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5 Cat Inventions Went Nose To Nose On ABC’s Funderdome And Here’s What Happened

Steve Harvey hosts Funderdome – an incredible new TV show where inventors go toe to toe in order to win over the audience for a chance to get seed money for their ideas. The fun and creative show airs on Sunday evenings at 9:00PM EDT on ABC. Kitty cats from around the country heard the casting call and, as a result, these feline inventors ended up showcasing their creations in order to start, grow or build their ideas. Here is how they made out.

Grand PooBox Litter Box


Courtney Karsted from Portland Oregon was in the Funderdome presenting her kitty cat litter box inspired by her feline muse named Rex. Although Courtney did not walk away with the $100,000.00 she was competing to win but her litter box is available for pre-purchase on her website at




Garrett from Alexandria, Virginia was in the Funderdome competing for $20,000.00 and was funded the money! The Catzenpup is a device that opens fresh single-servings of moist food for cats and dogs using an app. Learn more about the “Keurig of Pet Feeders” and even sign up to be a beta-tester for free.  

Pet Pita


Pet Pita is a sturdy cloth with holes for your cat’s paws to slip in and dangle out so you can carry her safely. This inventor cashed out with a helpful $20,000.00. The Pet Pita is now available at



Up against the Pet Pita was the innovative kitty cat scratcher, the X-Purr. Designed and marketed by Los Angeles natives Natasha Wang and Arloa Reston. The X-Purr retails for $60.00 and can be purr-chased at

Kritter Kondo


Lisa Illman was battling it out in the Funderdome for $50,000.00 for her outdoor kitty cat enclosure. Although Illman did not walk away with the money, she has reported a surge in sales, traffic to their website and many new social media connections. You can pre-order a Kritter Kondo so your cat has a safe haven outside by going to

Steve Harvey hosts this seed-funding competition reality series in front of a live studio audience. In each episode, the audience represents the customer, with their vote determining the winner. With at least five cat inventions participating, it is obvious feline creations are on the rise and the comfort of kitty cats is gaining more and more notoriety!

Lisa Illman is the inventor of an outdoor cat enclosure and founder at Kritter Kommunity. Lisa and her product the Kritter Kondo have been featured in Cat Fancy, the Chicago Tribune, Chestnut Hill West, Good Morning America and most recently Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. You can follow Kritter Kommunity on Facebook and Twitter @KritterKondo. Lisa is also a business and PR consultant and loves to help small businesses grow their brand. She has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. When Lisa isn’t growing businesses she is hanging out with her adorable tuxedo Finnegan. Contact Lisa at

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