“Momtrepreneur” Erika Pope hopes the Sharks invest in Fort Magic, a fort construction kit for kids (and kids at heart), in Shark Tank episode 529. Fort Magic takes the indoor fort to a whole new level. It's interchangeable sections make for a near infinite set of fort configurations. Dr. Toy awarded Fort Magic with a “best classic toy” award in 2014.
Pope got the idea for Fort Magic when her son got frustrated by the fort limitations while playing with a dryer box. Kids love “life-sized” creative play, hence the popularity of the indoor fort with millions of kids. Pope realized this and set out to make her large-scale construction toy. It took her two years of tinkering, but in late 2011, Fort Magic was born.
The forts kits contain a series of sticks and connectors that kids build the fort skeleton with. Then you attach sheets or other fabric to the skeleton with the supplied clips. It's easy and fun to build, plus parents know their kids are doing an activity that stimulates their interests in engineering, math and keeps them engaged.
Fort Magic Shark Tank Recap
Erika will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. She’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Lori Grenier, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but she’ll need to show them SHE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Fort Magic will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Fort Magic Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Fort Magic and Erika Pope as more details become available.
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