06 Jun Tech platform that cuts record-keeping time in childcare wins 2019 Business Plan Contest
A Stoughton-based “voice assistant” platform that provides hands-free documentation to child care centers took home the grand prize in the 17th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
Patricia Wooldridge, Brent Brenner and others created GrowthChart Records to dramatically cut time and effort devoted to record-keeping by childcare providers, this increasing time devoted to actual care. Brenner presented for Growth Chart Tuesday during the 2019 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Milwaukee.
“GrowthChart has created an innovative platform to save time for certified childcare centers that are often recording data by hand on paper, which ties up professionals who could be caring directly for kids,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. “It’s a subscription model that helps childcare centers and parents alike.”
Independent judges recruited by the Tech Council heard presentations from 12 other finalists in four categories: Advanced Manufacturing, Business Services, Information Technology and Life Sciences. Growth Chart won the contest’s Information Technology category.