KapowKidz – Canada was formed in 2015 with a mandate to build upon the content and direction established with Storyvalues, with the added focus of developing content specifically for the massive Chinese market. Investment in the company immediately followed, through the China-Canada Angels Alliance (CCAA). In 2016 we formed a joint venture business in Beijing, ‘KapowKidz – China’, which shortly thereafter acquired almost $4 M RMB in seed investment money to develop, pilot and eventually market a version of the ‘Storyteller’s Journey’ program for China.
Content developed since 2016 includes a new Storyteller’s Journey Certificate Program that places emphasis on English Language Learning, delivered via video and live in-class teaching. 300 pages of curriculum, mini documentary videos, 15 original songs, plus an interactive website. In 2018 we were one of seven Canadian companies chosen to participate in the Canada Trade Animation Mission to China; a very successful trip during which we formalized a relationship with a significant new investor in Hong Kong.