Gdańsk-based RoboCamp, a startup that creates online school textbooks for robotics and programming, has received €467k in investment from the early-stage Polish venture capital fund Alfabeat. In 2016, RoboCamp was named the best European startup in the area of creativity in the Startup Europe Awards competition by the European Commission.
Interest in programming has grown rapidly in Poland, and the aim of RoboCamp is to arouse interest in programming among children and youth.
RoboCamp enables teachers – without any specialist preparation – to teach robotics and programming. The startup’s textbooks are based on the cutting-edge pedagogical techniques, with a focus on primary and secondary schools. RoboCamp’s services are also used by museums and libraries, alongside other companies working in the educational sector. The startup’s courses are already used by 50k students per year.
RoboCamp intends to use the funds to develop an e-learning platform for mobile devices,
implement new functionalities, grow its portfolio of courses, and
expand into German, French and Spanish foriegn markets.