Linkitz has won the 2014 N100 Startup Competition in Ontario, Canada. The company aims to close the technology gender gap, bring manufacturing back to North America, and shift capital investments to hardware.
According to Andrew Macrae, CTO of Linkitz, the company makes smart and modular wearable toys, which blink, buzz, and help kids learn programming. The toy is designed to be social and a fashion item to motivate kids to learn more about technology. With the $100,000 prize money from N100, Linkitz will finalize, test, and market the product.