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AE Dreams at Demo Day

AE Dreams at Demo Day

This past Tuesday, we got a chance to share our vision for children’s tech at AlphaLab Gear‘s Demo Day. It was an amazing event for us, and also a bit nerve-racking as I stood up in front of 800+ people including investors, manufacturers, media, and...

Meet Autumn – Word Guru

Meet Autumn – Word Guru

Hi! My name is Autumn Armega-Finger. I am a loyal Scottie dog at Carnegie Mellon University, where I am currently working towards a double major in Professional Writing and Global Studies, as well as a minor in Japanese. AE Dreams isn’t my only experience with toys....

Meet Bryan – Hardware Extraordinaire

Meet Bryan – Hardware Extraordinaire

Hi, my name is Bryan Gardiner. I am a rising Senior at CMU studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. While studying at college, I’ve always done by best to fill my time creating cool unique things. I have been in charge of two different booths, which are two story...

A New Look for Dolls Inspires Pretend Play

Tree Change Dolls are a great example of how families can breathe new life into old toys. When this mom repainted and redressed old Bratz dolls, the children who played with them were better able to relate to the dolls. One girl’s reaction to the Tree Change Dolls was...

An Inspirational Pitch

An Inspirational Pitch

“Move over junk food!” Fellow mom, entrepreneur and Carnegie Mellon alumna, Bobbie Rhoads, designed FunBites with the goal of making healthy food more fun for picky eaters. Junk food marketers have been using shapes, characters, and bright colors to entice...

Slow and Steady Wins

Slow and Steady Wins

We came across this adorable and inspirational little book: Lessons of a Turtle (The Little Book of Life) by Sandy Gingras. “Thank goodness for rest stops.” “How did time-out become a punishment?” “Realism goes just so far…” Her...

An Update on Turtle Mail Play Dates

Turtle Mail Play Dates are well underway! We’re having so much fun and learning a ton from these young playtesters. We’re holding Play Dates through the end of January for Pittsburgh kids age 3-11. Sign up to let your kids meet and play with Turtle...

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