iQ smartparent

Parent Entrepreneurs



Season 3 | Episode 301 | Length: 26:38

This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the work of parent entrepreneurs, and how being a parent inspires us to invent and innovate to improve our children’s lives. This show looks at media and how parents can use it to shape a more inclusive, diverse, and imaginative childhood.


Our Guests





Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Jordan Lloyd Bookey is co-founder and Chief Mom at Zoobean (creators of Beanstack), a service that helps families discover apps and books their kids will love at the local library.Jordan previously worked at Google, leading the Diversity & Talent Inclusion efforts for their Midwest and East Coast offices and later serving as Head of K-12 Education Outreach.



Tara Tiger Brown

Tara Tiger Brown is the co-founder of KitHub, creative electronics kits for kids. She is also the co-founder of Connected Camps, an online Minecraft summer camp for kids. She is the founder and Board Chair for the LA Makerspace, a community space for DIY enthusiasts in Los Angeles. Tara also serves as Technology Director for UC Irvine Digital Media Research Hub.



Felix Brandon Lloyd

Felix Brandon Lloyd is co-founder and Chief Dad of Zoobean, which helps families discover children's books and apps at home or at their local library. Prior to starting Zoobean, Felix taught and served as Dean of Students at the SEED Public Charter School.



Pramod Sharma

Pramod Sharma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Osmo in Palo Alto, California. An engineer turned CEO and father of two, Pramod is a big dreamer, chief talker and always challenging the status quo. After graduating from Stanford, he spent 8 years at Google architecting book scanning machines and held senior management roles in Search, Gmail & Distributed Computing.


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