Alumni Update: Design Your Dorm
|Posted November, 2008 by Taylor Albers (The Eller Times)|
it comes to moving away from home and into a dorm, there’s a lot for
incoming college freshmen to consider.
To help them coordinate with new roommates and check things off the
new-room list, Eller alum Bryce Widelitz (BSBA Finance ’08) and Taylor
Robinson (Psychology and Business minor ’08) created a company called
Design Your Dorm. From personal experience, they understand the stress
that comes with moving into a new dorm room. Their company will help
dorm-bound students have an easier move-in day.
Working with a web design firm, the two put together a website that
will help students decide what items they will need for their future
dorm room. “Our website, www.DesignYourDorm.com, allows incoming
freshman to view exact 3D replicas of their dorm rooms before they
arrive on campus. By clicking and dragging objects (bed sheets,
posters, laptops, etc.) they can design their rooms to their liking,”
says Widelitz. The website also connects multiple roommates to
safeguard against ordering duplicate items.
www.DesignYourDorm.com received positive feedback at the Association of
College Housing Officers International Conference and launched the
fully functional website in April. The next step for Robinson and
Widelitz will be to use their completed business plan to seek venture
capital from qualified private investors.