Dec 9th, 2015

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Thimble – Monthly Learn and Build Electronics Kits

Thimble is a direct-to-your-door monthly delivery subscription that contains a project with electronic components to teach kids and adults how to build a fun and useful device. The very first kit they are launching through a Kickstarter campaign is a wifi-enabled robot that you’ll be able to control with your phone, tablet, or laptop. Thimble’s product arrives at your door with everything you need to build the project along with a learning app. The learning app provides step-by-step instructions to help the user throughout the construction process and provides a community of other makers to share knowledge and best practices. More information on website: Their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, launched Dec. 8, 2015!

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Who is Thimble

Oscar Pedroso, Co-Founder/CEO

Team Oscar is a Math and Economics major from the University of Rochester. After working full-time in college admissions, volunteering for several robotics groups, and exploring a couple of education-tech startup projects, he threw in the towel to pursue Thimble with his cofounder.

David Brenner, Co-Founder/CTO

Team David graduated from RIT with a degree in computer engineering, where he also attended graduate school. He has worked as an engineer for AMD, Intel, and IBM. He is passionate about the maker movement and co-founded with the mission of “making more makers” through Thimble’s kit subscription service.

How Has Launch NY Assisted?

Launch NY has assisted Thimble, through the Launch NY Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, using the business model canvas to support Thimble’s development of its business model, pitch deck preparation, and fundraising. Launch NY also supported Thimble’s management team in its previous venture, known as Gradfly.

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