SUDBURY, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - ScreenRetriever, a developer of Internet safety and monitoring solutions for parents and children, has been named a finalist in the inaugural New Hampshire TechOut, an award program designed to recognize and support promising young companies and advance technology innovation in New Hampshire and its neighboring states. Selected from a very strong field of early stage technology companies, ScreenRetriever will compete with five other finalists for one of three grand prizes on September 20.
"Being named a finalist inspires us to continue our work to keep children safe online, with solutions that enable Moms and Dads to actively parent, protect and prevent harm to their kids as they navigate the Internet," said Scott Kozak, CEO and President. "Our business plans are aggressive, and with additional funding we will be able to bring to market additional platforms and offerings that will provide more tools for parents to stay a step ahead and monitor their kids, from any device, from anywhere they go on the Internet."
TechOut, organized by the New Hampshire High Tech Council and abi Innovation Hub, is a startup competition for tech-based companies that were formed less than three years ago, have raised less than $250,000 and have less than $250,000 in revenue. TechOut provides cash awards annually to three companies: $50,000 for first-place, $30,000 for second place, and $20,000 for third-place. While the first and second place winners are chosen by a panel of judges, TechOut uses a unique approach for the third-place prize: the winner is crowd-sourced at TechOut's competition finale, where the audience votes for the winner from a group of finalists. This year's finale will be held September 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Nanocomp Technologies headquarters in Merrimack, N.H. Registration is now open for this event.
ScreenRetriever (www.screenretriever.com) helps parents monitor all of their children's Internet activity so that they can teach them safe and appropriate online behavior. As positive as the Internet is, there are also substantial risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate websites, misuse of social networking, online predators and more. ScreenRetriever provides parents a quick and easy to use tool to check in live or use the recording feature to see all of their children's computer activity. Parents can see if their children are focusing on homework or playing games; they can see actual websites visited, not just the URLs. They also can monitor all social network activity and see who their children are video-chatting with on Skype or in chat rooms, and more. Children know it's being used so that communication is encouraged and trust is not sacrificed. For more information, visit our website or download a free trial.