Inventors

Far Out Tech

Watch This Jetpack-Wearing Entrepreneur Rocket Past the Statue of Liberty (VIDEO)

David Mayman realized the ultimate boyhood dream this week, high above the Hudson River.
Who Knew?

The Fasten-ating History of the Humble Zipper

In which we unzip the up-and-down origins of the little mechanical wonder that keeps your pants from falling down.
Wacky Business Ideas

How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession

A resourceful inventor brings his creative concepts to life.
Inventing

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.
Inventing

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.
Startup Basics

8 Myths Technologists Believe That Sink Businesses

Rarely do inventors and product creators possess the business skills necessary to launch a successful startup. That's why they need an effective parter.
Inventors

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.
Small Business Heroes

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.
Partnerships

The 4 Qualities That Inventors or Entrepreneurs Should Look for in a Partner

Rarely does one person fill both roles. To present an innovative solution to the market and build a profitable business, you need a team.
Kickstarter

There's Something Strangely Soothing About This Silly Key Ring on Kickstarter

Irked by the sound of keys clinking together? So is California entrepreneur Vince Ho.
3D Printers

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.
Grow Your Business

5 Ways to Get Others to Pull Your Ideas to Market

Constantly pushing your service or product can get tiring. Instead, be smart and find another way.
Inventing

10 Resources for Today's Inventors

You have no excuse not to get started.
Patents

How Patents Proliferated in the U.S. and Around the Globe (Infographic)

Our nation's advanced patent system is very different the one adopted in 1790.
Small Business Heroes

A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas

When you invent with the market in mind, you set yourself up for success.