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Tykoon Announces Advisory Board Members

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:00:00 EST

New York, N.Y., February 28, 2012 – Tykoon, an online financial tool that empowers parents to teach their children the imperative values of earning, saving, giving and responsible spending, announced today the members of its Advisory Board. These individuals will offer expert guidance on the platform's development and help further tailor Tykoon to meet the needs of parents and their children.

Tykoon's Advisory Board consists of:

  • David Bach, internationally acclaimed financial expert, nine time New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, television personality, entrepreneur and founder of FinishRich.com.
  • Stuart Drexler, globally recognized kids interactive product developer and former Vice President of Product Design & Production at Disney Interactive Media Group, former Chief Commercial Officer at Mind Candy and former Creative Director at Lego.
  • Dr. Frank Gaskill, nationally recognized psychologist who focuses on children, teens and families and their use of technology and the internet in the household to improve behavior and relationships. Dr Gaskill is also the author of Max Gamer, a comic book about a boy with Asperger's.
  • Laura Tyson, PhD, Economist and Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, former Chair of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration, and past Director of the National Economic Council.

'The unique insight and perspective each of our advisory board members offer in their respective fields will prove to be invaluable as we continue to grow,' said Doug Lebda, Chairman of Tykoon.

'These individuals are a tremendous asset to Tykoon as they all provide meaningful input and feedback as we continue to improve our product in private beta,' said Mark Bruinooge, CEO of Tykoon. 'We are building Tykoon with the guidance of these experts as well as input from parents and kids. We believe this will help ensure that we are building a truly meaningful platform where kids are engaged in learning about money so they can become financially responsible young adults.'

At its core, Tykoon empowers parents to teach their children the imperative values of earning, saving, giving and responsible spending. Tykoon can help parents be more efficient by getting kids motivated to do their chores and allowing parents to track progress, pay allowance and set goals in a safe and secure virtual environment. Through partnerships with Network for Good and Amazon.com, children can easily select nonprofits to donate to and shop online with parameters set by parents.

To join Tykoon, please visit http://tykoon.com/ for more information.

About Tykoon:

Tykoon is a new social financial services platform for families where kids can earn, save, give and spend real money. Tykoon helps parents teach their kids money management skills and instill strong financial values. The program is customizable to each individual family's financial values and the virtual environment is safe, secure and private. Kids can earn money through jobs, chores, and gifts; save based on personal and family goals; spend in a safe environment powered by Amazon.com; and give directly to charities through Network for Good. For more information, please visit http://tykoon.com to learn how a new generation of Tykoons can change the world.

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Source: WebWire



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