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Play Works Studio showcases Robiis at the Department of Education's 2015 Games Expo

Play Works Studio showcases Robiis at the Department of Education's 2015 Games Expo

On the evening of December 9 in Washington DC, games for learning were front and center at the ED Games Expo, an event that featured 45 entrepreneurial developers. Thirty of those developers received funding to develop their games from the Small Business Innovation Research program across six Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Defense. During the Expo, developers demo’d the latest version of their games in areas such as science (link is external), coding (link is external), history (link is external), early...

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Play Works Studio receives Investment Fund Award from Social Venture Partners and the Microsoft Technology for Good Award

Play Works Studio receives Investment Fund Award from Social Venture Partners and the Microsoft Technology for Good Award

Play Works Studio was selected by Social Venture Partners for an Investment Fund Award for Social Innovation, and by Microsoft for the Technology for Good Award at the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch Seattle competition. SVP Fast Pitch is a business pitch competition for innovative nonprofit and for-profit social impact entrepreneurs – organizations that are solving today’s important social problems and making a positive impact in the Greater Puget Sound area. In its first four years, SVP Fast Pitch has connected social impact entrepreneurs with over $1.2 million in investments and grants. Thanks to our generous sponsors we are raising...

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Play Works Studio is selected as a Top 15 InnovateHER Finalist by the Small Business Administration

Play Works Studio is selected as a Top 15 InnovateHER Finalist by the Small Business Administration

Play Works Studio was selected by the Small Business Administration as a Top 15 Finalist in the InnovateHER challenge. The final pitch will take place in Washington DC in May 8. InnovateHER is a cross-cutting women's business challenge to unearth innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. We know that our workforce looks very different from 50 years ago. Women now make up nearly half of the labor force and play a critical role in our nation’s economic prosperity. Most children live in households where all parents work. And as our population...

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Play Works Studio receives prestigious award: Department of Education SBIR Phase I grant

Play Works Studio receives prestigious award: Department of Education SBIR Phase I grant

Play Works Studio was selected by the Department of Education among a handful of companies to receive a prestigious SBIR Phase I award commencing in May 2015. The Department of Education program funds research and development projects that propose a sound approach to the investigation of an important education or assistive technology, science, or engineering question under topics identified each year in the solicitation. The purpose of the program is to: stimulate technological innovation; increase small business participation in federal research and development; foster and encourage participation by minority and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation; and increase private sector commercialization...

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Geekwire Startup Spotlight: Play Works Studio develops games to get girls excited about programming, science

Geekwire Startup Spotlight: Play Works Studio develops games to get girls excited about programming, science

Two years ago at a Startup Weekend Women’s Edition event, former Amazon and Microsoft user experience designer Adriana Moscatelli was inspired to address the gender imbalance in the tech industry. She wanted to create a tool that made learning science and technology skills fun for kids — and especially girls. That’s exactly what Moscatelli has built with Play Works Studio, a startup backed by the National Science Foundation that develops games to teach programming, math, and science to kids. “We are a team of scientists, artists, designers and engineers who grew up tinkering, making, exploring, playing with building toys and...

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