Hungarian startup Codie was named the most promising startup at this yearʼs Hungarian Innovation TechShow (HITS), the event organizers told Hungarian news agency MTI.
Codie is a tiny wooden robot that teaches kids the principles of coding with custom-built visual programming language. With the usage of an “intuitive, creative and colorful” visual coding app, users can code a toy robot. Developers say that Codie is “a creative tool, a companion that augments other toys and games.”
The company was able to raise $82,000 for its project on the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo. Currently eight people work in Codie’s development team.