Paul Greenberg is the co-founder and CEO of Creatubbles.
Creatubbles is a social platform used in schools, homes, makerspaces and workshops in over 50 countries. What makes it different from other social media is that it is a platform for sharing creations of all kinds, and it is a safe environment for children. Images of faces and other content that can identify a person cannot be uploaded and all site activity (e.g. comments) are monitored by a moderation team. They follow the rules of engagement outlined in The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Paul Greenberg graduated with a degree in engineering and worked for several years as a management consultant. He helped many businesses around the world solve problems. He ended up in Japan where he started working for Tech companies including Napster, Viacom and FinTech; here his focus was technology solution. He became aware of privacy and security issues being discussed across the industry. This in addition to being a father inspired his idea for Creatubbles. He wanted to create a safe online space where children of all ages can share their creative output. I believe his awareness of a problem he came across in all the Tech companies he worked for and a real concern about the vulnerability of internet users, in particular children, motivated him. His tremendous experience in problem solving was among the skills that lead to his success.
I think it is important to stay focused on the problem that motivates your venture. As educational entrepreneurs, we are agents of change. If it is timed right and it is a good solution to a real problem, I believe a start-up has a good chance for success.