In this episode of Make Sense, I sit down with Matt Weckel, CEO & co-founder of Neon Wild, the world’s first personalized family entertainment platform. Their mission is to empower kids all over the world to see themselves as heroes. In this episode, we talk about the effects of social media, social media parental controls, and building a safe and inclusive social media platform for children.
00:00 – How are social media platforms impacting mental health?
00:20 – Meet Matt and Lindsay
02:11 – Smell goes digital
03:24 – Tech-enabled immersive teaching… is this happening?
08:29 – Smaller social media platforms and communities may be taking the lead
10:10 – Are annual mental health check ins in our future?
11:53 – What’s the deal with Utah suing TikTok? And what is safe socialization?
29:23 – What is Neon Wild and how does it differ from other social media platforms?
Make Sense is a weekly series dedicated to talking about startup stories from the past, hysterical or mind-numbing blunders, how to do better. We also discuss how tech impacts us and how we can raise the bar when it comes to the ethics, morals, and standards in the tech industry.
Matt is the CEO & co-founder of Neon Wild, the world’s first personalized family entertainment platform whose mission is to empower kids all over the world to see themselves as heroes. Born and raised in New York City, Matt began his career as a filmmaker and then pivoted to become a software engineer in order to build the stories of the future and connect with audiences in brand-new ways. Prior to Neon Wild, Matt served as a creative executive for ground-breaking technology companies across media, XR and even 3D printing. He is the proud father of two wild boys and is married to the most incredible woman in the world.
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