Better Kids is a social impact venture focused on creating the best content and technology to teach social skills.
With operations in the US, France, the UK and China, Better Kids works with the best game designers, art directors, graphic designers, neuroscientists, educators, therapists, game writers, programers, sound designers, musicians and actors to create physical and digital games that have a positive impact on children's intra-personal and inter-personal skills.
Wisdom - Kingdom of Anger is the first of our games to be released. We are currently working hard on more games to further build children's emotional literacy, keeping our focus on primary emotions such as Sadness, Fear, and Joy!
Because we believe our inner child needs care throughout our lives, we are also designing games to help adolescents and adults continue to work on being Better Kids!
Ondine Bullot, Founder and CEO. Ondine had two dreams as a 6 year-old: owning a school one day and becoming an entrepreneur.
She spent the first part of her career bolstering her business and finance skills, while nurturing a passion for psychology and languages. After a long recovery from a life-changing accident, she realized technology could allow her to combine both her dreams and impact far more students than she had ever imagined. She founded Better Kids to support children in building a strong emotional foundation from very early on, so they can thrive both academically and socially throughout their lives. She is quadrilingual and multicultural (Franco-American and Swiss) and graduated from HEC Business School. She is also a certified Gyrotonic instructor and loves to teach!
Masahiro Naruse, Art Director. Masahiro is a leading artist in Japan where he has been in charge of designing the cover of the weekly magazine Shukanshincho (equivalent to the New Yorker), for the past 20 years. He is also a writer and a philosopher and has published several books in Japan.
Better Kids was selected by ASU x GSV to present its Wisdom SEL pedagogy on April 8-10, 2019 in San Diego, CA. We were honored to be part of the world’s leading education and workforce innovation summit and thrilled to see Social Emotional Learning was the overarching theme of the conference!
In January 2019, our CEO & Founder Ondine Bullot was selected to speak at the California Kindergarten Conference on the topic of Emotions and Learning from the Inside Out. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with pre-K to 2nd grade teachers from all over California!
In August 2018, Better Kids was selected by Promise Venture Studio, an early-childhood focused non-profit venture studio backed by Omidyar Network and Sesame Workshop to be part of its Early Futures program. Better Kids was cited as a standout by Edsurge during the November 27th-28th event at eBay headquarters in San Jose, CA gathering a community of funders, entrepreneurs and experts in early childhood.
In November 2017, Better Kids was selected as a semi-finalist to participate in the US West Coast competition of the Global Edtech Startup Awards sponsored by Digital Promise and GSV Labs. It was a wonderful opportunity to pitch in front of edtech experts forming the jury, including representatives of Reach Capital, Omidyar Network and Kapor Capital.
Better Kids was selected to pitch 35,000 feet above the Atlantic on a plane filled with a jury of investors, successful entrepreneurs, accelerators, French Minister of State for the Digital Sector and journalists. All participants attended the French Touch Conference in NYC on 27 &28 June 2017.
Earlier in June 2017, Better Kids was selected by Start up Tour along with 4 other start ups to pitch in Los Angeles in front of a jury composed of investors and successful entrepreneurs and an audience of 150 people. Start Up Tour 2017 is organized by French Founders and French Morning. We are very grateful for the wonderful people we met there who are supporting our expansion in Los Angeles!