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The Parenting Connection

Created to connect parents to each other online based on shared issues with children with special needs and childhood illnesses

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Newton, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

The Parenting Connection connects parents to each other around shared issues with children: special needs and childhood illnesses. It is important because it serves an unmet need - there are ways that parents can connect to one another, but not specifically around special needs or childhood illnesses. Our customers are parents of children with special needs or childhood illnesses.


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    Jodi Grundig
    Director of Social Media, Editor - Blogs

    Jodi Grundig is responsible for developing the financial model for The Parenting Connection including key drivers of profitability. In her role as VP of Strategy, she is contributing significant inputs to the strategy for taking The Parenting Connection to market. Jodi has over ten years of finance experience, including work experience at Fidelity Investments and Common Impact, as well as an internship at Microsoft. In 2007, Jodi launched her o

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    Amy Lankenau McPherson
    Founder & CEO

    Amy Lankenau McPherson is responsible for driving the overall direction of The Parenting Connection – including strategy and partnerships. She is overseeing the development of the business plan and hiring of new members of the management team including Marketing Director, sales force and web developers. Amy Lankenau McPherson is the founder of early stage The Parenting Connection. Her background includes working as a work/life consultant at Wo

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    Amy Faber Knobbs
    Marketing and Research Manager

    Amy Knobbs, Marketing and Research Manager and mom of 2 preschoolers is responsible for marketing and research at The Parenting Connection. As a stay-at-home mom, she knows the need for parents to connect with one another. She has over 15 years capturing and analyzing data for small business and non-profit organizations. She has a BA in History and Art History from Cornell University. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and chi


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    William O. Flannery, Esq.
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    Doug J. Murstein, CPA

Previous Investors

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    Alison and John Lankenau