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DEMO: CalendarFly targets schools with social calendar

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CalendarFly is one of 65 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.

Managing a busy schedule can be a difficult talk. Now a startup called CalendarFly is looking to provide a helping hand with its free calendar solution uniquely targeted at parents, teachers, coaches and organizational leaders.

At DEMO, CalendarFly will show how its social calendar allows users to easily update their schedules and share it with chosen groups. The main user interface is set up as around a central calendar where users can create tasks for various days. Groups can also be created so that the user can pick and choose who gets to see specific tasks. The system also has a labeling tool which helps in identifying tasks, such as event, test, practice, or holiday.

Imagine you’re a teacher and your students have an exam on Friday, for example, with CalendarFly you can aggregate all the parents that use CalendarFly into one group. Then, once an task is officially entered, they will automatically see it on their own schedules. No phone calls, emails or written notes to try to get a hold of parents.

The service competes with well established calendar solutions, like Google, but also has competitors targeting parents and schools with online calendars, including Cozi and MyFamily.com.

The Pelham, New York-based company has raised an initial angel round of funding of $75,000 thus far with an additional $100,000 waiting in escrow.


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