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Company History



 

Pittsburgh-based startup Switcheroo was founded in 2015 by Mike Neilson. Mike had been working on the idea in his spare time until the fall of 2015, when he was accepted into one of the top hardware accelerator programs in the country, AlphaLab Gear. At that point, Mike focused full-time on developing Switcheroo, working with electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and industrial designers to create a fully-formed functional prototype. Switcheroo launched a Kickstarter campaign on January 9th, 2017 to raise the funds needed to bring the novel product to market.

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About the Product

Switcheroo solves a common household problem in which a wall switch turns on an outlet somewhere in the room, but not the outlet that the homeowner prefers it to activate. Switcheroo allows the user to easily change which outlets are controlled by existing switches, or to control a group of outlets with a single switch, without the need for Wifi or smartphone apps, and without having to re-run any wiring.

 

Company Links

Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neilson/switcheroo-lighting-made-easy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Switcheroo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwitcherooLLC

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getswitcheroo/

 

Press Releases

Kickstarter Campaign Launch: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Switcheroo/Kickstarter/prweb13971782.htm

Kickstarter Goal Hit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13986792.htm

 

Switcheroo in the News

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/switcheroo-adapter-10-01-2017/

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/9482-switcheroo-alphalab-gear-accelerator.html

https://medium.com/@ed_dame/the-upcoming-smart-home-challenge-88d8b456c095

http://willgibbonsdesign.com/blog/switcheroo

How I Raised $18k on Kickstarter in One Day

 

Contact Information


For press inquiries, contact press@switcheroo.com.