Based on his guest post “Education Technology: Cutting Edge meets the Classroom” I sat for an interview with Ahmed Siddiqui. Ahmed is the founder of a learning startup for preschoolers called Go Go Mongo and very involved in the organization of Startup Weekend in the Bay Area.
He shares some insights with us on how he had the idea of building these apps for toddlers which is based on his personal experiences with learning English as a second language and some those of some of his family members.
We then have a look into how Go Go Mongo’s users had received the first app which eventually led to a pivot and whether this was the right decision to make.
As Ahmed has organized quite some Startup Weekend events and more recently also the first Startup Weekend edu I asked him for his opinion on how these events can be beneficial for educators to go to and the importance to get them more involved in future events.
the last part of our talk is dedicated to the future of education and learning and how he imagines things are going to evolve.
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