Cameron Gerstenslager - Kidify
Major: Digital Arts
Class of 2021
Hometown: Doylestown, Ohio
Imagine walking into a kid’s room. On one side, you will find lots of colorful, fun toys. But then, on the other side, you will find other things that look boring, but they are necessary for health and safety reasons. Think about night lights, humidifiers, and doorknobs. Have you seen a humidifier lately? Do they look fun? No.They look boring! Kidify wants to make these health and safety products cool and fun looking. My mission is to KIDIFY every kid's bedroom in the US!
We are going to make this happen by giving them fun designs, such as race cars, ballerinas, caterpillars, clouds, and UFOs. These products will be safe and will also serve as decoration! Kidify products will feed children’s imagination.
Our first product will be a UFO humidifier. The humidifier market is at about one billion dollars today and growing. But put those numbers aside, here’s why this is an excellent opportunity for Kidify: Couples are having children at a later age, which means two things: First, they have more disposable income; and second,they are more aware of their child’s health and safety needs. The bottom line is that parents today are primed to buy our products.
Help me Kidify kid's rooms across the US!
Get started with a business idea
Good for you! You have taken one of the most difficult steps in entrepreneurship - deciding to get started (most people never make it this far...)
Acting upon your business idea will require you go through a sequence of activities, which typically begin with finding out if there is a market for your product. Here's the good news: You don't have to go through these activities alone. We will help you!
Join the entrepreneurship club
Stetson's entrepreneurship club is aimed at anyone who wants to be involved in creating, innovating and building. You don't need a business idea to join the club. We welcome everyone. So, regardless of your major, class standing and GPA, join us!
See our calendar of events to participate in the next one.
Participate in a business pitch competition
We are excited you are considering to join a business pitch competition! Participating in pitch competitions is a fun and valuable activity for entrepreneurs. Pitch competitions will give you the opportunity to get feedback about your ideas, practice selling skills, and sometimes, win prizes!
Nothing is stopping from participating in pitch competitions. If you are representing Stetson University, however, we ask you to contact us with anticipation. We want to help you do your best, and to do so, we will request your engagement in multiple Stetson-based activities prior to the competition.
See our calendar of competitions.
Connect with other entrepreneurs
Connecting with other entrepreneurs is an extremely valuable experience for anyone developing a business idea or launching a startup. There are many opportunities to meet entrepreneurs locally:
- Schedule of Stetson Entrepreneurship Club activities
- Attend local 1 Million Cups events
- Attend Kickstart Weekend
- Attend an Entrepreneur Night event
- Participate in Digital DeLand events
We can help you connect with funding sources for your business idea and startup, including:
- Local investors
- Stetson Entrepreneurship Program's Advisory Board
- Stetson alumni network
- Crowdfunding campaigns
We will work closely with you to get your business idea ready for investors.
Protect my intellectual property
Whether you seek a patent, copyright, trademark or any other kind of legal protection, we will help you connect with local intellectual property attorneys.
Switch my major/minor to entrepreneurship
Excellent! We are excited you are joining our program. The process to change your major or minor is very simple. Simply go to the Registrar's Forms webpage and go own to "Other" and complete the form to change either your major or minor.
I don't know what my next step is
We are here to help you achieve your academic, career and startup goals. Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions about entrepreneurship - especially if you are unsure what to ask.
The students involved in the Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders program are actively developing their business ideas. These ideas invariably require funding for many small, but critical things, including:
- Graphic design: like logo development
- Legal documents: such as NDAs, contractual agreements, filing an LLC, filing for provisional patent status
- Web development: like Wix and Shopify accounts, domain names, web hosting
- Market testing and validation through digital ads
- Collateral material: such as brochures, flyers, posters
- Commercial-grade prototyping
- Cloud-based storage: like Dropbox, Google Drive
- Training courses
Help the next generation of entrepreneurs get their business ideas started. And who knows, you may be part of getting the next "Facebook" off the ground!