Chatham University

Thinking Bigger: How to Take a Business Global in 5 Years – The Success Story of Snapology, a Pittsburgh S.T.E.A.M. Education Franchise Company

October 21, 2019
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Fee : $10 General Admission.
Free to Chatham Students, Faculty & Staff.
Free to CWE Members
Location : Chatham Eastside, 6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The story of how two sisters Lisa and Laura Coe from Pittsburgh created Snapology, and have grown the business to over 100 locations across the globe in less than a decade…all it took was a good idea and a ton of perseverance! Before Lisa and Laura Coe became business partners, they were sisters and best friends. Eventually, they wanted to create a business that could involve their children. More importantly, they wanted that business to be educational. Their “A-ha!” moment came after observing the love their children had for creative play using building blocks and materials that snap together. The idea of offering a program to teach science, mathematics, technology and literacy concepts excited them given their backgrounds in mathematics and science.

Come hear about the growth process, the decision to license and then the pivot to a franchise model, international expansion and the valuable lessons learned along the way. Plus, it’s Snapology…we’ll keep it fun as we engage in some “serious play.”

About Snapology: Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2015, Snapology's mission is to provide children with an opportunity to engage in playful learning activities that stimulate creativity and an interest in learning. Using LEGO® bricks and other building toys, Snapology emphasizes S.T.E.A.M principles, teamwork & socialization. With over 100 locations currently open and operating throughout the United States and internationally, company plans call for further expansion with its unique, education-based franchise opportunity. Learn more about the success of Snapology here.

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Event Contact Information

Mitra Saeidi
412-365-1448
womenbusinesscenter@chatham.edu