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Hoot Reading Wins Grand Prize in TELUS #StandWithOwners Contest

Hoot Reading celebrates winning the grand prize in the TELUS #StandWithOwners contest, opening doors to nationwide expansion and improved student literacy rates.

Hoot Reading, a leading provider of online literacy education for children, is thrilled to announce that it has been named one of five grand prize winners in the TELUS #StandWithOwners contest. This prestigious achievement comes after thousands of Canadian businesses vied for the opportunity to secure $125,000 in funding, advertising, and technology support to supercharge their growth.

The TELUS #StandWithOwners contest, a generous initiative aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises since 2020, captured the attention of business owners from coast to coast. Grand prize winners were hand-selected by a diverse judging panel composed of TELUS representatives and partners.

"We're absolutely thrilled to be chosen as one of the grand prize winners in the TELUS #StandWithOwners contest,” said Maya Kotecha, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Hoot Reading. “The support from TELUS will allow Hoot Reading to expand its reach in targeted locations across Canada and make life-changing, 1:1 literacy instruction more accessible.”

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About Hoot Reading
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Hoot Reading is the leading online tutoring service providing 1:1, evidence-based literacy instruction with qualified teachers. Incubated on a research project at the Nokia Research Lab with Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street) and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Hoot Reading partners with school districts across North America to change children’s lives through literacy. 

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