PikMyKid is a comprehensive school safety system that ensures student safety & increases teacher efficiency while engaging over 85% of the parents & reducing traffic around schools. Main features include- dismissal automation, parent communication, liability mitigation, Safety Panic Button and Anonymous TipLine. PikMyKid is currently in 32 states and 6 different countries with over 250,000 users. PikMyKid connects schools, teachers, and parents through real-time tools to make dismissals safer and more efficient and also help them with emergency preparedness. Schools subscribe to PikMyKid for a small annual fee which they are able to subsidize through insurance discounts, fundraising on the app or from their local DOTs. PikMyKid brings all aspects of student safety & emergency preparedness under one platform. Once a school comes on board, PikMykid defines a virtual ‘geofence’ of approx 200 yds around the school. During dismissal, PikMyKid system automatically identifies parents as they are entering the ‘geofence’ and sequences cars so the school staff can prepare students for dismissal in an orderly manner. All students stay safe and warm/cool indoors during dismissal without interfering with the traffic outside. PikMyKid also triggers real-time alerts to parents when their children get in a car, school bus or leave campus to walk home. PikMyKid has the ability to create the maximum socio-economic impact within the school community and improve safety at various levels at a minimal upfront cost. With PikMyKid, research has shown that schools have consistently observed reduced traffic congestion, increased carpooling among parents, and created safer processes for kids to walk home after-school, thus creating a more healthy and sustainable school community.
Pat Bhava is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of multiple exits in varied industries like QSR Franchising (quick service restaurants), Logistics & Real estate. Adept in building businesses from the ground up. Skilled in Lean Start-up, Business Planning, Team Building, and Growth Management. Ex-Naval Officer, Fighter pilot, Deep-sea diver, competitive yachtsman and a Pragmatic problem solver with a degree in Physics and an MBA. Currently, he is building his startup PikMyKid to help make kids safer in schools. He founded PikMyKid when his own daughter went missing for a while from her school dismissal line four years ago. PikMyKid is currently in 32 states and 6 different countries with over 200,000 active daily users and growing rapidly.