Alex Klein Founder & CEO, Kano
Alex has led Kano from ideation in its record-breaking Kickstarter, to the design and development of its award-winning computer kit. He was inspired by a challenge from his six-year old cousin Micah – create a computer that anyone, any age, could build, as simple and fun as Lego. Before Kano, Alex was a writer for Newsweek, The New Republic, New York Magazine, The Nation, The Times of London, BuzzFeed, and other publications. Alex featured as Forbes’ standout 30 Under 30 in Education for 2014, a USA TODAY Change Agent, and “an emerging thinker shaping Britain’s future” by CNN. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University and a Masters of Politics and Philosophy from Cambridge University.