Inventing

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention
Innovation

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success.
Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union
Leadership

Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern.
Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source
Inventing

Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you.
Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves
Distribution and Licensing

Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves

Finding a company to manufacture and market your wares can be a shortcut into major retailers.
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free
News and Trends

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.
Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?
Protecting Your Idea

Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?

Congress got it wrong when it harmonized U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world. Now, startups and American inventors are at a disadvantage.
Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)
Innovation

Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

The founder of Pandora reached out to investors 300 times before getting funding. And James Dyson invented 5,126 failed vacuum cleaner prototypes before getting one right.
Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents
Leadership

Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs
Leadership

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

It takes more than a great idea to launch a successful business. Here are five qualities to have under your belt.
Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves
Marketing Basics

Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves

The 'Shark Tank' investor and inventor of over 400 products offers her advice to move your product from idea to sales.
How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year
Business Ideas

How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year

Industry insiders laughed at the engineering toy for girls, but its inventor was determined to change the landscape of the 'pink aisle.' Entrepreneur Debbie Sterling shares how she transformed her idea into a million-dollar company.
Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big
Business Ideas

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

In his new book, business professor Daniel Isenberg says if people think you're crazy, you're onto something.
Inventing

The World's Most Innovative Countries

Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K. top the Global Innovation Index for 2013.
Inventing

Obama Offers $200 Million Prize to Build 3 Manufacturing Innovation Hubs

The White House announced today that it will expand on its program to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S., an effort to drive global competitiveness.
3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas
Business Ideas

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.
Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier
News and Trends

Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

The two companies announced a new partnership that'll give citizen inventors access to a portion of GE's patent coffers, as well as a co-branded effort that could effectively appify your home.
How to Outwit Your Competition
Business Ideas

How to Outwit Your Competition

You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a great business idea. Here are three ways to look at what your competition is doing -- and do it better.
Radicals & Visionaries: Invention vs. Innovation
Innovation

Radicals & Visionaries: Invention vs. Innovation

Is it better to improve on existing ideas or to start from scratch?
Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight
Inventing

Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight

President Obama salutes 11 innovators in a ceremony at the White House today.
College Entrepreneurs Invent a Way to Keep Beer Cold
Inventing

College Entrepreneurs Invent a Way to Keep Beer Cold

KegSkins banishes the biggest party foul -- warm beer.
Entrepreneurial Doctor Takes the Sting Out of Shots
Inventing

Entrepreneurial Doctor Takes the Sting Out of Shots

An entrepreneurial doc sets aside her own jitters to help quell the fears of others
5 Ways to Generate Genuine Feedback for Your New Product
Product Development

5 Ways to Generate Genuine Feedback for Your New Product

After glowing reviews from his family, student entrepreneur Brian Ballan sought the truth from objective strangers.
How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product
Product Development

How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product

Choosing the right manufacturing partner is one of the most important decisions to make as a startup. Here are tips to find a winner right out of the gate.
Senate Bill Would Undermine University Tech Inventions (Opinion)
Inventing

Senate Bill Would Undermine University Tech Inventions (Opinion)

A proposed measure intended to encourage more high-tech startups is misguided, our columnist argues. Increasing academic research funding is the better route for fostering innovation.
The Reality TV Show that Wants Your Offscreen Ideas Too
Inventing

The Reality TV Show that Wants Your Offscreen Ideas Too

'Everyday Edisons' producer Edison Nation has major connections and can help you bring your idea to market.
Are You Ready to Pitch Your Product to Investors?
Inventing

Are You Ready to Pitch Your Product to Investors?

Inventors and entrepreneurs made their case on the debut episode of PBS's "Everyday Edisons" new season, but not all of them seemed quite ready to do so.
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