The seed-funding competition reality series “Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME” featuring two aspiring inventors going head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies airs SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The audience will represent the customer, and since the customer is always right, they will be voting to determine the winner. This week’s inventions and the aspiring inventors that will go head-to-head are:
Food Cubby – a nine-year-old invented a way to keep foods separated on your plate. Inventor: Ruby (with mom Suzie) from Golden, Colorado
BuddyBagz – an all-in-one sleepover kit for kids. Inventor: Carly from Milburn, New Jersey
Staballiizer – a device that allows you to build a strong core while playing video games on your phone. Inventor: Mitch from Redmond, Oregon
BuildingBlock – a multipurpose gym-in-a-box for all fitness levels. Inventors: Brandon and Dylan from Megvon, Wisconsin
StinkBoss – an odor-eliminating all-in-one dryer, sanitizer, and deodorizer for your smelly clothes and gear. Inventor: Hilary from Overland Park, Kansas
Grand PooBox – a modern and unique litter box designed to keep litter inside the box. Inventor: Courtney from Portland, Oregon
Before revealing the results of the crowd’s majority vote, host Steve Harvey, the highly popular stand-up comedian, actor, author and Emmy Award-winning game show host, will present the inventors with a major dilemma. One of the inventors is allowed to cash out and walk away for a lesser amount. If an inventor cashes out, they forgo the opportunity to win the whole cash prize for that round – a good move if they lost the crowd vote, but a bad move if they would have won it.