The parent-teacher communication app won the TiE50 Top Startup award at the annual TiEcon entrepreneurship conference in Silicon Valley
(Redmond, WA) May 16, 2017 –– The fast-growing teacher-parent communication app Bloomz has been selected as one of the Top Startup winners of the prestigious TiE50 Awards. The awards, which recognize the world’s most innovative tech startups, were announced on Friday, May 5th, at the Santa Clara Convention Center during TiE Silicon Valley’s annual tech entrepreneurship conference, TiEcon.
“We are thrilled to have Bloomz recognized as a 2017 TiE50 Top Startup Winner,” said Chaks Appalabattula, the CEO of Bloomz. “What started as a solution to a basic need we saw for teachers and parents has grown into an essential tool for parent-to-school communication in the 21st century, currently in use by teachers in thousands of schools across the US and many other countries around the world. We’re incredibly humbled to see the difference Bloomz is making in the lives of teachers, parents, and students.”
Bloomz is a teacher communication app that provides real-time updates, event and volunteer coordination (including parent-teacher conference signups), and community-building tools to engage with today’s generation of parents. The highly rated app also allows schools to be proactive with their communication, helping teachers reduce communication and coordination time, and getting parents and families involved.
According to TiE50 program co-chair Daniel Zimmer, “TiE50 has become a global brand that attracts thousands of companies worldwide. We screened more than 1,303 companies this year and selected the most innovative 50 companies as TiE50 Winners. TiE50 company presentations were well received at the conference. As a not-for-profit, our vigorous screening and judging adopts multiple regression techniques to ensure process integrity.”
The TiE50 program is in its ninth year. This year, the screening committee included 31 accomplished domain experts and influencers. Judges included senior executives, venture capitalists, and marquee tech entrepreneurs.
TiEcon is an annual tech entrepreneurship conference put on by TiE Silicon Valley, a not-for-profit organization in its 25th year. The conference attracts loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. TiEcon 2017 attracted 6,000+ attendees from across the world—including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. TiEcon was listed by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information on TiEcon, visit TiEcon.org.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a non-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is a 320,000+ network with 14,000+ members and operates cohesively through 61 chapter locations in 18 countries.
Bloomz is the free mobile and web app that connects educators with parents in a secure, social, private environment. In Bloomz, parents feel more connected than they ever have to their children’s world, and teachers have more time than ever before, because they have everything they need in one simple-to-use tool. Learn more at Bloomz.com.