Robolink awarded 2020 Cool Company by Connect

San Diego, CA – May 28, 2020 – Robolink has been selected as a 2020 Cool Company by Connect, a community nonprofit organization passionate about helping tech and lifesci entrepreneurs build great companies. Connect serves entrepreneurs throughout their growth journey with a suite of curated programs aimed to help companies grow, gain access to capital, and scale. Around 300 applications were submitted to the Cool Companies program, and 60 companies were awarded this honor. Robolink was recognized by both Connect and the program’s sponsors for its mission to teach K-12 students about AI through Zumi, their self-driving car kit.

Cool Companies is an annual capital program designed to match San Diego’s best technology and life sciences startups ready to raise Series A — with quality venture capital.  The program selects top tier, local entrepreneurs raising institutional funding, and grants them opportunities for direct access to capital providers. The program regularly attracts over 200 VCs to the region annually. Since 2016, Cool Companies have raised over $400M, in just Series A institutional funding.  

“We’re honored to be selected as one of the cool companies in San Diego,” said Hansol Hong, founder and CEO of Robolink. “This is one of the most reputable awards for startups in San Diego, and we hope this will be lead us to the next level.”

Within the past year, Robolink has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Purdue University Engineering Gift Guide, San Diego Business Journal, and Fresh Brewed Tech. Zumi won the Best of Innovation Award for the Robotics and Drones category at CES 2019. 

Robolink was established in 2012 in San Diego, California to encourage students to engage with STEM. We make fun and approachable robotics kits that bring computer science to life and teach real industry competency. They’re also at the cutting edge of technology! We were the first to make a programmable educational drone as well as a self-driving car kit that teaches artificial intelligence.  Our mission: make STEM education accessible, engaging, and fun for all. We teach programming and artificial intelligence through our robots, work with teachers all over the world, and ship kits to (almost) all seven continents. 

Learn more at and follow us on social media @robolinkinc.