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Former CEO & Founder, littleBits

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 Ayah Bdeir Biography

Ayah Bdeir is the founder, inventor and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. Bdeir is an engineer, interactive artist and one of the leaders of the open source hardware movement.

Ayah’s career and education have centered on democratizing hardware to make education and innovation more accessible to people around the world. She received her masters degree from the MIT Media Lab and undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering and Sociology from the American University of Beirut. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA and is part of the museum’s permanent collection. Other exhibits include her first solo show “Identities in Motion” at the Peacock Visual Arts gallery (Aberdeen), the New Museum (New York), Ars Electronica (Linz), Badcuyp and the Royal College of Art (London).

In 2008, Bdeir was awarded a fellowship at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center and taught graduate classes at NYU and Parsons. She has lectured extensively and taught numerous workshops to get non-engineers, and particularly young girls, interested in science and technology. Bdeir was a mentor in the regional reality tv-show Stars of Science (initiated by Qatar Foundation) promoting science and technology innovation in the Middle East. She is also the founder of Karaj, Beirut’s lab for experimental art and architecture.

In 2010, Bdeir was granted a fellowship with Creative Commons in recognition of her work, including spearheading the first Open Hardware definition (which gave rise to the “CERN Open Hardware License”) and co-founding the Open Hardware Summit at the New York Hall of Science in September of 2010 and 2011.

In 2012, Bdeir was awarded the highly prestigious TED fellowship, as one of 25 innovators from around the world. Her TED talk: “Building Blocks that Blink, Beep and Teach” has over 1 million views. She was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2013.

Ayah Bdeir has been awarded one of Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35, one of NY Business Journal’s Women of Influence, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, one of Popular Mechanics’ 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream, one of Entrepreneur’s 10 Leaders to Watch, one of the CNBC Next List, and one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35.

littleBits has been called “LEGOs for the iPad Generation” and was named by CNN as 10 Startups to watch in 2013. littleBits products have won more than 25 tech and education awards including Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award, IDEA Gold Award, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Popular Science Best of Toyfair, Good Housekeepings Best Toy Award and multiple Makerfaire Educator’s Choice and Editor’s Choice Awards.

Originally from Lebanon and Canada, Ayah now lives in New York City.

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Ayah Bdeir

Former CEO & Founder, littleBits

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Ayah Bdeir Biography

Ayah Bdeir is the founder, inventor and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. Bdeir is an engineer, interactive artist and one of the leaders of the open source hardware movement.

Ayah’s career and education have centered on democratizing hardware to make education and innovation more accessible to people around the world. She received her masters degree from the MIT Media Lab and undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering and Sociology from the American University of Beirut. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA and is part of the museum’s permanent collection. Other exhibits include her first solo show “Identities in Motion” at the Peacock Visual Arts gallery (Aberdeen), the New Museum (New York), Ars Electronica (Linz), Badcuyp and the Royal College of Art (London).

In 2008, Bdeir was awarded a fellowship at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center and taught graduate classes at NYU and Parsons. She has lectured extensively and taught numerous workshops to get non-engineers, and particularly young girls, interested in science and technology. Bdeir was a mentor in the regional reality tv-show Stars of Science (initiated by Qatar Foundation) promoting science and technology innovation in the Middle East. She is also the founder of Karaj, Beirut’s lab for experimental art and architecture.

In 2010, Bdeir was granted a fellowship with Creative Commons in recognition of her work, including spearheading the first Open Hardware definition (which gave rise to the “CERN Open Hardware License”) and co-founding the Open Hardware Summit at the New York Hall of Science in September of 2010 and 2011.

In 2012, Bdeir was awarded the highly prestigious TED fellowship, as one of 25 innovators from around the world. Her TED talk: “Building Blocks that Blink, Beep and Teach” has over 1 million views. She was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2013.

Ayah Bdeir has been awarded one of Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35, one of NY Business Journal’s Women of Influence, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, one of Popular Mechanics’ 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream, one of Entrepreneur’s 10 Leaders to Watch, one of the CNBC Next List, and one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35.

littleBits has been called “LEGOs for the iPad Generation” and was named by CNN as 10 Startups to watch in 2013. littleBits products have won more than 25 tech and education awards including Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award, IDEA Gold Award, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Popular Science Best of Toyfair, Good Housekeepings Best Toy Award and multiple Makerfaire Educator’s Choice and Editor’s Choice Awards.

Originally from Lebanon and Canada, Ayah now lives in New York City.

Ayah Bdeir Videos

  • Meet the Makers: Ayah Bdeir of littleBits - YouTube
  • Meet the Makers: Ayah Bdeir of littleBits - YouTube
  • Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits, hosts workshop at GE Garages ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Ayah Bdeir?

    Booking fees for Ayah Bdeir, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ayah Bdeir, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ayah Bdeir?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ayah Bdeir for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ayah Bdeir for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ayah Bdeir or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ayah Bdeir or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ayah Bdeir is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ayah Bdeir for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Ayah Bdeir generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sophia Amoruso, Randi Zuckerberg, Leila Janah, Leslie Bradshaw and Soraya Darabi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ayah Bdeir for an upcoming event.

Ayah Bdeir Speaker Videos

  • Meet the Makers: Ayah Bdeir of littleBits - YouTube
    Meet the Makers: Ayah Bdeir of littleBits - YouTube
  • Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits, hosts workshop at GE Garages ...
    Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits, hosts workshop at GE Garages ...
  • Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits -- PART 1 on Vimeo
    Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits -- PART 1 on Vimeo
  • TED2012: littleBits creator Ayah Bdeir - YouTube
    TED2012: littleBits creator Ayah Bdeir - YouTube

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