Robert Brevelle is the Managing Director and COO at Tech WildCatters. Tech WildCatters is a company that invests their money, time, and resources into startups. They launched an accelerator in 2009 entitled, “The Gauntlet,” which is a five-stage process of the company life-cycle, each focused on a different, key aspect. After their seven years of experience learning how to fine-tune their accelerator process, they have made 72 investments and created 450 jobs through one of the longest running accelerators in the world.
Brevelle recently shared a tweet including a picture of himself on the right, with Tech Edventures founder Allen Selis picture left. He said, “Congrats to Tech Edventures for achieving Level 4 in our Gauntlet accelerator program!”
Tech Edventures was created in Silicon Valley by Dr. Allen Selis. Their company believes that engineering, design, and computer programming are skills that kids should learn as early as elementary school. They began in a small, independent school in Silicon Valley before moving to Dallas, TX. In Silicon Valley, parents used, and some even created, new technologies, so to remain relevant for these tech families, Tech Edventures decided to offer their kids STEM skills.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, they explain the importance of STEM skills by saying, “In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM.”
Tech Edventures offers classes to kids ranging in grades from Pre-K to the Ninth Grade. Some classes offered are: Tiny Tech, Robot Garage, Code Academy, Minecraft Mods, Digital Animation, and Computer Game Design to name a few.
To learn more about Tech Edventures, checkout our previous article over Coding and Robotics for Kids. Congratulations to Tech Edventures for making it to Level 4 in the Tech WildCatters Gauntlet – keep up the great work!