Studies have found that sleeping with pets may disrupt the pet owner’s sleep. So Pet Perch is developing a product that secures to a pet owner’s bed and allows the pets a space of their own, which its creators say solves a fundamental problem faced by pet owners who co-sleep with their furry companions. The creators, students at the University of Michigan, recently received a $1,500 Applebaum Dare to Dream Assessment Grant to establish the feasibility of their business.

The grant was part of the the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business’ business plan competition and grant program, which recognize promising student-led start-ups.