About Us

Our Story

Guided by a

At school, my older son was often afraid of trying new things for fear of making a mistake, of being wrong. I thought this was terrible as I haven't achieved anything significant on my first attempt. It usually takes a series of attempts - of trial, failure, success and iteration - to build anything of significance.

I wanted to expose my two sons to design thinking and maker skills to address this, but struggled to find a solution. I was overwhelmed by the number of project options available on Amazon (try searching for 'STEM kits'!). My sons enjoyed projects at local maker spaces over Summer camps, but where was the progression when they showed an interest in learning more?

An entreprenuer at heart, I started working with a group of other parents to try to come up with a solution. This is how Steamoji was born.

“Quite simply, I am building Steamoji to better prepare my sons to proactively take on the challenges of their future.”

Let's get building!

Hank Horkoff,
Co-Founder & CEO
Our Team

Meet our Makers

Alex Chunn

Product Manager

Jesse Brydle

Lead Instructional Designer

William Casarin


Mikhail Baiman

VP Franchising