The world is realizing that coding will be an essential skill in the next generation. The people who can create what they want and need will bring us a great wave of innovation and advancement. Codarica's passion is teaching the skill of coding to children. In episode 3 of our podcast, we talked with founders Lovisa Levin, Rosalyn Knapp and Sanna Nilsson about their time in the Disney accelerator, how they got started, and what they have done to get their first products developed.
Here is what they told us.
- Their data heavy pitch that did great in Europ didn't go well. The Americans wanted to have more emotional impact with storytelling.
- Overworking is commonplace. In accelorators everywhere, the pace is face and you work long hours, but culturally, the work ethic differs. Swedes are time efficient, and want to have work and personal life in their own spaces. The idea is to be really efficient for 8-10 hours, then stop working and go live. They Codarica team observed Americans taking work life to the extremes.
- It takes so much time to do the paper work to cover taxes, legal fees, stock options, employee agreements and everthing else.
- You need to learn all aspects of the company, and while you do learn fast, you always feel like you're clueless because there is a steady stream of new problems to solve.
Codarica favorite quotes:
- "Just wing it."
- "Stay hungry. Stay fighting."
- "Fake it until you make it."
The vision for Codarica is to be in every home, school and institution to help the children of the world learn to code.
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