Since 2012, we’ve marked our journey in great moments that inspire us to keep moving forward, such as attending events or launching a new app.
It’s almost here: The first app for families that turns screen time into real-life adventures. Releases November, 2018!
Imagine discovering an entire educational world, all in one place. Lipa Land is an app for parents and kids that encourages time together and helps teach all the essential skills for healthy development. With the help of our in-house educational team and our talented designers, Lipa Land has been relentlessly tested, updated, and localised into four languages, and is ready to launch with the goal of educating and inspiring young children around the world.
With so many great memories from last year, it’s no wonder we packed our apps and returned to the land of the red dragon.
It is back! ChinaJoy – the biggest gaming and digital entertainment expo in Asia attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees each year; from the ranks of app developers, publishers, educators and NGOs. So how can we not be attracted to this annual interactive gala? And we are glad we attended! We met familiar faces from Lenovo and Roobo, discussed the latest trends in educational technologies, and revealed some behind the scenes of a huge project which we are currently working on. It’s pretty clear from the reactions we received that we are definitely going to be a part of it next year as well…
This year’s Mobile Learning Week in Paris tackled the topic “Skills for a connected world” where edutech experts shared their philosophies and best practices.
From workshops to strategy labs, Mobile Learning Week gave us an opportunity to discuss the greatest issues facing the edutech industry, including how governments can and should support classroom technology, how children should gain digital skills, and how applications can reduce inequality, which is exactly what we strive to accomplish with our own holistic system.
Another great Bett Show event where we traversed the landscape of edutech innovations and heard some of the industry’s greatest speakers.
This year at Bett Show in London, one of the biggest educational conferences in the world, we solidified old contacts and made new ones, such as the best-in-class edutech startups featured at the Bett Futures arena. With our latest umbrella app in development, we gathered inspiration and spread the word to companies based across the globe.
A non-profit event for startups, investors, and “world-conquering companies”, Slush helps forthcoming generations move forward in their industries.
We attended Slush 2017 in Helsinki because we also believe that normalcy never changes anything. While diving into this unique startup event, we introduced our own outside-the-box plans for education technology and spoke with many tech experts on the subject. Speaking at Slush was former U.S. vice president Al Gore, and the founder of Zynga, Mark Pincus. All-in-all, it was an event like no other!
We’re headed back to the Golden State, California, for this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, a conference of the most innovative developers, investors, and startups.
Hosted by leading webzine TechCrunch, the three-day meetup is filled with the best and brightest entrepreneurs in the industry, including representatives from Google and Pinterest. Lipa will be exhibiting at a table during the event and focusing on making connections with potential tech partners, investors, and incubators to help us extend further on the global market. See us from September 18–20!
For the second year in a row Lipa will be attending the ever-popular games industry conference, Gamescom, to make business partnerships.
In 2016 we participated as an exhibitor, but this time around we’ll be going strictly as business head-hunters, as our main goal for the rest of 2017 is partnering with tech manufacturers and mobile platforms to expand our reach across the globe. We’ll be preparing meetings and scouring the vast B2B sector of Koelnmesse, adding to our already great list of partners like Huawei, Lenovo, and Manico Funtables.
China Joy was so good to us last year, we couldn’t stay away in 2017.
We’re heading back to Shanghai for the China Joy conference from July 27-30. Our Matous, Roman, Erika, and Grace will all be there to meet with our Chinese partners and make new friends over plenty of cups of coffee and tea. If you’re into business development or investments, we want to meet you there and hear what you’ve got to say!
Joined by our Mr. Pumpkin, the Lipa team hosted tons of fun activities for kids on Children's Day in Prague.
On May 27-28, the Lipa team set out to Naplavka and Petrin for International Children’s Day here in Prague. With the help of Mr. Pumpkin, we put up our own huge tent full of fun and laughter. We had tables full of promo materials and a giveaway for the Lipa Wizards game. Along with our tablets and apps, kids enjoyed making frog puppets, a “fishing pond” with magnets, and some face painting, which led to hilarious results. Our tent was packed on both days and we successfully reached out to the local community and Prague’s many international residents. It was a truly fun and magical day for everyone involved!
With our partner, NGO Curious Learning, we're helping underprivileged kids in South Africa learn with Lipa apps!
A great partnership has begun: Curious Learning, an NGO that delivers tablets to rural areas of the world, and Lipa have come together to make sure children everywhere have access to top-notch learning apps. One of the locations our apps have been delivered to is South Africa, where children play Lipa Scrabblis (among others) to supplement their teachers’ lesson plans. What a wonderful example of technology being used for the good of worldwide education!
A two-day event held in Prague, White Nights attracts influential game industry professionals and developers from around the globe – including Lipa!
White Nights offers 1000+ attendees, 70+ exhibition booths, and 50+ speakers who provide great insights and strategies. For Lipa, the main goals were brand awareness, research of the latest trends, and developing business contacts. We achieved all of that and more, with 3 of our apps nominated for the Indie Game Cup award – including our freshly-made interactive book, Lipa Planets. Among the many visitors to our booth were representatives from Apple and National Geographic, opening new doors for our future.
Starting January 1, 2017, Lipa’s sparkling new branch office in Brno is officially open for business!
Under the leadership of manager Lenka Fialová, Lipa’s new development team have started work at our office located in Brno Impact Hub, Cyrilská 7, 602 00 Brno-Center. There we’ll be creating new products and growing a whole new team dedicated to preschool development. The Impact Hub is a perfect place to make our new home, as an international center of innovative and socially responsible ideas, and boasts a network of offices worldwide. We look forward to taking part in many great events, training courses, workshops, and other business activities happening in the Brno Hub.
Lipa’s Executive Director joins a panel discussing how to overcome the “One Tough Playground” of the children’s media industry.
Taking place in Berlin on February 7-9, Casual Connect hosts leaders in both established and upcoming game industry markets. Among the speakers are representatives from Google, Facebook, and Zynga, which goes to show this event will be flooded with experts--including our own Executive Director, Martin Schejbal, who was invited to join an expert panel discussion on the 7th at 1:00 PM. The discussion will be with fellow children’s media companies KIDOZ, Hasbro, Tiny Labs, and My Town Games and will cover the issues surrounding monetization of children’s games and applications.
January 25, we’re heading to London for Bett Show, to show our part in bringing in the latest technology to the world of education.
The Bett show is Europe’s largest education conference and is the first industry show of each year. Last year, they had over 34,000 educators in attendance from over 130 countries. Their mission is to create a better future by transforming education, and they use the conference as a catalyst for this goal. Lipa is a strong believer in this goal, so it’s only natural that we’ll be there for the whole fair, in full force, stand in hand at stall B205. We’ll be showing each visitor that comes all about our upcoming releases and the splash we plan to make for the upcoming year.
We ventured back to China for the 17th annual Hi-tech Fair to show how we're innovating education technology.
CHTF offers the latest technological advances by bringing together companies who are creating new innovations in their fields. Among them are energy conservation, information technologies, biology, and manufacturing – and Lipa was there to represent the leaps in recent educational technology, and how we will use it in the future. We joined our China-based team members in Shenzhen for this enormous, innovation-packed fair for six days of exhibitions and forums.
Game Developers’ Session keeps history alive with the longest tradition of game design conferences in Europe.
The GDS is the oldest games’ conference in Europe and is keeping the tradition alive in Prague year after year, bringing together game developers to share recent trends. It was again held on November 4th and 5th at the beautiful National House of Vinohrady. We were delighted to have our own table and present Lipa’s amazing upcoming plans. In addition, Lipa’s very own Pavel Pilař presented our latest developments, sharing with other developers the excitement of our own GLA multi-platform plug-in for the Unity 3D engine.
NAEYC is the largest gathering of early childhood experts in the world – the perfect spot for us to show what we do.
Early years are the most important in a child's life, and NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children) is a global expo made to promote exactly that. Full of fascinating sessions, networking opportunities, and special events, NAEYC was held in L.A. this year and we flew our educational experts over to present all the great innovations we're working on, like our app for parents and teachers that offers daily activities and lesson plans. Cheers to childhood!
Lipa’s team headed to the tesSEN show in London to discover new innovations about special education.
The tesSEN conference has been held for 24 years and was this year on the 7th and 8th of October. The conference inspires special educational needs professionals by offering workshops, networking, and over 200 exhibitors with an enormous amount of experience in the field. Lipa’s own educational experts, Jitka Fortikova and Itziar Madera, attended the conference.
Europe’s biggest startup event picked 160 out of 400 applicants to exhibit at their Berlin expo–and Lipa was one of the winners!
Startupnight may only last the night of September 3rd, but we have a lot of plans: Executive Director Martin Schejbal will be presenting at an interactive Q&A session with spectators, and later we’ll exhibit our newest products, which include our soft-launched interactive books and our 2017 EduTech conference in Prague.
Lipa’s US-based team headed over to the Digital Kids’ Summit for an intensive look into kids’ tech innovation.
Digital Kids’ Summit, taking place in sunny San Francisco on September 13-14, was all about helping businesses tap into the potential of the connected modern family, through research, media strategies, and of course, kids’ entertainment experts. This 2-day event was attended by our US advocates, including Jayne Clare, who co-founded the Summit.
We geared up and enjoyed a full-on experience at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany between August 17-21!
Gamescom is not only for gaming fanatics, but for businesses who want to enjoy the full-scale B2B section of the event. While there, we met with potential partners, exhibited our latest products, and made use of the new “Family & Friends” area where children and their families enjoyed the latest kid-friendly games-like ours!
The ChinaJoy entertainment expo is where we’re going to be in July, 2016!
Invited by the influential business development agency CzechInvest, we flew to Shanghai for one of the biggest technology expos in Asia. We presented as well as showed our products to Chinese industry experts, taking us a step closer to reaching Chinese families.
With the Remobil program, we took the initiative to help keep destructive mobile phones from ending up in our Earth’s landfills.
It’s important to spread environmental awareness whenever we can. That’s why joined up with Remobil, a local NPO, to help eliminate waste from used mobiles and electronics. We collected 76 mobiles and 9 kilos of electronics to be recycled. We earned a special certification for Social Responsibility and we couldn’t be prouder.
We refreshed both body and soul and spent an amazing evening in the exquisite Apple Museum.
Touring the Apple Museum not only inspired us with tech innovation, but it proved the right venue for team bonding at Lipa – along with our special guest Jayne Clare from Teachers With Apps. Together, Lipa and Jayne forged a partnership to spread Lipa’s vision to the U.S. market. As Jayne puts it in her post, Lipa wants to do for education what Apple did for technology!
Celebrating Children's Day with fresh-made Lipa games has become something of a tradition.
Beautiful places in Prague – Náplavka and Petřín – come alive with children's laughter as Lipa presents Lipa Wizards, Lipa Theater, and Lipa Band along with face painting and magical experiments everyone can try.
The Kids Want Mobile! – says the name of an innovative conference we attended in Berlin.
A great international conference taking place in the heart of Berlin, The Kids Want Mobile specializes on digital products for kids. There we presented our system and met industry experts, attended keynotes, and took away important insights for the future of Lipa.
Two of Lipa’s educational experts trek to Boston, U.S.A. to make a statement at the Sandbox Summit!
As we travel to the world-renowned campus at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), we’re meeting with important media groups involved in toys, education, kids’ tech, and non-profit, and giving a presentation about our big statement: how we plan to change the future by changing education.
Silicon Valley is known as the technological hub of the world – and we’ve just opened a branch there!
Our new branch office is located at RocketSpace, a renowned company that’s helped entrepreneurs like Uber, Spotify, and Weebly create the perfect ecosystem for thriving on the market.
Our newest apps can now be enjoyed on Apple devices everywhere!
We’re celebrating the global launch of our two newest apps, Lipa Wizards and Lipa Band on the App Store. Lipa Wizards is a two-player game that brings families together in play. Lipa Band boosts creativity with action levels and free play for a musical tour around the world.
Lipa set out to Amsterdam to defend an Indie Prize nomination for Lipa Theater and Lipa Wizards.
Casual Connect is a global conference held each year that helps games industry people make connections. We attended from Feb 16-18 at Beurs Van Berlage in Amsterdam, exhibited our Indie Prize-nominated apps and presented about our journey as a small startup.
Get to know the all-new Lipa with even broader horizons and bigger impacts!
Lipa now comes in fresher colors, providing even more holistic childhood development products than ever before. Along with our new logo, discover a revamped website and take a closer look at our 8 new learning areas created by our educational specialists!
We journeyed to London for one of the biggest educational conferences in the world.
Throughout the exhibition, Lipa stood out as one of the few providers of original and useful content. We attracted educators from all over, who enjoyed trying our apps. We also made some great connections with other developers.
The 5th Mobile Monetization Summit left Lipa with precious business insight.
Our business development team travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel with minds wide open and pencils ready. After a day full of inspiring meetings with potential partners, we're better equipped to reach out with our product!
Children's Technology Review Announces Lipa Theater as the Editor's Choice.
The judges at Children's Tech not only celebrate Lipa Theater's representation of ethnic groups, but also its high-quality creative experience any child would adore. Along with Editor's Choice, it received an "A" grade – one of the highest on the site!
We’re reaching around the world with products localized into 9 languages!
As of December 2015, our newest games – Lipa Pirates, Lipa Pirates Race, Lipa Wizards, Lipa Band and Lipa Theater – are available in 9 languages, and the number keeps on growing.
Accessing Lipa is now easier than ever – we're on all platforms!
There's no more waiting for your favorite Lipa products to be available on your favorite platform. We've got iOS and Android covered, and have just added and optimized our presence on Amazon and Windows Phone. Get Lipa your way!
When serious experts give a kids' app 5 stars, they mean business – Lipa Theater is a game-changer!
Lipa Theater is making waves in the field of education. Judges at The Educational App Store, who recommend kids’ apps to parents, have given Lipa Theater 5 stars: “It is … simple to use and yet offers such rich possibilities for unleashing creativity.”
Our newest app, Lipa Theater: Story Maker, can now be yours!
A story maker app that inspires creativity, Lipa Theater is our latest contribution to children’s development. It boosts imagination and brings families together to make the stories they want come to life. Get it now available on the App Store!
Join the club! Lipa creates a weekly gathering for preschoolers to learn skills for life!
Led by a native English speaker, our Adventure Club lets children enjoy equal shares of Lipa's real world activities, relaxation with music, and an exploration of Lipa's learning apps, while helping them gain important skills for life – academic, interpersonal, and much more.
We're receiving accolades like wildfire – or should we say, like Balefire?
Balefire Labs, much like us, believes that high quality instructional apps can help children learn and develop skills they’ll need as adults. Which is why we’re honored that our “big fans” featured 7 of our apps on their site, recommending them to parents!
We're introducing local kids to our fresh-from-the-oven Lipa Pirates!
We’re preparing to get our play on with our best critics: children! At a day-long event in Prague, we’re presenting our apps as well as fun activities to not only let families see what we’re doing, but get some helpful feedback along the way.
Now on the App Store, arrrr Lipa Pirates is featured in multiple countries.
Available in both English and Czech, Lipa Pirates invites you to join Captain Brickbeard's crew on a treasure-hunting adventure that teaches you all about shapes! Build your ship, solve puzzles, and battle your foe! It's all yours now on the App Store!
In an interview with Microsoft, Lipa CEO Tomáš Bárta explains how to make education an adventure.
As Bárta tells it, Lipa is all about promoting a life-long love of learning. During this interview, Bárta traces out Lipa's roots, what we stand for, what we want to accomplish, and why this company will change the future of education.
We're excited to extend our system to the heart of children's early education!
Since we're investing in our own Lipa Preschool, we plan to implement our personalized learning system to help benefit local children and get the honest feedback we need to make their experience even better.
Lipa Train, an all-around favorite, gets another fanbase at Common Sense Media.
A renowned US portal for children's educational products, Common Sense Media, featured our science app Lipa Train. As kids help the train navigate complex tracks, they learn how to predict direction and sharpen attention. No wonder it’s loved!
Our 12 lovingly-created apps are played all over the world!
It’s a huge step for a small startup to reach 100,000 downloads in just over a year – that means we’re on the right track! We’re honored to have such a big fanbase that enjoys learning new skills the Lipa way.
Our very first story-driven app debuts on the App Store.
Our brave knight teaches kids all about the science of shapes. Build bridges across dangerous lands and collect your knightly gear to reach the cyclops' lair. Lipa Knight is now on the App Store!
AppySmarts is smart when it comes to choosing favorite apps like Lipa Eggs!
Appysmarts is dedicated to finding the best free and discounted apps for children. They not only loved the humor, fun, and overall concept of the app, but they praised its ease-of-use and unlimited creative mode. Lipa Eggs also got the Editor's Choice award!
We’re feeling the love from 148apps and PappasAppar with their favorable reviews!
With a 4/5 points from 148apps and 5/5 stars from Sweden's app reviewer PappasAppar, it looks like Lipa Train is not only picking up delicious fruit – but some truly delicious reviews, too!
Joining the network of mobile world leaders.
The GSMA congress brings together mobile leaders from around the world to discuss projects, make connections, and unite nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem – and we’re one of them!
kidSAFE® Seal Makes Lipa Apps Officially Safe for All Kids!
kidSAFE® provides strict guidelines for any developer making products for kids, to make sure they are safe and age-appropriate. After close inspection, we received the seal of approval, marking all our apps officially kid-friendly and kid-safe!
Celebrating the global launch of our 8 learning apps on both iOS and Google platforms!
Lipa Zoo, Eggs, Bear, Train, Frog, Dots, Pairs and Lipa Gateway have entered the global market via App Store and Google Play.
And the ECGBL Award goes to... Lipa Eggs!
At ECGBL (European Conference of Games Based Learning) in Portugal, Lipa represents Lipa Eggs as best educational approach and wins third place!
Lipa CEO Tomáš Bárta travels across the globe to spread the word!
During his visit, Tomáš Bárta makes important connections and gets the attention of major brands like US MAC, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung.
Alpha versions of our first games are tried out by our customers.
We're off to first ever using testing day at Foxik Preschool in Prague, where we'll test our range of apps with our valued critics. We want to make sure each child has the best experience possible before we release a new app.
Happy Dots is the first app published by Lipa Learning.
Connecting the dots has never been this exciting. Discover mysterious scenes that need to be revealed, and use your dexterity and curiosity to find familiar objects and animals.
A group of 32 enthusiastic product designers, graphic artists, and programmers get to work, bringing our dream of revolutionizing education closer to reality.