Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

Expert Spotlight: Melissa Cash, co-founder and CEO of educational app Pok Pok

Melissa Cash is the co-founder and CEO of Pok Pok, a digital company based in Toronto whose mission is to help raise the next generation of creative thinkers through digital play experiences. She has, since this episode was recorded, given birth to her first child and is excited to see what parenthood has in store. 

Topics discussed: 

  • What Pok Pok is and why the company was created
  • Melissa’s experience being a woman in tech
  • What being a toymaker even means
  • Why Pok Pok hand draws their artwork—and why they focus on primary colours
  • Addictive technology and screen time 
  • Embracing and feeding your kids’ curiosity


For more Melissa Cash and Pok Pok, please visit:

@PlayPokPok on Instagram

Pok Pok Playroom in the App Store

Pok Pok on the web

@MelissaCash_ on Twitter


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*Warning—this podcast is completely unfiltered. If you are around young children, we suggest headphones.

**Disclaimer: All opinions of our guests are their own and in no way represent those of Alana Kayfetz

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