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Platinum Sponsors

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Techno Source, a division of LF Products (a Li & Fung company), is one of the fastest growing global toy companies. Known for its ground-breaking products, marketing prowess and strong retail relationships, the company is committed to delivering high-quality toys and games that offer significant play value at affordable prices.

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WhirlpoolAt Whirlpool, we advance technology to the point of Simplicity. Creating innovations that are forward-thinking for what we choose to put in – and what we don’t. Great design that fits seamlessly into life. Along with you, we never stop seeking smarter, simpler ways to help run a home.

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Gold Sponsor

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2014EPlayworldFor more than 40 years, Playworld Systems has delighted in igniting joy in people of every age and ability through play and fitness. Based on the belief that The World Needs Play®, Playworld Systems turns dreams into reality with its imaginative, customized commercial playground and fitness equipment. Our innovative product lines are designed to unleash the transformational power of play, and imaginations soar and bodies strengthen along the way.

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2014EDropcamDropcam is revolutionizing the way people stay connected to the places they care about. With Dropcam’s Wi-Fi video monitoring cameras and optional Cloud Recording you can remotely drop in on your house, baby, pets, business, or anything else from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The San Francisco based company was founded in 2009 by Greg Duffy and Aamir Virani. To learn more, visit www.dropcam.com.

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Brother International Corporation has earned its reputation as a leading supplier of innovative products for the home sewing enthusiast. Through a growing network of dealers and retail outlets nationwide, Brother offers a full line of machines, from basic to top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machines. The company is recognized for its high-quality, state-of-the-art machines and accessories, offering ease of use and flexibility at affordable prices. 

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Silver Sponsor

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2014ETabtorTabtor is a personalized learning program for iPads from PrazAs Learning Inc. Designed to completely transform the way the world looks at learning, the patent pending and highly personalized program focuses on the learning activities that happen at the Point of Learning for each student.  Currently available on iPads, it is tailored to every student using digital-paper technology that allows sharing and review of handwritten work, automatic grading, video tutorials and adaptive analytics making the program fun and engaging.

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2014EWowWeeWowWee is a leading designer, developer, marketer and distributor of innovative hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products. The WowWee group of companies maintains operations in Hong Kong, La Jolla (California), Montreal (Canada) & Brooklyn (New York).

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2014EFashionTeqFashionTEQ is a fashion company that designs women’s wearables to integrate technology into women’s lives. With our products, women can discreetly use technology throughout their day and will have functional, yet stylish accessories.
FashionTEQ’s Zazzi will offer a discreet way for women to receive messages and reminders pushed from their phone, while leaving the phone inside their purse, bag, or pocket. The Zazzi will match any woman’s style and fashion sense, ensuring even more discretion and integration into daily life.

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2014E_VEXRoboticsA leader in STEM education for almost 10 years, VEX Robotics provides educational robotics kits and competitive robotics products to elementary, middle school, high school and university students around the world.

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2014E_NetgearSince 1996, NETGEAR has provided networking products built on a variety of proven technologies with a focus on quality and ease-of-use. On April 3, 2013 NETGEAR acquired the AirCard® division of Sierra Wireless, bringing over 16 years of experience in mobile broadband and connectivity technology in mobile hotspots, USB modems and software apps. NETGEAR continues to deliver industry-leading mobile broadband products that are innovative, reliable, and simple to use – keeping your life connected.

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Amaryllo headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is the worldwide leader in smart-home wireless networking products. We design, market, and manufacture world’s first Skype IP products such as HD Skype wireless IP cameras, Skype wireless IP doorbells, etc. These innovative products not only provide remote secure access but also offer state-of-the-art wireless video streaming performance.

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LeapFrog is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog’s award-winning product portfolio helps children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, multimedia learning platforms and toys. Through the power of play, LeapFrog’s products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success.

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Since 1983, Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. has been the brand of choice for high-performance low-distortion subwoofers. That legendary performance is now available with Velodyne’s entry into the personal audio product arena. Keep your eye on Velodyne as we continue to break new ground in 2012.

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Bronze

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2014EKindomaIncreasingly, children are living apart from some of the most important people in their lives. Kindoma creates digital products that help children connect with their long-distance families. Our flagship product, Kindoma Storytime for the iPad, combines books and video chat for a synchronized reading experience. At Kindoma, we seek to tap into the power of technology to bring families together in new ways.

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2014EInnervoiceInnerVoice will immerse you into a total communication environment — where you not only hear the desired message, but see it being produced. This award winning, affordable app takes full advantage of all the iPad has to offer.
InnerVoice is designed and recommended by speech pathologists, assistive technology specialists, and educators for anyone who wants a high-quality, state-of-the-art solution for children and adults with communication challenges such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury, mutism, apraxia, or dysarthria.

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2014ETastyMomsWe celebrate the power and influence of moms. We launched Tastemaker Mom with a single notion– harness the ideas, opinions and passions of amazing mom-influencers and turn their collective voices into measurable, real-world action.

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2014EPlayiFounded in late 2012 by veterans from Apple, Amazon, and Frog Design, Mountain View, California-based Play-i (www.play-i.com) makes delightful robots for children to program. The company’s mission is to make programming fun and accessible for children, especially those as young as 5 years old. Play-i was founded by Vikas Gupta, Mikal Greaves, Saurabh Gupta and Imran Khan — inventors, designers, programmers — but above all, parents. 

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2014ESimplicikeyFrom the manufacturers of SimpliciKey Remote Control Electronic Deadbolts comes KeyCloud – a new system that allows you to remotely and simply operate your door locks from anywhere using your smartphone or computer.  The innovative product now gives you multiple ways to lock/unlock your home while still giving you the security of ANSI Grade II Certification.  Easy to install and available in three different finishes.  Simplify the complicated life with SimpliciKey’s KeyCloud.  

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2014ECanaryCanary is the first smart home security device for everyone – controlled entirely from your smartphone. It is a single device that contains an HD video camera and multiple sensors that track everything from motion, temperature and air quality to vibration, sound, and activity to help keep you, your family and your home safe. Canary alerts you when it senses anything out of the ordinary and learns your home’s rhythms to send you smarter alerts. 

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2014EMC10MC10 extends human capabilities through virtually invisible and conformal electronics. The company reshapes rigid, high performance electronics into human compatible form factors that stretch, bend and twist seamlessly with our bodies and the natural world. MC10 is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Visit MC10 online at www.mc10inc.com.

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2014EMagistoDriven by artificial intelligence and simple user experience, Magisto is a cloud-based mobile technology service for creating and sharing beautiful quality personal movies. It automatically selects the most compelling moments from ordinary videos and photos and, like an expert video editor, weaves them together to convey a story with customized styles and music. Magisto is used by millions of customers and can be accessed across iOS, Android and the Web.

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2014ERevTrackerRevolutionary Tracker is the world’s first secure line of GPS enabled smartphone watches appropriate for all family members and supported by a fully integrated user interface displaying a rich understanding of everyone’s location and status.  We’ve taken the technology to a new level of effectiveness by making it fun, cool and fashionable to wear our devices while the utility and insight our platform provides the family can be a real life saver . . . or just a great daily instrument of convenience.  Our ecosystem of communication & location information creates an environment that helps families stay connected, aware and in-touch with each other.

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2014ENeatoNeato Robotics is leading the way in home robotics, bringing the intelligence and efficiency of robots directly to consumers for everyday, household use. We believe people will increasingly depend on robots, like our Neato robot vacuum, to do their chores, give them more free time and ultimately improve their lives.

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2014ETabtorTabtor is a flagship educational technology platform for iPads from PrazAs Learning Inc. Designed to completely transform the way the world looks at learning, the patent pending platform provides teachers and students with a highly personalized learning experience, which focuses on the learning activities that happen at the Point of Learning for each student.

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2014EKmsKMS Solutions Ltd, is developing the KMS Wristband. The wristband is a safety device for children and vulnerable adults based on GSM cellular and GPS technology. The wristband enables the wearer to initiate a cellular call to one of 5 predefined carers with a one touch button. Carers can track the whereabouts of the wearer from a smartdevice/web app utilising GPS technology. Carers can also set predefined travel routes of out of bounds areas using the geo fencing facility. 

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2014ERullingnetRullingnet Corporation, home of VINCI, led by Dr. Yang, is developing the best of its kind children’s blended learning solutions, in collaboration with research labs, science museums, and schools around the world. VINCI’s mission is to use technology as a tool to help parents and teachers develop their children’s intellectual power through a scientifically designed learning structure, while using technology to engage, monitor progress, and use data analytics to drive individualized pedagogy.

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2014ESpeakaboosSpeakaboos helps children read, explore and discover the books they love. We are an award-winning subscription service that delivers educational, entertaining, interactive books to children 2 – 6 years old. Speakaboos can be enjoyed on the computer, tablets or mobile devices at home and in schools and libraries and is used by thousands of students in hundreds of homes, classrooms and libraries worldwide.  

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2014EPhoneHaloPhone Halo is the leader in the item-tracking market and aims to help all people manage the location of their belongings. From keys to wallets to glasses and more, Phone Halo creates an effortless and elegant solution to the time consuming task of finding misplaced and lost items. Phone Halo has worked with companies like Verizon Wireless and Audiovox to incorporate their technology into new products and are constantly innovating the technology for users worldwide.

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2014EAppratusAppratus is the leader in Personal and Parental Device Management.  Appratus is the first to apply Mobile Device Management techniques to address the growing demand and needs of individuals and parents.  Through a cloud offering with agents on devices any person or parent can quickly and easily deliver policy enforcement across multiple vendor’s devices in a uniform way by making simple policy decisions.  The base offering is FREE!

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2014Ememloommemloom is a digital storytelling website that lets you preserve, organize and share the stories of your life. With memloom, you can enhance your digital assets, like photos and videos, with details not captured on camera – the smell of your baby’s head, the butterflies you felt rafting, the taste of the best mojito. The result: memory snippets become a complete story that you can preserve and pass on to friends and family as a living heirloom.

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2014EArtefactArtefact is an award-winning technology design and development company next generation break-through products and services for a preferable future.

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2014EPlayrificPlayrific makes apps kids love.  The Playrific house brand of direct-to-consumer play & learn iOS and Android apps have been downloaded over 250,000 times this year.  The company’s patent-pending Mobilize Your Content™ publishing platform was developed through three years of extensive user-testing and data-collection.  It provides business partners with a quick and economical way to launch special-purpose mobile apps designed to 

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KidsEmail offers the safest e-mail your children can get!
With so much technology at the fingertips of our young children, it can difficult to be aware of who is communicating with your child. Our goal is to give parents the tools to protect their children online in a manner that is simple and effective. Along with our website, we also offer great Apps that can be used on Apple and Android devices.

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2014ESweetpeaThe SweetPea Toy Company builds smart and stylish media players for kids.  Our products help parents with their daily parenting challenges by offering features that solve real world problems, like getting kids to bed on time.  Our goal is to continue to design and build world class products that become an integral part of the daily lives of families worldwide.

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Our Vision: Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.

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