techJOYnT, a STEM Education Startup, Launches a Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise $50,000

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techJOYnT wants to provide more scientific and technology activities to kids in Oklahoma and neighbor states.

techJOYnT is launching today their crowdfunding campaign using the platform Kickstarter.com. The startup company is looking to raise $50,000 to be able to bring 12 new programs in 2015 to schools in the area. The goal of this campaign is to reach kids wherever they are, to bring STEM education to all students. STEM education stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and it is becoming increasingly important for future careers.

Each program that techJOYnT will offer schools lasts 8 weeks (16 hours) for up to 25 students. A program costs $4,000, which makes a budget of $48,000 for the twelve programs, and adding the 5% Kickstarter fee, the total budget is $50,000. If the campaign goal is reached, techJOYnT will be able to provide 192 hours of STEM classes to 300 students.

Company CEO Ray Shaik also expects to grow investor confidence and widen its customer base thanks to this crowdfunding campaign. When asked why the company decided to go with crowdfunding, Ray Shaik was quoted as saying, “As a social enterprise in the education field, we are looking to maximize our reach, which is why we are using crowdfunding, because small donations by a large number of people will help us provide STEM education to students that need it, no matter where they are.”

Crowdfunding enables people with a great business idea to ask the general public for the funding they need to set up or expand. The business sets a target for the money it wants to raise and explains how it will use the cash. People can then make pledges for small amounts of money in return for a reward if the target is reached. If the goal isn’t met by the end of the campaign, then no funds change hands.

Those interested in supporting the project should visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/techjoynt/techjoynt-bringing-stem-education-to-all-students

About techJOYnT    

TechJOYnT Academy offers after-schools programs to various schools in Oklahoma, with classes in Game Design, Electronics, App Development, and Robotics. At techJOYnT, students K-12 team up with peer groups to solve project based, hands-on learning challenges with a variety of options based on individual interests. Instructors are present to coach kids on innovation and creation, whichever their category of inspiration.

For more information, please visit http://www.techjoynt.com

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