TiE Inflect 2018 announces PupPod as a 2018 TiE50 Finalist

Seattle, WA - April 25, 2018 - PupPod is excited to announce that it has been selected as a "2018 TiE50 Finalist" for the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program recognizing the world's most innovative tech startups. This awards competition is part of TiE Inflect 2018, the world's largest conference for tech entrepreneurs. 

"Dogs like to work for their food and problem solving is good for their mental health. PupPod is building software-driven puzzle toys for dogs that get harder as a dog gets smarter. Our products are helping dogs increase attention span, reduce obesity, improve behavior, and lower anxiety. The feedback from customers has been amazing and this award from TiE is further evidence of the innovation we're bringing to market." -Erick Eidus, PupPod CEO

"TiE50 has become a global brand that attracts thousands of tech startups worldwide. This year, we screened more than 7400 companies from 28 countries and selected the best-of-breed as our "2018 TiE50 Finalists". These companies are finalists in the ultimate runoff for the 50 winners. Our program has gained notoriety over the past decade as a competition run with the highest level of integrity and vigorous screening and judging by domain experts". - Kamal Anand, TiE50 Program Chair 

"As a 26-year not-for-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and with a global footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, and investment professionals, we pride in the fact that we are one of very few competitions without any pay-to-play incentives" Ram K. Reddy, President, TiE Silicon Valley. 

About PupPod:

PupPod is building a software platform and high-tech dog products that promote mental stimulation and physical activity.  The company is developing software-driven dog toys to promote behavior modification and allow humans to interact with the dogs they love in new ways. PupPod brings innovation to a product category that has been stagnant for decades. PupPod is building dog toys for the Internet age.

Learn more at: https://puppod.com.

About TiE Inflect 2018:
TiE Inflect (previously TiEcon) is the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global services providers. TiEcon 2017 attracted 5400+ attendees from across the world - including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. The conference was listed by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information, please visit http://www.tieinflect.org

About TiE:
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a not-for-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is the world's largest network of tech entrepreneurs. We are a cohesive global network with a footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, investment professionals, and other accomplished individuals. We operate from 60 cities in 18 countries. http://www.tieeco.org.

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