Archive for March, 2011

Funding Your High Tech Invention

Have a great idea and need money? Finding money for your risky new technology is very difficult. “Funding your High Tech Innovation” will discuss angel and venture investors, Fed Funds for leading edge innovation, equity considerations, and how to get your act together. This Brown Bag lunch will be held from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 6th in the Dockery Building, Room 107 on the UCM campus. ‘Brown bag lunches’ are educational and networking events targeted to entrepreneurs and to those considering taking the leap. 

For More Information:

Donna M. Chaffee,

Office Professional Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies & Development and the Entrepreneurial Innovation and Development Corporation d/b/a Entrepreneur Zone

University of Central Missouri Dockery Suite 103A Warrensburg, MO 64093 Office: 660-543-8388 Fax: 660-543-8159 E-mail: [email protected]

$25 Million Innovation Fund Now Live!

We are pleased to announce the new Edison Nation Innovation Fund. The first of its kind, we are once again changing the way your product ideas are financed and brought to market forever.

When we launched Edison Nation, we partnered with major retailers and manufacturers to help them fill specific product needs through our Live Product Searches. Along the way we’ve learned that many great ideas come when you aren’t looking for them at all. With the Edison Nation Innovation Fund, we are searching for, investing in and bringing to market those ideas that break the mold.

The Fund was specially created to find product and technology innovations spanning any industry. Pitch those ideas that need to be discovered and if selected, we’ll invest up to $250,000 to bring it from idea to shelf — just like the ideas featured in our television series, Everyday Edisons. As a bonus, if you are an Insider and your idea has patent protection, you will be automatically entered into our brand new Insider Licensing Program.

Click here to learn more about how we’re revolutionizing innovation together!

Name a new cold therapy solution

We’re seeking a name for a new cold therapy solution. This solution offers a malleable gel pack that can provide fast cooling relief to many areas of the body while staying firmly in place. We’d like a name that is appealing, memorable, unique, and reflects the product benefits. Because the name might be applied to heating products at a later point, please don’t use cold-related names/themes. The winner will receive a Skybar™ ONE Wine System, a $399.99 retail value.

Click here for entry forms and complete guidelines.

Big Idea Group
360 Route 101, Bldg 4A
Bedford, NH 03110
Fax: 617-963-7157
[email protected]

Win $25,000 for the Best Android App

Your payment-enabled Android app could net you up to $25,000.
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Here’s your chance to add a PayPal mobile payment solution to your Android app, win major cash and let us help create some industry buzz for your product.

Simply submit your Android app featuring a PayPal mobile payment solution by May 14, 2011 and you might win the grand prize of $25,000 or the 2nd prize of $15,000 or 3rd prize of $10,000. Get all the details at

In app or in browser, we have payments covered. PayPal mobile solutions enable users to quickly pay for goods and services through your Android application. It’s easy to integrate—and drops you in the center of an exploding ecommerce market for smartphones and tablets.
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Invention Score

    ICKC Corporate Sponsor

We analyze 5 pillars that companies and investors really care about, for a maximum of 850 points. See how it’s calculated. So, if your InventionScore™ is 550, the InventionPlan™ is your checklist of next steps to make up 300 points. Every report is personalized, not auto-generated. We sell no development services whatsoever, so you can trust our honest diagnostic and personal advice. If necessary, we refer you to affordable (or free) do-it-yourself resources.

Our scientific diagnostic formula will save you time — and potentially thousands of dollars – on your journey to that amazing licensing deal or investment. Our proprietary algorithm is a revolutionary new teaching tool. Find out what companies and investors really care about. No need for expensive “development” work or subjective opinions. A high InventionScore™ means more bargaining power. A low InventionScore™ is also valuable: it shows you how to significantly improve your odds before submitting to a company. Your invention deserves it.

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