Alice-Brooks

Alice Brooks

Co-founder, Roominate

While getting her masters in engineering at Stanford, Brooks started Roominate, which makes building toys for girls, with parts that can be wired together to make windmills, merry-go-rounds and elevators. The company hopes to inspire women to go into engineering and science. Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner invested $500,000 to share a 5% stake in the business when it appeared on Shark Tank. It’s already in stores like Toys“R”Us, RadioShack and Walmart.