|What problem are you solving?||[This pitch is brought to you by Startuplister] Did you know that the number of words a child hears before age four is one of the biggest predictors of their future cognitive, social, and emotional success? Over 30 years of research has proven that it\’s critical to talk to children during this period of rapid brain growth and development.By age four, a child can be 30 million words ahead, or 30 million words behind. This is known as the \”Word Gap.\” |
This research, along with our passion for education, inspired us to create the Starling. Put simply, the Starling uses technology to empower parents to become their child’s first (and most important) teacher. With the right exposure to words, you can literally change your child’s trajectory —for life.
As parents and educators, We designed the Starling with every kid in mind.
|What is your solution?||The Starling is a smart little device that tracks the number of words a child says and hears each day. Why is word tracking important? Because 82% of brain development happens in the first 3 years of life and research tells us that early vocabulary exposure is the most important thing parents and caregivers can do to impact their child\’s trajectory.And the Starling isn\’t just smart, it’s intuitive. Paired with our smart phone app, the Starling not only gives personalized information and analytics for each child, but it also provides information and suggests activities and challenges to help parents and caregivers engage more with their children and give them the best start in life. |
With the Starling parents and caregivers can…
– Set word goals for their child
The Goal: less anxiety, more enjoyment, and a smarter child!
|How will you make money?||Early bird pricing on Indiegogo – $129 – includes device, attachments, charger and software.|
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?|| |
|Founders Names||Nicola Boyd|
|What type of funding has the company received?||NA|
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