After watching her mother struggle to fix her eyewear, Nancy Tedeschi was struck by an idea. Why not reinvent the screw by adding a long snap-off piece? Thereby enabling glasses-wearers the world over to quickly fix their eyewear!
Nancy was absolutely sure she wanted to bring the product to market herself and eventually succeeded. But the burden of running her own company was too great, so she turned to licensing. To date she's sold over 15 million units and her product SnapIt Screw now retails in Walmart.
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Hi Jim. Stephen and Andrew are not patent attorneys, and cannot provide legal advice. Know that there are few black and whites when it comes to intellectual property. Please reach out if you're looking for help commercializing your product. Two affordable resources on IP are the USPTO and your local inventors group. Thank you for watching.
Hey Stephen Key my name is brendyn from Philadelphia I have a product I truly believe that its a billion dollar product because im solving a major problem I the world. I have a drawing and I made a prototype. which I make all my products from the dollar store, that's just something i believe in. any invention can be made in a dollar store. the product i have i don't want to send out to manufactures in China just in case they might take it. but i need to know where can i start and safely protect my idea. maybe with your help i can get this on the market. just a hint of my idea every workplace and college will want this " Every" . Can i email you ? this idea is a game stopper and will make me a 30-year-old billionaire
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Hi guys. Thank you for making these videos and informing us. I just found your channel today and watches half a dozen. I am trying to watch the webinar and the link is not working. I want to learn and do as much research as I can before I pitch my product.
Hello Sassy Age! Thank you for watching our videos!
This webinar is very illustrative and we'd hate for you to miss out! We are having trouble with the link right now, but you can still watch it. Click here: http://www.inventright.com/bootcamp-program and go to the very bottom of the page. You'll find a scroll with recent student webinars and you'll see Nancy's webinar there.
Congrats to Nancy. What persistence! She was a finalist with our invention contest in Kansas City when she first launched about seven years ago. What a great journey to success. She never gave up, listened to advice and stands in the winner's circle. Fantastic story.
Investors with one of the top 5 ASOTV groups are looking at two of my ideas. One passed the committee review and is being pitched to the investors now. Next step is testing and a term sheet. It has taken me two years to get to this point. So excited!
Thank you Stephen. The term sheet is not in hand yet, but on its way... I have a hoodie product not on the market and it fits a company with hoodie products. I reached out to them and told them I am interested in licensing a product to them. What should I expect? I just have a prototype and a video. This company made a deal on Shark Tank recently.
Thanks Stephen. I hope I explained enough to you and my reasons for being "blunt". Will definitely keep you informed on my progress and if something sticks. Big kudos to you for using some of your time to chat.
Child marriages are common:
On a recent day, eight community elders sat in a [refugee] camp, some chewing khat, the narcotic leaf favored by most Yemeni men. Seven have married off their girls this year.
Even Salim, the elder who worked at the charity, is preparing to marry off his two daughters, ages 13 and 14. "I want to feel secure of their futures, if only for economic reasons," he said.
Mohammad Ali al-Ansi married off his two girls, ages 13 and 14, in April. "My heart is bleeding inside, but I was forced to do this," he said. "I have no job. Its difficult for me to feed my 10 children." He received $1,600 in dowry for each of his girls, he said. But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out. "If things get worse, theres no doubt Ill marry off my 12-year-old daughter," Ansi said.
More on Ansis 14-year-old daughter Fatma, married to 21-year-old Zaid:
Fatma spent her day cooking and washing clothes for her in-laws. When asked the name of her husbands family, Fatma didnt know it. She remembers her father telling her and her sister, Amal, that the family needed money. She remembers that Amal was in tears because her new husband was taking her to another region. The two sisters have not seen each other since their weddings.
"I am too young to be married," Fatma said. "I want to study. I want to learn how to write. I have sacrificed for my family," she continued, her voice dropping to a whisper.
Minutes later, her husband arrived at the tent, and Fatma went silent. He said Fatma was "at a good age to marry." When asked if she could attend school, he shook his head no. "Shes a little too old for school," he said.
Female sexual freedom among the Tuareg : Flora Drury has written up the sex habits of the Saharas Muslim Tuareg people based on the work by Henrietta Butler. Some excerpts:
Their men became known as the blue men of the Sahara because the dye from their distinctive indigo scarves rub off onto their faces giving them a mysterious air. The Tuareg evoke images of a long forgotten and romantic age.