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MakerBot: Building a Cult Following for 3-D Printer Kits

Crafting a business on creative do-it-yourselfers.

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A Quick Guide to Taking an Invention to Market

Consider these strategies for turning your product idea into a business reality.

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From Idea to Market

So you have a genius idea. Here's what it takes to get a new product to market.

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From Concept to Market--in 10 Months Flat

How one entrepreneur navigated the inventing minefield and brought his idea for bass-thumping travel speakers to life

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10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1990s

From Google.com to Nintendo 64 -- there's much to attribute to the 1990s.

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A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas

When you invent with the market in mind, you set yourself up for success.

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Inventing a Small Improvement to an Existing Idea Is All It Takes

A simple thing I came up with while doing something I love continued to sell for a decade.

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The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make

You may have just come up with a great idea, but it doesn't mean squat if you fall into this trap.

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The 5 Qualities You Need to Successfully License an Idea

If you want to live the life of an inventor, you had better develop yourself into an inventor.

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Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success

A former toy maker turned inventor shares the story of one of his first big victories in entrepreneurship.

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A Father-Son Team Raises $10 Million for Their Beekeeping Invention on Indiegogo

The Australian entrepreneurs set out to raise $70,000 for their Flow Hive honey-harvesting system. They have raised 14,720 percent of that goal.

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5 Steps to Developing Your Tech Product

While developing your own tech product may seem overwhelming, it is achievable -- even for non-techie entrepreneurs.

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Focus Your Creativity on These 6 Things Once You Have Your Business Idea

The actual inventing may be done, but you're far from finished getting your product out there.

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Beekeeper Invention Sets Record for Most Money Raised on Indiegogo

The Flow Hive honey tap raised $5.3 million on the San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform.

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Everything I Know About Business I Learned By Selling on a Street Corner

A lifelong inventor found the secrets of success after failing to hock goods at a street fair.

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The Companies That Apply for the Most Patents and Trademarks (Infographic)

Legal startup SmartUp generated this infographic summarizing who is getting patents, where and how long it is taking the application process to...

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Before Spending Money on Your Great Idea Be Sure It Isn't Invented Already

Inventors caught up in the thrill of new idea often skip the research needed to be certain nobody has a patent on it.

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Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back

Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.

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13 Critical Traits of Successful Inventors

To be successful in the business of your ideas, follow these observations from an industry veteran.

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Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs

The Seattle-based tech company is hiring to build an 'end-to-end platform for startups.'

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Ralph Baer, Video-Game Pioneer, Dies at 92

The man known as the 'father of video games' never stopped inventing.

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Have a Quirky Idea? Submit It to This Quick-to-Market Website.

If you have a dream of a new product and fall into one of these three scenarios, Quirky might be a good platform for you.

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Alibaba Invests $50 Million in This App Maker

Peel is the maker of an app that acts as a "smart remote" for TVs.

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Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment

The risks may be high, but the rewards can be splendid, both monetary and intangible.

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Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions

The impulse may be to rush to market, but taking the time to understand your potential customers will go a long way.

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This Founder and Inventor Overcame Early Setbacks to Create a Successful Company (and a Temperature-Controlled Coffee Mug)

Cold scrambled eggs actually became the catalyst for Ember's first product, a temperature-controlled coffee mug.

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10 Resources for Today's Inventors

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The Maker of This Invention Kit Wants You to See the World as Your Playground

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