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Early Education App Creator to Pitch to Shark Tank Investors

Early Education App Creator to Pitch to Shark Tank Investors

On tonight's episode of Shark Tank, Dave Vasen, the founder of early education app brightwheel will be pitching his product to the show’s big investors.

Though there are many mobile apps out there with a focus on making educators' lives easier, brightwheel is unique in that it offers complete management system for educators while being 100 percent free-to-use.

According to its website, brightwheel allows for early education centers to organize attendance, billing, messaging and reports through the app.

With its automated daily report functions, brightwheel connects educators and parents with its syncing function. Soon enough, parents will be able to use the app to check-in from their own device while on location.

On the classroom side of things, brightwheel lets educators record student progress, daily events like naps and potty use, document incidents and mishaps, and perform quick head counts. Educators have the option of sharing automated daily reports with parents to best keep them in the loop.

In one of its YouTube videos, brightwheel shows a series of children being asked about their day--with not a whole lot to say, highlighting the challenge of getting young kids to elaborate.

”Both parents and teachers alike know that kids can be tight-lipped about their day. brightwheel is an all-in-one solution for preschools and daycares, enabling stronger language development at home after school.”

In addition to encouraging more parent-student engagement, the app also digitalizes billing and payments by letting centers send invoices and receipts, monitor status and manage records in one place. For educators, this means one place for digital records, no processing fees for bank transfers and most importantly no chasing down payments.

“ at brightwheel we have worked tirelessly to build a platform that makes teachers lives easier, streamlining their processes, allowing them more time to engage with kids,” says the app’s site.

Brightwheel founder Dave Vasen will try to convince Shark Tank investors to support his product April 29 at 9PM EST/PST on ABC.

Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor


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