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A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You
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There's no need to meet people in person for the hard sell. Let this tool do the work for you.
April 11, 2014 in Marketing
3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

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

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A trio of inventors in Europe have announced a Kickstarter campaign for a new device that allows you to doodle in the air.
April 8, 2014 in Technology
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

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Alter, who passed away on Saturday at age 80, was a self-taught engineer who invented the polyurethane foam surfboard.
March 31, 2014 in The 'Treps
Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

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

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Creative people oftentimes aren't great at selling their ideas. That's where you come in.
March 28, 2014 in Grow Your Business
3 Mompreneurs Who Stumbled on Innovative Success

3 Mompreneurs Who Stumbled on Innovative Success

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These three women saw a niche and sought their own solutions, leading to successful products.
March 27, 2014 in The 'Treps
This Night Light Inventor Raised a Quarter Million Dollars on Kickstarter

This Night Light Inventor Raised a Quarter Million Dollars on Kickstarter

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A professional electrician came up with an alternative to the night light. And people are going crazy for his invention.
March 10, 2014 in Money
Photos: Coming in 2015: The Steve Jobs Postage Stamp

Coming in 2015: The Steve Jobs Postage Stamp

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The late entrepreneur and father of the iPhone will join the ranks of famous inventors commemorated via postage stamp.
February 21, 2014 in The 'Treps
The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

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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.
February 3, 2014 in Innovation
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

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

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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.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

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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.
December 4, 2013 in Innovation
Photos: 13 Hilarious Inventions We Can’t Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

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

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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.
November 3, 2013 in Innovation
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

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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.
August 26, 2013 in Innovation
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

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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.
August 19, 2013 in Financing
10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

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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.
August 16, 2013 in Profiles

Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods

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Once a successful crowdfunding campaign ends, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to make good on their promises. These platforms can help.
July 23, 2013 in Marketing
Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

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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.
April 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

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Kavita Shukla spoke at the Women in the World Summit today about finding inspiration in uncommon places.
April 5, 2013 in Business Ideas
Radicals & Visionaries: Invention vs. Innovation

Radicals & Visionaries: Invention vs. Innovation

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Is it better to improve on existing ideas or to start from scratch?
March 25, 2013 in Innovation
Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight

Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight

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President Obama salutes 11 innovators in a ceremony at the White House today.
February 1, 2013 in Inventing
How Inventors Could Benefit From a New Entrepreneurial-Themed Movie

How Inventors Could Benefit From a New Entrepreneurial-Themed Movie

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The Home Shopping Network offers the opportunity of a lifetime as a tie-in to a forthcoming Seth Rogen movie.
October 26, 2012 in Business Ideas
How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

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Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Carter Kostler is hoping his fruit-infused water bottle will be his ticket to entrepreneurial success.
September 15, 2012 in Business Ideas
Teen Inventor Asks the Question 'Wouldn't It Be Cool If...'

Teen Inventor Asks the Question 'Wouldn't It Be Cool If...'

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Sixteen-year-old contest winner Greyson McCluskey gets the rare opportunity to work with a team of innovation pros to help him turn his big idea into a reality.
June 25, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
An Inventor Reinvents His Business

An Inventor Reinvents His Business

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Christopher Hawker was thrilled when his invention hit it big. But just a few years later, his company was on the brink of bankruptcy -- until he reinvented his business model.
April 26, 2012 in Business Management
The State of Venture Capital in 2012

The State of Venture Capital in 2012

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For young companies looking for venture investments in the New Year, finding capital may be daunting but not impossible.
December 19, 2011 in Venture and Angel Investors
Quirky's Advice for Inventors: Study the Market

Quirky's Advice for Inventors: Study the Market

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Inventors may know how to pinpoint a problem, but coming up with a product that shoppers want is another challenge entirely. Fortunately for them, Quirky can help.
October 5, 2011 in Inventing

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