Jesse Lozano, Co-founder of pi-top was named ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 London & South overall winner’ at an awards ceremony at BAFTA in the capital last night.
Headquartered in London, pi-top is a fast growing education technology company with sites in Austin, Texas; and Shenzhen, China. The business designs and manufactures computers and related technologies for education, providing hardware, software and lesson materials to over 2000 schools in more than 70 countries. pi-top is designed to make experimenting, coding and building electronics, simple, affordable and fun. It blends physical computing and project-based learning with computer science and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education.
At the age of 26 Jesse Lozano set up pi-top from his living room with his co-founder Ryan Dunwoody (then aged 23) and a sum of £3,000. The 3D printer that produced their first laptop prototypes was even built on a desk they made themselves.