Erika Brodnock
Erika Brodnock – CEO and Co-Founder

Karisma Kidz is a mobile platform that teaches emotional, social and entrepreneurial skills to children through play. Our Parents’ Dashboard enables parents to task, track and reward positive ‘real world’ behaviour, connect with other parents, and find solutions to the challenges they face. Karisma Kidz launched in beta in February 2014. The MVP has been distributed to c.2M family tablets, has helped more than 70,000 families, and has won more than 16 awards and accolades including 2 people’s choice awards (SMARTA 100 and Tech City News), Intel’s Global Business Challenge, and has secured £150,000 in seed funding.


What is the social impact of your business?

The ability to develop essential emotional and social skills at an early age can substantially increase a child’s ability to fulfill his/her potential at school. Given the link between emotional intelligence and academic performance, equipping young children from disadvantaged backgrounds with the skills to identify and regulate their emotions represents a genuinely cost-effective way of reducing the attainment gap between rich and poor.

What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?

We would like to ensure we are investment ready, with the systems in place to effectively grow and scale Karisma Kidz.

Please give us one interesting fact about you

We believe in the unlimited potential of superheroes and enjoy pushing the limit of human potential. Therefore the technology that belies the Karisma Kidz platform is both unique and designed to be suitable for children of all ages.


Learn more about Karisma Kidz here.








Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos FoundationFondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more

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