The Chore N Snore

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The Chore N Snore

College Station, United States
Year Founded:
2017
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
< $1,000
Scaling strategies launched within the past 6 months:
Not Applicable
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Have you ever been sitting on the couch laying on a pillow, but then realized you needed a table to write something on, or set your popcorn bowl? Or maybe you were taking a nap and woke up needing to do homework and then had to get up and move to sit at a table, how inconvenient was that?

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

WHAT IF you had a contraption attached to your couch to use when you're choring AND when you're snoring?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Have you ever been sitting on the couch laying on a pillow, but then realized you needed a table to write something on, or set your popcorn bowl? Or maybe you were taking a nap and woke up needing to do homework and then had to get up and move to sit at a table, how inconvenient was that? Well, do we have a solution for you. Introducing: the “Chore and Snore”.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

This innovative table/pillow all-in-one attaches to the side of your couch through a bracket structure that slides beneath the couch. When it is in the pillow position, it stands vertically with the pillow conveniently located just above the armrest, right in that spot where you always wish your pillow would stay. When you are done napping and ready to work, or are hungry and need somewhere to place a plate, the contraption can be easily flipped down to the table position. The pillow end will rest nicely on your lap while you enjoy the hard surface of the steady table. No longer will you have to move when you want a table, and no longer will you struggle to balance your pillow above the armrest.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

When you are done napping and ready to work, or are hungry and need somewhere to place a plate, the contraption can be easily flipped down to the table position. The pillow end will rest nicely on your lap while you enjoy the hard surface of the steady table. No longer will you have to move when you want a table, and no longer will you struggle to balance your pillow above the armrest. All your work and couch comfort problems will be solved with the “Chore and Snore”!

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

The future impact is a 2-in-one work/comfort mechanism.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We are currently working on the scaling strategies.
Sustainability
Funding: How is your project financially supported?: 
individual donations or gifts - 100%

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Fundraising through seeking investors.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There are other designs on the market with similar features, yet none attatch to the couch so we would be a monopoly in that specific subset of the market.
Team

Founding Story

Our group came together and developed this idea in our Environmental Design class.

Team

The idea was brianstormed via GroupMe. The "aha's" were plentiful.