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Mobile Mamma

Name: Christy Teslow

Location: Cresco, IA 

Type of Business:
Non Government Non Profit


What does your business do?
A developed 6-week educational program that focuses on grades- K, 3, 6, 8,11 along with the adults. The program is called Be A B.E.A.R. Breathe, Explain, Affirm Action, Report Currently building Mobile Application for Smart Monitoring of children's devices. Working on the Iowa State level to pass a unified policy and procedure of restricting phones and mobile communication devices in schools.Creating zones where students know that they can use their devices.

When and why did you start the biz?
10/2017 established. I created this organizaiton in hopes of creating a unfied education of smart devices for both children and adults. It is out of control, we as adults need to take some control back. Better educated adults will create smarter, safter adults.

Where's your office?
In a in a run downtown building in the the dying town of Cresoc, IA. We are located in Northeast Iowa. The building is older and needs many renovations. The landlord does not want to update the building.

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The hardest part is finding the funding to continue day to day. We struggle at making a operating budget becuase we cannot keep a largest enough sponsorhip, donation or contribuations to our non- profit

What's the most fun part?
I love the idea that we are helping others. We had a school where the school principal verifed that our program works. She explained that a group of students called out a racist comment from another person in the school. Prior to us coming in thoese students would have never called it out! I also love that we are now making a difference in lives from the school aged to adults.

Anything you would have done differently?
I would have purposed this idea sooner and maybe would have been able to save lives sooner.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
As of right now we are getting ready to travel Dublin, Ireland to present our Be A B.E.A.R. program to other countries. We are also moving forward with the state of Iowa trying to get a standardized policy and procedue in place for cell phone use in the classroom

What advice do you have for others?
Before you start, line up your investors, make sure you have a solid plan in order to prep a budget in order to know what your ask is. Make sure you have the focus on one area, don't branch too far too fast otherwise failure will come.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Just to see what others are doing with thier business's successes and failures. What may or may not work for them we can try. And the samething for others. If we provide updates of our sucesses and failures others may learn from us

School (where, still in school, degree)?
NICC- Associates Degree

Prior jobs or business?
Tech Geek 2.0

Contact Info:
Christy Teslow
PO Box 213
Cresco, IA 52136

info@mobilemamma.org


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