We’ve elected finalist of MassChallenge 2016 in Social Impact department! MassChallenge is the most startup friendly accelerator in the planet. It was really nice to meet all of startups, mentors, investors at MassChallenge,and it accelerated our business a lot! We got 5 mentors and 2000 new users while we are in MassChallenge. Now we got a new design for user experience, we’re working on for renew Lyriko!
Osaka NPO center held “Social business competition 2016” this fall, and Skylight Games got a “Special prize”. Osaka is biggest immigrant city in Japan, and it was really meaningfull for Skylight Games to pitch about Lyriko to reach Osaka people. The competition was one of event of “Social Business forum” and it was such a warm conference!
We went to Montreal with MassChallenge members and exhibited Lyriko! We had several opportunity to pitch our products, you can check our 30sec pitch edited by MAtv from this link!
Taktopia is the company that provides Entrepreneur study tour for Japanese high school students. They visited to Boston and Dan gave a talk to them. They enjoyed Lyriko and gave us some feedbacks! It was great to meet them and hearing their business ideas as well! We are looking forward to collaborate such study tour company who want to provide language education.
We visited Japan this Spring and had a great time! We tested 2 schools, Seisho-Kaichi high school (Tottori) and Shinagawa-joshi middle school (Tokyo). They were concentrate to play Lyriko so much and looks like had a great time. There are so many Japanese who is interested how to work remotely and globally, we had 6 interviews by Japanese articles. You can check from “Press”. Thank you for all who met us in Japan!
Lyriko’s learning Spanish version features several artists, but none more prominently than Bibiana Briceño. It’s fair to say that learning Spanish with Lyriko would not be possible (yet) without her songs. That’s why we reached out to Bibiana first, in our new series of artist interviews.
Skylight Games (SG): Bibiana, thanks for doing this interview. Want to say hello to all your Lyriko fans?
Bibiana Briceño (BB): Greetings to the Lyriko community. I hope you will enjoy learning Spanish as much as I enjoyed working on the songs. There is a lot of love in this wonderful app!!!
SG: Where are you from?
BB: Bogotá. Colombia. South America.
SG: When and why did you decide to become a musician?
BB: When I was 15 years old I recorded a song for the first time. Being in the studio was a wonderful experience for me and from that moment on I knew that I wanted to be a part of the music magic.
SG: What inspires your music?
BB: Lyricwise. Everyday people, the small details of life and the news. Musicwise: The sounds of world music (Formal and folk)
SG: How has your music evolved?
BB: The lyrics have become very important. Going back to my roots and the experience of years of recording and composing are finally getting results with more polished songs, based on simplicity and meaningful messages for the people.
SG: Where did the inspiration for “La alegría de amar,” “Lobo,” and “Tabla del cinco” […]
Masako attended the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference study tour in 2012, and they recently had their annual gathering in Tokyo. She presented Lyriko via Skype at 5am Boston time. She talked about enterprises in Boston and how she’s adapting to the new working style. People were surprised about how the working environments are different between Tokyo and Boston and curious about “bootstrapping.” It was a great opportunity to connect with Japanese social entrepreneurs.