(or the adventures of Purple and Nine)
Purple and Nine is a show about two girls who just want to solve their everyday problems. They try quirky, cutting-edge solutions to fix things around the house, keep themselves awake in class, help friends overseas, and babysit Purple’s twin brothers. Technology is an integral part of our lives, say the founders, and the technologies shown in the series are cutting-edge technologies that either already exist or are under development.
Gangly Sister was founded by Rebecca Rachmany, CEO and Miriam Lottner, COO, two entrepreneurs who have been in business together for several years. As a founder of multiple technology startups, I find it incredibly important for more young women to enter the fields I’ve succeeded in, too. Over the last few weeks, many women have come forward in the STEM communities, endorsing the Gangly Sister initiatives:
“I l0ve the vision and creativity of ‘Purple’ and ‘Nine’. Kids using 3-D printing to solve problems and save the world, learning and having fun along the way, is awesome and inspiring!” Jenny Lawton, President, MakerBot
The pilot is self-funded, so the Gangly Sister founders have created an Indiegogo campaign to raise money from the fans. If they reach over $100,000, they’ll be able to produce a full season of 12 episodes. They say it’s no different than purchasing a DVD, or a music album, and they offer prizes for contributions as low as $4, so even children can be part of the campaign. Purple and Nine is translated to Chinese and Spanish, to align with the vision of reaching as many girls as possible.
Founder, StartupChicks NYC