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Mon., March 24, 2014, 10:50 a.m.

iCPooch launches dog kiosk idea and gets noticed by the New York Times

The next Startup Weekend Spokane will begin on April 11.  In preparation, let's take a moment to see what's happened to iCPooch, one of the entrants in a 2012 Startup Weekend. Though it didn't win on that occasion, its founders, young Brooke Martin and her father, Chris Martin, have moved the company forward.

Last week they formally announced the company during the Global Pet Expo in Orlando.

A New York Times story mentioned the company and talked to the Martins at the event, which featured thousands of new products and hundreds of displays related to pet products.

The iCPooch goal is the produce a kiosk used by dog owners to communicate remotely with their pet, with the added option to reward the dog with a treat with press of a button.

Our first story on iCPooch ran in August 2013, when the company was still not sure it had enough financing to get off the drawing boards. It did, in fact, gain a nice infusion recently through a Kickstarter campaign.


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