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mcSquares in the News

mcSquares creates whiteboarding products that help people engage with one another without technological distortion and distraction while enabling simple and elegant visual communication. A system built to reinforce team-building and independent work, our tools give a voice to everyone in the room, from classrooms to boardrooms. 

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Colorado-based mcSquares stuns ABC’s 'Shark Tank' with simplicity in productivity

Innovation runs deep in Colorado. But, in an age where technology tends to win, an intentionally low-tech product out of Colorado caught the eye of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

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Ditch Your Sticky Notes In Favor of These Dry-Erase Ones

Ditch your sticky notes in favor of these dry erase ones, and you'll save a lot of money on wasted paper. This pack of six 4"x4" notes uses microsuction technology to stick to any shiny surface and can be wiped clean, stuck to its fellows, and reused again and again.

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With mcSquares Stock, You’ll Help Collaboration Find Its Contrarian Heart

Sure, digital products have revolutionized our society, particularly in the field of international communications. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that digitalization is the answer for education and collaboration. That’s the underlying message behind mcSquares stock, and one that's generating real results.

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These Dry-Erase, Reusable Sticky Notes Changed My Habits for the Better

Having these around is like having an arsenal of mini whiteboards that can go practically anywhere. Warning to those around me, I plan on sticking these everywhere.

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Denver Startup mcSquares Changes Shark Tank Deal, Sees Growth Amid Covid-19

After trying for years to get on the show, the reusable sticky note company debuted in May and walked away with a deal from Mr. Wonderful, Kevin O’Leary. Due to rapid growth at the start of this year, Franco said the capital became less important for the startup. Instead, he just wanted O’Leary’s expertise and guidance.

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After “Shark Tank” Appearance, Business Still Going Swimmingly for Denver Startup

After his company got a boost from his appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Colorado entrepreneur Anthony Franco said the business has continued to grow despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Meet Colorado's 2020 Inno on Fire

We’re officially announcing the 50 people and companies that are crushing it across the Colorado tech and startup ecosystem. We’re looking at startups that have had a banner year and showcasing those who are making the biggest impact on our local ecosystem.

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4 Ways to Enhance Human Interaction in Socially-Distanced Learning

Reflecting on my own experience and seeking out teachers who are combining analog and digital tools to succeed, I've developed four tips to help educators shrink the divide between the worlds of in-person and distance learning.

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These Desktop Whiteboards Will Help Keep You Focused, No Matter Where Your Desk Is

Having a place on your desk to jot down notes or write out a to-do list may be more important now than ever. A desktop whiteboard could be a game changer for those of us that need a little extra help keeping everything organized.

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How to Plan and Cook Family Meals When You're in Lockdown

Here are the best tips and tricks that will keep me, and you, cooking and eating for as long as it takes to get to the other side of this global pandemic.

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How to Create an At-Home Workspace for Online Learning

Whether you are carving out space in a bedroom corner or taking over the dining table, we've got ideas to help you create a functional place for school work, with a focus on making the most out of whatever room you have.

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Anthony Franco of mcSquares: 5 Important Business Lessons I Learned While Being On Shark Tank

"In the end, the big win of being featured on Shark Tank is the millions of consumers who get to know your business personally and choose to buy your products as a result."

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Don’t try to be something that you’re not

Pre-pandemic, mcSquares were already widely used for communication, organization, collaboration and teaching in physical spaces. With the need for social distancing, their tools have found an increasing relevance as teachers, students and professionals connect with each other through collaboration technologies like Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Zoom.

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Appearance on “Shark Tank” lands Colorado entrepreneur $300,000 investment

Colorado entrepreneur Anthony Franco got $300,000. Kevin O’Leary, one of the business titans on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” got a 25% stake in Franco’s business and Franco’s colorful jacket, designed to look like it has sticky notes stuck all over it.

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'Shark Tank': How this founder landed a 6-figure deal with Kevin O'Leary

"I was constantly told I'd never graduate as a kid until somebody taught me how to turn my dyslexia into a strength," Shark Kevin O'Leary tweeted. "Any product that helps people learn has a soft spot in me."

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mcSquares on ‘Shark Tank’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Entrepreneur Anthony Franco took his line of office products, mcSquares, to the Sharks on ABC's Shark Tank to see if he could get an investment in the eco-friendly business.

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Colorado startup founder looking forward to "prime" air time on "Shark Tank"

“Forty thousand companies try out for Shark Tank every year and less than a hundred air. The exposure is incredible for a startup like ours. Ten or 15 minutes of prime time air time to get your brand out there is something we could never buy as a startup,” Franco said. “Even if I did horribly, you’d still see me smiling ear to ear right now.”

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