Meet the Inventors and Influencers of Quirky The crowdsourced consumer-product company relies on a host of active community participants. Here are a few standouts.
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Name: Judi Sigler
Occupation: School counselor
Invention: MugStir (among others)--a spoon that clings to the side of your mug
Cost: $12.99 for a three-pack
Total Sales: $2,556.68
Inventor's share: $1,187.43
Story: "I was in the teacher's lounge searching for something to stir my coffee and I thought, 'Wouldn't it be nice to have a spoon with your mug?'" Quirky and its encouraging community helped bring the idea to fruition: "I would never have tried to patent it; I wouldn't even know where to begin."