We’re a finalist!

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We are super excited to be included as a finalist in the third annual Biz 417 Excellence in Technology Awards. We are a finalist in the Most Innovative Startup category and even better, the other three finalists were also all part of the e-factory accelerator program with us this  last summer!

On Thursday, Feb. 28, they will name the winners in each category at an awards ceremony where they say they will  be, “recognizing the pioneers, originators, creators and developers making waves in the local tech and business communities.” …

Wow, how humbling… honestly we are just thrilled to see our name mentioned alongside all these great innovators and companies! Thank you Biz 417 for the recognition!

Read more about the awards from our besties at the e-factory, here.

 

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SelectSitter is rolling out in-app payments!

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Ditch the checkbook, and stop running to the ATM.  SelectSitter is rolling out in-app payments!

Hi fellow parents and babysitters! We have some big news here at SelectSitter. We are rolling out in-app payments starting December 10 (postponed to Jan. 2019). That means soon you’ll be able to find, book, and pay your babysitters directly through the app. For all you sitters out there, this means you’ll be able to accept payments right in the app. No more last-minute trips to the ATM, and no more hunting down the checkbook. Just log in to the SelectSitter app and securely enter your payment info. We’ll take care of the rest. We’ll even send you helpful reminders when it’s time to pay your sitter and when you have funds waiting for you in your account.

We’ve been working on this new feature for the last several months. We actually got the idea from all of you! In-app payments has been the No. 1 request we’ve heard from parents and sitters since we launched last November. Now, after some experimenting, we’re ready to answer that request.

 But first, let’s go over the highlights!

  • We’ll send you helpful reminders to make sure you pay your sitter.
  • We’ll also keep you posted when you have funds waiting for you in your account.
  • Your payment info will be securely stored in the app, which means you can pay your sitter anytime and anywhere.
  • No more trips to the ATM or scrounging up cash for those last-minute babysitting requests.

December 10 can’t get here soon enough! This is babysitting in the digital age.

Demo Day Presentation

Back in August, SelectSitter presented at the efactory’s Demo Day about how our app, SelectSitter, has grown and developed through our involvement  in the e-factory’s Accelerator program.

If you were unable to attend Demo Day, check out the video below of co-founder Sarah presenting on SelectSitter.

We’d love to hear from you, message us at founder@selectsitterapp.com, with any questions or ideas to help us grow our startup!

November | Local School Closings

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Can you believe November arrives this Thursday? Or did it totally sneak up on you like it did us? With the new month here, do you have sitters booked for this month’s SCHOOL CLOSINGS? We can help!
Download the SelectSitter app today and be ready for when your kids are out of class!
Sitters are available for the following local school closings:
NOVEMBER SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Nov. 2
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)
Willard

Nov. 5
Springfield
Willard

Nov. 6
Nixa
Springfield
Ozark
Willard

Nov. 9
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)

Nov. 16
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)

Nov. 21 – 23
Nixa
Republic
Branson
Springfield
Joplin
Logan-Rogersvill
Ozark
Willard

Nov. 30
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)

Accelerator Progress / Week 4

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We’ve officially wrapped week 4 of the efactory’s accelerator cohort 3!

This past week was all about marketing, social media and ensuring we have some good content! The speakers continue to blow us away with insight and frankly, our heads are spinning…but in a good way!

Check on the efactory blog to see all the cool stuff we are getting to do. Check it out:

https://efactory.missouristate.edu/efactoryaccelerator-cohort3-weekfour/?mc_cid=52fbf7224d&mc_eid=8041beb04d

And we still need your help!

Here are five easy ways you can help SelectSitter:

Accelerator progress

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We are about to wrap up week 3 of The eFactory’s accelerator cohort 3! We have learned so much already and are so thankful for every speaker who takes time out of their busy schedule to help SelectSitter and the three other startups.

The eFactory writes a weekly blog of the program progress and ways in which you can get involved and assist us startup. Check it out:

http://efactory.missouristate.edu/efactory-accelerator-teams-fly-through-week-two/

Want to help SelectSitter?

Our app was built to help parents and babysitters and we can’t do that without feedback.

Here’s a few ways we would appreciate your help..

1. Tell the parents you know to download and signup in the app.

2. Know a babysitter? Make sure they’ve signed up on the app.

3. Sign up for our emails, this will help us keep you in the know, but also give us valuable feedback to improve SelectSitter.

Sign up here: https://selectsitterapp.com/sign-up-for-our-newsletter/

 

 

 

SBJ: Innovation Boot Camp

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Pick up the May 7 edition of the Springfield Business Journal to read how SelectSitter and three other local startups will take part in the Innovation Bootcamp through The eFactory’s third business accelerator cohort.

We are so excited to be part of this prestigious program and to kick off on May 14. We have many goals to further expand the app and provide even more benefits to parents and sitters. Stay tuned for details.

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Biz 417: APP SIMPLIFIES THE PROCESS OF FINDING A RELIABLE BABYSITTER

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In this month’s Biz417 Magazine, SelectSitter is featured. The article is in their Startups section which covers newly launched or opened businesses. Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine on newsstands now and read all about how we got started.

Thanks Biz for the opportunity to share our App story!

https://www.biz417.com/issues/may-june-2018/selectsitter-app-finds-reliable-babysitter/

 

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