Interview with Joel on Smart Finger Puppets
Joel Angeles is an entrepreneur interested in teaching kids skills like empathy and compassion through games and toys.
I got to chat with Joel to learn more about how he aims to improve happiness and well-being thorugh education. Our interview is below:
Can you tell me a bit about what you do to help others improve their well-being?
Our company is a Benefit Corporation where our purpose is to create a general public benefit including, but not limited to, the specific public benefit of promoting quality education and saving lives, one child at a time. We are implementing emotional intelligence in our project, Smart Finger Puppet, by educating the future generations to have the courage to follow their heart and intuition, widening circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty, and embracing the virtues of the heart to contribute to human welfare, happiness, peace, prosperity and good will for all. The company provides children the opportunity to utilize their touchscreen devices with Smart Finger Puppet® by offering quality toys that are fair trade, eco-friendly, and integrating technology platforms such as educational Apps. We also donate part of our proceeds to Boys and Girls Club, Nanodays Festival, and Toys for Tots, and other nonprofit charitable organization for children. Our website is
In what ways does your work affect the people you work with?
We are bringing awareness to the future generations about the artisans who manufacture the Smart Finger Puppets by hand. We believe in manufacturing products that promote fair wages, opportunity, and sustainable economy locally, and globally.
What got you interested in improving happiness and well-being?
I have worked for many industries such as aerospace, semiconductor, pharmaceutical/medical, and electronics for a while. But I realized that my heart and intuition wanted me to do something greater than myself aside from just making money. I invented Smart Finger Puppet as motivational learning toys to tap into the depths of these young minds to nurture their fullest potential. My mission is to educate the future generation to create products or technologies that promote higher quality of life for the betterment of humanity.
What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to continue manufacturing products for kids and adults to inspire them to bring the best out of themselves. Products that bring people together specially kids to care for each others well-being, and products that are also safe for animals, and the environment. We want to create products with this mission in mind and heart.