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Andra Keay

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Robot Startup Evangelist & Founder, Robot Launchpad and Co Founder, Robot Garden.

Robot Startup Evangelist & Founder, Robot Launchpad and Co Founder, Robot Garden.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development

Involved In


Robot Garden
Robot Launchpad


Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator
Alchemist Accelerator


Mentor Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator October 2014 - present
Mentor Alchemist Accelerator August 2014 - present
Co Founder Robot Garden June 2012 - present
Director of Industry & Startup Relations Robohub June 2012 - present
Managing Director Silicon Valley Robotics June 2011 - present
Robot Startup Evangelist & Founder Robot Launchpad January 2011 - present


University of Sydney Human-Robot Culture 2009 - 2011
University of Technology, Sydney Film, Writing and Cultural Theory 1993 - 2003
HRI Pioneer 2010 - present

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Hardware
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Robotics • Programming • Community development • Human Computer Interaction • User Experience Design

Key Accomplishments

Everything is a learning experience, especially the things that didn\\'t work and aren\\'t on Linked In. Some of my best challenges and inspirations were from university or working with children, community organizations and all sorts of startups. Wanting to make a difference is central to everything.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Creative out of the box vision combined with pragmatic strategies and an amazing network of people passionate about robotics and hardware. My head is in the clouds but my feet are on the ground.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Daniel Casner
They're my current cofounder
Andra is a committed and enthusiastic serial entrepreneur, her first thought when hearing "someone should do x" is to jump in with both feet ... and do it. She is intelligent with a broad knowledge base and an excellent writer with many unique perspectives.
Michael Harries
They're my friends
She is a natural leader, drives change wherever she lands, and has established RobotLaunchPad and RobotGarden in last few years, alongside l ... aunching Silicon Valley Robotics as it's inaugural Managing Director.
Saurabh Palan
We worked together  •  Founder | CEO, MightyCarma, Inc & Founder | Instructor, MSE Robotics, University of Pennsylvania.
Andra is a go-getter. She jumped into the Silicon Valley Robotics startup scene and within a year was leading the efforts as a Managing Dire ... ctor. She is well connected, excellent advisor and great at making connections.
Mihail Pivtoraiko
President, Aptonomy, Inc.. Previously Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Andra is a talented organizer and has a unique skill of putting together truly fabulous events.
Renata Budko
VP of Products (Consulting), Winkk, Inc.(stealth).
Andra is a master of herding electric sheep and promoting robotics as a cause

Saurabh Palan
We worked together at Robot Garden  •  Founder | CEO, MightyCarma, Inc & Founder | Instructor, MSE Robotics, University of Pennsylvania.
Saurabh has a great understanding of all aspects of robotics and robotics business. He teaches at Robot Garden while still having boundless ... energy for building his startup.