CNet News: Time Magazine has named 23andMe, one of the first consumer genetic testing services, its 2008 Best Invention of the Year. 23andMe, named for the 23 chromosome pairs every human has, set itself apart from other...
Lavellej-Momguide.com: It took Lisa Lloyd only 13 months to get a licensing deal for her new invention idea. Lisa, a 23 year old single mom, was making only $13,000 a year selling ad space when she had...
Quad-City Times: Sam Hipple and Matt Moran are getting a head start in the classroom – and in the business world. Both are seventh graders at Sudlow Intermediate School in Davenport. Both are in the Talented and...

Inventor Rakes In Ideas

The Patriot Ledger: Many people dream of being inventors, of creating something new that hasn’t been done before. Bob Monahan of Norwell is one of the few who follow through on those dreams. Monahan created the EZ...

Product Idea Going National

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: It all started with a family camping trip. Arnie Wolfe was loading up the SUV when his oldest daughter decided to go with the family. After she added what she was bringing for...
bnd.com: Nan Holloway discovered the inspiration for her business during a moment of exasperation. While on vacation in Hawaii with her husband, Chris, Holloway found herself digging constantly through her handbag, trying to locate her cell phone,...
The News Tribune: David Haggerty couldn’t sleep. “This bed is too warm,” he said to himself, flinging aside the flannel sheets from his sweating body. Next to him, his wife slept like a swaddled log. Perpetually...
The Gazette: Cedar Rapids mom and entrepreneur Suzanne Weston's WrapItFast makes its debut on the cable home shopping channel QVC at noon today. WrapItFast is a novel gift wrapping paper dispenser. The WrapItFast dispenser has a serrated...
The Star.com: Paul Kind has won a few muffins and maybe a couple of cups of coffee in the annual Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win contest. Like everybody. But the true winnings, he says, have...
Nanaimo Daily News: A Nanaimo mom is behind what could be the answer to a problem that plagues many heavy-chested women: The breast bounce. An avid runner, the sport became uncomfortable for Carol Clay after the...
Edison Nation (www.EdisonNation.com) is looking to discover the best infomercial, or "As Seen On TV" product idea for 2009. Edison Nation is partnering with some of the most successful names in the Direct Results...

Inventor Aims To Save Beers

Evening Gazette: A Saltburn inventor will be pitching his unique beermats to industry heavyweights in London next week. Simon Hartley, 38, invented the Drink Bouncer - a beer mat which is placed on top of drinks when...
CentreDaily.com: Nan Holloway discovered the inspiration for her business during a moment of exasperation. While on vacation in Hawaii with her husband, Chris, Holloway found herself digging constantly through her handbag, trying to locate her cell phone,...
TheDestinLog.com: Until this year, Debby Pozza didn’t know how competitive marketing a new game could be. “It’s very intimidating,” Pozza, the creator of the card game Foto Feud, told The Log about attending an industry convention in...
People have wished on stars, or made a wish before blowing out a candle, but now they can say they have lit their wish on fire and watched it float up into the sky. ...
The New York Times: Flash of Genius” is a doggedly workmanlike variation of an old story: the lone crusader doing battle with the big bad establishment. Picture Jimmy Stewart as a passionately outraged everyman speaking truth...
Daily News: Sometimes inspiration for starting a business venture just shows up where you might least expect it. For Randy Herron, what he developed into a lawn game known as "Ring It! Golf" started with a visit...

Inventor Hits The Big Time

Gloucester Advocate: Wards River inventor Cecil Wiseman has finally hit the big time. Cecil will appear on Australia's ABC television’s New Inventors program with his award winning ladder clamp known as the Wiseman Ladafast. The clamp is secured...
As each child grows up, the next generation seems to find new fun ways to craft up something they'd enjoy. Although the PakNak is mom-invented, it's definitely a product that shows inspiration from the...
KPVI6.com: It started out as a simple idea, and has received a huge response. Mecinna Price is an inventor responsible for several inventions, including the popular Dripstik. Dripstik is a device that holds your ice cream...