Episode 021: Codeverse, with Katy Lynch
On today’s show, KT is pumped to welcome Katy Lynch, the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Codeverse. Codeverse is the world's first fully interactive coding school and educational tech platform for kids. Katy is formerly the CEO of Techweek, the nation's largest traveling technology festival, and the President and Founder of SocialKaty, Inc, Chicago's largest social media marketing agency.
KT and Katy discuss how the documentary Code: Debugging the Gender Gap lit a fire under Katy to teach a billion kids to code, and the birth of Codeverse. In addition, Katy expands on Codeverse’s mission to reach children of all socio-economic backgrounds, the importance of aligning with educational leaders, and why you need to test your product before you go to market and investors. Finally, Katy talks about the power of comedy in both the classroom and the workplace.
Bonus: Want to know more about Katy’s favorite show, Postman Pat? Check it out here.
Get to Know Katy
Hi! I'm Katy, the Co-founder of Codeverse, the world's first fully interactive coding school and educational tech platform for kids.
Formerly the CEO of Techweek, the nation's largest traveling technology festival, and the President and Founder of SocialKaty, Inc, Chicago's largest social media marketing agency.
Founded in 2010, SocialKaty exploded, offering a rich set of services to a diverse portfolio of over 60 full-time clients, including AAA, Spartan Race, Beanie Babies, ServiceMaster, and Firestone Tires. In July of 2014, I announced the merge between SocialKaty, Inc and Manifest Digital, a Chicago-based experience design agency. This combination created one of the largest social and content marketing teams in the U.S.
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Meet the Host:
KT Speetzen is the CEO of Mother Cluckers Comedy, LLC. By day she teaches everyone from entrepreneurs, politicians to corporations the power of comedic storytelling for branding and engagement. By night she’s the and the Creator and Producer of Chicago’s The Mother Cluckers Comedy Troupe. In previous lives, KT has worked behind the scenes in documentary television for A&E, The History Channel and National Geographic, in addition to earning her Masters in Education and her National Boards Certification while teaching for the Chicago Public Schools. KT loves David Bowie, her crazy family, and is slowly starting to understand Twitter.