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How One Woman's Mission to Preserve Her Mother's Mobility Lead to a Great Invention
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How One Woman's Mission to Preserve Her Mother's Mobility Lead to a Great Invention

Read how novice inventor Lesli Jenkins Wang got the conservative medical industry to accept her Free2GoRollator late last year.
Stephen Key
The Inventors of This Travel Jacket Set Out to Raise $20,000 With Crowdfunding and Ended Up Raising More Than $10 Million. Here's What Happened Next.
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The Inventors of This Travel Jacket Set Out to Raise $20,000 With Crowdfunding and Ended Up Raising More Than $10 Million. Here's What Happened Next.

This is what it looks like to get 80,000 jackets sourced and manufactured in six months. Hint: It's one long, intense hustle.
Catherine Clifford
How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?
Persistence

How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?

A successful entrepreneur reflects on how naivety kept him going forward although things were really rough.
Stephen Key
How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession
Wacky Business Ideas

How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession

A resourceful inventor brings his creative concepts to life.
Jenna Schnuer
Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.
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Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.

I received great advice from my patent attorney after freaking out about one of my big ideas.
Stephen Key
Developing a 'Cool' Product Is Only Half of a Successful Business
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Developing a 'Cool' Product Is Only Half of a Successful Business

What sets apart products that succeed from those that don't? Creating cool products that people will want is not enough, not by a long shot.
Stephen Key
The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years
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The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years

It's easier than ever before to get your ideas licensed by bigger companies.
Stephen Key
Partners Await Inventors Who Need Help Building Prototypes
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Partners Await Inventors Who Need Help Building Prototypes

Universities and the federal government have programs that provide more help than many inventors could otherwise dream of affording.
Kedma Ough
The Real Reason Companies Are Looking for Your Product Ideas
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The Real Reason Companies Are Looking for Your Product Ideas

Open innovation is flourishing because creative people want to work for themselves. It's as simple as that.
Stephen Key
What Does It Take to Get Your Product on QVC?
Data-Driven Marketing

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
Business Accelerated

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
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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
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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
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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