- Jun 19 2021
- 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Entrepreneurs’ Coffee & Connect with Award winning Dr Wendy Oke
HGA Businesswomen’s Network is delighted to welcome HGA Innovator of the Year 2020, the award winning Founder and CEO of Teachkloud, Dr Wendy Oke (www.teachkloud.org) as our guest speaker in June. Join us at 1.30pm on Zoom to get some inspiring insights into how Wendy raised €750,000 to fund her tech startup as a first time founder.
In 2017, Wendy took to LinkedIn to voice her frustration at the lack of support available to early childhood teachers. Specifically, Wendy identified that there was a significant gap in the early childhood software market when it came to preparing preschools for educational and safety inspections. Wendy’s LinkedIn post garnered significant attention, resulting in a €55,000 investment from an angel investor. With this investment, she began working on a compliance and management preschool software, while also pursuing a PhD in early childhood education and care in Cork IT. In 2019, Wendy raised €750,000, from several investors including Frontline Ventures to scale TeachKloud. Read more about this at https://irishtechnews.ie/cork-based-teachkloud-raises-e750k-to-transform-early-childcare-management-systems/
TeachKloud is an intuitive preschool management and compliance application that supports preschools in compliance protocols, educational and safety standards such as accident forms, children’s learning, risk assessments, communication with parents, attendance records, daily records, policy management, staff records and more. Dr Wendy Oke is passionate about access to quality early childhood education for all children and has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on the topic.