Prototyping/Manufacturing Your Ideas
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Every inventor wants a perfect prototype of their invention, but these items can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and make it impossible for an inventor to pursue their dream. Knowing what is both essential and unnecessary about prototypes can save independent inventors both time and money. Similarly, having a thorough understanding of quality manufacturing principles can be a great help to an independent inventor trying to sell or licensing their product. Join us for a workshop that will focus specifically on the educational needs of independent inventors as they work to navigate the areas of prototyping and manufacturing. Sam Zaidspiner, founder of Slingshot Product Development Group, a vertically-integrated product launch firm, will offer his 20 years of product development experience and discuss what independent inventors need to understand about manufacturing. In addition, Don Muntner, who leads Slingshot’s Start-Up department, and works exclusively with start-ups and inventor-entrepreneurs, will discuss the importance of prototyping and what independent inventors need to know before developing one. Slingshot Product Development Group is made up of over 35 designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, and has helped many companies successfully launch innovations including Coca-Cola, Char-Broil, Lockheed, Plantronics and have developed products for recognized brands such as Con-Air, Tide, Craftsman, and Black & Decker.