Bethany Koby

Bethany Koby

CEO and Founder, Technology Will Save UsLondon, United Kingdom
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Bethany Koby

Bethany Koby

CEO and Founder, Technology Will Save UsLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Bethany Koby is a mom, CEO, designer, art director and artist interested in creating brands, businesses and experiences that help imaging a more positive and collaborative future. In 2012 Bethany co-founded Technology Will Save Us - a business dedicated to sparking the imagination of young people using hands-on technology. We are creating the most accessible ecosystem of DIY gadget kits and resources to help families, educators and young people make, play, code and invent using technology. As the CEO, she is responsible for its strategic growth, partnerships, staying true to their user-centred approach to product and experience as well as keeping the learning agenda at the core of everything Tech Will Save Us does. Bethany's goal is to grow TWSU to create more impact with its products and services, while shaping a collaborative, creative, beautiful and fun business to work in. Bethany holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design and a MSC in Responsibility and Business practice from Bath University and was a scholarship holder at Fabrica in Italy. She has been creating innovative relationships between brands and communities for well over 10 years both commercially and personally. Previously, she was a design director and social impact specialist at the international branding and innovation company Wolff Olins. She is also an founding faculty member of the Vermont College of Fine Art Design MFA program.
Projects
  • Our mission to make technology accessible
    Our mission to make technology accessibleTechnology: we don’t really understand it, yet it pervades everything. This is the story of why we set up Tech Will Save Us and our mission to spark the creative imagination of young people using hands-on technology.
Projects credited in
  • Top 50 Companies to work for in 2020
    Top 50 Companies to work for in 2020This New Year, do you want to nab that dream job? Well, to kick off 2020 we’ve put together a list of 50 top companies to work for! In order to connect you to lots of brilliant opportunities this year, we formulated this list by asking the community, using insights from company follows, topped off with a dash of our team’s wisdom! Make sure to follow companies that you’re interested in, to stay up to date with events and all-important job opportunities!
  • Unwrapped: Women Tech Disruptors
    Unwrapped: Women Tech DisruptorsWith women making up only 20% of the tech industry, what is actually being done to make the tech space more inclusive? What visibility, community and resources do women need to get ahead in technology? We brought together a panel of tech disrupters to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the industry, and shine light on breaking the barriers in tech innovation. Joining Google on the panel we had; Amy Thompson - Founder of the Moody App - a brilliant femtech app that allows women to trac
  • This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018
    This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018Discover our 2020 list here This International Women's Day, we asked influential icons to nominate 10 trailblazing women who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? A unique and incredible list of 200 trailblazing women breaking barriers and inspiring change! Only 36% of jobs in the creative sector are currently filled by women. At the top of the tree there’s an even bigger problem - women make up only 11% of Creative Directors. In an attempt to change this, our month-lo
  • No more excuses for all male panels: here's 50 of the best women speakers
    No more excuses for all male panels: here's 50 of the best women speakersIn light of CES' 'challenge', finding enough women to fill its 2019 line-up, The Dots is shining a light on 50 women the tech conference – and any conference – would be lucky to host on its panels. In 2017, the network's founder Pip Jamieson spoke at more than 50 panels, talks and events. She found that while speaker line-ups were becoming more gender diverse in general, all too often she was in the minority or sometimes even the ‘token woman’. In 2018, The Dots is on a mission to ensure there i
  • Solar Swarm with Petchey Academy
    Solar Swarm with Petchey AcademyWe ran a series of mini workshops over a space of 3 months at Petchey Academy in Hackney. This was in order to build the Solar Swarm, a solar powered light installation created by the Year 8 pupils at Petchey Academy. The swarm of ‘fireflies’ (micro-controller, LED lights), were connected together in a constantly changing network which mimics the real life behaviour of fireflies – switching on and off in response to the activity of neighbouring fireflies. The swarm was linked to solar panels fo
  • DIY Gamer Kit (with Arduino): Soldered with Love
    DIY Gamer Kit (with Arduino): Soldered with LoveDesign your own video game and then write the code to make it into a reality!
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Skills
  • Management
  • Technologies
  • Education
  • Business Start up
  • Creative Entrepreneur