Episode 33…Debbie Schwartz, The Quirky Plush Toy Challenge, and Tune Zoo

Quirky is… Quirky is a free community-led invention platform that brings ideas to life. Invention is hard and everyday people have ideas for inventions but...

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Quirky is… Quirky is a free community-led invention platform that brings ideas to life. Invention is hard and everyday people have ideas for inventions but no path to turn them into products. Quirky makes inventing and selling products including a plush toy possible by pairing inventors with product designers and manufacturing companies that can bring...

Indiegogo and Microventures Part 3

Investors… Open an Account First, I decided to click on the link to open an account. Then I answered some questions and provided my bank...

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Investors… Open an Account First, I decided to click on the link to open an account. Then I answered some questions and provided my bank account information.  Next, I received the following email… My Investment I decided to invest $100 in Beatstars that cost me $107 due to fees. Email I also received an email...

Indiegogo and Microventures Part 2

  We all have questions about the Indiegogo and Microventures Equity Crowdfunding so let’s get some answers… What is equity crowdfunding? The company the investor...

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  We all have questions about the Indiegogo and Microventures Equity Crowdfunding so let’s get some answers… What is equity crowdfunding? The company the investor supports gives them a financial stake. Indiegogo and MicroVentures are two leaders in the crowdfunding and investing space, created an equity crowdfunding platform that allows financial investment in innovative startups....

Indiegogo and Microventures Part 1

Invest in Startups… Background We began collecting stories to share on InventionStories.com back in 2008, the same year Indiegogo began crowdfunding. I love crowdfunding not...

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Invest in Startups… Background We began collecting stories to share on InventionStories.com back in 2008, the same year Indiegogo began crowdfunding. I love crowdfunding not only for the ability to raise money but for the market research it provides. We have shared many invention stories of inventors and their crowdfunding campaigns from Indiegogo and Kickstarter...

Who Was Jerome Lemelson?

BY MARTHA DAVIDSON There is little in our contemporary world that has not been touched by the creative genius of Jerome Lemelson. Barcode readers and...

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BY MARTHA DAVIDSON There is little in our contemporary world that has not been touched by the creative genius of Jerome Lemelson. Barcode readers and cordless phones, cassette players and camcorders, automated manufacturing systems, even crying baby dolls—these devices and hundreds of others that have shaped our lives derive from the inventions and innovations of...

Who Is Dorothy Lemelson?

Dorothy Lemelson is… Dorothy Lemelson is chairman of the Lemelson Foundation.  She founded it with her husband, Jerry, one of the world’s most prolific inventors. ...

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Dorothy Lemelson is… Dorothy Lemelson is chairman of the Lemelson Foundation.  She founded it with her husband, Jerry, one of the world’s most prolific inventors.  Dorothy Lemelson is today fostering the couple’s dream of encouraging and supporting the next generation of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs. In forming new avenues of opportunity for tomorrow’s creators, this...

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