble provides innovative, hands-on STEM kits in combination with live & on-demand classes for at-risk youth, girls, and underrepresented student demographics in STEM. 

Launched as part of the most successful Kickstarter in Buffalo, NY in 2015, Thimble has reached 20,000 students and 500 teachers in both public/charter schools and homeschools. Thimble has been featured in Fast Company, TechCrunch, Vice, and Forbes. The startup has already accrued $1.2 million in revenue and is growing rapidly. 

Industry praise:

“The experts agree that the future of EdTech is a hybrid model. Learning will happen in classrooms, libraries, camps, after-school clubs, and at kitchen tables. That requires a solution that is part platform, part real-world problem solving, and completely grounded in STEM. Thimble.io is lightyears ahead as the go-to resource for schools, non-profits, businesses, and families committed to a brighter future. Thimble is THE EdTech startup to watch, and I expect great things as they continue to grow.” – Dan Tyre, Top Tech Executive & Experienced Angel Investor

Highlights: 

  • $1.2M in revenue to date; ($300K on Kickstarter in 2015) 

  • Reached 20,000 students. 300 schools. All 50 states. 30 countries.

  • District-wide contracts with Dallas, Atlanta, San Antonio, Pasadena + 10 other districts

  • Making tech education accessible to girls, underserved kids, and kids w/ special needs.

  • Innovative, hands-on STEM kits paired with live + on-demand classes

  • Graduate of Learn Launch, Halcyon, AT&T Aspire, SeedSpot, and StartOut Programs

  • Partners include Code.org, Boys & Girls Club, Smithsonian, Boston Children’s Museum

Founder Oscar Pedroso is a steadfast entrepreneur who built Thimble from the ground up, while working part-time as a restaurant server and math tutor. In just under 5 years, Thimble has helped over 1500 families and 300 public schools introduce kids who are often left out of curriculum models to education and career paths in robotics, coding, and engineering.

The campaign will help hire more people to accelerate kit and curriculum design to keep up with demand, expand inbound/outbound marketing, and build out a more robust sales team. With the government providing $56B in COVID relief funds to address learning loss, Thimble expects sales to schools to grow exponentially over the next several years.

ABOUT THIMBLE

Thimble aims to create a world where kids have the option to consider an education or career path in technology – no matter who and where they are. Thimble’s focus on preparing girls, underserved kids, and special-needs kids for tomorrow’s tech careers means that they are redefining how kids are exposed to technology skills in school.

To learn more, visit https://thimble.io.

ABOUT REPUBLIC

Republic is a leading investment platform that provides access to startup, real estate, crypto, and video game investments for both retail and accredited investors. Republic has facilitated over $250 million in investments by our global community of over one million members. Headquartered in New York City with a team in six countries, Republic is backed by Binance, AngelList, Passport Capital, and more.

For more information, visit www.republic.co.

More information about Thimble and how to invest are available at https://republic.co/thimble.

Media Contact
Company Name: Thimble
Contact Person: Oscar Pedroso, CEO
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Phone: 585-730-1413
Address:255 Great Arrow Ave. (Suite #221)
City: Buffalo
State: NY
Country: United States
Website: https://thimble.io/