Contest Overview

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011
5:30 to 9 pm cst sharp
Space Is Limited. Registration details coming soon. 

6th Annual
National Invention Contest

This year we're specifically searching for the next great Lawn/Garden product for Faultless Bon Ami - makers of the Garden Weasel, however, we are in negotiations with companies who distribute other categories
and recommed you submit all your great inventions here.
ICKC is here to help.  Submit Now.

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100's of product submissions for new ideas and innovations are received each year.   The ICKC team  and reviews and screens each concept in accordance with criteria designed in partnership with the sponsoring organization.   Twenty finalists are selected and invited to travel to Kansas City for the BIG EVENT of the YEAR.    The event is publicized and covered by national and local press as a positive opportunity to encourage business development and spark economic growth.

Inventors present their products to a panel of judges made up of members of the sponsor company as well as industry experts.    Past judges include executives from Faultless Starch, Bon Ami, Garden Weasel, Trapp Private Gardens, Hallmark Cards, the United Inventor Association and successful authors, inventors, investors and business experts. 

The ICKC National Invention Contest has resulted in, at least, six Inventor/Entrepreneurs landing deals with major manufacturing/distribution companies.    

Inventor(s) selected may gain a possible business venture to license, and or be purchased to market and sell their product plus:

  • Grand Prize:   $1,000 Cash Prize:  To be selected after final review meeting the following morning.
  • 3 Winners and 1 People’s Choice Award:   $200 Cash Prize each
  • A more in depth final review “due diligence” meeting with the contest sponsor the following morning.       
  • All 20 Finalists receive a gift bag of products and an opportunity to land a licensing deal.
  • A free InventionScore™analysis and InventionPlan™ development road map ($695 total value)
 This year, our primary goal is to search for the next great lawn/garden product for distribution by Faultless Bon Ami, makers of the Garden Weasel. 

Past Events
                      contest details              winner details
2010                            2010
                            2009                            2009
                            2008                            2008    

Frequently Asked Questions?   
        Corporations - email Steve
      How do I have ICKC host an invention contest for my business?
      What's the benefit of becoming an event sponsor?

Inventors - email Carrie
      How do I submit my patent or patent pending? more

Meeting Location
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Rd. KC, MO 64110 

Mailing Address
Inventors Club of Kansas City (ICKC) 15701 Howe Street  Overland Park, KS 66224

The Inventors Club of Kansas City is a Certified Member organization of the UIA.
(913) 322-1895

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