VIVA caught up with Ayah Bdeir from Lebanon for some in-depth insight into what it takes to build a company from scratch. Ayah is the founder and CEO of tech company littleBits, an award-winning library of electronics dubbed “LEGOs for the iPad generation,” that allows children to build simple electronic devices and promotes science and technology to younger generations. Ayah is a Ted Fellow, a Creative Commons fellow, and an alumna of the MIT Media Lab.
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