Businesses We Believe In

Here’s a list of companies and organizations working with and supporting inventors. Find and connect with the right people that can help you pursue your big idea.

Pivot International

Pivot International

Founded in Kansas City in 1972, Pivot International started as a product design and development engineering firm. It was one of the first U.S. product development firms to jump into global sourcing. With Pivot as a partner in manufacturing, they are able to increase shareholder value, maximize Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for new product development, and enhance position as a leader in any industry.

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The Handy Camel

The Handy Camel

The Handy Camel is a product development company that takes world class products to market. Handy Camel licences products from inventors, manufactures and supplies retailers worldwide. Products include: The Handy Camel Bag Clip, Renegade Broom and the Garden Thorn.

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Lemelson Center

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, located at the National Museum of American History, explores the role of invention and innovation in the United States, particularly its historical context, and how that history relates to current events.

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Tinnus Enterprises

Tinnus Enterprises is a product development company based in Plano, TX. Core competencies include product development, mechanical engineering, electronics, prototyping, and sourcing. Founder, Josh Malone, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to bring the idea to mass production for the Bunch O Balloons. It then partnered up with Zuru Ltd. to mass produce this product.

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Ultimaker

Ultimaker

Ultimaker 3D printers are shaping the way for the prototype world. They currently have five printers on the market to change the way people are printing. Ultimaker BV is a Dutch 3D printer company which was founded in 2011 by Martijn Elserman, Erik de Bruijn, and Siert Wijnia.

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Epilog Laser

Epilog Laser

In business since 1988, Epilog Laser has worked hard to become the leader in the laser engraving, cutting and marking industry. We are innovators. They are problem solvers and are committed to designing and manufacturing the highest-quality laser systems, in Golden, CO.

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ShopBot

ShopBot

Founded in 1996 in Durham, North Carolina, Shopbot Tools, Inc., designs, manufactures and distributes CNC (computer Numerically Controlled) routers for milling, drilling and cutting of wood, plastic, metals, and other materials – powerfully, precisely and affordably.

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Outpost Worldwide

Outpost Worldwide

A production company, creative agency hybrid that goes the extra mile. With a world of production experience spanning six continents, they deliver turnkey video production services and creative support for their clients.

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Alchemy New Media

Alchemy New Media

Alchemy New Media tells business’s stories through videos. They can create startup brand videos, small business marketing videos, corporate communication videos, whiteboard explanation videos, and more. 

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SteelTableGroup

Steel Table Group

Steel Table Group is an open exchange of ideas and talents amongst a select and diverse team of creative professionals located in Kansas City, Missouri. They  banded together with the impassioned desire of fueling new ideas and products to the market, both individually and collectively.

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StoryTorch Studios

StoryTorch Studios

StoryTorch Studios is a LIVE streaming studio theatre and production service in Kansas City, Missouri.  With years of experience producing live productions and webcasts for meetings, concerts and events, StoryTorch is now set to showcase even more talent and original content by launching its first Streaming Studio Theatre.

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PACE

PACE Systems

After 32 years of experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and Executive Management, Christopher Guerrera created the PACE system. PACE (Productivity And Capacity Excellence) specializes in Lean manufacturing. It is a system to getting rid of waste in a business setting and producing what your customers want when they want it.

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Grovewood Ventures

Grovewood Ventures

Grovewood Ventures Ltd is known as the New Product Specialists located in England. Grovewood exhibits at all key trade and consumer shows and retain the services of a renowned PR agency ensuring the products represented are always exposed to UK consumers.

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Media One Products

Media One Products is a leader in developing and implementing winning sales and marketing strategies via the electronic retail/home shopping networks. Their successful product campaigns have aired on QVC worldwide and The Shopping Channel (Toronto, Canada).

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Ewe Invent

Ewe Invent

As a sister company to The Handy Camel, Ewe Invent (named after a female sheep) is a proof of concept company. Ewe Invent specializes in design, prototyping videos and most important, short run manufacturing with aluminium tooling proudly made in the USA.

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Van Osdol

Based out of Kansas City for the past 75 years, this law firm has  focused on maximizing value for their clients while providing personalized, cost-effective services for all of their business and personal needs. Services range from business to nonprofit to tax litigation.

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Creation Hardware

Creation Hardware

Creating cool, friendly, functional tools made for makers located in Kansas City.

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United States Patent & Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the legislative branch “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”

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Inventor Organizations

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