SUNDAY BUSINESS POST – HOT100 STARTUPS
We are delighted to feature as of the Sunday Business Posts hot 100 Irish Startups.
As a young SME we are looking to grow the toy and digital side of the business this year.
This is the 4th edition of the 100 hot startups magazine by the Irish business newspaper. It’s great for us to have this little bit of support from the paper and the Enterprise Ireland who helped with the information in the business.
We still have lots to do regarding building this business and 2018 looks to be a little more exciting as now we get to start to concentrate on the other side of the business as we start to build the storytelling and digital content. We have an exciting strategy for delivering high-quality animations and games that will give your kids an edge in learning and using creative technology.
By providing On and Offline activities we want to show that drawing on the kitchen table and drawing with creative tech is the same thing. The only difference being the tools that you use.
Shane Sutton (Artist / Creative Director)
Artist Shane Sutton took his experience in painting, graphics, and filmmaking to a new generation when he launched his venture Teddybots. The Dublin start-up combines on and off-line elements with a range of soft toy robots and related digital content incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts and maths theme topics. Sutton has trademarked the Teddybot brand in Europe and China and is seeking approval in the US. Little Bot is available to buy online for €29.99 and comes with an adoption certificate and a free toy bag. Teddybots T-shirts are priced at €14.99, while both products can be purchased together for €39.99. Sutton has worked as an artist facilitator, having written a number of art workshops for community groups such as Youth Advocate Programmes (YAP) Ireland and the Ombudsman for Children’s Office. He is currently developing his first interactive digital story, The Astronaut and the Robot, having launched his first robot toy in 2016.