Six Dadpreneurs All Parents Should Celebrate This Year
In recent years, moms have been in the spotlight for tackling problems facing today’s parents, and finding solutions they turn into thriving businesses. But these “mompreneurs” are not alone. Many dads are also turning their bright ideas for improving family life into successful business ventures. With Father’s Day upon us, it’s time to tip our hats to some of the most innovative dads of the year.
As a father of four, Jon Sumroy found it difficult to travel with his kids and their booster seats. The seats were bulky and heavy, and multiple seats didn’t fit into most vehicles. Sumroy’s frustration led to the creation of Mifold, the most advanced, compact, and portable child car safety seat in the world. At ten times smaller than a regular booster seat, mifold is so tiny, it can even fit into a back pocket! What makes this design so clever is that instead of bringing the kid up to the seatbelt, Mifold brings the seatbelt down to the child — and it is just as safe as a booster seat. Sumroy’s solution defined a real need in the parenting community and the company reached their funding goal on Indiegogo in just 2 hours. They’ve raised over $1.5 million dollars, and Mifold will be sold in over 100 countries. It is currently available for pre-order at www.mifold.com.