Starling Wins Best of Baby Tech 2016
PALO ALTO, CA — (January 7, 2016) — VersaMe, the company building tools to improve your child’s brain development, has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Best of Baby Tech Awards in the Baby Learn and Play category by The Bump, a leading pregnancy and parenting company that reaches millions of parents each year.
An esteemed panel of judges chose eighteen total finalists representing breakthrough technologies that alleviate the challenges of parenting. The finalists showcased their products at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
“VersaMe’s goal is to start a revolution in mindset when it comes to early education,” said Chris Boggiano, cofounder of VersaMe and father of two. “Thirty years of research tells us that 90% of a child’s brain growth happens before they start school. Since child-directed talk is like a miracle drug for young brains, we built the Starling to encourage parents to do more of the one thing that can set kids up for success in life: engage.”
VersaMe is the creator of the Starling, a wearable education device designed to promote parent-child engagement. The Starling is a smart little device that counts the number of words your child says and hears each day. Paired with a smartphone app, the Starling not only gives you personalized information and analytics for your child, but it also suggests activities to help ensure your little one is on track to reach for the stars. The Starling does not record anything that is said — it simply counts words as they pass by.
Started by parents and driven by research, VersaMe was founded by brothers Chris and Jon Boggiano and Nicki Boyd. All three, recent Stanford Business School graduates, together realized that pairing the latest research with wearable technology can positively change parents’ behavior and ultimately impact children’s intelligence. VersaMe is focused on changing the notion that education starts with kindergarten, and on improving education for every child regardless of their background.
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