Jon Kortabarria, an Oñati native now residing in Boise, is the Founder of lilcreators, a company that wants to make it possible for children to design and build their own bikes. Each lilbike kit comes complete with all of the tools and items needed to create a balance bike, and it provides your child with a hands-on experience to be enjoyed together with his or her family.
I’m particularly fond of their lildonators program: Once your child outgrows the lilbike and has gained the skills to move on to a standard bike, they can donate their bike to a child who can’t afford a bike of their own.
Sounds like an amazing idea, right? Well, this young Basque engineer is determined to make it a reality, no matter how tough beginnings can be. And you can help Jon bring his idea to life by visiting lilcreators’ gofundme page and making a donation. I did this morning, and it was fast and very easy. Plus you’ll get a reward with your donation; the more you donate, the cooler the reward!
Who is behind lilcreators?
Founder, Jon Kortabarria was born in Oñati, a small town in the Basque Country (Spain). He majored with an Industrial Design Engineering Degree and a Master’s in Service and Experience Design, learning and realizing the importance of user needs and experiences. Finishing college he moved to Boise, Idaho and has worked as a Product Designer since. He became a kids’ educational product designer where he gained experience in the field. And now with your help he wants to see his idea turn into reality.
“The idea was important, but all my friends and family that believed it was a cool idea and encouraged me to go for it is what made me get this far in the process of this new experience. Thanks a lot!”.
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