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    Date submitted
  • 30-May-2017

The Navi Gate

Abstract

The Navi portable baby gate solves the problem of fitting a gate into uneven surfaces utilizing a patented double telescoping tubes coupled with easy ratcheting system. It is the only gate on the market that fits into every opening from 29.5”-45”, with no screws, tools, attachments or rigging. And easily travels with you to bring the safety of your home on the go.

Navi is compact, portable, strong and simple to use. Just pull it out of your closet for home use or take it with you in the car or airplane when time to travel. It passes the highest standards on the market for safety both ASTM and JPMA standards are met. American Pet Association has given The Navi a Five Star Recommendation approval rating. It also is easy to use, with a state of the art ratcheting system to secure the gate into place. Finally it is one of the few gates that uses a telescope system on the top and bottom to fit non-conforming openings, such as bannisters.

There is no screwing or unscrewing to fit different width openings, just a few easy steps and the gate is easily installed in your opening. It fits openings from 29.5 to 45 inches wide, most of our competition is not able to expand to that width. And with two quick release levers the gate is easily removed from the opening and ready for storage or moved to the next opening.

The gate comes with a durable padded carrying case, with room for a number of baby proofing or pet items like, door handle covers, cabinet locks, outlet covers or items for your pet such as leashes, treat and toys.

Not only is the gate highly functional it is great for travel, weighing only five pounds.

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Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

We have a wide range of customers. First pet owners who need to partition of a area for there pet. Next are parents of a baby 6-24 months of age that need to keep their baby safe from dangerous situations. Then care takers will also find our product useful in their day to day activities. Lastly grandparents will want to have this great design that brings baby or pet safety into their home and then stows away nicely when not in use.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

The Navi portable baby gate solves the problem of fitting a gate into uneven surfaces utilizing a patented double telescoping tubes coupled with easy ratcheting system. It is the only gate on the market that fits into every opening from 29.5”-45”, with no screws, tools, attachments or rigging. And easily travels with you to bring the safety of your home on the go.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

The benefits and features of this product are why this will be a very successful and desired product. First this product passes the highest safety standards by ASTM, JPMA & APA. Its portability is great for on the go people as well as everyday uses in the home. The gate itself weighs 5 pounds. The ease of use and versatility is the next great feature. It goes up and down in less than 10 seconds and can be used in every opening from 29.5" to 45" without any tools or attachments. Its state of the art telescope system allows you to fit into even and uneven surfaces. Then it has a simple to use ratchet system to secure it into place. The industry has not seen innovation like this in 20 years. Accolades: In 2015 The Navi gate was named Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association Innovation of the year Award Finalist. In 2016 The Navi gate was named one of the Top Product picks, by City Mom’s Blog.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

We have formed a great team that will lead us to success. The partnership has been made up of 4 members: First is a Entrepreneur investor relations partner, who has done a great job at raising capital. Next is a 20 year engineer who has been crucial in getting our product from proto-type to retail ready. Then we have a 20 year professional business consultant from a Fortune Global 500 company. And lastly a 18 year sales and marketing executive to round out our partnership. On top of that we have brought in outside agencies to help us navigate through the territories that we have less familiarity with. The first is a leader in the go to market industry for pets. Secondly we brought in a research and consulting company that has launched dozens of new products to market. Surrounding ourselves with great talent added with a product that has no comparison, gives us a competitive advantage in the marketplace.