Roominate on Shark Tank
What do you get putting two female engineers from MIT and Stanford together in a room talking about "how to get other girls interested in STEM" (science, technology, engineering and math) which has played a major role in both of their lives? If you also add the entrepreneurial minds like Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen's, inventors of Roominate Doll House, you get a successful new product that will inspire thousands of girls for many years to come, especially after Shark Tank Season 6 two hour premier episode.
"Roominate Doll House"
seen on Shark Tank Episode 602
Custom Doll Houses have been around for many generations, there's nothing new about that. What makes the Roominate Doll House appearing on Shark Tank Episode 601 different from anything else on the market is who will be doing the designing, the room colors, making the furniture, wiring the power fixture's and even building a functioning elevator or windmill if they chose. The entire Roominate Doll House Kits are designed for young female future inventors to create their own rooms starting from scratch, while learning about STEM at the same time.
Alice and Bettina knew they had a great invention that would keep girls interested for many hours at a time, but first needed proof of concept, and the seed money to get this business started. One of the best places to raise start-up capital for a new invention, and a great way to get noticed by the producer's of the Shark Tank looking for new contestants I might add, is running a campaign on Kickstarter. The two engineer's went to work promoting the Roominate Doll House with a $25,000.00 goal. The campaign was successfully funded June 16, 2012, ending with $86,000.00 in initial orders.
Roominate Doll House before Shark Tank Update
Considering the Roominate Doll House's have been on the market already for a few years, I thought for sure they'd have designed a similar product for boys by now. No not a doll house, but maybe a log cabin kit with a fireplace, or a customized garage filled with Hot Wheels and pin-up posters. O.K. maybe not that part, but a similar building product for boys to help grow the over-all sales for this Learning Brand.
Right now the Roominate comes in the Basic, Deluxe and Chateau kits with a price range between 29.99 to 49.99 each. The over-all product reviews based on past customers ranks the Roominate 4 out of 5 Stars with many, many happy little customers. The main reason a lot of customers didn't give this product 5 stars is because of the actual size of the doll house which does look a little small. Most seemed willing to spend extra money for a larger Roominate Kit that also includes more parts, so this could also be another "untapped" opportunity to keep growing this learning toy business in the future.
Will the Sharks invest in the Roominate Doll Houses during the Shark Tank Season 6 premier 2 hour special? There's only one way to find out! Don't forget, Roominate will be appearing on Shark Tank episode 602, right after episode 601, September 26, 2014 on ABC.
Good Luck Ladies,,, "You're Going To Do Great"'
Roominate Toy Website