TiE Inflect 2018 Announces Woobo, Inc., as a 2018 TiE50 Winner

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3 min readMay 2, 2018


30 April, 2018 — Boston, MA, USA, Woobo, Inc., is excited to announce that it has been selected as a “2018 TiE50 Winner” for the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program recognizing the world’s most innovative tech startups. This awards competition is part of TiE Inflect 2018, the world’s largest conference for tech entrepreneurs.

“It’s a great honor for Woobo to be recognized as a ‘2018 TiE50 Winner’, said Feng Tan, co-founder and CEO of Woobo, Inc.

“At Woobo, we use cutting-edge robotics and AI technology to provide children with a smart companion who can talk, amuse, inspire, and grow alongside them and TiE is a great platform for a burgeoning tech startup like ours to be featured on.”

“TiE50 has become a global brand that attracts thousands of tech startups worldwide. This year, we screened more than 7400 companies from 28 countries and selected the best-of-breed as our “2018 TiE50 Finalists”. These companies are finalists in the ultimate runoff for the 50 winners. Our program has gained notoriety over the past decade as a competition run with the highest level of integrity and vigorous screening and judging by domain experts”. — Kamal Anand, TiE50 Program Chair.

“As a 26-year not-for-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and with a global footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, and investment professionals, we pride in the fact that we are one of very few competitions without any pay-to-play incentives” Ram K. Reddy, President, TiE Silicon Valley.

About TiE Inflect 2018:

TiE Inflect (previously TiEcon) is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global services providers. TiEcon 2017 attracted 5400+ attendees from across the world — including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. The conference 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, please visit http://www.tieinflect.org.

About TiE:

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a not-for-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is the world’s largest network of tech entrepreneurs. We are a cohesive global network with a footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, investment professionals, and other accomplished individuals. We operate from 60 cities in 16 countries. http://www.tieeco.org.

About Woobo Inc.:

Woobo Inc is an artificial intelligence startup creating an innovative smart toy named Woobo for children ages 5–9. Woobo is a soft, fluffy creature who engages children through interactive games, stories, jokes, and adventure activities. Using a combination of natural language processing, machine learning, and animated LCD display, Woobo provides age-appropriate answers to any question a child may have. Content is carefully curated and tailored to encourage question-asking, creativity, and imagination. The Woobo Team has worked extensively with children and their families to develop features such as voice-messaging, updated content, and engaging user experience. Woobo’s goal is to give children agency and inspiration to learn more about the world around them. Learn more about Woobo and the Woobo Team at www.woobo.io.