|SEASON 7 EPISODE 11|
|Pitch||Animated, app-controlled christmas tree lights|
|Asked For||$225,000 for 25%|
|Deal||$225,000 for 50%|
|Status||OUT OF BUSINESS|
What is Geek My Tree?
Geek My Tree lets users control and animate their Christmas tree lights from a mobile app. The lights are made for average-sized trees, ranging from about five to eight feet tall. Each set sold for more than $200, with expansion sets available for another several hundred dollars.
Who Founded Geek My Tree?
Brad Boyink has been an entrepreneur in the technology field for over 25 years. He first came to public notoriety when he started a large Christmas lights show in 2006 which raised money for the Special Olympics and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Today, Brad runs a squirrel sanctuary in West Michigan.
Brad’s history with Christmas light shows was the start of his idea for Geek My Tree. Each year, he was frustrated with the process of untangling thousands of bulbs for such little payoff. Eventually, he realized that a customizable light system would make the untangling process worth it, leading to Geek My Tree.