SWTC5 Winner Kid Around Town Launches App for Kids & Parents


Kid Around TownA mobile app for kids and their parents that won first place at Startup Weekend Twin Cities 5 is finally becoming a reality.

Kid Around Town (Formerly Kid Around Travel) received Apple’s blessing this week and is officially coming out next weekend during Kidfest at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.

Co founder and CEO Aneela Kumar describes it as a “kid friendly travel guide” that helps families create memories while on vacation, or while exploring their own neighborhood.

iPhone Screenshot 2A scavenger photo hunt, journal, and trivia questions — are among some of the features designed to entice more interactivity between kids, parents and their surrounding environment.

Kids can stamp their digital passports based on where they’ve been, starting right here in Minneapolis with the Mill City Museum, Wild Rumpus Bookstore, and Lake Harriet as some of the nearly 20 pre-loaded places to explore.

Kumar’s idea dates back to 2006 when she was traveling with neice and nephew in search of something fun and unique to do.

“Kids can get so zoned out in their games and devices that sometimes they don’t know even where they’re going or remember what they’re doing. Kid Around is that a balance between technology and the real world.”

The app is free to download and Kumar says they’ll be watching and learning from early users to explore future features and revenue models.


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  • http://paulprins.net Paul Prins

    Excited for them to get their app released. Aneela has reached rockstar status.

  • aneela

    thanks to tech.mn & many others in this awesome minneapolis startup community for the support! If any tech.mn readers have comments or feedback, please reach out to me: hello at kidaroundtown dot com

  • Jade Barker

    We’re rooting for you Aneela!