Kidictive Inc. Wins Emerging Innovator Award for Kids Technology at the
Toronto, ON - August 23, 2019 - Kidictive Inc. has been named the winner of the Kids Technology winner in the Canadian National Exhibition ("CNE") Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition, recognizing Canada's brightest innovators and their cutting edge inventions. The category featured companies focused on the health/education/entertainment of children. It could include everything from physical commodities to app-based learning, to coding, to emotional wellness.
KIDICTED™ an app that uses technology to inspire kids to put down their devices and get 'addicted' to the real world, is Kidictive Inc.'s first product to market. With many in the audience nodding knowingly, Michelle Gorman, Co-Founder and CEO presented, "We know that technology is here to stay, so we needed to find a way to work with it rather than constantly fighting against it."
On the win, Co-Founder and COO Laura McLaughlin said, "Not only was it exciting to pitch KIDICTED to the judging panel, the opportunity to meet parents and children throughout the three day event gave us even more motivation to launch KIDICTED in the Fall 2019." Kidictive Inc. took home the $5,000 category prize and was a finalist in the overall pitch competition that took place on Sunday, August 25th.
For the fourth year, the CNE has sparked innovation and support of the start up community through the Innovation Garage and the Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition. Awarding five category prizes of $5,000 and a grand prize of $25,000, the Emerging Innovators judging panel was comprised of industry experts in the innovation as well as investors. For more information:
About Kidictive Inc.
Kidictive Inc. was founded in September 2017 to help parents create a tech balanced life for their families. KIDICTED™ is Kidictive Inc.’s first product which is targeted to launch in the Fall 2019. The KIDICTED™ App helps kids put down their devices by inspiring them to PLAY, CREATE, IMAGINE, DISCOVER and CONNECT. Kidictive Inc., a Tech Place LaunchPad client, is a proud member of the Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and are recent recipients of Ontario Creates and OCE SmartStart grants which have helped fund their concept development.