CEO, Hopster TV
Nicholas Walters is founder and CEO of Hopster, the app that helps kids learn through the show they love.
Founded by Walters in late 2012, Hopster’s app combines hundreds of episodes of premium kids TV shows with a world of songs, games and learning interactivity. Now launched in three languages and over 100 countries, Hopster has topped the app store grossing charts in over 20 markets, and been recognized by Apple as a ‘Best Of’ apps of the year for two years running. The service was the winner of the prestigious award for ‘Best Streaming Video’ service at the Kidscreen Awards 2016.
Initially available via the Apple and Android App Stores, Hopster has since announced distribution partnerships with manufacturers and telco.s, including Vodafone, EE and Samsung.
Before founding Hopster Walters spent six years at Viacom International Media Networks, most recently as General Manager for Russia and CIS.
Walters is a Children’s BAFTA Juror (2014), and was named both the UK’s Startup Entrepreneur of the Year (2015) and one of TechCityInsiders’s 100 people helping redefine digital business in Britain (2015). He is a recovering strategy consultant