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What Does It Take to Get Your Product on QVC?
Inventing

What Does It Take to Get Your Product on QVC?

The head of a company that hooks up inventors with the popular shopping channel dishes on how inventors can show off their products to millions.
Stephen Key
A Small Business in Montana Just Won $1.5 Million for Ocean Health Technology
Innovation

A Small Business in Montana Just Won $1.5 Million for Ocean Health Technology

As carbon dioxide is burned to fuel our lives, a percentage of that carbon ends up in the world's oceans. The first step in fixing the problem is being able to accurately measure it. That's what Sunburst Sensors is doing.
Catherine Clifford
For This Artist-Entrepreneur, 3-D Printing Expands Opportunities for Creativity and Professional Exposure
3-D Printing

For This Artist-Entrepreneur, 3-D Printing Expands Opportunities for Creativity and Professional Exposure

New York artist Rachel Goldsmith launched her professional career working with water-based and permanent inks but her recent work with the 3Doodler pen has opened up new horizons for her.
Catherine Clifford
Why This New Filament for 3-D Printers Could Make the Production Process Easier
3D Printers

Why This New Filament for 3-D Printers Could Make the Production Process Easier

3D Systems today unveiled a new support filament that dissolves in water as opposed to chemicals.
Catherine Clifford
After Years of Struggle, Pet-Washer Inventor Celebrates Viral Video Success
Inventing

After Years of Struggle, Pet-Washer Inventor Celebrates Viral Video Success

An entrepreneur tried to bring his product to market numerous times, and finally had the breakthrough he needed.
Stephen Key
Explorer Attempts Longest Solo Trip in a Solar-Powered Aircraft
Solar Energy

Explorer Attempts Longest Solo Trip in a Solar-Powered Aircraft

The Solar Impulse 2 is currently in flight from Nagoya, Japan, to Hawaii.
Catherine Clifford
Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.
Inventing

Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.

Bringing your goods to a Maker Faire will grant you a creative audience that will test your designs. This worked wonders for the creator of a rubber band shotgun.
Stephen Key
Quirky Ditches Device Manufacturing, Preps for New Investment
Pivots

Quirky Ditches Device Manufacturing, Preps for New Investment

Its home automation spinoff, Wink, may also see additional investment in a separate round, CEO Ben Kaufman says.
5 Ways to Get Others to Pull Your Ideas to Market
Grow Your Business

5 Ways to Get Others to Pull Your Ideas to Market

Constantly pushing your service or product can get tiring. Instead, be smart and find another way.
Stephen Key
The Maker of This Invention Kit Wants You to See the World as Your Playground
Inventing

The Maker of This Invention Kit Wants You to See the World as Your Playground

Jay Silver's first Makey Makey invention kit raised more than half a million dollars on Kickstarter. His second kit, called the Makey Makey GO, has raised more than $120,000 so far.
Catherine Clifford
10 Resources for Today's Inventors
Inventing

10 Resources for Today's Inventors

You have no excuse not to get started.
Stephen Key
A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas
Business Ideas

A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas

When you invent with the market in mind, you set yourself up for success.
Stephen Key
Inventing a Small Improvement to an Existing Idea Is All It Takes
Ideas

Inventing a Small Improvement to an Existing Idea Is All It Takes

A simple thing I came up with while doing something I love continued to sell for a decade.
Stephen Key
The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make
Business Ideas

The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make

You may have just come up with a great idea, but it doesn't mean squat if you fall into this trap.
Stephen Key