MyPinwheel Emotional Intelligence Platform for Families

Raising confident, strong, self-sufficient kids is a challenge that every parent faces in today’s fast-paced world. MyPinwheel leverages advances in big data, machine learning, and mobile to offer a platform designed to empower parents to teach and reinforce positive behaviors that will help their children aged 2-12 become strong and successful people. MyPinwheel is the Emotional Intelligence Platform for families.

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Project Description

MyPinwheel leverages advances in big data, machine learning, and mobile to offer the first platform designed to empower parents to teach and reinforce positive behaviors that will help their children aged 2-12 become strong and successful people. We integrate mobile devices, wearables, and other technologies that kids already use to help bring “order to chaos” when it comes to chores, allowances, scheduling, and other common points of friction that we’ve experienced with our own kids.

“Most parenting apps focus on scheduling, tracking, and other logistics. MyPinwheel is the Emotional Intelligence Platform for Families.”

Modern parenting is hard. A recent survey shows parenting is seen as more difficult today than in the past – by a margin of 6 to 1! We are seeing this because family dynamics are changing (65% dual income families, divorced parents with new family structures, etc.), challenges based on government policies, a struggling economy, and a high-pressure culture and a proliferation of parenting philosophies, health guidelines, and educational options that has parents confused.

Parents are also being told that we must focus on developing emotional intelligence in our kids and how important it is. Studies and statistics show how important EQ is. For example, 85 percent of financial success comes from skills in “human engineering.” Only 15 percent is due to ‘technical knowledge”. Studies also show that people with a strong EQ make good leaders and are better at working collaboratively in team environments. Fostering EQ in young children helps them communicate well, develop strong relationships, negotiate tricky situations, and become leaders in their field.

MyPinwheel is at the intersection of e-commerce, chore management, mobile/wearables, and emotional intelligence education – we have “cracked the code” for parents by giving them the right tools to overcome common issues and improve their family dynamics. We built these tools because we know how important emotional intelligence (EQ) is for children to become happy, successful adults. Research shows that kids with poor self-regulation and planning abilities are more likely to have aggressive behavior problems, more anxiety & depression, less ability to cope and achieve academically, etc. MyPinwheel helps kids learn basic skills and self-regulation by creating an environment where self-regulation is consistently rewarded and reminders are regularly provided so kids can practice planning. Our big data and machine learning technology help to spot potential areas where help is needed and it does the research on the best advice and tools to help you guide and teach your children.

The team - Chia-Lin Simmons & Rafa Saavedra bring deep expertise in building solutions that integrate mobile, cloud and analytics. This is a seasoned executive team with extensive experience with both public and tech start-up exits: Google, Amazon, Harman International (JBL), Motorola, etc. The team worked together to bring Aha Radio to the connected car mass market, making it available in millions of vehicles globally through Honda, Subaru, Ford and more. The team has built companies, sold startups to corporations and taken companies to IPO in the past.

MyPinwheel has been self-funded thus far and is raising money to move the product from minimum viable product (MVP) to alpha version for testing with families. The money will be spent on engineers that will further develop the dig data cloud, machine learning technology; further development front-end mobile applications in iOS and Android; purchase alpha testing devices to loan out to families for hand- on testing; and developing the early emotional intelligence content with child development/emotional intelligence experts.

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There are a number of potential risks and challenges.

MyPinwheel is not just a mobile chore/rewards application, it is a big data and machine learning technology platform that also brings in e-commerce components through recommendations. We will be running a service 24/7, which provides a unique set of challenges. Our experience managing the team that ran 24/7 connected car services globally to consumers with partners such as Honda, Subaru, Ford, etc. has prepared us with an understanding of the challenges.

As an emotional intelligence platform, we will need need a lot of content to provide parents with guidance and support. We are beginning discussions with emotional intelligence and child development experts to create some proprietary content who understands we're an exciting new technology that will help them distribute the much needed content and messaging. We also have our machine learning engine that will research the web for best content for parenting along with building out a library of advice and information from the MyPinwheel parenting community we hope to build in the near future.

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My Pinwheel Character Kiddo tee
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$10
Funny Parent Quote bumper sticker

We are always inspired our parent friends! We will email all those who donate in this category to pull together their favorite funny parent quote and select one to print. Then, we will send 1 bumper sticker to you for your car!

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$50
Feelings Notebook

Emotional Intelligence and sharing how you feel is not always easy. Let MyPinwheel help you get your feelings out with the Feelings Notebook. Our notebook with the MyPinwheel avatars feature is a blank notebook that will allow you to draw or write all of your feelings and emotions.

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Filter Water Bottle

Parenting is hard work and we always need to hydrate before moving on to the next activity. Let us keep you hydrated with the MyPinwheel filter water bottle.

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$100
My Pinwheel Character Kiddo tee

We love our avatar character and hope your kiddo will too! Let us send you a tagless tee for your sensitive kiddo! Choose from 4 fun characters!

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$125
Soccer Moms! Custom insulated snack carrier

We all know how important it is to keep those cold drinks cold for all the events you attend with your kiddo! Check out our insulated beverage tote for all the important snacks and drinks you may need for your active kid!

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But Coffee First! Stainless steel coffee mug + Bag of Bespoke Colombian coffee beans

We have a special surprise for our funders! We are bringing together a beautiful stainless steel coffee mug together with a bag of bespoke Colombian coffee bean! Considered part of the "specialty coffee" world, which includes only the top 1% of world coffees and produced with social good, sustainability and transparency in mind

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$300
Wine Please! Custom wine glasses + super stealthy wine tote

Sometimes parents need some picnic time on their own. Let's get to the picnic with custom wine glasses and a beautiful wine tote that also doubles as a great tote for errands.

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This avatar character is for you!

We love our avatar characters for the app but we bet you have some great ideas for them too. At this donation level, you can help design an avatar character for our app. Pick an animal, monster, or fun idea and our designer will create a custom icon for our app. Special bonus is that we will send you a limited edition T-shirt that special character that you helped to create!

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App Sponsorship

Your brand can be a sponsor of My PinWheel's in app marketing page for branding and 2 call to action for messaging and/or email.

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$20,000
App Sponsorship

Your brand can be the exclusive sponsor of My PinWheel's in app marketing page for branding and 2 call to action for messaging and/or email for 1 year.

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Rewards

Any Amount Will Help!
27 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Funny Parent Quote bumper sticker

We are always inspired our parent friends! We will email all those who donate in this category to pull together their favorite funny parent quote and select one to print. Then, we will send 1 bumper sticker to you for your car!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Feelings Notebook

Emotional Intelligence and sharing how you feel is not always easy. Let MyPinwheel help you get your feelings out with the Feelings Notebook. Our notebook with the MyPinwheel avatars feature is a blank notebook that will allow you to draw or write all of your feelings and emotions.

194 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Filter Water Bottle

Parenting is hard work and we always need to hydrate before moving on to the next activity. Let us keep you hydrated with the MyPinwheel filter water bottle.

200 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
My Pinwheel Character Kiddo tee

We love our avatar character and hope your kiddo will too! Let us send you a tagless tee for your sensitive kiddo! Choose from 4 fun characters!

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Soccer Moms! Custom insulated snack carrier

We all know how important it is to keep those cold drinks cold for all the events you attend with your kiddo! Check out our insulated beverage tote for all the important snacks and drinks you may need for your active kid!

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$150
But Coffee First! Stainless steel coffee mug + Bag of Bespoke Colombian coffee beans

We have a special surprise for our funders! We are bringing together a beautiful stainless steel coffee mug together with a bag of bespoke Colombian coffee bean! Considered part of the "specialty coffee" world, which includes only the top 1% of world coffees and produced with social good, sustainability and transparency in mind

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$300
Wine Please! Custom wine glasses + super stealthy wine tote

Sometimes parents need some picnic time on their own. Let's get to the picnic with custom wine glasses and a beautiful wine tote that also doubles as a great tote for errands.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
This avatar character is for you!

We love our avatar characters for the app but we bet you have some great ideas for them too. At this donation level, you can help design an avatar character for our app. Pick an animal, monster, or fun idea and our designer will create a custom icon for our app. Special bonus is that we will send you a limited edition T-shirt that special character that you helped to create!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
App Sponsorship

Your brand can be a sponsor of My PinWheel's in app marketing page for branding and 2 call to action for messaging and/or email.

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0 Supporters
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$20,000
App Sponsorship

Your brand can be the exclusive sponsor of My PinWheel's in app marketing page for branding and 2 call to action for messaging and/or email for 1 year.

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0 Supporters
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