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About Simone

Innovator, Technology Pioneer, YouTube Sensation

Simone Giertz stands at the forefront of innovation and creativity, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. As an inventor, creator, and all-around maker, she has made a mark in the tech world with her unique approach to engineering and design. Simone’s journey began with intentionally impractical robots, earning her the affectionate title of the “Queen of Shitty Robots.” Her commitment to embracing failure as a part of the creative process has set her apart in the world of makers and inventors.

She catapulted to global fame through her YouTube channel, where she shares her adventures in building, breaking, and reimagining robots. With millions of subscribers, her channel has become a hub for those seeking a blend of humor, engineering challenges, and a refreshingly candid perspective on the creative process. Simone’s content has resonated with audiences worldwide, inspiring a new generation of makers to embrace the fun in failure.

Her unique blend of humor, storytelling, and engineering expertise captivates audiences across diverse events. Whether you’re organizing a technology conference, a corporate event, or a gathering focused on design thinking, Simone brings a refreshing perspective on innovation, creativity, and the importance of embracing imperfections. Her engaging talks inspire others to think outside the box and embrace the journey of discovery.

Simone continues to inspire individuals to break free from the constraints of perfection, encouraging them to experiment, learn, and find joy in the creative process. With a growing list of accomplishments, featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Wired Magazine, and her multi-million-viewed TED talk, Simone Giertz remains an influential figure, proving that innovation is not just about success but also about the adventures and lessons found in the pursuit of the unknown.

Simone in Action
Speech Topics

Why You Should Make Useless Things

In this joyful, heartfelt talk featuring demos of her wonderfully wacky creations, Simone Giertz shares her craft: making useless robots. Her inventions — designed to chop vegetables, cut hair, apply lipstick and more — rarely (if ever) succeed, and that’s the point. “The true beauty of making useless things is this acknowledgment that you don’t always know what the best answer is,” Giertz says. “It turns off that voice in your head that tells you that you know exactly how the world works. Maybe a toothbrush helmet isn’t the answer, but at least you’re asking the question.”

Embracing the Art of Inventive Play: Simone Giertz on Creativity and Problem Solving

Step into the world of inventive play with the delightful Simone Giertz as she takes you on a captivating journey through her unique approach to creativity and problem solving. Simone, renowned for her offbeat inventions, shares her passion for crafting seemingly impractical robots and devices that never fail to entertain. These unconventional gadgets may rarely succeed, but that’s precisely the charm. Simone believes that the beauty of making seemingly “useless” things lies in the freedom to explore without being tied to a predetermined outcome. Join Simone in turning off the inner voice that claims to have all the answers and instead embrace the uncertainty of creative problem solving. By doing so, you’ll discover a newfound appreciation for the process of innovation, where the act of asking unusual questions leads to unexpected solutions. Simone’s journey will leave you inspired to infuse inventive play into your own life, fostering creativity and problem-solving skills that can open doors to uncharted possibilities.