Sokikom Named One of 2011’s Innovative Internet Startups by TiE50

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The TiE50 Awards are dedicated to honoring excellence, and we are proud our math social learning games were judged to be worthy of this accolade.

Sokikom, a developer of award-winning, online math social learning games for students in grades 1-6, is one of 2011’s Most Innovative Internet/Social Networking companies in a competition by TiE50, which recognizes the world’s most enterprising technology startups. Sokikom will be honored at TiEcon 2011, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs, on May 13 in Santa Clara, Calif. The company was chosen from a pool of more than 1,600 from across the country. As one of the winners, Sokikom will have an opportunity to present at the two-day conference, which will feature interactive dialogue, networking and deal-making with thousands of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry executives and thought leaders.

“We are truly honored to receive this recognition,” said Snehal Patel, founder and CEO of Sokikom. “The TiE50 Awards are dedicated to honoring excellence, and we are proud our math social learning games were judged to be worthy of this accolade.”

“Sokikom was clearly ranked amongst the best of the breed by a team of 60 highly accomplished and experienced judges,” said Vish Mishra, chairman of TiEcon 2011 and president of TiE Silicon Valley. “These experts included globally recognized venture capitalists, CEOs, academics and serial entrepreneurs. Being recognized as a TiE50 winner is a true testament to its entrepreneurial spirit and world-class caliber.”

“TiE50 companies this year again represented an extraordinary set of ideas, innovation and business opportunities. Since its inception two years ago, 94 percent of TiE50 companies have been funded, attracting over $20 billion in investments,” said Ram K. Reddy, chair of TiE50 2011. “We plan to feature our finalists and winners through various channels and outreach programs during the year.”

About the TiE50 Awards
TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program, keenly contested by thousands of technology startups worldwide. Awards are announced at TiEcon, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs. TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. TiE provides a platform for mentoring, networking and education to entrepreneurs, with over 14,000 members in 54 chapters across 13 countries.

About Sokikom
Founded in 2008, Chandler, Ariz.-based Sokikom is an award-winning developer of math social learning games designed to motivate elementary school students in grades 1-6. Rooted in the nationally recognized standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Curriculum Focal Points for Grades PreK-8 and the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Sokikom is focused on five core tenets: provide social learning where kids help kids learn math; adapt to individual students’ needs and learning styles; encourage positive and safe competitive game-play, which leads to measurable improvements; and connect school and home to allow for continuous web-based learning.

For more information about Sokikom, visit, become a fan on Facebook at or follow on Twitter at Or learn more about how online games are helping children develop a love of math and build their math abilities on Sokikom’s blog at


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