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PI-TOP

PI-TOP

An educational technology company with a focus on STEAM lesson plans involving computers. It has offices around the world, the main one being in London, England. It was founded in 2014.

PI-TOP is a company that participated in the Emerge Venture Lab 01/01/15 cohort and raised an estimated $20,401,635.



As of 2019, the company's accelerator is Entrepreneur First and is powered by Raspberry Pi.



The company sells lesson plans and hardware that teachers can use with their students to build their own laptops. The PI-TOP's stated mission is to change the face of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) in schools as well as the state of education itself.

Product

PI-TOP offers a variety of products, all of which involve building some sort of computational device. Examples of their products include pi-top [3], a new modular laptop, pi-topCEED, a modular desktop, and pi-top [4], a portable computer that can be attached to drones, humanoid robots, weather balloons, and more.



The company also has accessories such as speakers, video players, and a prototyping board. Additional products include a downloadable application programming interface, a coding product that teaches students how to code as well as another coding product which is meant for children who are starting to learn how to code.



Timeline

People

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Dr. William Rankin

Director of Learning and Research



Graham Brown-Martin

Chief Education and Product Officer



Jenny Kostka

Learning Experience Designer



Jesse Lozano

Co-Founder



Ryan Dunwoody

Co-Founder and CTO



Further reading

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The ultimate guide to gifting STEM toys: tons of ideas for little builders

Natasha Lomas

Web

November 6, 2018

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