For most kids there is no getting around chores. Whether it's cleaning
their bedrooms, mowing the yard or taking out the trash, they are part
of family life.
While the tedious tasks may
never make it on the list of things kids look forward to, two Cincinnati
entrepreneurs are developing a web-based and mobile application that
can make them more enjoyable.ChoreMonster
now under development, connects chores and rewards through a point
system. The application, which can be accessed by parents and their
children, gives kids points based on the type of chore they complete.
Once they garner enough points, kids can cash them in for real-life
rewards like a Christmastime gaming system or $25 for a night out at the
The parent decides how to award points and what rewards to associate with them.
ChoreMonster is the brainchild of Chris Bergman and Paul Armstrong, digital marketing consultants at WiseAcre Digital
grew up in a household where chores had a negative connotation," says
Bergman, whose first child is due in December. "ChoreMonster is a way to
enjoy daily chores. We wanted to create an experience where parents
could interact with their children in a unique and engaging way. This
gives them an opportunity to do that."
ChoreMonster is one of eight startups that are part of The Brandery's
2011 class. The seed stage consumer marketing venture accelerator
offers a 12-week course that includes mentoring, 20K in financing upon
completion and access to potential investors.
already have a lot of strengths (in business) but we want to learn more
about strategic partnerships and fundraising. It's a great opportunity
to access the network, mentors and the collective wisdom of The
Brandeary," says Bergman, of College Hill.
will be ready for private Beta when The Brandery class finishes this
fall, Bergman says. As with each class, the application will be unveiled
during a demo day before the public and the local investor community.By Feoshia Henderson
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