ScreenRetriever, along with nine other start-up companies from the Boston area, took part in Mass Innovation Nights at the IBM Innovation Center in Waltham on Thursday, Jan 13th. We put our best foot forward in a nail-biting voting contest to win one of the four spots to present at #MIN22 (as it is known on Twitter). ScreenRetriever came in second! ScreenRetriever’s CEO, Gary Warzynski, presented our innovative new monitoring software that allows parents to parent online just as they do offline.
More than 100 people from the business community came to the ScreenRetriever booth to learn more about our technology, and the enthusiasm for our product was amazing. The statistic we shared that truly flabbergasted the most people is that porn is the 4th most popular search term for kids 7 and under.
Thanks to our appearance at MassInno, follow-up conversations at all levels of the business world are scheduled. A few attendees will put us in touch with their town parent organizations to help get the word out about ScreenRetriever. A few would like to be beta testers, and a few requested to be put on email lists for the MAC version soon to be available. One person sent me a Facebook infographic for the ScreenRetriever blog. Everyone understood the need for a product to help parents teach children how to behave and keep safe while online and that ultimately this is a parent’s responsibility. People especially loved that ScreenRetriever is not intended to be invasive and that it’s transparent, children know you’re using it.
Mass Innovation Night was a great experience and we made some great connections. I highly recommend this event if you want to get the word out about your product. As a result of Mass Innovation Nights, ScreenRetriever is included in this week’s Startup Watch on the Mass High Tech site. Thanks to Bobbie Carlton and the team at Mass Inno!