What others are saying about inventRight...
GripGo, Clingo, Chalk Trail, & Squigz
"If you have good marketable ideas, licensing is likely your best path to success. And if Licensing is your best path to success, then InventRight should be your first stop on this journey. Licensing is simple in concept, but without experienced guidance can be a tricky, trying and sometimes treacherous process. InventRight provides the map, but Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss are experienced licensing sherpas there by your side to guide you all the way to the top."
"I started the Inventright course last October as I have always had loads of ideas, but never managed to successfully license any of them. The Inventright books, DVDs and webinars were great for learning all the steps you need to take in order to have the best chance of licensing your idea. The best thing about the course though, is having someone on the other end of the phone or Skype to talk to. Unlike other courses Stephen and Andrew answer the phones themselves, and have been great at steering me in the right direction when I got stuck, they also have a fantastic enthusiasm which helps to motivate you. After signing my first licensing agreement, I now see that it is really possible to license more of my ideas and that's all thanks to Stephen and Andrew."
— Tara R
"I have successfully licensed FasciaDerm to a major Company.
THANK YOU INVENTRIGHT!!!"
— Donald B., President and CEO, Applied BioKinetics LLC
Dream to Destiny
Stephen Key, co-founder of inventRight came highly recommended to me from several credible sources. I hired Stephen as my mentor and a few months later he encouraged me to apply for the Hit Reality TV Show Wife Swap because they were looking for mom inventors. Our episode features our 2 patent pending products and will be on an aggressive re-run schedule in multiple countries for the next 3 years. What incredible publicity, thanks to Stephen. Additionally, Stephen referred The LA Times to me for an interview about our 2 products which they voted in the top 3 out of 9 innovations created in the 2009 recession. A BIG “Thank you” to Stephen!
Stephen is a terrific example of someone who pursued and achieved his dream of being a successful inventor. He’s been using his gift of innovation to create many new products over the past 20+ years as his full time job. With millions in royalties from his many inventions he’s able to live the life of his dreams being able to spend quality and quantity time with family and friends, loving his work and helping many other inventors achieve their dreams.
Dina Beauvais - Dream to Destiny
"I am signing a licensing deal this week and couldn't have done it without your advise. Thanks Stephen for you valuable knowledge!!!!!!"
– Nancy Tedeschi - SnapIt Screw
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"Stephen Key is the real deal. Without his knowledge and willingness to share it, I would not have been able to successfully bring my own product to market. Now readers of his book have the same opportunity to benefit from an education in start ups and just how true it is that all it takes is persistence and one simple idea."
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Plug Hub & Other Inventions
"The fundamentals that are taught by InventRight can be found in every product pitch I make. If you are serious about commercializing your product ideas the InventRight course is one of the best investments you can make in your education to put you on the road to success!"
— Jared Joyce
"Stephen and Andrew and their inventright program were a great help to me in landing a great licensing contract. They are always easy to reach by phone and their insights are very valuable. The webinars are especially valuable as are their resources and contacts. The ability to go back and listen to archived webinars is great. I spent many hours driving around listening and learning. It's really great to be able to discuss things with them as one works through all the details involved in chasing down and landing a licensing agreement."
– Hank Raymond
"Well the deal is done.. I just signed my 1st licensing contract!! Your Idea of a yearly sale quota worked and I also got a “to market” date. I’ve been working with them on the factory sample. It is very close. I was impressed. It’s so cool to see one’s product actually made! They are shooting to have the samples by the Housewares’ Show in March. It’s tight.. but hopeful. They also starting to working on the packaging.. can’t wait to see it. So on to the next. I want to thank you for all your support and leadership on my 1st product. I still have to pinch myself. I never would of thought I could do this, especially in 6 months. I can’t believe how much I have learned in such a short time!! The InventRight system really works and I love the whole process!!"
— Best, Alix R.
"In 2011 shortly after we received the design patent on our product "The Posture Transformer" we were at a crossroads as to what direction to take. We began to do research on licensing which lead us to Stephen's book, "One Simple Idea". We were so inspired by the valuable content that we quickly signed up as students. The information and guidance that we have received from InventRight has been the most valuable in helping us establish our business strategy. Perfectore Corp. is a design house, we venture as well as license our products. By following the Invent Right strategy we have accomplished more than I can share with you now, but I feel the most vital tool has been that of introducing and pitching ideas to absolute strangers. This takes guts, but if you follow the Invent Right method you achieve goals effortlessly. Its about sticking to the program...one that works!! The best investment we have made to date is becoming students of the Invent Right system. Thanks guys, we are well on our way to unlimited success."
— Marina Prospero and Collon Brown, Perfectore Corp.
I have attended one of Stephen Key’s seminars and purchased the inventRight course that covers the “10 Steps To Invention Success” I will tell you it was the BEST MONEY SPENT. I have been designing and inventing for years, and I am always learning. Listening to Stephen was just confirming what I have been doing for years…Keep the process simple. The “10 Steps To Invention Success” is a MUST read. The process is broken down into Steps that makes it simple to follow and gives you a roadmap to Success. While I was listening to Stephen and his Process…I just kept nodding my head “YES” “YES” “YES”. I have followed these Basic Steps for years in my own Product Developing and Inventing process, but Stephen puts it into a very Easy To Follow Process. Product Developing, Inventing, Patenting, and Licensing, has been my life, and I have made $Millions …YOU CAN TOO!!!
Eugene (Gene) L.
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"Stephen gave me substantial concrete feedback, gained from years of his taking ideas and turning them into successful products. My product is now in over 12,000 stores worldwide."
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"Don't take this course if you're looking for a quick, easy and magic solution to making money. Licensing your ideas is hard work. Fun, challenging, rewarding and potentially lucrative, but hard work. inventRight shows you how to most effectively leverage that effort to get the best shot at the goal and to avoid expensive and time-consuming mistakes.
Stephen Key is the real deal. It's always best to learn from someone who's done it before, but Stephen brings that learning to a whole different level, by guiding his students every step along the way. He gives inventors and independent designers like myself the skill set and confidence required to get in the door with these big companies, and land a great licensing deal. Open Innovation is an amazing business platform, and there is no better teacher than Stephen Key."
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"It is without reservation that I can recommend Stephen Key and the Ideas Make Millions program to you.Stephen Key counseled us on our ideas, his guidance allowed our company to go from “coffee table idea” to “worldwide brand” with distribution on 5 Continents and over 50 countries around the world in just 5 years.Currently my products have led to sales revenues in excess of “7 Figures” per year, and I have continued to grow. Stephen, we wish you all the best and continued success in the future...the truth is we could not have done this without you, thanks again!"
President, Tone Pro
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"Using the Ideas Make Millions system I have licensed several products in the pet industry. Then using the same techniques Stephen teaches I started my own food products company. My product, Gamer Grub is flying off the shelves. Thanks Stephen for teaching me the path to success."
President, Gamer Grub
HALO® SwaddleChange™ Changing Pad Cover
"I just signed my first licensing deal - and I could absolutely not have done it without the tremendous help of Andrew Krauss. He has been amazing! I can’t say enough about how he has helped me. He has guided me and advised me and reassured me. He has responded to every single email and call in a fast, friendly, helpful manner. I was recommended to Stephen’s book by a friend and thank God for it! The book led me to InventRight and InventRight led me to a licensing agreement. It has been a 9 month process, and Andrew has been there to help me every step of the way. I now have a business, a licensing deal with a great company, excellent attorneys on my team, and a wealth of knowledge. Thank you Andrew!
"Your approach has forced me to reexamine my entire process. I like to think that I'm pretty knowledgeable about this stuff since I have a masters degree in product design from Stanford University, worked at IDEO and I've built a company around one of my inventions. But despite all that and my dealings with all sorts of designers over the past 10 years your approach hit me like a breath of fresh air."
- Steen Strand
Inventor & Graduate of Stanford School Of Design
Visiting Instructor at Stanford School Of Design
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Co-Founder & COO Icon Aircraft
"If necessity is the mother of invention, Stephen and Andrew are its midwives. Before discovering inventRight, I was winging it, using a haphazard process of my own that could generously be called "invent wrong". The inventing process can sometimes be like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Andrew and Stephen smooth out the bumps for you and let you know what's likely coming over that next hill. I've been bitten by the inventing bug and inventRight has shown me how to harness my inventing superpowers for good. Why wouldn't you sign up for inventRight?
Whether you need gentle guidance or full-on hand-holding, Andrew and Stephen are there for you every step of the way. If not now, when? Where else can you take advantage of professionals who have "been there, done that" and are willing and able to show you the exact steps to get to that same spot?
I signed up for the inventRight course two years ago. Through diligent application of the steps I learned and by leveraging the exceptional one-on-one support of both Stephen and Andrew, I have now successfully licensed two ideas and have several more in the pipeline. I'm STOKED!
Using the steps I learned from the inventRight course has been the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experience of my life. I can now call myself officially a professional inventor. inventRight helped me to reinvent my career path into something I'm passionate about: making my new product ideas come to life. Whether you're a rocket surgeon (smarter than a rocket scientist and a brain surgeon put together) or a regular person, like me, you CAN do this.
Does inventRight guarantee that all of your ideas will be licensed? Of course not. But, if you're willing to put in the effort and learn from Stephen and Andrew's phenomenal course and one-on-one coaching, you'll be much more likely to find a home for your ideas than if you are just "winging it"."
– Chuck Lampry, Big Kahuna Products
The Award Winning Qube
Okay…it looks like a simple wooden box. But looks can be deceiving.
The LP Qube is actually a very high-tech approach to shaker design. A unique internal-baffle design produces a multitude of shaker effects…all depending on what direction the “box” is moved in. Forward-and-back creates one sound; side-to-side creates another. Spin your wrist to shake it in a circular pattern and you get a double-timed version of both. The rhythmic potential is virtually limitless.
"If it were not for Stephen's gracious availability and encouragement we would still be dreamin' and not doin'. He has helped us successfully navigate through our first worldwide licensing deal with a major manufacturer in our market.
It's only the beginning for us."
~Jeff S. and Mark S. - Visionary Directions, LLC
I bought the InventRight course as a last ditch effort to get my product to market. Following Stephen’s formula, I had a corporation interested within minutes of sending them a sell sheet. Then came the daunting task of negotiating my first licensing contract. I could not have done it without Stephen and Andrew! They personally guided me through the entire process. From referrals to top notch attorneys to “role playing” conversations with corporate executives, they provided me with a wealth of experience, sound advice and confidence to get the deal done. Thank you Stephen and Andrew! I am proud to be one of your students and appreciate your extraordinary passion and integrity.
IDya Products LLC
"What an exciting day! My product has shipped to Rite Aid and CVS. Here are the photos of the product as it will appear in the store. I couldn’t have done it without you guys! Thanks again."
I’ve been an inventRight member for almost a year, and I’ve participated in all but about eight webinars since last February. I became a member because I found a YouTube video of one of your seminars, interviews or something, and then found your book "One Simple Idea". Reading that book and being an inventRight student has changed my life.
For years, I have had idea, after idea, after idea, but became frustrated with the hurdles and barriers of entry to venture those ideas. I did not understand the licensing model until I found and followed your strategy. If for no other reason, your ten-step plan, when followed, forces a disciplined approach not just to licensing, but to any endeavor.
Further, knowing that you and other inventors and product designers face the same hurdles, emotions, successes, failures, highs, lows, false starts, rejections, bursts of creativity, lulls in creativity, and the whole spectrum of experiences unique to those who create and endeavor to create, just lets me know that I am not alone in my pursuit. As I said in the last webinar, it doesn’t matter whether it is “strength in numbers” or “misery loves company,” it is comforting to know fellow travelers accompany me on my journey, whether or not I meet them face to face.
Holding Thursday nights has allowed me to build discipline in other areas, and, thanks to you and Andrew, my labor is starting to bear fruit. Let me explain:
Since becoming a student of inventRight, I have:
1. Received a “Notice of Allowance” from the USPTO for one of my designs.
2. Prototyped multiple versions of one of my products.
3. Created a sell sheet template for all future designs.
4. Started a relationship with a manufacturer who is interested in my designs
5. Auditioned for Shark Tank and made it to the third round.
6. Finished one novel.
7. Started and have almost finished a second novel.
8. Submitted two more PPAs.
9. Designed five mobile apps and used eLance to find a developer.
10. Became a vegetarian (again) and lost ten pounds.
Now, this is not to say inventRight was the cause of the hit list above, but the entrepreneurial energy; astounding honesty about fear . . . real fear . . .of putting your “stuff” out there for others to accept, reject, ridicule or dismiss; and downright “one step at a time” mentality of attacking any endeavor that you embrace, live and encourage inspires me and keeps me going each day.
Like everyone else who is an entrepreneur, I have many balls in the air. I am a professor of history and philosophy; I trade futures and options (I worked in finance in NYC for years before earning my PhD); I am a writer and aspiring published author; I invent; and I am just starting to develop apps. Before becoming involved with inventRight, I always dreamed of writing novels, inventing great things, being a patent holder, selling an app, losing that last ten pounds, and humbling myself enough to finally ask for help. Thanks for the help. We can do nothing alone.
Have a great week! And I’ll see you on Thursday night!
To anyone who is looking at InventRight as a help and resource in developing a product or in learning the process, I would say get involved with these guys. I have been an Inventright student since July 2011. Stephen and Andrew are the real deal. I was a little skeptical at first and the first time that I really needed something I called and got a voicemail so I hung up and went about what I was doing. Shortly thereafter I got a return call from Stephen saying that he missed my called and asked what he could help me with. I was pleasantly surprised. Since then I have found that is the norm at Inventright. They are there to help and they do! It doesn’t matter how small or dumb your question seems they are always very willing to give their advice and help you through the hurdles that are present in this business. I love the resources they provide as well as the weekly webinars. I really appreciate the relationship that I feel with them. Without Stephen, Andrew, and Inventright I could not have brought my idea to life and have it on the market.
Thank you Stephen and Andrew you guys are awesome!
– Paul S
"I want to thank you again for your time. Here is a link to our product called Pin Ups that we licensed to Evriholder. The product has been changed slightly and should be on shelves any day now. We also wanted to thank Andrew for helping us modify our sell sheets. We changed them & got a deal! Yay!"
– Beth M.
"Inventright served as our support team as we navigated the negotiation process licensing our product. We found the breadth of background knowledge through Inventright to be helpful in understanding the various aspects of a deal. Inventright definitely helped us get much better terms than we would have gotten on our own. We’ve now signed on a deal that we’re happy with!"
– Hetal & Eva
"FINALLY DID IT!!!! Thank You both so much. You have been such a great influence on my life. I remember when I started with InventRight and I had no confidence and no clue what I was doing.... I knew where I wanted to go (to be an inventor) but didn't have the HOW. Thank you, You have given me the HOW to reach my dreams. I had you both look over the contract about 3 weeks and then talked to the company we went back and forth and finally came to an agreement on everything, so I signed today!!"
– David F.
"An entrepreneur at heart but one adverse to risk and large start-up costs. That was me. I was pursuing an apparel business and it was becoming increasingly clear the business model was not going to work. Enter InventRight. Andrew and Stephen taught me how to blend my creativity with my entrepreneurial side. Using their program anyone can get into licensing, a business model with minimal risk and financial investment. The best part about it is, it's fun, the sky is the limit, and you can do it literally anywhere. Having recently just licensed my first invention in just around 4 months, I plan to produce more products and do it all traveling in Central America where I'm planning an extended vacation. Thank you Stephen and Andrew for all your expert help and advice! The amount of time you spend teaching and talking to inventors like myself is unparalleled and extremely beneficial!"
– Ryan Z.
"I'm so thankful to Stephen and Andrew. I would of never got my idea licensed if it hadn't been for them. They gave me the knowledge to feel confident enough to believe I can do this! And they are always a phone call away, whenever I need mentoring. Thanks Guys!!"
– Sandy P.
"In a world of great product ideas and a crowd of voices and opinions of how to get your ideas to market, getting solid answers, insights and honest help can be hard to come by. There's no lack of frustration in deciding what and who to believe. Well BELIEVE THIS, Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss turn frustration into education, motivation, and deliver the genuine article through road-tested experience and the dedication to sharing it. Their infinite passion for products and the people who bring them to life shines through in everything they do, from the programs, to the publications, right down to the personal conversations, which they do often and openly. They get it, and more so, want others to get it too. For the dreamers becoming doers, it's a priceless asset and without question, one that helps get it done!
Stephen and Andrew, a million thanks, you make a difference to the delight of us all!"
– Curt McMillan
"One of the best things about you guys is that you clearly want to help. While navigating the often treacherous path from concept to market I found so much misinformation and so many cautionary tales about scams and pitfalls and everywhere I turned, I found plenty of those who wanted money or equity just to give out the simplest information or crack open their Rolodex for me.
Initially, I came to your site while web surfing to check out your resources page and I was surprised and happy to see that you didn’t try to hold back- there was much useful information and contact info and great articles. Although you did promote yourselves and your services on your site, I respected that you didn’t leave the impression that I had to spend money before learning what I first came for. This told me that you guys are passionate about what you do for its own sake.
Next, I listened to the stories of other successful inventors and that of course was very motivating and inspiring.
I had the chance to talk twice with Stephen and once with Andrew over the next year and again, you guys were completely forthcoming, encouraging and respectful of me as a ‘real’ inventor even though I hadn’t made a dime yet- and hadn’t yet paid you anything.
Another great thing about you both is the tone you set: It was very reassuring and important to me to hear you say over and over the message that this process doesn’t have to be complicated, costly or mystifying… it IS possible to license an idea without breaking the bank- there are steps one can take and shortcuts and moreover; the licensees put their pants on just like we do and that they need us just as much, (maybe more) than we need them. That gave me the confidence to start thinking of myself as the real deal and speaking of my product in commercial terms without feeling as if I was at a disadvantage.
You paid it forward and that made me want to pay you back.
After I joined, it was also terrific to get your input on the contract. I was overwhelmed and intimidated at first and again you were generous with your time and helped me quickly separate the forest from the trees. One comment in particular about the contract that sticks in my mind is when I was questioning the minimum $20K in sales required to renew the agreement. I said that number seemed too low and you said I shouldn’t sweat the small stuff because ‘when it comes to DRTV, it’s like being a little bit pregnant; either you are or you aren’t’!
– Leigh Martin
"The inventright course is the Map that showed me the way to the Treasure of Licensing. I am so grateful to Stephen and Andrew for their support and guidance in every step. Without your assistance, I would not have been able to license my product. I cannot thank you guys enough. I think the inventright course should be a pre-requisite for inventors who seriously want to bring their inventions to market. Thank you very much."
Best Regards, Vikash
"I just licensed my new fresh lip shaped mints! Thank you Stephen for all the help. I know this sounds like a paid advertisement, which it is not, but investing in your InventRight Licensing Course was the best investment I made for my business. I am so impressed by how quickly you responded to my voice mails and emails seeking your advice. There are so many ups and downs while licensing a product, having you available to answer my questions and provide sound advice is priceless. One of the most important lessons I learned from you is to stay positive and flexible while negotiating the licensing agreement."
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Always be the life of the party with the Beer Bong Belt. Show off your beer bong belt, or keep it concealed until the perfect time! Jon recently licensed this idea.
"The InventRight program gave me the tools to turn my ideas into actual products. The best part is being able to talk to Stephen and Andrew whenever I hit a wall trying to sell my ideas. They are always right there with a positive and helpful answer. Thanks guys!"
I DID IT !
I signed the licensing agreement for the Passenger Seat Sock. My licensee will bring it onto the market under the name Go Band and will launch in November, 2011.
Stephen, I could not have done this AT ALL if it would not have been for your program and coaching along the way.
THANK YOU very much - t h a n k y o u . I deeply appreciated your help along the way.
The Mumbani™ Fresh Face pillow is an anti-aging, anti-wrinkle sleep accessory that will help you lose that irritating "morning face" and promote healthier, smoother skin! "Morning Face", or the lines and wrinkles we see as more prevalent when we wake up, are caused by sleeping on your side and stomach with your face constantly pressed against the pillow.
"I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for all your support, help and mostly your caring and kind heart, in guiding me into a partnership with an excellent company. I am so happy after speaking with my licensee yesterday and today. He is truly a "good guy" as you described him the very first time you told me to contact him. I am meeting him in person on Friday which is when we will execute the agreement and I will provide the 50 sample product for test marketing.
Thank you Stephen, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, can't say it enough times. It would not have happened without you!"
A nutritional supplement for anxiety and panic attacks.
"All I have to say is your "10 steps to bring your idea to market" is the quickest, most effective and least expensive education and support system one could have that is so simple to follow. Anyone can become a multi millionaire that is dedicated with the help of this program. Basically a fast track to success and fortune. We all have innovative ideas, add your program and their you go.....
With the help of Stephen and Andrew I was able to strike a licensing contract with termsI wanted and with the company I wanted to partner with. We struck this deal for Relaxium, our nutritional supplement for anxiety and panic attacks without a patent in less than 30 days.
Stephen, Andrew, thanks for holding my hand, getting on the phone and negotiating for me, keeping my faith and giving me the knowledge to succeed. Keep up the good work!"
PS. I'm working on my next project :)
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"I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in bringing an idea to market, no matter what your background is or what stage you’re at. It will save you time and money AND increase your chances of success! I now have my first product on the market and have more on the way. It works! Thank you Stephen and Andrew!"
The Store All, Carry All, Go Anywhere Elevated Pet Feeder
"In writing this testimonial I realized just how true it is and happy I am with inventRight. The only problem is, it still sounds too good to be true!
Since I was little, I dreamed of becoming an inventor. After many years and many thousands of dollars doing it the wrong way I discovered Stephen Key and his inventRight course. At first it seemed too good to be true, but during our initial phone conversation Stephen gave me irrefutably sound advice. I decided to purchase the course and I’m so glad that I did. Within two months of purchasing Ideas Make Millions I signed my first licensing agreement on an invention that I’ve struggled with for years. True to his word, Stephen was there every step of the way, even when I was about to settle for an unacceptable deal. Stephen guided me to be in control, to seek the right deal for my invention, and to realize my dream of becoming a successful inventor."
- Dennis R. Van Vleet
Inventor of the bucket bowl
PileSmart® Desktop Organizer Tray
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"I greatly appreciated that you simplified the process into 10 sequential steps. Your method shows me that I can do this one step at a time, and without the overwhelm from conflicting information from others. Thank you."
Professional Organizer & Mom Inventor
The PileSmart® Desktop Organizer Tray won the "Organizer's
Choice Award for Best Business Product at the 2007 annual NAPO Conference.
Dangsheng Liang, Ph.D.
Apex Bait Technologies, Inc.
Bringing Science into the Art
of Insect Bait Formulation
"From my own experience, I know it well that any help or advice during the beginning stage is invaluable. I truly appreciate the advices and tips I learned from Stephen and Andrew. You guys are doing something extraordinary that changes the life of many people."
Dangsheng Liang, Ph.D.
The Skin Zipper
An air hammer driven door skinning tool. Skins doors in less than 10 minutes.
"The Ideas Make Millions course has helped open my eyes, in not only turning everyday problems into products, but helping me get over the fear of getting my ideas ripped off."
Inventor of The Skin Zipper
Teach Kids to Put the Right Shoe on the Right Foot
"The most important thing I learned from Stephen is to keep putting products out there - to learn from the
experience and try again. I licensed my second invention, Shoe Clues, with almost no investment and about five hours worth of work. I now have four licensed products with several other products in development. And my
income exceeds my investment on each product."
"I took the inventright classes 4 years ago. I wanted to thank you. Flawless Fingers™, a revolutionary nail polish applicator with a guide that prevents nail polish from coming in contact with your skin, and Air-Porter™ a carefully engineered travel accessory that allows people to carry heavy and bulky items from the parking garage, to the check in counter then to security, will be launched Dec 1. Thank you again for your help,"
"Inspiration transformed into action! This is the result inventRight delivered for my product ideas. This amazing company helped transform my dreams and product concepts into a viable business. In less than a year, after taking the inventRight course, I have productized and Trade marked over 25 items. I am now talking with Target, QVC, Walgreen’s and contacting Victoria Secret & Mary Kay Cosmetics to distribute my merchandise. InventRight provided me with both the knowledge and confidence to approach these large corporate distribution channels. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to call these companies. Knowing the right answers to their questions was key, and inventRight had me completely prepared.
I would like to thank Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss for their excellent advice and counsel. They always made themselves available for questions, and their timely response to emails was extraordinary. InventRight’s “tele-seminars” broadened my knowledge and continued to drive me toward success. Working with Stephen and Andrew, I felt cared for, motivated, and most of all, educated. I enthusiastically recommend inventRight to help anyone convert their dream idea into reality. Victory!"
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President /Tickled Pink Group Inc.
Bark & Bat
"I have been inventing products for some time. Prior to being introduced to the Invent Right system, I would use Licensing Agents to place my products. Their take was sometimes 50%. Using agents was only marginally successful and the time spent vs. the income gained was dismal. I researched many books, trade journals, internet sites etc; none provided a complete A to Z guide for licensing a product. Then I found Invent Right. I purchased the Invent Right system a little over a year ago. Using your system I now have two more products going to market in 2008, "Pool Rockets" & the "BarknBat". I currently have various new products being reviewed by 26 different companies. Now, it is not a matter of if,...its only a when."
Look what others are saying about Stephen and the program.
"Successful inventing, like any other job, is just as much about who you know as what you know. After meeting Stephen Key at the 2008 Minnesota Inventors Congress, I followed his website, looking for scraps of knowledge and potential opportunities. Even though I have never been his student, I was able to network with people on his site. In 2009 a lead from InventRight’s site resulted in me being on ABC Nightline. In 2010 I followed up on a link on the InventRight site that resulted in an audition for the Discovery Channel show called Pitchmen. The audition turned into being featured on Season Two of PitchMen where Telebrands offered me a licensing deal for my invention."
Inventor of the Spiral Eye Needle, also known as the One Second Needle
"The Marketplace of Ideas 2010 Event (Fargo, ND) truly was about connecting great ideas and great people. And yes, filled with what I call, "pinch me moments." Pinch me moments (PM2) are situations when I am amazed and cannot actually believe that "it's" happening to me. We've all at some point in our lives have experienced these - PM. Well, mine happened when the keynote speaker, Stephen Key, stopped by to talk with me about Messy Face. Stephen is a licensing expert and inventor - you'll most likely recognize him from the photograph. His questions were very specific and from our conversation he graciously shared a new strategic direction that I had not even thought of for the MFD invention. Seriously. This was a HUGE PM2! Simply priceless..."
– Debra Lindh
"Just wanted to let you know that I plug your radio show and other info to our readership. You and Andrew do a terrific job. I listened to the show about inventor orgs and agree with you. A few attendees speak with the guest speaker after the meeting, but most just leave. I agree that each meeting offers tidbits - not a complete picture of the invent-to-market process. Inventors have to keep coming to meetings to see the big picture. And it is important to like the people at a meeting so that networking occurs. We are trying to encourage more participation and education by inventors because they need a bigger view of the process. Inventors perceive their ideas as filling a need, but they don't see the big picture involving cash flow, distribution, manufacturing and so on. One of the biggest omissions is the business plan.
Also, I agree with what was said in your radio show about inventors fearing anyone who requires money for services. There is a multitude of free assistance in the way of information to help inventors. Many inventors are lazy when it comes to reading and comprehension. They are hands-on instead of mind-on! Since we have many audio-visual tools to educate them, you are wise to use them. I will do my part to tell the readership about the help you offer."
Inventors Society of South Florida
"This is personal note from me to say THANKS for an inspirational presentation at the Inventors Society of South Florida. While I have heard most of the things you discussed before in separate places, you packaged it succinctly and delivered it powerfully. I was IMPRESSED because you:
- Showed attendees how to deliver an effective presentation.
- Gave each of us one of your Sell Sheets.
- Educated us on what to do and not to do .
- Engaged us with interesting examples.
- Promoted your book.
- Made the total experience seem effortless.
I am not easily impressed. I enjoyed your presentation very much!"
Inventors Society of South Florida
"Thank you for giving South Florida Inventors your attention, enthusiasm and great insights and information today. Your inspirational presentation was unlike any our group has experienced."
Inventors Society of South Florida
"I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation despite having heard the content before which says a great deal for your speaking ability. (I heard nothing but good feedback from others that I spoke with after the meeting as well.)"
Jaime, Austin, TX
"I am so happy I found you. Before I heard of you I spent years coming up with ideas and watching others bring them to market. I read a few books about inventing and just thought the process was overwhelming and expensive. I love your approach and appreciate your knowledge."
– Ann W.
"First, I want to say InventRight has made a marked improvement over the past couple of months. You are truly a leader in the field and bringing vast amounts of pertinent information to the community. I was about to say “in particularly the new directory of companies looking for inventions” but there is nothing in particular to point out that is better then something else. It’s all good and getting better. Well Done!!!"
- Leo M.
I am a "student" of Mr. Key. I've been in the design business for over ten years and I thought I knew all I needed to know. My clients include Sony, Starbucks, L'Oreal, Ralph Lauren and many other big names. However, after taking Stephen's course I learned simple techniques that made all the difference.
With these new learnings I successfully navigated my way through a multi-million licensing deal and my largest one to date. You can view the product IP here: www.gridittechnology.com
Not only were the teachings immensely valuable, practical and timesaving but more importantly - they work. I'm now in a second deal that will hopefully be as lucrative as my first. I highly recommend Mr. Key's approach for all inventors and non-inventors.
- Dario Antonioni
I am not currently a student of Stephen's, but he kindly and quickly returned my phone call and was happy to speak with me regarding my new product ideas. He has since referred me to some of his contacts, and I am very grateful for his support and encouragement. His professional approach and commitment to helping others is commendable. Thank you Stephen.
– Maria R
What you and Andrew offer is life changing. The level of confidence and knowledge I've gained from an endless diet of your CD's and lectures have helped me to gain a whole new lease on life in general. I feel like I should pay YOU a royalty for the number of times I've regurgitated your lessons verbatim. Your Inventright process has been the blueprint for many of my own lectures and motivational speeches.
I've enjoyed the best financial year I've ever experienced...ALL due to you, Andrew Krauss (the unsung hero), and the InventRIGHT process.
To date, the Inventright CD set has been the best purchase of my professional career, bar none.
- Tony A.
Thanks again for YOUR support. What I've gained from you and Andrew is greater confidence, realistic expectations and how to inexpensively protect intellectual property - huge benefits!
- Dave B.
I believe Stephen is genuinely giving back to an industry that has treated him well and my experience with Stephen has been more then I would ever have expected when I bought the system – I believe I got much more then just some experience guidance from the InventRight system, I’ve got a mentor in Stephen Key!
- Robert L.
I am very greatful for both you and Andrew. And I tell you, I always remember one thing that you said in a tele-seminar (sometime last year) "And when a company gives you a call back, give me a call...." I believed that you were really interested in my success, and wanted to know about it ! So I am going to hold you to that................ and I look forward to making that call !
- Dave D.
My name is Aphrodite and I am one of Stephen Key's students. I must say that as someone who was searching for advice and direction as to how to go about bringing my product from an idea to the market place, I have accomplished much more than I imagined.
I not only learned how to bring my product to the market place in a step by step process, but I also gained the confidence to do what I thought was next to impossible for the average 'Joe" like me. Through guidance and direction from both Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss, I was able to reach PRESIDENTS of companies giving me opportunities to present my ideas first hand to the top people. This has led me to not only move forward in my endeavor and dreams, but also it has given me a more open mind to continue to create more ideas and go after them as I never would have done prior to my experience with the Invent Right system I know now that because of this affordable available avenue that I took advantage of, I WILL one day be a successful inventor.
I just attended my first ‘in-person’ seminar with Stephen and Andrew. I got up at 4:30am to drive 2+ hours (and I got lost!) to attend. I was NOT dissapointed in any way- In fact, having bought Mr. Key’s program a few months ago, I have yet to fully utilize it (family issues). The first day I received it, I only read a few pages before I called the 800 # and personally told Andrew that he and Mr. Key’s weren’t asking enough for the program. After the seminar, I was even more impressed with Mr. Key’s and Andrew’s integrity. It was a delightful expierence sitting through the entire seminar. They didn’t make a penny more off of me. I did get even more valuable information and Mr. Key’s personal cell # (which I haven’t yet called). I think Mr. Key has a sincere and true calling and told him so.
- Angela M.
Saturday, I received yet ANOTHER royalty check, and I am a student who has used Mr. Key’s methods. I have definitely made money from my ideas and am well into the black. No, it isn’t millions yet but, because I took the time to be educated by Mr. Key, I now have the knowledge required to make money from my ideas and it’s up to me to utilize what I learned and turn it into more profits. Stephen Key provided me with an education that is worth so much more than the measly amount I paid for his course. He is a gifted educator and what I have learned as one of his students has changed my life and the way I approach business immensely.
- Linda P.
Your support via phone is great! and when I do come across the right idea… I’ll be ready to seize the opportunity. Thanks for making the path to inventing a little clearer for me Stephen and Andrew.
- Justin F.
Stephens advice has been practical, informative and useful. I’m licensing my get out of debt financial software to several companies and everything is moving forward. I used his principles that he taught me to get to where I am now. It’s hard work to get a product to market, His advice provided much needed help and advice.
- Abe D.
I own a successful training company in Belgium and so for professional purposes I have bought countless educational materials. But, few have impressed me as much as Mr. Key’s course, which is practical, full of relevant tips and worth it’s money in my opinion. My goal wasn’t to become an inventor, but Mr. Key’s course has enhanced my inventiveness for sure and I am sure my significant revenue increase (I doubled my revenue) in times of economical down-turn, is partly due to the inspiration I found in Mr. Key’s course.
- Sarah C.
Every time I call, I speak personally to Andrew or Stephen. I have scheduled phone appointments and have been surprised everytime with how much time they have spent with me. I believe that Stephen is teaching what he has actually done, and that he would help me personally during my own attempts. I feel that I now have real world information that will allow me to license my own ideas.
- Robert M.
I sent off for my first inventor submission packet when I was 11years old. Even at that age I knew how to spot a cock of hooey.
When a national retailer suggested that I license my invention to a manufacturer with a full product line I had to learn how. My search turned up Stephen Key. His advice sounded great! But, he was selling a course so I discredited it.
I engaged a manufacturer and got in way over my head. Desperate, I called Stephen Key who gave me irrefutably good advice. I realized not even my trusted patent attorney had given advice as profitable. It was that realization that made me purchase the course.
As a student (customer as you say) Stephen coached me through my first licensing deal. He helped me to see and walk away from a potentially bad deal and into the perfect deal. He gave me the confidence to stand my ground through conference calls with the CEO and CFO of a major manufacturer, something I desperately lacked. He helped me realize my life long dream of becoming a successful inventor.
Have I made millions? Not yet, but I have saved thousands. I got guaranteed royalties on my first deal thanks to Stephen so I’m in the black and the ink’s not even dry yet. I’m now embarking on another invention and I’m excited to do it the Inventright way. More than that, I’m excited to work with Stephen again.
- Dennis V.
I have purchased the Inventright course, and think it is one of the BEST investments I have ever made. The information in the first chapter is worth more than the cost of the course.
- Norm H.
I have spent thousands of dollars patenting and hiring marketing companies, and my wheels just kept right on spinning. Until one day I was HONORED to hear Mr. keys speak at the Minnesota Inventors Congress, man I thought he was great!! I called Stephen two times after that day to see if it was all talk or if I really meant anything to him. He returned one and Andrew returned the other call answering all the questions I had. I bought the Invent Right package and became a STUDENT, learning as much as I possibly could about how to bring an idea to the market place. I would recommend Invent Right to everybody. Money well spent!! THANKS STEPHEN AND ANDREW!!
I have been dealing with inventRight for about three years now. I just called them up one say and start asking question about how to get a product to market. I spoke with Andrew Krauss at the time. Mr. Krauss answered my question although he knew I was not a student. Well, I figured he answered that question with no problem. So, I continued calling and asking question, and they would help me. I did this for almost a year before becoming a student of inventRight. Neither Stephen or Andrew rejected me. They would always answer me with respect and kindness. That showed me a lot about inventRight. It showed me inventRight was a honest company with integrity. That;s why I became a student. I knew some things about marketing, but after becoming a student of Stephen and Andrew (inventRight), I have companies viewing my products. A company is viewing a prototype of mine right now and considering licensing it. They have it on their sale’s floor for people to view. inventRight is a program that works! You know that’s what God requires of ALL of us, HONESTY and INTEGRITY.
- Vesta A.
As a new InventRight student, I paid for the service not only for the materials and online courses, but for the access to experienced inventors. The ability and luxury to call and have Stephen or Andrew pick up the phone directly over the course of the next year. There is no magic course or secret book that can make someone successful in this business, we gather information from a multitude of places and rely on our own desire, abilities, and advice–and for advice, among other cources, I have chosen Stephen and Andrew.
- Joseph K.
I made the purchase of Mr. Key’s CD’s. Mr. Key was gracious, friendly and honest. He allowed me to make monthly installments as I did not have he funds available to me at once. With an offer of a refund if I wasn’t fully satisfied.
I listened to the CD’s and was having trouble personally actualizing the process, at that time I was able to call and get advice from Mr. Key to improve my technique. However nearly simulataneously I was laid off from my job at Caterpillar and I realised the techniques didn’t meet well with my skill set. Mr. Key at that point refunded me my payment(s) without delay or hinderance. I am pleased with my treatment and am willing and eager to recommend him to anyone who is interedted in trying to get there thought to market.
- Javid A.
I purchased “Invent Right” from Stephen Key about a year ago and found it extremely valuable. My husband and I even had a telephone conference with Andrew which lasted about an hour. We learned alot about the process and the information we gained will stay with us for future ideas and inventions. I think they’re doing a great job with what they offer.
- Pam F.
I willingly paid the price of the course not only because of the information contained but the one-on-one help provided by Stephen and Andrew. That alone, from people who’ve successfully made money licensing products is worth ten times the price of the course.
I have a patent pending product that I am in the process of licensing and have purchased the InventRight program to aid in that process. I have over fifteen years of sales experience in the medical diagnotics market but needed a quick education on the basics of how to structure a licensing agreement. My experience with the program and with the prompt and efficient support from both Andrew and Stephen has been very positive and productive. I have found both Andrew and Stephen to be very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I am another satisfied customer.
- Suzanne S.
Stephen and his associate, Andrew Krauss are truly a couple of the “good guys” in this inventing business.
- Dan M.
I have been a student of Mr. Key’s for three months now, and have studied the material thoroughly. I was attracted to the idea of licensing my inventions since manufacturing myself would cost ten to one hundred times more money. I would not be able to bring my product to market. Steve and Andrew provide many people like me with the opportunity to get our ideas to the consumers. We need consumers to get excited about new products, so sales go up and the economy turns around. Compared to what it would cost me to bring my products to market, the money that Steve charges is a great alternative. Sure I can buy many how-to books for the price, but I would not get the personal coaching that Steve and Andrew provide.
- Renate M.
"If you have an idea...
and want to take it to market and don’t know how pick up the phone or get online and purchase Stephen Key’s InventRight program, trust me you are getting more then the wealth of useful information from his program you actually get “the man” himself and his professional and customer service friendly staff. I’m as skeptical as the next person buying “How to” programs that promise you the moon – InventRight makes good on all of its promises and then goes the extra mile.
The InventRight program guided my co-inventors and me all the way through product development, patent pending and research on who to contact to bring our idea to market. Then we hit a wall and needed some advice. I hesitated calling, Stephen because I didn’t think his claim of “call me with any questions” was real – well it was very real. When I called Stephen and asked for his advice, his first words were, “Why did you take so long to call me?!”
Since then, Stephen and James his assistant have gone beyond the call of duty to help us and have been the consummate professionals. They have personally helped us navigate through a very large company and get to the right people to set our “product idea” in motion for licensing. Without the InventRight system and more importantly, Stephen’s guidance from his years of experience, we would not be where we are today with our product.
My partners and I can’t thank Stephen and his team at InventRight enough. Stephen offered us more then just good advice and opening doors – he mentored us. A mentor every inventor needs!"
Robert L. – inventor
"If you've ever considered inventing something for the marketplace, if your creativity leads you in this direction, then I strongly recommend that you seek the advice, coaching and mentorship from Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss of InventRight. I was fortunate enough to be recommended to them by both a highly reputable patent attorney as well as the Sunnyvale Patent Library. The InventRight system, along with their availability, their connections and their passionate enthusiasm to help you move ahead with your project…these guys rock! InventRight is the real deal for all of you product developers out there. Stephen's successfully licensed dozens of products for the marketplace and has created a solid reputation for himself. He is one of the coolest mentors and guides that I've ever worked with. He will help you figure out the right strategy to get your product licensed with the right manufacturer. These guys will coach you through the process of ‘getting into the game!’ And it's not that tough to get into the game! They offer a great mix of encouragement and no b.s. advice, step by step. They work with you to get to the next step, including providing you with invaluable connections and the insight as to what to expect when you're there and what to do to keep progressing forward. They know this game, they’ve been through this and know how it works. You can tell when you talk to them! Running their program, I’m now more determined than ever to win and secure our first licensing agreement, then the next, then the next, then the next."
- Chris Wilson and the team at Skopis Product and Business Solutions.
"I consider Stephen Key to be the father of product development. He has developed a wealth of knowledge on bringing a product to market, and is eager to share his expertise with those who have a strong desire to learn. It is no surprise that Stephen is as successful as he is. I could never thank him enough for all that he has taught me. Stephen Key is a mentor to me and has consulted with me on all steps of licensing a product many times over. Each time I have called he has answered both my calls and my questions. I remember the first time I spoke with Stephen over a year ago following a teleseminar where he actually gave his number out. I was very hesitant to call but by the end of the day I grew enough courage to speak with The Stephen Key. He told me I was the only person who actually called in all day! I had so many questions and he patiently listened to them and then answered them all. I am 22 years old and I have learned more through Stephen's guidance and inventRight program about patenting, licensing, selling and talking with upper level employees than I have my last four years at college or ever. At times it has been stressful, overwhelming and depressing this licensing game but with every returned email or call there is that indescribable rush of excitment of closing the deal. Frost said it best, "two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference." Thank you for all the encouragement and information Stephen."
"I recently purchased the invent right program and I highly recommend it. They have 1st hand experience and are eager to help. They are more helpful than I expected. Everyone one else I spoke with wants thousands of dollars upfront and a percent of any royalties. These guys are helpful, cheap and don't want future payments. If you have an idea, let them help. Mistakes will cost you in this industry. You can talk with them before you buy about anything. They are very accessable and will lay out the process very simply."
I purchased the InventRight “10 Steps to Invention Success” program while attending one of our local Minnesota Inventors Networks training seminars about a year and a half ago. Stephen was the guest speaker for the day, and presenting his material for all who attended. His down to earth ability to communicate with the group made it a very enjoyable day of learning and networking. Stephen Key is the “Real Deal”
Since purchasing the program, I have had the privilege to talk with both Stephen and InventRight co-founder Andrew Krauss about various projects and topics, and have found both of them very helpful and accessible. Stephen and the InventRight Team is first class in my book. The InventRight System is very helpful and easy to follow. I highly recommend both experienced and first time inventors purchase this program. If your interested in fast tracking your ideas, this is the product for you. This is an extremely helpful resource.
Go get it!
Money well spent from my perspective.
Inventing is a way of life for me, make it yours as well.
Successful Inventor and Entrepreneur
If there are others who have a bit of doubt as to whether or not they should use the system headed by Stephen Key then I would say go for it! The system will show you great ways to get your ideas for new consumer products to be evaluated and considered in the actual marketplace. Being a student under the inventRight system will baby step you through to become confident to take the appropriate avenues to succeed with your idea, even if you are starting out without any experience at all.
Personally, I started this past July in 2008 and since then have made many submissions with the products and ideas that have been lingering around my head for years. The best thing is that it shows you how to go after these ideas without a great deal of financial risk because, let's face it; not everyone has the money to dip into financing new inventions with the high cost of patent searches and applications themselves.
You can even go on youtube and find some success stories from Stephen Key's method if you just type his name in.
I'll give you a good example of the aid that they offer:
I, like many others, have questions pertaining to the product that I am pursuing, so, I gave Stephen a call to ask him a few questions. Upon the first call, he was there ready to openly discuss and answer any question that I had about the product and how to go about it. We spent about a half an hour discussing different topics and aspects that I was unsure of. Not only that, but he also offered great personal insight to the design of the product itself, ideas about it that I hadn't thought of, techniques to further protect the product, and even sent over a list of companies with contact information for each company that fell into the category that my product is in.
How can you beat that?
inventRight is interested in getting these ideas to spark and for their students to take charge and succeed with their products. They take a personal interest to anyone that is there with questions. I highly recommend them to anyone who thinks that they have a good idea.
Keep up the good work!
I have attended one of Stephen Key’s seminars and purchased the DREAM INVENT SUCCEED book and CD that covers the “10 Steps To Invention Success” I will tell you it was the BEST MONEY SPENT.
I have been designing and inventing for years, and I am always learning. Listening to Stephen was just confirming what I have been doing for years…Keep the process simple.
The “10 Steps To Invention Success” is a MUST read. The process is broken down into Steps that makes it simple to follow and gives you a roadmap to Success.
While I was listening to Stephen and his Process…I just kept nodding my head “YES” “YES” “YES”.
I have followed these Basic Steps for years in my own Product Developing and Inventing process, but Stephen puts it into a very Easy To Follow Process.
Product Developing, Inventing, Patenting, and Licensing, has been my life, and I have made $Millions …YOU CAN TOO!!!
Eugene (Gene) L.
I bought the Inventright kit about a month ago, and I gotta tell you, I couldn't be happier. The cd's are very informative, a great starting point especially for the first-time inventor like myself, but the real value lies in the year of free phone calls you get for no extra charge. As Stephen walks you through the process on the CD's, if you're confused about anything at all, you can simply pick up the phone and call Stephen and Andrew.
...And that's another thing, you actually get Stephen and Andrew. The first time I called, I left a message and received a return call that same evening at 9:30 PM EST from Andrew, which turned into an extremely informative 20 minute conversation in which Andrew critiqued and helped me to improve my sell sheet, as well as giving me clear and concise directions as to what specifically I should do next. The second time I called I got Stephen himself.
Stephen and Andrew really take the fear out of the whole process, which seemed daunting, if not insurmountable before I bought the kit.
If I added up all the money I paid in commission splits to senior agents and greedy brokerages to learn the ins and outs of becoming a successful NYC real estate agent, my current job, it would easily reach into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more.
For what Stephen and Andrew give you in value, not to mention the countless hours and money I would have almost certainly wasted fumbling my way blindly in the dark, flying by the seat of my pants, believe me...four hundred dollars is quite literally nothing.
Thank You Stephen and Andrew. You are truly doing a beautiful thing.
Let me tell you a story. In 1995 I invented my first product, I had it patented. Now I'm off the ground! WRONG! I sent the product to manufacturiers, I talked to president of companies, I even spoke to a few CEO's. One president of a major company said to me " If we make your product, what will we do with all those in our warehouse". You see, my product would elimate theirs. I was so hurt, I I put inventing down for a few years. In 2003, I decided to give it another shot. I invented two Christian board games, had them patented. I even developed one of the games in my home and sold to church members and family. I decided to call some game companies, and got rejected again. I left messages and no one returned my call. Disappointed again, I stop inventing. Well, in 2006, I invented a product for plastic bags. I wrote a letter to the president of the company. WOW! A guy from their engineering department called me and said they were interested in my product. I was excited, to excited. He said the company wanted to buy all rights, meaning my patent. Well, with no experience, I said OK. He asked me how much, and I said you make an offer. Well, he offered 10,000.00, I said nothing less than 25,000.00. He told me he had to speak to the president about that offer. He called me the next day and said they will only pay 20,000.00. I said OK, thinking I would lose out on the deal. I got SCREWED! To cut my story short (smile), here it is 2008 and I still have 4 patents on my wall. In September 2008, I listen to Stephen Key tapes, talking about sell sheets, and how to get your feet in the door. I never heard of a sell sheet. But, after listening to Stephen Key CD's I relized I was doing everything wrong. I started doing what Stephen Key said to do. I had some sell sheets make and founf companies that related to my product, and start calling. This time I ask to speak to marketing. I gave my one liner sell pitch. Believe it or not, I have 9 companies viewing my products right NOW! Stephen Key WORKS!
Although I haven't bought the course, I am hoping to win it one day! I am a member of the InventRight forums, have listened to many excellent teleseminars, and did order the Patent Wizard software (for filing PPA's), and it is excellent! Stephen and Andrew know their stuff, and they are always available for any questions you might have.
I bought the inventright system and was pleasantly surprised at the simple, no-nonsense, approach to inventing. The advice is easy to follow and shows you how to get your ideas from your head to potential licensers for minimal cost. Inventright already saved me a bundle by encouraging me to make my own prototypes as opposed to looking for expensive professional alternatives. But best of all is knowing that you can speak to the authors themselves -- I've spoken with both of them, and just being able to brainstorm for 20 - 30 minutes helped me immensely -- I can't wait to tell them about the changes I made based on their advice.
I searched for about six months to find a instruction book on how to get products to market. I did not find any that provided a step by step path to get products to market like the invent right system. The system just maps it out. Its like the yellow brick road, but the end is green not emerald. :)
I have two products in the market which I used the system, so I have been very happy with it. Even now I refer to it when I get to certain stages of a project.
I am in the program now and Stephen and Andrew are supporting me through negotiations with an international company on a global product release. I can't recomend them enough.
The program with its clear steps got me in the door after months of frustration trying it my way. This corperate maze can be so daunting, so to have an ally to call on is worth every penny spent.
Considering the hundreds of dollars per hour we can spend on patent attorneys etc. this program and its one year of phone support pays for itself almost the minute you sign up.
Good Luck with your invention!
After months of research and consideration, I finally took that step and just received the InventRight System last week. I knew it would be a good investment, but I had no idea how extensive the information would be! In addition to getting the printed materials, you also get the audio CDs and the Resource CD. So whether you're a visual or an auditory learner, they've got you covered!
The initial cost might put some people off, but honestly, when you compare the initial investment with what a typical 4-year college costs, it's a drop in the bucket. Why compare the two? Because you're not only getting an education, you're getting direct access to a teacher and a mentor. And for me, that was the kicker. To know that I can read the information, put it into practice, and if I'm ever stuck or need further clarification, Andrew and Stephen are just a phone call or e-mail away.
So, yeah, I HIGHLY recommend using the InventRight system if you're serious about taking your ideas and actually making money from them. Save yourself the heartache (and financial headache) of making your own way. Follow in the footsteps of a successful product developer and make your dreams a reality!
Mills Creative Minds
I am a currently student of the inventright system by Stephen Key.
I have been a hobby inventor since childhood (30 plus years now) and doing it professionally has been my life long dream. Only now do I have the resources and teachers that allow me to commercialize my inventions, and I'm doing it while living in Japan!
I have not yet commercialized my first invention, but I did get into about 15 ish companies with it.
Most declined , some said "not now", and that I was welcome to contact them again in the future with my current or other ideas. Two, I am still getting past the gatekeepers.
I have moved onto my second invention and will be approaching companies this or next week with it.
The inventright system WORKS. It's simple enough that I read it in one day, and understood most of it immediately.
It's a no B.S. system and it does teach you to get through to REAL people in REAL companies, I got into 2 or three companies the first day I tried.
The GOLD of the system is the support. I have phoned Andrew, repeatedly and Stephen once, every time they gave me the advice I needed to move to the next step, feedback or advice as to what to do in my specific situation.
I borrowed the money to buy this system and made a deal with my friend/lender to repay them with a royalty share or their original investment plus interest just to get it 3 months earlier than I otherwise could have. This was a great decision for both of us:-)
I will be renewing my call-in support membership with Stephen and Andrew in February whether I have a commercialized invention by then or not because I KNOW their advice can only make future invention commercialization's easier and more successful.
Understand that I am the kind of guy who either condemns a product for not delivering on their promise, or praises the few who do, I couldn't recommend this product or company highly enough.
If you get it, read it and TAKE ACTION on their advice, success is a matter of when and how determined you are not IF. I fully expect to be a full time professional inventor before the end of 2009 or sooner.
"I just wanted to take a minute and thank you (again) for all your help and support. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate what you do.
It's so refreshing to be able to speak with someone who has been on the front line and still truly remembers what it was like to be starting out... with little money, growing debt, tight margins, but BIG ideas. Many successful people claim to remember those early days, yet still seem to insist on staking heavy claims in return for their help.
It's a rare thing to find someone like you who has been so successful, yet still willing to selflessly shed some light for a fellow traveler. That, to me, is what I truly consider "success" in life and that is exactly the kind of person I want to be. Thank you for inspiring me and letting me know that it is possible."
"First of all I just wanted to let you know that I am now an official Inventright student and I can only say how pleased I am with all the information I am learning!
I know that this is probably covered in the inventright course, but I am just so happy with myself...for doing the PPA and making a contact...I called and spoke with them! It works! Ok, I confess I had kinda lost hope and had entered my product into a contest and when I got a Red X and then remembering what you told me and your comments about my product I realized that I had given the wrong people power over my most valuable asset...my creativity...NO More Contest! It takes too long anway!"
I discovered Stephen and Andrew through Tim Ferriss' website on the Four Hour Work Week.
My first reaction was excitement, then skepticism that their claims where true or possible.
After some careful consideration I decided to take the plunge , BUT I didn't have the cash at that time to even afford the course!! I had the choice of waiting another two or three months OR get creative, so I got creative, since inventing has been my lifelong dream.
I decided to email EVERYONE I had ever had email contact with and make them an offer, you pay for the course and get a share of the first royalty for a year, or I pay you back with simple interest plus principle, BUT I get up to 10 years to pay it.
The cost was small but I knew 2 things, one, I would commercialize a product within a year, and that I didn't want to even consider needing to pay it back during the process.
One wise and dear friend stepped up and emailed me telling me the course was on it's way to me in Japan!!
When I received it I read the whole thing in one day, and realized that the process and ideas where very simple anyone can do this, and certainly I could too.
I am writing this months after I received it, and I'm most of the way there, this week or next I will be calling U.S. manufacturers about my first of many products!!!
I have called Andrew many times and he was always positive and encouraging, yet still told me what I needed to hear, and when I needed to change something.
The process took me much longer than I expected, but I am located in Japan, and don't have a credit card both of which made arranging many simple transactions a major issue.
Just so you understand what this process means to me, I have been inventing my entire life, one day I was talking on the phone with my mother and said "Mom I remember trying to make a robot in grade 2, when do you first remember me taking apart toys to see how they worked, and trying to invent things?"
Her answer..."As far back as I can remember."
I had been fooled into believing you first had to get a patent (by "experts"), then proceed with becoming a success as an inventor, so I resolved I FIRST had to be rich to live out this dream.
Stephen and Andrew have showed me a real process, that really does work, and really is as simple as they say it is. Their support of my efforts has been as exceptional as their product. I am the sort of customer who is very demanding. I am the first to condemn any product that fails to deliver on it's promises and I enthusiastically endorse any product that actually delivers what it promises. The invent right course has exceeded my very high expectations as has Andrew who has given me sound and timely advice more times than I can count.
Thank you Stephen and Andrew you have redefined my life, and put me days from living a lifelong dream.
P.S. Some day when I'm rich because of my inventing I'd like to fly to California and take both of you to dinner :-)
Tim G. (Canadian, resident in Japan 41 years old)
"My name is Karen Hopkins. I'm a waitress, stay-at-home mom and now a product developer. The inventRight system works. It worked for me and it can work for anyone. The system breaks each step into simple easy to follow directions. I was surprised by how much I learned during the whole process. Not only the knowledge that I've gained about the retail market place, but about myself and the confidence I've gained.
The stories and samples that Stephen shares are so helpful. Any time I had a question I just picked up the phone, and believe me I did call. Once, when I was doing my 1st patent search I got stuck so I called. The inventRight guys are so nice, helpful and encouraging. They gave me some ideas to try and they worked. Along the entire product developing process I knew anytime I had any question all I had to do was pick up the phone. Stephen really walked me through the whole process. He really seems to enjoy passing his knowledge on and watching you succeed.
The inventRight system is a GREAT tool with a wonderful support system. All you need to do is roll up your sleeves and take a chance.
Believe in your product and believe in yourself. Yes, you can!"
Good luck & Happy Inventing
P.S. Guess who just sent a sell sheet to a fortune 500 company? That would be ME!
American Inventor Contestant
inventRight graduate and American Inventor Finalist Mark Major Pitching His Question Mark Dental Flosser on National TV.
"Though I didn"t purchase the "inventRight" Program Andrew told me about, I did come away with some very insightful new direction and information. He honestly evaluated my situation, gave me some appropriate tips, and directed me into the next areas to pursue. Thank you!"
I bought the InventRight system and was pleasantly surprised at its
simplicity and common sense approach; it gave me utmost confidence that I,
too, can get at least some of the ideas I have in my head into the market
place. But the best part is having experts to talk to, both Stephen Key and
Andrew Krauss helped me immensely. It¹s nice to know I can pick up the phone and call them when I¹m uncertain about something.
I received my free phone call from Andrew Krauss last week before the
Holiday. He answered my questions and gave some more great advice. In a time of voice mail and other impersonal services it was really nice to talk with someone who cares and shares their knowledge. I look forward to buying the CD's as I know there will be even more value added information contained in them. Thank you.
After listening to Stephen Key CD'S about sell sheets and calling companies.
In October, I called, and now 9 companies are viewing my products.Thanks!
"I recently became aware of inventRight and its products and services. I purchased the home study material and found its contents easy to understand and extremely helpful.
I recently spoke with Andrew Krauss (inventRight's Co-Founder), who took a lengthy time to speak about the course and answered some specific questions I had about my first patent application. I thanked him for providing such an excellent service and I really meant it.
If you are an inventor and overwhelmed by the process of inventing and marketing your idea, this is a great place to get the help you need."
"The inventRight course is essential for anyone with an idea or invention. Stephen and Andrew have opened up my eyes to the power of licensing and the essentials to making a deal for a new product. I would be swimming upstream if it wasn't for their course.
As a marketing consultant for the past 15 years, I thought I knew it all. But I highly recommend (5 stars) this course to even some of you who think you know it all. I will be able to submit my products to large corporations with confidence now. Also, Andrew is like my personal invention consultant.
Honestly, I don't understand why he helps so much. But he does. And that's our gain. He is always there to answer questions and help me along the way. I don't see how I will be a successful inventor without him and Stephen."
New York, NY
"I just want to say thank you for being available to answer my many questions and providing guidance as I move through my journey to becoming a successful inventor.
The inventRight home study course has given me a shot at bringing my invention from a vision to the marketplace in easy to follow steps. Not only has the home study course given me much needed guidance that really works, it has also given me the motivation and the wherewithal to contact potential licensees and to get results all within my financial means.
Thanks again, and I will let you know when I license my first invention, but guess what I am working on others in the meantime because of what I learned as an inventRight student."
Deborah Monden, Fridley, MN
"I have an invention relating to shoes. I am currently in negotiations with a major shoe manufacturer which loves my idea.
I came to inventRight for a good stiff kick in the pants and I got it! I had been bogged down with one particular invention for 2 years and not been open to working on others. Had I not heeded your advice and submitted several ideas to various companies (since I had them) I'd STILL be waiting for my first product to pay off!"
"I've been to several inventor seminars over the last 20 years, and, for most of the last year, I've been working at selling my inventions full time. The InventRight seminar is the best inventor's seminar I've taken. The seminar presents practical information on how to approach this business professionally, and how to do what it takes to get products licensed.
Unlike some seminars, once you are there, you never feel like Stephen is trying to sell you something, or hype anything. He is simply sharing his wealth of experiences and leading you through the process. It definitely helped me to quickly get licensing opportunities rolling. Great stuff !!!"
"Your approach has forced me to reexamine my entire process. I like to think that I'm pretty knowledgeable about this stuff since I have a masters degree in product design from Stanford University, worked at IDEO and I've built a company around one of my inventions. But despite all that and my dealings with all sorts of designers over the past 10 years your approach hit me like a breath of fresh air."
Inventor & Graduate of Stanford School Of Design
"He (Stephen) makes a difficult process seem simple. From the lively discussion, it was apparent that the audience was completely engaged. Several participants commented on how much they learned from Stephen's presentation. One of the most wonderful aspects of the seminar was experiencing his genuine interest in sharing his success with other inventors."
Patent & Trademark Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
"Again, congratulations and thanks for a great seminar. I think you were successful in jarring our thinking about what we are doing and inspiring us to go for greater achievement.
It seemed to me somewhat paradoxical that, while you were deflating our notions that our pet ideas are unique and marvelous, you were also inspiring us to be more prolific and to discover our power to make deals with the "big" guys.
What also struck me was your confidence and sincere desire that all your students learn. A true educator if I have ever seen one... More power to you as you continue exploring ways to enable this learning process."
"I wanted to write and thank you for imparting your knowledge this past weekend. It came at a very opportune time in my inventing career and taught me how to throw away some of the misconceptions I had acquired from other seminars and speakers. Your ability to keep the material interesting , is rare and should be applauded, and your real world experiences really cut through the BS and taught us how a creative mind can also be a profitable one."
"Stephen's willingness to share his background (both failures and successes) and his 10-step process helped us to learn to test the waters with our products before applying for full-blown patents. Additionally, following his advice on the one sentence description and the simple process of creating sell sheets won us prime time in sales meetings of some top manufacturers. But most of all, Stephen's continued guidance (post-seminar) as we negotiate a contract with one of the companies we have been courting has been invaluable. Sign up for an inventRight seminar - you'll learn the "10 Easy Steps" to a more interesting, fulfilling life."
Karen T. & Heather T.
"After many years of working on our toy stilts trying different ideas to get our stilts perfected we became indecisive. During the past 4 years we have attended many, many seminars from Manteca, Santa Rosa, Foster City, and Santa Clara. We finally discovered the inventRight seminars with Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss.
Stephen inspired us with the many past experiences that he had and gave us the mental tools that turned us around and set our thinking in the right direction. Stephen's positive attitude, inspiration and continuing help has given us the encouragement to contact the toy company's that could help us. We contacted the Wham-O toy and Razor toy companies.
We did make good contacts at both companies and both considered our stilts very carefully, but because of other commitments, they were unable to commit to any production until the 2006 time period. At this point we finally located a smaller independent toy company looking for a marketable toy product. The company has produced excellent prototypes that have improved our toy stilts.
My brother and I were invited to attend the New York Toy Fair and we were inspired by the many orders that were placed for our toy stilts. At this point production has begun and we are expecting a container of our toy stilts to be delivered from Hong Kong by the middle of summer.
At the inventRight Holiday Party, this past Christmas Season, my brother and I met Stephens's wife and were very impressed with the help and hard work that she provided throughout the evening. Stephens's wife did work for the Gallo Family and us knowing the late Julio and Aileen Gallo and how hard they worked together reminds us how both families work together.
Stephen Key is the most informative, knowledgeable, inspiring, and helpful speaker and person that we have had the privilege to meet and know. Once again thank you Stephen Key for all your help and inspiration."
Frank R and Bob R (Brothers)