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  • Parenting Startup Reaches Semi-Finals of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

    February, 2022
    Born out of the MIT Media Lab, PenguinSmart's Harvard & MIT-based team places in the semi-finals of the 2014 MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

    PenguinSmart CEO nominated for "Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries 2021" award!

    April, 2021
    PenguinSmart's CEO, Dr. Amy Kwok, has been nominated for the prestigious "Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries 2021" award, with final results to be announced at the IFAH conference (previously known as "Smart Health") in June.

    Nominees come from all healthcare fields globally, and include discoverers of new drugs, creators of innovative treatments and surgeries, and movers and shakers in improving healthcare systems at scale.


    As a startup, we are encouraged and delighted to be among those nominated, especially during this COVID time, in which many healthcare heroes and heroines have risen and inspired the world.

    Press | "World's first fully digital early intervention support system for Children" by popular Taiwan newspaper Apple Daily

    December, 2020
    In-depth coverage by popular Taiwan newspaper Apple Daily on PenguinSmart's innovative approach to supporting families with developmental needs using latest AI technology

    Academic | Oral presentation at the 14th World Pediatric Congress on scientific paper coauthored

    December, 2020
    Dr. Amy Kwok, the CEO PenguinSmart, presented at the World Pediatric Congress webinar on Dec 11 and discussed the current situation and latest development of clinical awareness and standards for identification and treatment of children's communication disorder in China, referencing current practices in United States, Taiwan and other regions. It was well received by the global professional audience of over 15 countries and regions that attended the webinar live.

    Academic | Scientific Paper "Development and Discussion on Concept and Clinical Screening Diagnosis of Children′s Communication Disorders" Published on Official Journal of Health Development Committee as Policy-guiding Piece

    November, 2020
    Coauthored with National Children's Health Center, discussing and comparing the development of clinical practices for children's communication disorder in China and abroad.

    Event | PenguinSmart team participated in Meet Taipei, Asia’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship carnival, welcoming Post-COVID era!

    November, 2020
    Carnival had officially launched in Taipei on 11/18! The theme of "Arising Vision" this year inspires the public to face the new normal with technology and breakthrough geographical restrictions with digitalization to provide services and technology that meet market needs and trends under the current pandemic.

    During the four-day exhibition, the intelligent, customized therapy services provided by the PenguinSmart team were honoured to be favoured by many media and potential partners. In the future, the team will continue to uphold the original aspiration, devote itself to improving children's language communication issues, and maximize each child's future potential!

    Highlights | A great success for PenguinSmart team for SparkLabs Taipei Demo Day 4!

    November, 2020
    SparkLabs Taipei is an international venture capital fund and accelerator. On November 4th 2020, SparkLabs Taipei ushered its fourth Demo day! As one of the teams that reported results, Dr. Amy Kwok, the CEO and founder of PenguinSmart, stood on the stage and shared the core values, mission, and vision of the founding of PenguinSmart. Her confident, sincere speech and firm philosophy have won praise and warm support from everyone in the audience!

    Webinar | PenguinSmart x 815 Children's Potential Development Center, the parent-child joint channel premiered online!

    November, 2020
    PenguinSmart's Dr. Amy Kwok is invited as speaker for the launching episodes of "815 Children's Potential Development Center" webinar channel. The first live broadcast attracted a live viewership of 6000 on a Monday night ! With the theme of "Language Development", Dr. Amy Kwok shared about how to solve children's oral development issues in the most efficient way and how to use the most appropriate methods to improve children's language communication skills.

    Partnership | EdTech and Teletherapy Innovators Team Up to Tackle Child Development Delays in Greater China

    July, 2020
    PenguinSmart Inc. and Over-Paradigm (OPA) Technology Inc. announced a strategic partnership to launch a holistic, family-centered, early childhood development and intervention service network covering the Greater China region. This collaboration will combine intelligent skill tracking, interactive learning, and a comprehensive support system of both technical expertise and knowledge sharing between fellow parents in order to improve outcomes and empower parents to better help their children.

    Talk | "Love for You is the strongest motivation for your kid to communicate with you". PenguinSmart CEO Dr. Amy Kwok as Guest Speaker at WISETALKS Entrepreneur Fireside Chat

    June, 2020
    Our CEO Dr. Kwok spoke at the WISETALKS Entrepreneur fireside chat series about the differences between "science" and "technology" when it comes to parenting. As the world is becoming increasingly digital, how does a parent give their children the best shot to develop, learn and grow in real communication abilities?

    Press | 3 Key Business Models that Enables Sustainable Growth for PenguinSmart - Digitimes HealthTech series 2

    April, 2020
    In the second of our DigiTimes feature we discuss how the same methods and technology that have allowed us to help hundreds of families around the world can also be applied to enterprise solutions and institutions as a whole. Upcoming new technologies like our patented sound analysis tool can be integrated into existing practices to improve the patient experience and make doctors and therapist's lives easier!

    Press | PenguinSmart's 7 step Process for Children's Language Development Support - from Screening to Clinical Rehab Support

    April, 2020
    In the first of our DigiTimes exclusive feature read all about our unique methodology for language development evaluation and hear our company's backstory. Click the link to find out why hundreds of families around the world trust PenguinSmart for their early interventions!

    Academic | PenguinSmart System's First Academic Debut at IALP's 31st World Congress

    August, 2019
    PenguinSmart service model and system was first debut among the international speech and language academic community during the 31st Congress of International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) as oral presenter on August. She shared of the trials and validations that brought about the current system and shared case studies of real clients as support. It was well-received by the international audience with invitation for further discussion and exploration for joint collaboration and research.
    * IALP is the representing body at the WHO for the field of SLP and Audiology with representatives from over 57 countries. The Congress itself was attended by over 1200 delegates in person. PenguinSmart has been a member of IALP since.

    Interview | How it all started - Customer Pain Point and Origin of PenguinS mart |Silicon Valley Successes

    June, 2019
    Interview by Silicon Valley Successes to give advice on finding the customer pain point, accelerators and mentors and the PenguinSmart journey.

    Feature | "Pioneers in a Field Where the Need is Great, but Help is Scarce" - TTA Startup Features

    May, 2019
    Featured profile on PenguinSmart's founders, history and the increasing need to speech therapy services all over the world by Taiwan Tech Arena, a startup ecosystem.

    Event | PenguinSmart CEO Speaks at Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival on "Social Enterprise for a Better World"

    May, 2019
    PenguinSmart CEO Dr. Amy Kwok was invited to share on a high-profile civic leadership forum about how startups can positively affect both the US & China's futures.

    Live Webinar with Minister of Technoogy- Key to successful cross-pollination in the startup world

    April, 2019
    PenguinSmart selected to join Taiwan Minister of Technology on live webinar to share about being a part of the tech community in Taiwan

    Special Report by TechOrange: PenguinSmart Named among the Top 5 Startups in Taiwan Tech Arena

    April, 2019
    What makes this communication rehab therapy startup special to get the backing of one of Silicon Valley's top accelerators?

    PenguinSmart Chosen as Finalist at 2019 Bay Area Impact Summit

    March, 2019
    PenguinSmart was one of the 10 featured companies to present on stage at this year's Bay Area Impact Summit, which brings together top startups, partners, and impact investors

    AI in Healthcare - A Discussion of AI-Powered Home at the ZGC Silicon Valley Innovation Center

    February, 2019
    PenguinSmart CEO Dr. Amy Kwok was one of two featured panelists to share her insights on "AI-Powered Home Healthcare" as the first part of a speaker series at ZGC Silicon Valley Innovation Center

    PenguinSmart CEO Shares Company's Values at Sold-Out Panel on "Tech for Good"

    February, 2019
    PenguinSmart CEO Dr. Amy Kwok was one of the high-powered panelists at a sold-out event hosted by The Expat Women and Google LaunchPad SF, sharing how scalable impact is one of the core values of PenguinSmart. The event was so well-received that another one has been organized.

    US Business News Honors PenguinSmart with 2018 Technology Elite Award - "Best Online Communication Rehab Support Service"

    November, 2018

    PenguinSmart was selected by US Business News magazine for its annual list of elite technology companies.

    BE Accelerator Unveils Six Startups Representing the New Era of Digital Health

    November, 2018
    BE Accelerator's first Demo Day showcased several of the newest developments in digital health, from AI-assisted home-based rehab to smart blood test kits, attracting more than one hundred investors, medical experts and medical institutions. PenguinSmart CEO Dr. Amy Wang was specially featured in both the demo pitch and subsequent exhibit.

    Special Report by MEET Magazine - PenguinSmart Presents at Taiwan BE Accelerator Demo Day

    November, 2018
    PenguinSmart was named a “Startup to Watch” at BE Accelerator's Health Technology Demo Day in Taiwan.

    "Empowering Families through Innovation" - Exclusive Interview with United Evening News

    November, 2018
    United Evening News, one of Taiwan's most established newspapers, sits down with PenguinSmart's two Co-founders to discuss their startup journey and views on the future of personalized healthcare and rehab.

    Taipei City Mayor Ko Endorses PenguinSmart Mission at Health Entrepreneur Panel

    October, 2018
    PenguinSmart Co-founder Matthew Kwok was one of 3 entrepreneurs invited to share about challenges faced by data-based health startups and to recommend ways that the city of Taipei can help. The mayor gave an onstage endorsement and on-the-spot announced new initiatives to support health startups based on the panel's suggestions.

    New Partners: PenguinSmart and RenYou Team Up to Offer At-Home Communication Rehab to More Families

    June, 2018
    RenYou is one of the largest special education rehab center chains in China with 13 locations. PenguinSmart's home-based intervention services complement RenYou's environment-centered "Play and Living Culture Intervention (PCI)" model, allowing RenYou families to extend their rehab from the center into the home.

    CEO Shares Cross-Border Health Insights at Premier Silicon Valley Health Technology Innovation Conference

    May, 2018
    PenguinSmart's CEO Amy Kwok, M.D., MPH, was invited to speak on cross-border health innovation opportunities at the 7th Annual HTF (Health Technology Forum) Innovation Conference at Stanford University.

    PenguinSmart Joins Alchemist Accelerator

    April, 2018
    One of the first 10 selected from 400+ startups globally, we are now a part of the newest class for Alchemist Accelerator. Accredited as a platinum-level accelerator in Silicon Valley, Alchemist is known for helping startups thrive in the B2B world and for the large fundraising raises of its graduates (on average twice that of Y Combinator grads, a seed accelerator for early start-ups). Our six-month program will culminate with a demo day in September. We see this as an important enabler in our ability to better serve the needs of partner organizations as well as individual families, first in China and progressively worldwide.

    PenguinSmart Joins Pledge 1% Ringing Nasdaq Bell

    November, 2017
    As a startup member of the Pledge 1% social giveback commitment, we were featured on the Nasdaq building on Times square in New York, as well as a celebration event along with ringing the Nasdaq bell.
    The event is to celebrate socially responsible businesses.
    We are proud to stand alongside 1000+ other members globally


    September, 2017
    JingKids, China's top parenting magazine for returnees and internationally inspired Chinese, interviews PenguinSmart CEO and Co-founder

    “How Technology Helps Special Needs Kids & Families"

    August, 2017
    BeijingKids, China's largest expat family magazine, interviews PenguinSmart's CEO

    “华医创业,帮儿童走出语障” | World Journal

    July, 2017
    World Journal, one of the largest overseas Chinese daily newspapers, interviews PenguinSmart CEO on her journey from doctor to entrepreneur

    “ Baby speaking late? Try the Tips from this MIT Harvard team | Silicon Valley Insight

    June, 2017
    Exclusive interview by SV Insight, the premier Chinese tech press covering up-and-coming tech companies and trends in Silicon Valley

    PenguinSmart Receives 2017 Best Parenting Essentials Award

    June, 2017
    Learn why Credit Donkey believes PenguinSmart is one of the essential tools for all parents

    PenguinSmart Named One of Top 10 Companies Disrupting Childcare in 2017

    May, 2017
    These 10 companies are changing the face of one of the oldest professions

    PenguinSmart Takes 1st Place in Internet Services in Global Startup Competition

    March, 2017
    1st in the Internet Services category (Top 5 overall among 200 US startups) in the 1st Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition - Shenzhen, China

    Parenting Startup Reaches Semi-Finals of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

    April, 2014
    Born out of the MIT Media Lab, PenguinSmart's Harvard & MIT-based team places in the semi-finals of the 2014 MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition
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