Quirky http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/quirky The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Quirky en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:24:00 GMT Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home Consumers will now be able to control their Whirlpool washers and dryers, Mercedes-Benz vehicles and Logitech remote controls through Nest's operating system. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:24:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235118 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235118 Geoff Weiss 15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season With throwback know-how as well as some of the newest technologies, these gadgets have something for everyone, from tinkerers to tipplers. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/230398 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/230398 John Patrick Pullen 3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business Coming up with a great product idea doesn't necessarily mean you need to launch a business around it. Here are three things you need to know before taking that leap. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230068 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230068 Christopher Hawker 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. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226365 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226365 Diana Ransom Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration From Quirky's Ben Kaufman to Aaron Levie of Box, here's what inspires some of the hottest startups around. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225868 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225868 Diana Ransom Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 06:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/223056 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/223056 Diana Ransom Don't Be Seduced by the Wrong Investors Quirky founder Ben Kaufman explains why the biggest money mistake is accepting funds from the wrong people. Always make sure potential investors are aligned with your business interests first. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:06:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/220404 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/220404 Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful Inventions Founder of the crowd-sourced product development company shares the items from everyday inventors that have become so popular -- and biggest winners to date. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:04:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/220403 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/220403 Quirky's Advice for Inventors: Study the Market 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. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 02:32:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220476 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220476 Carol Tice How to Create the Best Products in the World Quirky founder Ben Kaufman describes what the iPod and Snuggie blankets have in common. Here's a hint: They both solve consumers' everyday problems. Doing so, says Kaufman, is the key to making a killer product. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/220402 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/220402 Quirky's Ben Kaufman on Innovation Meet the founder of Quirky, a crowdsourced product-development company. Its mission is "to make invention accessible." Its goal: to invent two new consumer products a week. He shares his views on creativity and starting up as part of our Innovators series. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/220296 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/220296 'Quirky' Turns Inventors into Reality TV Stars A new reality TV series starring Ben Kaufman and his product development firm Quirky is debuting tonight. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220210 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220210 Diana Ransom Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma At the age of 24, Ben Kaufman already has a successful startup track record. With Quirky, he's tapped into the power of open innovation and created a place where anyone can become an inventor. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:07:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220045 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220045 Jennifer Wang