Tickets Podcast: Kano co-founder Alex Klein on fostering curiosity and creation through technology
Season 2 of the Tickets podcast is underway. With our focus on the intersection of experiences, education and entertainment, what better way to start than with the co-founder of a company that’s connecting all these elements through technology.
What have Harry Potter, Steve Wozniak, Los Angeles County School Board and the Indian Prime Minister got in common?
They’ve all been part of the story of Kano, a London based computer company intertwining technology, education and entertainment.
Today on Tickets I’m joined by Kano’s co-founder Alex Klein.
We talk about the future of collective experiences, overcoming the dark times as an entrepreneur, the key ingredients of a compelling Kickstarter campaign, and how a 6 year old’s question was the catalyst for what has become one of the most exciting new computer companies around.
Alex’s thoughts on using creativity to mobilise and empower people are inspiring — I hope you enjoy this conversation as much I did.
“When it seems the darkest and it seems the hardest that’s oftentimes the moment when, without knowing it, you’re creating that next great bolt out of the blue — that next great success”
“For us it’s about that sense of successive mastery — the fun factor”
02:30: Kano’s origin story
08:00: 3 key factors for a successful Kickstarter campaign
12:30: Assumptions in the early days of Kano
15:30: What’s in the box
20:00: Blending education and entertainment
25:00: Working with teachers and schools
29:00: Alex’s advice for entrepreneurs starting out
33:00: New forms of audience building and creating shared experience
37:00: What’s in store for Kano in 2019
Originally published at www.howardgray.net on December 10, 2018.