Dynepic, which created a platform through which kids can connect digitally, was selected out of 30 startups who pitched their ideas over two days to investors.
Krissa Watry, an Air Force Academy- and MIT-educated engineer, and Jacqueline Arn, a 40-year educator, co-founded the company. Its platform, iOKids, enables children younger than 13 to interact and connect digitally on apps and games, and with toys, while allowing parents to manage those interactions.
Conference founder John Osborne, also the co-founder of The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, said the conference connects active angel investors with companies in need of funding.
Dynepic has ended its initial funding round with around $500,000 from Charleston-area investors, as well as investors in Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Connecticut and New York.
“The exposure and investment from this impressive organization, along with our other initial investors, will help us as we deliver the most secure and dynamic platform for kids to participate in the increasingly digital world and gain the critical technology skills required to invent their future, all under the watchful eye of their parents,” Watry, Dynepic’s CEO, said in a news release.