Millions of children learning coding anytime and anywhere, not limited by the lack of resources in schools in emerging countries.
13. Financial Sustainability – funding breakdown: please list a quick breakdown of your funding, indicating an estimated percentage that comes from each source.
Grants: $10k (22%) received in 2019.
Angel Investors Funding: $35k (78%) received in 2020.
15. Growth Strategy: What are your main strategies for scaling your impact?
(1) Children's top of mind videogame: main characters as influencers in social media. YouTubers, gamers as ambassadors. (2) Get educational credentials to win parents' trust: Schools to adopt WOMG early on. Partner with educational institutions to offer continuing education in technology. (3) Launch in Spanish and English to be available globally, but focus growth in emerging countries, starting in Latin America, then Africa. (4) Build a profitable self-sustainable business to realize our mission completely. Have other sources of profits with entertainment products using WOMG's original world.
16. Activating changemakers: How are you giving people the power to control their own destiny and support other people to become changemakers in their communities?
An online platform, separated from the game, will have coding challenges that will refer to real-world problems. Players will use Computational Thinking to solve them and to create something real such as an app. Users will collaborate in forums and get prestige points as others value their contributions. These points will be used to apply for scholarships in educational institutions.
These skills and opportunities will empower users to become changemakers of their future. As they share their progress, they inspire others to follow. This can multiply the creation of changemakers globally.
17. Awards & Recognitions: What awards or recognitions, if any, has the project received so far?
In 2019, we won two grants from Berkeley Haas School of Business: the Trione Venture Fund for $5k and the Haas Social Fund for another $5k.
The same year we were finalists in the Berkeley Big Ideas Competition and the Global Social Venture Competition.
18. Tell us about how collaborations and partnerships would enhance the scalability and impact of your project
Partnering with prestigious educational institutions to offer benefits for continuing education in technology will help us provide access to life-changing opportunities.
Partnering with organizations on the mission to develop tech skills such as Lego, Samsung for Kids, or Code.Org to distribute WOMG will expand our market and impact.
Partnering with tech companies and the government will help us realize our goal of offering free access to low-income communities in emerging countries.