2017 Trade show Opportunities

Many national tradeshows provide a positive environment to cultivate relationships with companies interested in new product ideas. As this New Year begins, inventors may want to consider attending any of the inventor-friendly tradeshows to gain more exposure and opportunities for their invention. Highlighted below are three of the most prestigious events which InventionHome works with throughout the year. A more comprehensive listing can be found on our website at http://blog.inventionhome.com/tradeshows/. International Home ...

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Happy Holidays from InventionHome

From everyone at InventionHome, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season and a New Year filled with peace, joy, prosperity and great success. We look forward to assisting you in the new year!

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Did You Know? Thomas Edison also invented Christmas lights!

During Christmas of 1880, strands of these practical lightbulbs were strung around the outside of his Menlo Park Laboratory. Railroad passengers traveling by the laboratory got their first look at an electrical light display. However, the fully-developed concept of Christmas lights we know today didn’t become a tradition until 40 years later! Before electric Christmas lights, families would use candles to light up their Christmas trees. People’s distrust of electricity in ...

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Stock Market Surges To All-Time High – Inventors Prepare for 2017

As 2016 winds down, and we all prepare to enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season, there’s also reason to rejoice and celebrate a favorable and optimistic outlook for the new year. With the surge in Retail sales in October, for the second straight month, there was strong momentum rolling into the 2016 holiday season suggesting a good 4th quarter and year end results. Furthermore, as the U.S. stock market (Dow Jones) ...

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TV Series ‘Adventure Capitalists’ is Searching for Outdoor Recreation Inventions

InventionHome is working with CNBC to search for inventors with the next big outdoor recreation innovation for season 2 of the television series “Adventure Capitalists”. On this show, entrepreneurs showcase their outdoorsy products to a panel of investors who then get to test out the products in the environment for which they were made. The casting producers are willing to consider inventions at any stage of development. The products should be ...

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Did you know? The voting machine was patented in 1881.

The first official voting machine in the United States was patented in 1881. Anthony Beranek patented the first voting machine appropriate for use in a general election while living in Chicago, IL. Beranek's machine presented an array of push buttons to the voter, with one row per office on the ballot and one column per party. Interlocks behind each row prevented voting for more than one candidate per race, and ...

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InventionHome sponsoring the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show “Inventors Corner”

InventionHome is pleased to partner once again, for the 7th consecutive year, with the International Home + Housewares Show taking place March 18 through 21 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Exposition Center. The 4-day event is the largest housewares-only exhibition in the world with over 62,000 home goods professionals in attendance. The 2017 International Home + Housewares Show will feature educational sessions and networking opportunities, as well as the Inventors Corner. InventionHome is proud ...

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Grandmother Lands Invention Licensing Agreement For New Children’s Product

InventionHome announces the completion of their milestone 250th licensing agreement for a creative new children’s product invented by a grandmother of 17, Oliva Fox. When others her age are retiring, Olivia Fox says “I’m not slowing down. People my age have had a lot of life experiences which can lead to good ideas. I know so many people who say ‘I thought about that, but I never did anything.’ Honestly, I’m ...

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Did You Know? Jigsaw Puzzles Were First Created Using Paintings?

Jigsaw puzzles were originally made by painting a picture on a flat piece of wood and then cutting that picture into small pieces with a jigsaw. John Spilsbury, a London cartographer and engraver, is credited with being the first person to begin selling jigsaw puzzles around 1760. Jigsaw puzzles have since come to be made primarily of cardboard. Jigsaw puzzles soared in popularity during the Great Depression, as they provided ...

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Inventor Tradeshows – Should You Attend?

Not too long ago, inventors and entrepreneurs had limited options available to them in regards to exhibiting their products at tradeshows. They could either attend one of the smaller inventor-related tradeshows, or they could attend a large national product tradeshow and exhibit alongside large, established companies (like pulling up to a Carnival Cruiseliner in a rowboat).  The first option offered very limited exposure for their product, and the second option ...

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