Browse Month: August 2016

ClassDojo Changes The Relationship Between Parent Teacher and Students

Sam Chaudhary earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from the University of Cambridge and Liam Don was doing research at the University of Durham. When they met in 2007 they became fast friends. They both had decided that because of their practical teaching experience they wanted to create and launch an education tech start-up company but they had one problem and that was what would their new company be able to do in the education market. To answer this question and to solve other problems, Sam and Liam decided to start from scratch by interviewing teachers.

They initially started doing teacher interviews in Paco Alto, California. They were both in the United States on tourist visas when they started this quest but their Visas expired after 90 days and the pair had to leave the States and go back to the United Kingdom. But that didn’t stop them, they kept asking the same question to every educator they found or met in the United Kingdom too. The question that they asked educators was “What’s the worst part of teaching?” After they began to collect the data from this question a pattern arose. The pattern was that the teaching and learning experience was not being shared with everyone involved in the student’s life. To get the best student results both Liam and Don thought that not only the teachers but also the parents and the students had to become involved in the process. And it was this sharing aspect made available through their revolutionary new application named ClassDojo that made sharing the child’s experiences possible.

Today just five years after its introduction, ClassDojo has millions of users worldwide. ClassDojo is being used by two-thirds of all schools across the world. This includes public, private, and charter schools and schools in 90% of school districts. It is also used in schools in over 180 countries across the world. The reason for its acceptance is easy to understand because of what the application does; it simply allows the teacher, parents, and students to connect within the classroom and not only get but also give feedback to all of the party’s involved with the teaching experience.

ClassDojo has become so popular that last summer in 2015 Lindsay McKinley, head of communications at ClassDojo, said that over 500,000 people downloaded their mobile app. This was more downloads than the mobile-app behemoths Yelp and Tinder. The reason for this seems pretty clear too. ClassDojo allows students to be encouraged to learn any kind of skill or value — whether it’s working hard, being kind or helping others. It also gives students a voice and a place where they can showcase and share their learning experiences by adding photographs and even videos to their own portfolios. It also allows students to share these moments with their parents. This also helps engage the child’s parents in the child’s learning experience. In addition, it also turns the child’s classroom into a shared digital community.

Because of its unique character, ClassDojo has raised $21 million dollars in a series B round of venture funding along with an initial $8.5 million dollars it raised in its first institutional funding along with $1.6 million dollars in seed money. In addition to its ability to attract investors, ClassDojo is one of the fastest growing education technology companies of all time.

Marc Sparks Helps Find Business Talent

Being in business was not a decision that came easy to me. I am someone who has been involved in multiple careers. My first love was health care but then I had kids quickly and decided that I needed to stay home and be with them. This decision was not made lightly.

When they went back to school, I wanted to go back to work. But I wasn’t sure where to begin. When I heard about someone who could help me make such decisions, I was happy to work with him. That someone was Pittsburgh entrepreneur Marc Sparks.

Finding The Right Help

I had many ideas about the kind of business I might decide to start. But deciding where to begin at all. A friend told me about Marc Sparks. I’ve been following his career for several years. As someone who loves to learn about people and their hard work they do, I was instantly attracted to his idealism and his obvious love of people.

I knew that working with him would be great. I also knew that he was obviously someone I could find help from as he was so clearly a caring and thoughtful person. He has been in the Pittsburgh area for many years, as part of our community.

A Vibrant Local Community

As I looked around the area, I realized that I could find company and help. Marc Sparks has started Spark Tank. This is a regionally based endeavor that offers help to people like me who may have a basic background in the field but aren’t quite sure where we should start.

According to Angel.co, Marc Sparks has a roster of experts at Spark Tank, all of them with a great many years of experience and a desire to help people like me who need access to such assistance to reach our goals in life.

Maximizing Success

At Spark Tank, the goal is to look for ways to help maximize success. You get intensive sessions that are devoted to the needs of your business. I learned about concepts I had not known before such as tactical marketing efforts and all kinds of methods of communications. I found everyone here to be so helpful.

They are such caring people. Thanks to his help and the help of his staffers, I was able to gain the kind of push I needed to start my own business and feel confident about it.

Read more:

Marc Sparks (Author of They Can’t Eat You) – Goodreads

Talk Fusion Success

Talk Fusion is a video communication service that has transformed the lives of many in the recent times. The company was founded several years ago by Bob Reina. The application has been very successful and it is currently considered the number one video application in many nations. During a recent study, the application was found to be doing very well in Japan and Switzerland.

Talk Fusion was started with the main aim of helping businesses to grow. The products from the company are marketed from one person to the other by independent associates. Many people who have had the opportunity to use the video communication service from Talk Fusion say that it is the best thing that happened in their businesses. Most of these people say that the application is efficient and one of the fastest in the market. The video application is also compatible with most of the devices that are used in the modern market. The customers say that they experienced fewer issues when using the Talk Fusion communication service.

When using the Talk Fusion video communication service, it is easy to communicate with people from all the parts of the globe. This has made the company to receive many positive reviews compared to its competitors. The HD service in the application is perfect, and the location of the client does not affect their communication.

According to Bob Reina, this is just the beginning of success. The company is planning for bigger and better services in the recent future. The company is planning to introduce more apps in the market. To ensure that they acquire more clients, the company will soon be launching a thirty day free trial. Many consumers are already excited about the idea, and they are looking forward to enjoying the services they will get.

Bob Reina started Talk Fusion when he realized that consumers did not have a good and reliable video communication service that would help them, especially when advertising businesses. Bob Reina has worked in the telecommunication industry for many years. He also has a natural talent that has played a significant role in starting the company. As the CEO of Talk Fusion, Reina has promoted the use of video technology.

 

Polls Show Hotel Guests Prefer Ammenities

A recent poll of hotel guests across all ages, regions, and hotel quality levels shows that everyone prefers amenities and items of value above everything else. Across the board, those amenities that most establishments are capable of offering at no cost, such as wifi, breakfast, and parking are what the vast majority of guests are interested in. Additionally, younger generations of customers prefer online to in person options, and don’t use loyalty programs choosing price and convenience over collected perks.

Terry Baltes is a commercial real estate specialist and leasing manager, who works with clients in the Dayton, Ohio area. Focusing on investors and potential investment properties, Baltes is able to really focus on helping the clients that it has in order to give them the best possible returns on their properties. By working to attract quality buyers that are interested in properties that feature everything desired in a commercial, industrial, or entertainment venues.

Baltes is able to work at a local, national, and international level in order to find buyers for clients in all areas of Dayton. Smart marketing practices are employed and portfolios that best represent each property are also a huge part of the real estate program used. Baltes is a trusted and well experienced real estate agent in Ohio who has been helping investors for decades. Many of the clients that Terry Baltes works with now are repeat clients or referrals from prior clients that he has been able to secure through successful real estate transactions.

More information for Terry Baltes:

http://www.spokeo.com/Terry-Baltes

How To Choose A Good Lawyer In Brazil

Are you in search of the right lawyer to handle your legal case in Brazil? Do you want to choose a lawyer who is well experienced and reputable?

Legal matters can occur for any number of foreseen and unforeseen reasons. Debt and money problems, business dealings and contracts, family issues and other problems. Often, you can resolve minor legal problems without hiring a professional, but when you are not sure what to do or how to approach the matter, it is advisable to get professional help.

If you have a legal dispute with a partner or other business associate, it’s extremely important to find a lawyer who handles business law cases or corporate litigation.

The Internet has many reliable resources for finding a lawyer or law firm. Some are more reputable and reliable than others, however, so choose one carefully. Conduct a lawyer search and choose the right one for your situation.

The law firm or lawyer you choose to represent you during your business dispute litigation matter is important because the way the case is resolved can have a huge impact on the current and future well-being of your company.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has many years of experience and effective litigation strategies and negotiation skills that have resulted in favorable resolution of cases for countless clients. He has maintained great reputation and high level of excellence for a long time. From the very beginning, Ricardo Tosto is focused on reaching a resolution that meets his clients’ business needs so they can move forward with confidence.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho handles high-profile corporate and commercial disputes. Mr Ricardo Tosto represents large and small companies, corporations, entrepreneurs, high-profile individuals and many others in business disputes and corporate law matters. As a company and corporate litigation attorney, Ricardo Tosto is a well-known name in the Brazilian legal system. Not only is Mr. Ricardo Tosto competent, he shows the utmost care and respect for his clients. In the initial consultation, he listens to his clients’ problems and learn their goals, so his approach reflects the client’s needs.

More information for Ricardo Tosto:

https://leitetostoinforma.wordpress.com/category/ricardo-tosto/

Eucatex: Bringing Brazilian Gold Since the 50’s

Eucatex is one of Brazil’s biggest success stories. A company based on the idea production can take place while making small impact on the Earth turned into big profits for the Malufs, the company who has helmed Eucatex since the beginning.

Formed in 1951, Eucatex was created as a ceiling tile plant but with a twist. The family behind Eucatex believed that their products would benefit from using the eucalyptus tree as the key ingredient to their product.

Eucatex hoped this would lower their carbon footprint while creating an acoustic rich tile. Such ideas proved successful and it was not long after that Eucatex established offices in Buenos Aires. In time the company would ship to over 50 countries and create plants throughout South America. Recently, Eucatex is working a new line of paints while working on a new forestry leasing program.

Born in 1967, Flavio became part of a long line of successful entrepreneurs and innovators. As a mechanical engineering graduate from Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) Flavio Maluf kept to the high standards of his family and the ideals used to establish Eucatex. Flavio spent time abroad, studying business at New York University before returning home to Brazil.

Flavio began his time in the family business as part of the production division. After some time he moved through the sectors of Eucatex before gaining an executive position in the late 90’s. It would be just under a year later that Flavio would gain the title of president. It is through his innovation that Eucatex has been able to continue the trends of small environmental impact and business expansions and growing profits.

Small carbon footprints and big gains might have been unheard of decades ago. But for Eucatex and the Malufs, sticking to such goals proved beneficial and helped the company expand past the borders of its native Brazil. More products being added to the catalog and more plants opening, Eucatex is proof an industrial group can make big bucks while being green friendly.  Flavio continues his message of securing the future for new entrepreneurs, and echoes those points on Twitter.

Who is Shaygan Kheradpir?

Shaygan has a twenty-eight years’ experience in telecom industry and financial services industries. http://www.lightreading.com/optical/packet-optical/kheradpirs-coriant-comeback/a/d-id/718548

He is a great leader and mentor to many. He has in the past worked as CEO of Juniper Networks, worked in Barclays PLC and before that he was an executive at the Verizon and GTE. He has been impactful in every place he worked e.g. While operating in the Barclays; he headed the creation of the bank’s transform program across 50 countries with thousands of employees. Coriant has sure captured a great person to be its leader and lead the organization to greater heights.

Having acquired a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Shaygan has risen above this to explore the finance world and his excellent leadership skills speaking on his behalf at every organization he had to pass before the appointment at Conant. Throughout his career, he has enabled mission-driven teams to drive change to customers, investors, employees and the community as a whole. His desire to explore not being left out which has facilitated the significant technological influence in the past.

In as far as people are anticipating great difference leadership from the former CEO to the current, Shaygan it sure will be quite impactful to the company, its competitors, and the entire world, who are the clients of the enterprise. Accept the change and work hand in hand with the great leader for a transformational experience in the corporate life of the operation and that of the clients as well. Every manager requires a team to be productive, and to make a great impact; the enterprise needs every stakeholder to support them in their endeavors. It’s not one-way traffic. It’s every little effort that counts.

Learn more:

http://www.lightwaveonline.com/articles/2015/09/shaygan-kheradpir-new-coriant-chairman-and-ceo.html

http://www.fibre-systems.com/news/story/coriant-appoints-shaygan-kheradpir-new-ceo

Ultra Savings on Cell Service Through FreedomPop

If you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to regular cell phone carriers, take a look at FreedomPop. This nifty app can rid you of fee-laden service plans of common cell phone companies. It can be used as a free service or you can upgrade to some very low-cost options. Currently, they support all versions of Android OS up to 4.4.4 – (KitKat). They also have Android 5.0 (Lollipop) support coming soon.

FreedomPop has three basic plans. First and foremost is their Free Service which provides you with 200 voice minutes, 500 text messages, and 500 MB of data. The service is all done through VOIP so they can take advantage of the data portion of the Sprint network without hassling with their text and phone streams. This particular plan also works on FreedomPop Wi-Fi hotspots which get 500 MB of data free each month.

The second is an extremely affordable option to upgrade to FreedomPop’s $5 plan. This plan uses WIFI HotSpots instead of cell towers to make your text, phone and data connections. It won’t work while driving or out in a rural area with no HotSpots. But it could be a great plan for kids or anyone who lives in a metropolitan area full of WIFI connections.

Third is the very popular Unlimited Plan. This gives the unlimited text, talk, and data for $19.99 a month. Compared to most current cell phone carriers that is a steal.

FreedomPop uses the Sprint network to provide their coverage, so anywhere that Sprint or Virgin Mobile or Boost have coverage, FreedomPop does too.

Another advantage to FreedomPop is that they offer devices that you can purchase with their service. You can also bring your own Sprint mobile device. They are constantly increasing the number of devices that are compatible.

We’re not just talking about cell phones here either. FreedomPop is available for phones, tablets, and even home internet coverage. Mobile devices have a range of prices so check out the app, for details but currently, there are six tablets for purchase with the FreedomPop service. These tablets include the iPad Mini, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, the Galaxy Tab 4, the LG G Pad and the Freedom Tab Liberty.

Last, of all, you can now get your home internet through FreedomPop. They provide several different plans for this service as well. Areas that have 4G LTE coverage can be used for home internet by buying a Hub Burst it connects to the LTE network and gives you 12/Mbps internet service. That’s pretty standard DSL service which is pretty great considering that 1 GB per month is free.

Check out The FreedomPop App and this review to find out more.

Clay Siegall Announces Seattle Genetics’ Second Quarter Financial Results for 2016

Seattle Genetics officially announced its financial results for the Second Quarter of 2016 through a conference call on July 26, 2016. Peggy Pinkston, who is the Investor Relations and Executive Director, welcomed all the people who had attended the conference and mentioned the names of Seattle Genetics’ top executives who were present. Participants were allowed to ask questions immediately after the top executives made their remarks and at the end of the conference call.

Seattle Genetics (SGEN) Clay B. Siegall on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Dr. Siegall said that he was happy with the progress the company had made in transforming ADCETRIS into a chief franchise and diversification of product and services. He noted that Seattle Genetics was on its way to achieving its goal of becoming an international multi-product oncology firm. According to Siegall, ADCETRIS had achieved record net sales in 2016 (second quarter). The SGN-CD33A has five clinical trials that are still in progress. He stated that the company had discovered promising antitumor activity in most of the ADCs.

An overview on Seattle Genetics

Seattle Genetics is a renowned biotechnology firm that focuses on developing advanced antibody-based therapies for cancer treatment and commercializes them. The firm has an industrial expertise of developing antibody-drug conjugates (ADC), an innovative technology developed to speed up the delivery of cell-killing cells to the cancer cells by modifying monoclonal antibodies. ADCs are developed to protect the non-targeted cell and therefore reduce the toxic effects associated with traditional chemotherapy while promoting antitumor activity. Seattle Genetics is on the verge of developing new products to address the unmet medical needs.

Dr. Clay Siegall

Seattle Genetics was co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Clay Siegall. Today, he is the CEO, Board chairperson, and CEO of the company. Under his able leadership, the company has developed a series of innovative antibody-based therapies for managing and treating cancer. ADCETRIS is one of the products that were developed by Seattle Genetics. The FDA approved it in 2011. Dr. Siegall has been in charge of capital raising activities, and he has managed to secure over $645 million through private and public financings. He received a degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland. He is an alumnus of esteemed George Washington University holding a Ph.D. in Genetics.

More about Clay:

http://www.xconomy.com/author/csiegall/

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/clay-b-siegall#/entity