A good idea
Talk Town was supported by the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship, and won their business Bootcamp competition. Presentations on Talk Town were delivered at NZ Tech Week events, and Talk Town featured in UC print and media campaigns. Talk Town then went on to win the 2017 Entre $85k Start-Up competition.
Talk Town is collaborating with van Asch Deaf Education Center, and has run workshops to gain the input of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students. They have given us great feedback on our demo, and are keen to see the final version. We also took our prototype to the Deaf Children NZ Camp and gained great feedback from deaf kids and their siblings.
Making it happen
We've received funding from the National Foundation of the Deaf to illustrate our prototype. Talk Town won the inaugural Social Enterprise category at the Webstock BNZ Start-Up Alley. We recently received funding from the Christchurch City Council to release our first full version of the game. We continue to keep deaf students' needs at the heart of everything we do. It's all go!