1871 Member Company MyChild Will Be the Fourth 1871 Company to Compete; Third Annual Demo Day For Google For Entrepreneurs North American Tech Hub Network
CHICAGO (April 12, 2016) — Google for Entrepreneurs (GFE) announced today that MyChild, an 1871 member company that helps early childhood education centers create paperless daily reports for parents, will compete in the 2016 Google for Entrepreneurs North American Tech Hub Network Demo Day. MyChild and other companies selected from across the network will travel to Google Headquarters in May to pitch their businesses to top investors.
“Google for Entrepreneurs has been an amazing partner, and their North American Tech Hub Network continues to provide unique opportunities to 1871’s member companies,” said 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman. “Being a part of the GFE network has truly been a distinguishing factor for 1871 and its members. MyChild is a great 1871 company with an incredibly diverse and passionate team, and we wish them the best of luck as they make their pitch at this year’s Demo Day.”
Google for Entrepreneurs selected technology startups from across North America to compete in their third annual Demo Day. These startups will travel to California from May 2 - 5, where they will pitch their businesses to venture capitalists and other leaders in the technology industry. During their time in California, founders will also receive mentoring, feedback, and support from Googlers and Silicon Valley veterans at an exclusive series of talks and workshops. Each of the competing startups is required to be headquartered in the United States and actively raising a Series A between one million and four million dollars. In past years, 1871 member companies inRentive, MarkITx and WeDeliver each won $100,000 investments from Steve Case following their pitches.
“MyChild is committed to improving early childhood education and parental engagement through technology,” said Hugo Augusto, founder and CEO of MyChild. “We are excited to have the opportunity to pitch our business at this year’s Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, and we look forward to highlighting 1871 and Chicago’s innovative startup ecosystem as we showcase our platform.”
MyChild is a SaaS platform that helps early childhood education centers to create paperless daily reports for parents. MyChild is unique because it allows centers to attach multiple photos to a custom report and connects those photos to each state's Early Learning Standards. This is critical for parents to understand their children's learning and development. MyChild sends more than 150,000 reports and 80,000 photos to parents every month across 40 U.S. states. 1871 COO Tom Alexander regularly receives MyChild reports – his children’s daycare is a client.
Google for Entrepreneurs enables tech hubs by providing them with technical content, business tools, and infrastructure upgrades so that they can support increasing demand from developers and startups. In addition to 1871 in Chicago, GFE tech hubs are located in Minneapolis, MN; Waterloo, Ontario; Nashville, TN; Durham, NC; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Montreal, Quebec; San Francisco, CA; Mexico City, Mexico; and Austin, TX.
Google for Entrepreneurs provides a range of programming, events, and support to each of its North American Tech Hubs, as well as a number of special opportunities to startups within the hubs. GFE partners with CODE2040 to facilitate an Entrepreneur in Residence program to support diversity initiatives at each of the tech hubs. Tech hub members also have the opportunity to participate in the GFE Blackbox Connect programs that occur throughout the year, as well as Google Exchange programs that occur around the world.
Google Demo Day takes place from 12:00pm - 2:00pm CT on May 4, 2016. The event will be streamed live through the Google For Entrepreneurs YouTube channel. Learn more at googledemoday.com.