Name: Gabi Immelman
Designation: Founder and CEO
Company: Mindjoy

What do you do every day?
I try play in expert mode at Mindjoy.

We are working to keep growing our inbound leads so that we can unlock the potential of children, ages 8-14 by connecting them to peers and projects that they love learning to code with. Our goal is to prepare youngsters with the critical digital and collaborative skills required for the future of work. We also aim to build children’s confidence in expressing themselves through technology.

How did you get into the tech space?
My desire is to have an impact beyond serving a small group of children at a micro-school I ran and leverage that technology in to larger communities.

What was the best advice anyone ever gave you?
Discipline = Freedom

What advice would you give to someone wanting to get into tech?
Focus is underrated. Start super small and and experiment weekly. The faster you can figure out how to get things done and develop a weekly executional cadence the more likely you are to make progress.

What motivates you to get out of bed every day?
Forget about getting out of bed, trying to create experiences where kids can find self-expression through building with technology keeps me in the fight. It is all for the moments where a child realises that they now have a superpower allowing them to make many valuable insights.

Who do you want to be when you grow up?
An astronaut
But I’ll settle for a pirate