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June 13, 2019
With Caribu This Latina Founder Is Working To Connect Grandparents And Their Grandchildren
June 13, 2019
Maxeme Tuchman knew two things for certain - she was going to build a startup that helped connect families and she was going to do it in Miami. "We saw a picture of a soldier trying to read a book to his daughter through a webcam and it broke our hearts," explains Tuchman.
Meet the 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class - AT&T People | Planet | Possibilities
June 13, 2019
I love getting to meet and learn from innovators from all walks of life. When people from diverse backgrounds - geographically, culturally, ethnically or professionally - come together to address social challenges, the results are awe-inspiring. We believe we found the most promising entrepreneurs from all over the country, with varied backgrounds, who offer solutions to problems they've personally seen or experienced in education.
California Live Nick Lachey on Family, Caribu app
June 13, 2019
Nick Lachey tells us how he keeps in touch with his kids when he's on the road.
Hillary Clinton, Viola Davis, Ronan Farrow to Headline 9th Women in the World Summit
June 13, 2019
Less than a month after The New York Times ended its financial ties with Tina Brown's Women in the World live event conference business, the company has announced that Hillary Clinton, Viola Davis, Ronan Farrow, Sheila Nevins and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Lisa Murkowski will headline its upcoming 9th annual Women in the World Summit in New York.
Launch | SXSW EDU 2019 Competitions | SXSW EDU
June 13, 2019
The eighth annual Launch competition will take place at SXSW EDU 2019. This exciting event provides a platform for entrepreneurs seeking feedback, investment, strategic partnerships, and exposure, to present their early-stage company before a panel of industry experts, early adopters, investors, and educators as well as the live SXSW EDU audience.
Seven Innovations That Made a Splash at This Year's SXSW
June 13, 2019
smithsonian.com When it got started more than 30 years ago, South by Southwest (SXSW) was a mere music festival. Today the Austin, Texas festival and conference is about music, film, art, technology, education, design, sustainability and pretty much anything else, drawing tens or even hundreds of thousands during its 10-day run.
California Live Nick Lachey on Family, Caribu app
June 13, 2019
Nick Lachey tells us how he keeps in touch with his kids when he's on the road.
Imagine being able to read to your children no matter where you are.
June 13, 2019
Maxeme Tuchman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Caribu. Tuchman is from Miami but worked with the White House during a Fellowship in D.C., ran Teach For America Miami-Dade and was a Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher.
Startups embrace "famtech"
June 11, 2019
More than 17 million millennial women in the U.S. have become mothers, according to National Center for Health Statistics. And, of course, that demographic-people born 1981 to 1996-have digital technology, especially mobile phones, practically in their blood. So it's only natural this generation of parents would look to their smartphones for assistance.
Can Storytime Become Big Business? (#34, Caribu) | The Pitch
June 6, 2019
Max Tuchman is on a roll with Caribu, an app that lets parents and kids read together virtually. But can she convince investors that early success will lead to future returns?
Global EdTech Investments And Outlook: 10 EdTech Companies You Should Know About
June 6, 2019
Last year, David Bainbridge, CEO of UK-based Knowledgemotion, published an article on TechCrunch titled "Edtech is the Next Fintech." According to Bainbridge, a new education world has begun with investments in edtech set to reach $252 billion globally by 2020. Digital technologies are starting to transform education.
Alumni Profiles
June 1, 2019
In celebration of our tenth competition, we're revisiting past winners and finalists to see how their enterprises are doing and asking them for advice they would share with those entering this year's EBPC. Osmosis seeks to empower the world's clinicians and caregivers with the best medical learning experience possible, making it easier to learn, gain, and update medical knowledge.
Miami Technology Leaders of the Year | Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
June 1, 2019
Technology Leaders are individuals, organizations and companies that are leaders in the South Florida technology community. These leaders guide the effective use of technology to improve Miami business performance or to develop new markets or products, and they have made significant positive contributions to the South Florida technology community.
Miami startup Caribu wins worldwide competition and $100,000 | The Starting Gate
June 1, 2019
By Nancy Dahlberg / ndahlberg@miamiherald.com Caribu CEO Maxeme Tuchman took home the big check at a global startup competition. Tuchman beat out 19 other top teams from around the world at the Challenge Cup Global Finals, sponsored by accelerator and seed fund 1776 and Revolution, an investment firm started by...
From Bloomberg's Office And Obama's White House To EdTech CEO -- How This Latina Did It
June 1, 2019
From English as a second language to CEO, Maxeme Tuchman has trailblazed across the worlds of academia, politics and business. Find out how this Latina went from Teach for America to Mayor Bloomberg's Office and Obama's White House on her way to building one of EdTech's most promising companies.
June 1, 2019
Maxeme Tuchman of Caribu wins South Florida award at Demand Solutions Start-up Challenge | The Starting Gate
June 1, 2019
Maxeme Tuchman, CEO of Caribu, was the South Florida winner of the Miami Dade College - InterAmerican Development Bank "Demand Solutions" Start-up Challenge that featured nearly 20 start-ups from Latin America and Miami, most owned by women entrepreneurs. Tuchman took home the $15,000 prize and the "Most Innovative Startup in...
California Live Nick Lachey on Family, Caribu app
June 1, 2019
Nick Lachey tells us how he keeps in touch with his kids when he's on the road.
Interactive Remote Reading Startup, Caribu Raises $1.3 Million - EdSurge News
June 1, 2019
TELL ME A STORY: Caribu, a Miami-based developer of an app that connects parents and children via video call for reading and drawing activities, has ...
Endeavor Miami Launches ScaleUp Accelerator Program - Miami
May 22, 2019
Endeavor Miami has announced the launch of their ScaleUp Program, a cohort-based five-month program for companies with a market-tested business model seeking to scale their businesses faster. The program is a staple of other Endeavor offices around the world and looks to support leading early-stage companies with strong impact potential in the South Florida ecosystem.
8 startups helping moms get back to work after having kids
May 12, 2019
More women perform paid labor, yet spend the same amount of time caring for children than they did 50 years ago. Since the US government offers little help to working mothers, some entrepreneurial parents took matters into their own hands.
Steve Case: Miami clearly is on the rise as a startup city but the work isn't done - Refresh Miami
May 3, 2019
By Nancy Dahlberg Miami is "poised for takeoff" as a global startup city as long as everyone doubles down and continues making the entrepreneurial ecosystem a priority, said Revolution's Steve Case on Thursday, as the bright red "Rise of the Rest" bus rolled through town on Thursday.
World Changing Ideas 2019: All the winners, finalists, and honorable mentions
April 8, 2019
HONORABLE MENTIONS WINNER A natural coating to keep produce fresh longer, cutting down on wasted food in supermarkets. FINALISTS HONORABLE MENTIONS WINNER Butterfly iQ, Butterfly Network A cheap and portable way to perform ultrasounds. FINALISTS HONORABLE MENTIONS WINNER An online service designed to be "the TurboTax for bankruptcy," giving people who can't afford lawyers access to this important legal tool to deal with debt.
8 Inspiring Quotes from Trailblazing Women
March 8, 2019
On International Women's Day, we sought words of inspiration from those who overcome obstacles day by day, and persist in their pursuit of ingenuity and innovation.
TheVentureCity brings Google Launchpad to Miami
March 1, 2019
Starting in March, from Monday 18th until Friday 22nd, 12 startups will enter the launch platform prepared by Google and TheVentureCity. What's the mission? Generating hypergrowth for these companies. To achieve it, the companies will address challenges related to product, engineering, growth, and the use of data in decision-making and culture.
Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition - EdSurge News
March 1, 2019
All the world's a stage when you're a startup, and life becomes a pitch in front of investors, advisers, reporters, partners and potential acquirers. Those hats were represented in the panel of judges at this week's SXSW EDU Launch Competition, which included Bridget Burns, executive director of the University Innovation Alliance; Vince Chan, co-founder at Creta Ventures; Jonathan Rochelle, product management director at Google for Education; and your correspondent.
Nick Lachey Reveals Why Romance With Wife Vanessa Is Successful: Do They Plan To Have More Kids?
February 28, 2019
Nick Lachey, 45, and his wife of 7 years Vanessa Lachey's relationship owes its success to "communication." In an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife, the 98 Degrees lead singer and Charmed star told us how he continues to make his marriage work so well with the Top Chef Junior host.
Nick Lachey Shares Parenting Tips Discusses Caribu Partnership
January 28, 2019
Nick Lachey is 100 percent devoted to being a dad. That means that when the 45-year-old singer is on the road, touring solo or with band 98 Degrees, he has to find a way to be present for kids Phoenix Robert, 2, Brooklyn Elisabeth, 4, and Camden John, 6, with wife Vanessa.
What Happened in The FQ Lounge @ Davos: Day Two - The Female Quotient
January 23, 2019
Challenging gender stereotypes, redefining what it means to be a good leader, getting more diversity at the table: Day two in The FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ Davos saw more leaders amplifying action steps for change. Here are some of the day's highlights.
Why Nick Lachey Prefers to Leave Wife Vanessa and Their Children Home While He's Out on Tour
January 14, 2019
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California Live Nick Lachey on Family, Caribu app - KNSD NBC San Diego
January 1, 2019
Pilot Robert Delleo has been flying for the N.C. Forest Service for 10 years and says it's not unheard-of to hit a bird as you're skimming just above the treetops over a wildfire.What he really worries about, though, is the possibility of hitting a drone, which fly at that same altitude and are just as impossible to see when you're moving at more than 200 mph."Birds are flesh and bone.
This Startup Is Rethinking the Video Call--for the Benefit of Children
November 26, 2018
Video conferencing wasn't designed with children in mind. For Alvaro Sabido, CTO and co-founder of Caribu, that fact hit home when he saw a photo on Facebook of a dad in uniform struggling to read a book to his child through a webcam on his laptop.
Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Business Traveler Gifts - Business Travel Life
November 21, 2018
Are you searching for the perfect gift for the business traveler in your life? We know business travelers spend a lot of time away from home. We found some cool products to help business travelers stay connected with home on the go. We also found some business traveler gifts to make frequent travel better and more comfortable!
Caribu CEO Maxeme Tuchman on Miami's immigrant hustle - Bizwomen
November 20, 2018
Frustrated with the slow-to-change world of education, Maxeme Tuchman was drawn to the fast-paced startup world and its possible solutions for what she saw as a flawed system. She would see firsthand the disparities in education along race and income lines after serving in such positions as White House Fellow for the U.S.
Female entrepreneurs reveal best and worst advice they've had
October 26, 2018
When Shelley Zalis went to pitch her online research company to potential buyers, she was handed a presentation bankers had put together that screamed "normal." The founder of OTX, who went on to become CEO of The Female Quotient and creator of The Girls' Lounge, said the black and white deck was filled with tiny numbers and yawn-worthy content that made her company look completely unrecognizable to the one she'd built.
Why 500 Startups is betting on Miami, and so should you
October 18, 2018
I am a Mexican who grew up in the "small" town of Guadalajara, Mexico (6M people, but feels small compared to Mexico City's 20M+ population). I've had the privilege of studying and working in the LATAM, European and US markets, and calling world-class metropolises like Mexico City, Paris and New York my home.
AT&T-backed startup Caribu raises $1.3M - South Florida Business Journal
October 18, 2018
A Miami-based startup whose platform allows parents to read together with children through an interactive video call has raised new capital to expand. Caribu secured $1.3 million this week with investments from telecommunications giant AT&T (NYSE: T) and Washington, D.C.-based investment firm Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.
Caribu: EdTech digitizes story time to bring families together
October 4, 2018
Our daily lives have been transformed by technology, and it has changed how we communicate across distances. Progress in this space has evolved the ability to have digital face-to-face conversations, something that would have been almost unimaginable even two decades ago.
Be Curious Partners provides funding to parenting app Kinedu
September 1, 2018
Be Curious Partners, an Atlanta-based venture capital fund has invested in Kinedu, an up and coming parenting and baby learning and development app. Be Curious Partners are focusing on organisations that are trying to redefine parenting with cutting edge app and technology. Apart from this funding, the company also completed the investment in Caribu.com, a video [...]
Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs' Biggest Challenges in 2018 - EdSurge News
August 4, 2018
If you've ever wondered what goes on in an edtech company's board meeting, or what keeps founders up at night, here was your chance to find out. Earlier this month in New York City, the AT&T Aspire Accelerator, AT&T's program that finds, develops, and invests in promising edtech companies from around the world, hosted an afternoon of mock board meetings with its 2018 cohort.
Caribu - App Review
August 1, 2018
Read storybooks face-to-face, even when far apart. Read Common Sense Media's Caribu review, age rating, and parents guide.
Baby Hacks with Amanda Mushro - Coffee With America
June 24, 2018
Even though it's the beginning of summer, by the time we get to the end of the summer when people are getting all their last minute summer bucket list items accomplished, expectant parents across the country will be getting ready to be part of the busiest seasons for new births!
5 Q's With Maxeme Tuchman, Co-Founder of Caribu
May 30, 2018
We sat down with Maxeme Tuchman, Co-Founder of Caribu, to learn more about her entrepreneurial journey and what advice she would give other women founders. Q. Tell us what prompted you to start your venture, Caribu? I've worked at almost every level of education from being a public school teache
Children's Software Education Platform Caribu Featured On Fox5 Good Day NY
April 13, 2018
Caribu, a new app designed to make it easy to read alout to your children from anywhere in the world, was recently featured on Fox5 Good Day NY.
Quotes From 10 Inspiring Women on Understanding Your Value
April 13, 2018
4 min read The ninth annual Women in the World conference in New York City brought together authors, activists, politicians, innovators and entrepreneurs to share their expertise and perspective about the strides women have achieved in the world of work and the progress that still must be made.
Read Bedtime Stories Together, Even From a Distance
March 27, 2018
Caribu lets adults and children read storybooks together from a distance, like a hybrid of Kindle and FaceTime. Best for children aged 0-7 and long distance parents or grandparents, Caribu has video chat and screen sharing capabilities, as well as a collection of digital storybooks and activities built into its app-based platform.
Miami Startup Wins $100K from Revolution at 1776 Challenge Cup
March 23, 2018
While The Wharf's expansive concert venue The Anthem is typically where you go to see big names like The Foo Fighters or Jack White play live, Thursday night's crew was there for an entirely different reason: a startup pitch competition.
The Ultimate Guide to Deployment Resources for Military Kids
February 8, 2018
MilSpouse Life Inside: Discover programs, products and free resources to help military kids get through a parent's military deployment. These are the best deployment resources for military kids. No matter their age, military kids may struggle during deployment. Some act sad and lonely when they miss their deployed parent.
Meet the 2018 Challenge Cup Finalists
February 1, 2018
Where Revolution Begins
5 Tips For Attracting Female Customers
January 10, 2018
On a global scale, more women are in the workforce, and within the household they drive 70-80 percent of all consumer purchasing decisions. Women also have a "multiplying effect" in that they make purchasing decisions not only for their immediate and extended family, but are also influential with other women and friends.
Caribu co-founder Maxeme Tuchman named WITW 2017 Toyota Mother of Invention
December 5, 2017
Maxeme Tuchman was named the 2017 Toyota Mother of Invention on Monday night at the Women in the World Texas Salon. The honor was presented by Lisa Materazzo, Toyota's vice president of marketing and communications, who told the audience that the automaker has honored 19 entrepreneurs over the last five years and delivered the exciting news to Tuchman.
SPARK Hollywood hosts start-up business pitch competition
May 26, 2017
SPARK Hollywood, a part of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leadership Hollywood program, hosted a Start-Up Pitch competition at the Hollywood ArtsPark - Visual Arts Pavilion and Gallery on May 11. The competition was similar to the hit TV show Shark Tank where business owners with a new c
3 Inspirational Moments from Women Founders
March 2, 2017
Inspiration can come from many places. Whether it's your family, your coworkers, or the inspirational posters hanging on your wall, there are plenty of sources that promote keeping your eyes on the prizes. For founders building a business, staying motivated and keeping their team focused is incredibly important to breeding success.
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