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PikMyKid
Private
IndustrySafety, Education
Founded2013
FounderSaravana “Pat” Bhava
Headquarters
Tampa Bay
Area served
Worldwide
Websitehttps://www.pikmykid.com

PikMyKid is a Tampa-based startup founded by Saravana “Pat” Bhava in 2013.[1][2][3]

Overview[edit | edit source]

The company helps the parents and teachers keep track of the kids, during and after the pickup time.[1][4][5][6] The application double verifies the parent’s identity by first checking the phone’s GPS location against the provided cell phone number and then by verifying the number matches with the phone number provided in the school files.[7] When the parent comes near the child’s school, the app automatically sends a message to the school about parents arrival for pick up, reducing traffic and chaos.[8][9]

Partners[edit | edit source]

The company signed a partnership of $115,000 with Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) in 2017.[7]

Funding[edit | edit source]

The company raised $1 million in the initial six months since the launch and has raised $2.2 million in funding from Florida Funders and DreamIt Accelerator.[5][10][9] Student Innovation Incubator(SII) funds and assists the company.[11]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

The company is recognized as the “10 Best Startups to work for in Tampa” by the career site Zippia.[12]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "How Software Is Taking On School Shootings". Fast Company. 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  2. "Pik My Kid: Local startup streamlines school dismissal process". 83Degrees. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  3. "4 local startups compete in latest Tampa Bay Area pitch contest". 83Degrees. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  4. Dunigan, Rodney (2017-07-28). "'PikMyKid' app created to help make the car line less stressful for parents, schools". WFTS. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Dollars and sense || Business Observer | Tampa Bay, Bradenton, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples". www.businessobserverfl.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  6. "Groceries are 'Shipt' home". Florida Trend. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Tampa Bay Transportation Agency Partners With Ride App Startup". Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  8. "New technology to track kids during school pickup times". 10NEWS. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Only two of the 17 companies in Dreamit's fall cohort will be in Philly for the program - Technical.ly Philly". Technical.ly Philly. 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  10. CNBC.com, Elaine Pofeldt, special to (2017-08-11). "Why popular tourist towns are becoming Silicon Valley copycats". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  11. "Student Innovation Incubator seeks to inspire entrepreneurs". The Oracle. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  12. "Tech Bytes: Tampa Bay WaVE joins Global Accelerator Network". 83Degrees. Retrieved 2018-02-21.


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