Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO, Quirky

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The 1-1/2 day event kicks off with a VC panel, "Pitch Your Prototype," and "Getting Started, case studies of maker pros with early stage products. The Innovation Showcase follows, a unique opportunity to casually engage with over two dozen makers who have their cutting-edge products and devices on display. Creating an almost magical atmosphere where hardware innovation and creative genius generates spirited ideation, the Innovation Showcase is not to be missed.

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Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO, Quirky

  1. 1. INVENTIO
  2. 2. THERIGHTKINDOFINVENTIOBRINGINGBACKTOLIFE....
  3. 3. we all invent.
  4. 4. and then....
  5. 5. we stop.
  6. 6. [ ]
  7. 7. ...it began with aniPod, a Model, and aSecond Mortgage
  8. 8. MAKINGPRODUCTSIS HARD.
  9. 9. >design> research> manufacturing> merchandising> distribution> retailmarketing> consumermarketing> inventory> logistics> marginanalysis> packaging> pointofsale> intellectualpropertymanagement> directsales/marketing> prototyping> mechanicalengineering> regulatoryissues> markdowns/seasonality> customerservice> press/productreviews> channelmanagement> replenishment> EDI/TechnologyBackbone
  10. 10. TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITY EXPERTTEAMBYLEVERAGING+ +
  11. 11. WELAUNCH ACONSUMER PTUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
  12. 12. “Tell me & Ill forget,Show me & I might remember,Involve me & Ill understand."-Benjamin Franklin.
  13. 13. “Tell me & Ill forget,Show me & I might remember,Involve me & Ill understand."-Benjamin Franklin.
  14. 14. “Tell me & Ill forget,Show me & I might remember,Involve me & Ill truly understand."-Benjamin Franklin.
  15. 15. “Tell me & Ill forget,Show me & I might remember,Involve me & Ill truly understand."-Benjamin Franklin.
  16. 16. YEARS OF PROGRESS
  17. 17. DAYS OF PROGRESS
  18. 18. THERIGHTSIDEOFINVENTIONBRINGINGBACKTOLIFE....
  19. 19. hmmm.......
  20. 20. •protect original inventors•become a source of inspiration andreference for new ones.
  21. 21. putting patents back in their place
  22. 22. •owners of IP usually use the IP in a narrowspace, or not at all.•opportunities to maximize that IP are ahard to come by
  23. 23. me...eak tofmanbenkau@sp

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