The Classy Cyborgs – A Coach’s Journey

Lisa Andrade

My name is Lisa Andrade. I’m a coach of the Classy Cyborgs – a young team of entrepreneurs who want to make a difference within the blind community.  I am also a parent – my son is a Classy Cyborg.  It has been one year since the team first met in September 2014 to begin their FIRST LEGO League (FLL) “World Class Challenge”.  What a year it has been!  This is a story of the Classy Cyborgs’ incredible journey from … Read More

Our interview with CTV

Disha Prashar

In the beginning of April, our team was interviewed by the CTV Television Network about our product. They were also curious on about how we were preparing for our competition in St. Louis, Missouri that we were going to later on in the month. At the same time of our interview, we had a Skype call set up with Professor Ayanna Howard, a former NASA Scientist and a professor at Georgia Tech. When I was younger, the only thought that … Read More

Trip to St. Louis, Missouri

Isabel Neufeld

Fourteen grueling but fun hours in three separate cars did it take us to reach our destination, St. Louis, Missouri. We were making this trip so we could take part in the FIRST Lego League‘s Global Innovation Award competition within the general international competition. Rising a few hours before the crack of dawn and being out of Canada by the time our regular classes would have begun wasn’t necessarily the fun part, but seeing as we only made it there … Read More

Our First Meeting With VentureLAB

James Andrade

The first time that our team met with VentureLAB was when we went to a Global Impact Competition in Markham. We spoke about our product idea to many people. Our next experience with VentureLAB was my favorite because we went to their office and worked with their staff who helped us with our presentation for the Global Innovation Award in St. Louis. They told us some tips and improved our slides. They even had juice and cookies for our team and decorated their doors with robots saying “Welcome Classy Cyborgs”! VentureLAB … Read More