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My name is Cody. I have a product idea
that I think would disrupt the Table Tennis
In order to launch my idea, I need to raise
There are 5 different types of Ping-Pong players.
Which type best describes you?
I consider myself to be a ‘Social’ Ping-Pong player.
The problem is that there is limited
opportunities for casual players to
participate in table tennis.
Clubs & competitions tend to
attract Amateurs & Pros…
…but casual players are not
motivated by traditional
Even if you do have an opportunity to play,
its only fun when you play someone
of a similar talent level…
…and new participation models do not
achieve significant scale.
My vision is to create unlimited opportunities to
Participate for all casual players.
Todays software technologies enable the
convergence of Social, Mobile & Local. Where
these 3 overlap is where opportunities
can be created.
In 2006, the Wii Console brought
But in 2013, the
the physical realm (P) into the
virtual (V) realm is being
virtual (V). As a result, A Wii
brought into the
player can physically play table
physical realm (P) thank s
tennis in a virtual world.
to advancements in with
By combining todays software and hardware technologies
the first ever ‘player-centric’ participation model is possible.
With a player-centric model, unlimited opportunities for
casual players to participateare possible.
How do we uniquely package the existing software and hardware
Technologies in order to achieve the player-centric model?
Integrate a smartphone
directly into the racket.
Hack a Wii
controller ; use
Create a small, universally attachable
device; use Bluetooth to communicate
to a smartphone, smart watch or other
Bluetooth enabled device.
Being able to discover others of equal skill
is critical to creating unlimited opportunities to participate.
Establishing a ranking allows skill to be measured; keeping score enables a ranking.
If we just made an app, trying to
play while entering scoring info into the phone
would be disruptive to the game.
With a small, universally attachable
device the game can take place without
I call my product idea, the Pongle. Because, like a
dongle, the Pongle adds functionality to the
object it attaches to, in this case the racket.
In order to get this product off
the ground, I need money:
My state will give me a $50,000
prototyping grant if I can raise
$103,000 from an investor.
I have $12,000
Oh by the way, the Pongle will also help:
Social Table Tennis Clubs…
National Governing Bodies…
…enhance patron experience
…increase participation pool, enhance retention
& close the gap between casual and formal players.
…deliver highly targeted advertising messages
I am prepared to accept investment dollars:
I have established an entity:
Web of Things Co.
My legal team drafted the
company by-laws to be
partial to outside investment.
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