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3 Problems That Became Opportunities to Change the World

3 Problems That Became Opportunities to Change the World

Roadblocks can be a vision to a better world if you change your perception.
The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

Investors don't want to invest in a product, they want to invest in a business. Here are seven reality checks to apply.
These Siblings Feed Off Each Other's Input to Drive Their Entrepreneurial Success

These Siblings Feed Off Each Other's Input to Drive Their Entrepreneurial Success

A serial entrepreneur recalls her early collaborations with her brother and gives tips on how to encourage enterprise-building traits.
How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

We asked some of the leading idea people in business to define how new products, technologies and commodities come into being.
 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

These products came to be by chance -- spawning businesses and changing lives the world over.
Save Big on Trade Shows, Then Work Your Magic

Save Big on Trade Shows, Then Work Your Magic

These events present big opportunities to make connections and develop new partnerships.
FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The arm allows amputees to perform once impossible tasks, like using a zipper and picking up delicate objects like grapes and eggs.
How a 3-D Printer Called 'Mink' Could Completely Make Over the $55 Billion Beauty Industry

How a 3-D Printer Called 'Mink' Could Completely Make Over the $55 Billion Beauty Industry

A new invention purportedly churns out eye shadow pods in absolutely any color found on the internet.
A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You

A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You

There's no need to meet people in person for the hard sell. Let this tool do the work for you.
3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

A trio of inventors in Europe have announced a Kickstarter campaign for a new device that allows you to doodle in the air.
Remembering Hobie Alter, the Surfing Visionary Who Invented a Sport and a Culture

Remembering Hobie Alter, the Surfing Visionary Who Invented a Sport and a Culture

Alter, who passed away on Saturday at age 80, was a self-taught engineer who invented the polyurethane foam surfboard.
Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Creative people oftentimes aren't great at selling their ideas. That's where you come in.
3 Mompreneurs Who Stumbled on Innovative Success

3 Mompreneurs Who Stumbled on Innovative Success

These three women saw a niche and sought their own solutions, leading to successful products.
This Night Light Inventor Raised a Quarter Million Dollars on Kickstarter

This Night Light Inventor Raised a Quarter Million Dollars on Kickstarter

A professional electrician came up with an alternative to the night light. And people are going crazy for his invention.
Coming in 2015: The Steve Jobs Postage Stamp

Coming in 2015: The Steve Jobs Postage Stamp

The late entrepreneur and father of the iPhone will join the ranks of famous inventors commemorated via postage stamp.
The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

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

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.
Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Innovation Act today, but stakeholders fear that the increased paperwork required by the bill would be counterproductive.
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can’t Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

13 Hilarious Inventions We Can’t Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

From a 'onesie' that lets your baby mop your floors to a mic-shaped sponge for rocking out in the shower, here are some wacky inventions from entrepreneurs.
Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Malaysian immigrant Choon Ng came to the U.S. for college and became an engineer. In his downtime, he invented a toy that has become a national sensation.
One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.
10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

Reaction to the Steve Jobs biopic has been decidedly mixed, with most critics panning the film. Here's what Twitter users had to say on the day of the 'Jobs' premiere.

Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods

Once a successful crowdfunding campaign ends, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to make good on their promises. These platforms can help.
Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

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.
Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

Kavita Shukla spoke at the Women in the World Summit today about finding inspiration in uncommon places.

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