“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” (Henry Ford)
The words of Henry Ford are a source of inspiration to Adam Dalton, co-founder and CEO of Robotify. Adam, a recent graduate of our Bachelor of Business Studies, joined us in DCU Business School today to share insights on his entrepreneurial journey which culminated in the formation of Robotify, a coding and virtual robotics education platform. Founded in 2015, Robotify teaches students to code through the use of robots and simulation. The firm is backed by Sláinte Healthcare founder Andrew Murphy, Enterprise Ireland and a group of existing and new investors, including a number of Irish angel investors. Robotify has recently raised over €1m from existing and new investors ahead of a launch on Clever, an online learning portal for US schools serving 15 million students a month.
During his keynote to the New Enterprise Development module Adam offered rich insights around the development of a minimal viable product (MVP) and scaling a product for a global audience.
Commenting on the success of Robotify, DCU’s Dr Eric Clinton states “We talk about find a gap or a niche in a market, and Adam and his co-founder Evan Darcy have done exactly that. Their company realise the future demand for software developers and have created a platform which allows students to learn coding from a young age in a fun and engaging manner.”
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