The technology and innovation industry is one of the most alluring and competitive industries in the world. Every year it seems that thousands of new tech companies, websites, applications, and related firms are established. While most fizzle out within the first few years, or are beaten by a competitor, those that are successful can end up being huge successes.
For a new startup, a major factor that goes into determining its ultimate success is whether the company receives strong recognition. Being named an award finalist or even winner can help the company to attract more interest from venture capitalists, which are able to provide the capital necessary to help the company grow. This past week, one of the most sought after awards in the tech industry named its finalists, which included a number of very promising small companies.
At the 2016 Design Awards, ClassDojo was named a finalist for the company of the year, which is an award that is given to only the most promising companies in the industry. In total, over 1,700 different companies from 41 different countries located across the world applied for the award.
Class Dojo is an online application that is designed to help parents, teachers, and administrators connect in a more efficient manner. For decades, one of the biggest complaints that parents have is that they no longer have the ability to speak with teachers on a regular basis and do not know what is going on in the classroom. This can often lead to a student falling behind and receiving a poor grade without a parent knowing what happened.
With Class Dojo, this common complaint can be reduced significantly. Class Dojo is effectively a Communication platform that works by creating a positive culture with classrooms and schools. Today, 2 in 3 different schools around the country use this service, or something similar. Teachers use the system to post grades, post agendas for the upcoming week, given status updates about what is going on in the classroom, and anything else that is pertinent to know. This allows parents, teachers, and students to all are on the same page about what is going on in the classroom.