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My Summer Lair featuring Sam Wils (WingaDoos)

My Summer Lair featuring Sam Wils (WingaDoos)

Sammy Younan

Published on: July 16 2019

My Summer Lair Chapter #120: Who Are The WingaDoos?

This stimulating interview was set up by Brian Meece.

I met Brian when he was repping RocketHub, a crowdfunding site…we had a passion for music and entrepreneurship so we quickly became friends.

Fast forward to 2019 and I’m in New York City; we’re out for dinner in Chelsea Market at a Japanese-Mexican fusion joint…we’re catching up and he tells me some of his new projects including WingaDoos.

WingaDoos offers online interactive lessons to teach kids (kindergarten to grade 3) financial literacy. Fresh!

Set it up Brian: we cheers drinks. And that’s the short version of how I found myself talking to Sam Wils Cofounder and WingaDoos CEO.

In this current climate student debt forgiveness is popular, basic income is another issue that we really didn’t touch (my bad!) all these mad money ideas floating in the air but the idea of equipping children with financial literacy is powerful. That type of education opens so many doors while cultivating confidence.

More than just talking about money (which doesn’t talk it swears!) Sam and I discuss his Haymakers for Hope experience which lead to boxing at Madison Square Garden and working with FlickerLab, who are responsible for the dynamic WingaDoos animation.

I feel like this conversation is at the beginning of the WingaDoos story; it’ll be fascinating to check in on em later…to hear how they’re doing and where they have gone. After all that’s their…bread and butter!

Host Sammy Younan @ WTF

WingaDoos @ W • T • F

Photography by Henry VanderSpek aka Culture Snap Photography
Recorded: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Noon at WingaDoo HQ in Brooklyn