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AdapTac's CEO, Dr. Candice M. Hughes, was recognized by the Connecticut Technology Council last night as one of six state finalists for Entrepreneur, Women of Innovation. The award is sponsored by leading science and technology firms including Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Covidien, United Technologies, GE and more.

In an interview that evening, when asked what advice Dr. Hughes would give to other women aspiring to be innovators in science and technology, she said, "Persistence is the most important thing. Don't ever give up."

Dr. Hughes stressed that the whole team behind AdapTac is critical for the company's success in achieving its mission of helping kids through educational games for behavioral health.


 
 
With 12 days left in our campaign, our pledges total $4,792! Great support for our educational game designed by neuroscientist Dr. Hughes in consultation with behavioral analyst Dr. Baffa. All pledgers have the choice of pre-purchasing the game ($20), or choosing other perks ranging from original artwork to unique iPhone covers decorated with game character art.

Not only will you receive a copy of the game (or other perks), but you will join our community of people who believe kids with ADHD need more than existing options. A full tool-kit is better than a limited tool-kit for complex conditions such as ADHD. Customized approaches of multiple tools and multiple types of tools can be the best way to fight back.

http://igg.me/at/adaptacgames

 
 
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Excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Woman of Innovation with our own Woman of Innovation. Congratulations Dr. Hughes for being chosen as 2014 Women of Innovation celebrated by the Connecticut Technology Council http://www.ct.org/woi-2014-finalists

The program recognizes women across Connecticut – those in the workforce and students – who are innovators, role models and leaders in the fields of science, technology engineering and math. “These Connecticut women are extraordinary and outstanding contributors to their professions, to their employers, and in many cases to their communities” said Beth Alquist, planning committee chair for the Women of Innovation® awards program.

This year’s list of 59 women includes researchers, educators, engineers, managers, and entrepreneurs who work in biotech, pharmaceuticals, software, computer hardware, advanced materials, medical devices, and Information technology.


 
 
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How familiar are you with diagnosis of ADHD? In the past year, two devices were approved by the FDA for diagnosis of ADHD. Dr. Hughes discusses each on the popular website, Shared Abilities.

Click to read post: http://bit.ly/Osxgi3


 
 
AdapTac Games will have a new team member this spring when a local Darien High School student spends a month learning how a scrappy Indie game startup works. Working out of the StamfordiCenter state-supported accelerator, our intern will have access to numerous local startups plus Tech Meetups and other educational programming and networking.

One frequent complaint companies make of newly graduated students is that they lack work experience. Darien High School's internship program in conjunction with the support of local businesses helps give students this critical experience. If America wants to grow science and tech business and expertise, it's critical that both business and educational institutions support this mission.

AdapTac Games is pleased to do our part in support of growing American STEM expertise and supporting our local community.

 
 
Did you know Beta Testers will be the first to receive and play our educational mobile game to improve attention and planning skills? Beta Testers will receive the game at least a month before any other user. They will have an option of participating in our effectiveness testing project funded by a state grant (Entrepreneur Innovation Award) and the ability to shape our game through their feedback. Plus they will receive the final game when it is released. Our game is a one time purchase and by donating can be obtained for as little as $20 (Don- game and recognition only perk).

The Beta Tester perk is limited to only 50 people and some places are already taken. So if you want this perk, donate today at http://igg.me/at/adaptacgames.






 
 
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Our community campaign to help us complete the final portion of our educational game to give kids with ADHD a low cost option to improve attention and planning skills continues through April 4 noon EST. We've raised $2045.

This unique game allows kids to see their scores for attention and strategy after each play of the game plus see average scores to watch change in score over time.

Donating at least $20 allows you to pre-purchase the mobile educational game. We can't guarantee we will offer this game at any future time after April 4 so if you want to try a new option, buy now. Share & Click to Get Game: http://igg.me/at/adaptacgames


 
 
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Mom to Mom: AdapTac's game is featured today in CTNow's Mommy Minute, which highlights how we are helping kids with ADHD improve attention and planning through our educational game.

CTNow belongs to Tribune newspaper, which includes affiliates FoxNewsCT, The Hartford Courant, The Hartford and New Haven Advocates, and the Fairfield Weekly. To read our story click here: http://bit.ly/MTF9vA


 
 
Your Donation Goes Farther This Week: International Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day ON FRIDAY MARCH 8 Indiegogo will donate $1 for each $25 donated to our campaign. We are showcased all week through March 8. Only 3% of tech firms are led by women CEOs. AdapTac is one of these few. Help us break barriers. We can.

 
 
Sunny and brisk at 18F here in Connecticut today. We have reached $1280 in Indiegogo campaign donations! We are deeply grateful for the support we have received so far. This will be tough campaign to reach our ambitious goal of $45,000. But I believe in supporting American game programmers and artists and I believe they should be paid a decent wage for their work. We have a really wonderful team (see our "Who We Are" page). Take a look- they have deep game experience working on over 50 online/mobile games, creating games for XBox and Playstation, including working on Red Dead Redemption. These guys deserve their salaries and I am going to work as hard as I can to make sure they receive it. I hope you will help me do this by supporting our campaign at http://igg.me/at/adaptacgames.
 

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