Here’s their story…
So many inventors are frustrated by lack of funds to obtain a patent, prototyping, manufacturing and marketing. For those of you who have been in this depressing relationship with the next great invention, perhaps you will get some inspiration from Bernie Graham, the originator of the PadPivot.
Most inventors have to wait a long time to see their products on the market, if they ever get there. That''s why two of the critical character traits of an inventor must be persistence and patience. Dr. John Davis, a Roanoke, Virginia pediatric dentist, waited 10 years to see his PreVent pacifier on the shelves and online stores of Baby's R Us. That was finally his Super Bowl.
Since founding her company, Sara Blakely has donated more than $10 million dollars, employs 100+ people, has been on Oprah, was featured in a reality show with Sir Richard Branson, and met former President Nelson Mandela!
How did Sara Blakely reach such success? The story goes like this…
Two years ago, when the deluge of the bedbug became the scourge of the day, Chris Goggin, a mechanical engineer, wondered if he could create a machine as sensitive to odors as a dog. The particular sensitivity would be to the pheromones emitted by bedbugs.