Imagine walking in to a themed room, the door closes behind you, and you and 6 other teammates have 60 minutes to solve mysterious puzzles and decode clues in order find the key that allows you to escape the room. No technology, no phones. Just you, your teammates, and problem solving brain power.
I decided that this will be a great business to introduce to my community. It’s a fun venue that takes them out of their daily routines, and offers them an innovative, authentic means to have fun with family, friends, and coworkers. It’s a proven business concept in Asia and Europe and has successfully broke ground in the U.S. I’ve already developed relationships with prospective community leaders, professional, educators, youth organizations and businesses who are excited about contracting to do recurring business.
My goal for the business is to expand to a second location after 6-12 months of opening. In addition, my most heart-felt goal is to bring this innovative way of learning team building skills and problem solving to the people in my community who don’t always think outside the box. For educators, having a venue to share with their students to get them problem solving, team building, and collaborating without technology driving them.
I’m most proud to have taken this leap of faith to start a business that directly benefits my community and that will allow me to establish a not-for-profit foundation (within 6 months) that can provide scholarships to youth in the community.