Makeda Ricketts founded PinkThink, an education technology company in 2013. PinkThink is an interest-oriented and peer-supported web and mobile platform that makes (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, and (M)ath education powerful, relevant, and engaging for girls. PinkThink is known for creating cStyle Bracelets, a wearable that girls can code to change colors based on things like ambient light and body temperature. PinkThink has won numerous awards, and Makeda was recently named Maker of the Year by the International Alley Awards. PinkThink has also been featured in several publications including Edsurge, FW Magazine, and Chicago Inno.
Makeda shares with us how she has applied her MBA degree, the process of developing a product, and the preparation needed to become an entrepreneur. For more information on PinkThink visit http://www.thepinkthink.com.
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