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CloudeNotes [SMART 100, 2016]

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This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

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1. THE BEGINNING

This innovation initially came to life when…

I dropped the kids at school and received a call from my 10 year old crying his eyes out. I figured out that he was being prevented from going to a mini golf excursion due to them not receiving our Permission Note. I spoke to a teacher and just about begged them to fax the note so I can sign it and fax it back. After a brief conference they relented. After speaking to other parents they all had Permission Note disasters of one sort or another. CloudeNotes is my solution for all School to Home communication

2. WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

provide a complete School to Home communication solution. You can create a CloudeNote and collect electronic parental consent, collect feedback, collect funds and all connected to the Student and their Parent. We do this with an innovative real time database.

It does this by…

an intuitive drag and drop form builder that allows you to create any type of form. We have built in a simple one click e-signature which allows parents to consent electronically You can collect any type of fees and payments. Parents join for free and can add details about their themselves and their kids, special needs/ allergies.

3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

paper notes are costly, inefficient, require staff to create, distribute and collect. Moving the process online will save organizations managing kids money and time. Managing communication and dataflow be it one way or two way is now easy.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

Parents report its now much easier to manage information coming from their Schools, sports clubs etc. Administrators report that Parents are now replying, paying and doing this much quicker and with almost no reminders

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

multiple applications. Legacy methods such as sending kids home with paper notes is still the most common method. Where schools try to move the process online they need to use multiple applications to do the same thing – communicate. We provide a complete communication solution. Organizations can connect via smart online forms, email, sms, push notifications and social media.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

Surveys = Survey Monkey Newsletters = MailChimp SMS = SMS provider; Email = Transactional email Push Notifications = build App Collect Payments = set up a website Smart online forms =Wufoo 😉 You can do all the above with CloudeNotes

5. TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

The main target is the schools (9400 in Australia; 130 000 in USA and much more globally) and thousands of Organizations managing kids such as Sports Clubs, Scout Groups, Church groups , Day Care Centres, Vacation care. Any Organization managing Kids and their Parents can use CloudeNotes. Parents will also be able to sign up and use CloudeNotes independent of an Organization. So they will be able to capture paper notes on their phone camera, add text and an e-Signature and send it back to the Originator – now digitized.

It is available for sale through…

our website. We will offer the product for free to small organizations with no send limit. Larger organizations sign up use as a subscription based service based.The mobile app will be available for Parents for free through the App store.

Our marketing strategy is to…

Promote through industry trade shows, such as Education conferences. We will market to Parents via Social media channels. We will partner with existing school distributors. We sponsor organizations that market to school managers. Some articles have been published and we will pursue press opportunities and even TV exposure is planned

FINE PRINT: This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

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