We are two parents who weren't winning the battle of the screen time. So instead, we embraced it and are building a platform to help inspire kids to strike a better, self-directed balance between screen time and real world activities.
And, with over 50% of kids aged 6-9 exceeding recommended screen time guidelines and that 48% of parents think they have too much screen time, we know we aren't alone in our concerns.
But, technology is here to stay! So, instead of saying 'no' to screen time, we are creating an environment where kids will be inspired to explore real world activities, learning and engagement. They will learn to self-direct their activities in the real world and yet still earn rewards in their virtual world bringing together - the best of both worlds!
Please check out our kIDICTED™ app and help us build a tech balanced life for all of our kids!
Michelle and Laura
was founded in 2017 by
Laura McLaughlin and Michelle Gorman with mission to help families build a tech balanced life for all of our kids
Through Silicon Halton, Kidictive has received support and access to a community of fellow entrepreneurs with a mutual interest in building innovation in Halton.
In August 2018, Kidictive was awarded an Ontario Creates grant under the Interactive Digital Media Concept Development fund to prototype and user test KIDICTED.
Becoming Kidictive has been a labour of love. One that we could not have undertaken without the support of our families, friends and a community of advisors, financial providers and enthusiasts. We thank you for your continued support!
In April 2018, Kidictive was accepted as a Haltech client. Through Haltech, Kidictive has received on-going mentorship, access to resources and sponsorship for grants and programs.
Through Haltech's sponsorship, Kidictive a successful application of the Ontario Centres of Excellent SmartStart Fund Grant. Debuting KIDICTED's MVP at Discovery 2019 in May, the funding
At Discovery 2019, Kidictive kicked off a Kickstarter campaign. We received our very first orders of KIDICTED and successfully funded our campaign.
Over the summer of 2019, Kidictive continued to complete the outstanding app features and content in preparation for full scale launch.
On August 23, 2019, Kidictive won the CNE Emerging Innovators Award for Kids Technology! And on October 23, 2019, Kidictive received the StartupCanada Women Founders Fund Grant.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Kidictive Inc. presented one of five 2019 Women Founders Fund Grants
Startup Canada and OnDeck Canada® announced the recipients of the 2019 Startup Canada Women Founders Fund for women entrepreneurs leading STEM businesses.
Friday, June 21, 2019
KIDICTED™ joins select few “Successfully Funded” mobile apps on Kickstarter
Kidictive Inc., makers of the KIDICTED app, successfully funded their “all or nothing” Kickstarter, meeting their $15,000 target four days before today’s end date.
Monday, October 28, 2019
TechPlace LaunchPad Company Kidictive Receives 2019 Women Founders Fund
TechPlace LaunchPad Company Kidictive was in Toronto for the 2019 Startup Canada Awards, one of five recipients of the Women Founders Fund.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Kidictive Inc. wins Emerging Innovators Kids Technology Award
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.