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kind of start in so hey Jeana how you
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doing I know you're going crazy today
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I'm doing awesome I am so psyched to be
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here at the University of Tampa with HSN
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at the Academy it's our second Academy
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and they just keep getting better and
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better this place is awesome
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I know it's it's really the place is
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awesome being in their entrepreneurship
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Center when I went to college there was
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no such thing like we didn't have it not
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it was called like get a real job
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there's no entrepreneurship Center or
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our track for students or the fact that
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UT has this and is our home and that
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people came from all over the world for
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the HSN Academy so I've met people from
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Spain from Trinidad and Tobago from all
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over the country it's just a testament
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to what an awesome program this is for
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aspiring entrepreneurs
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yeah I've been I mean the amount of
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people that are here the speaker's the
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entrepreneurs but I've been trying to
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get up to talk to you for every time I
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see you got a line of people that are
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standing there with products I did you
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know I don't know who give them sound
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advice every advice I give out I'm like
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full disclosure you know I was just
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talking to one entrepreneur I was like I
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know nothing about marketing to the
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medical device community and a b2b
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standpoint right if I reload this is
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what I would do so every advice comes
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with a disclosure no it is so much fun I
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mean I see the Infiniti vendors come in
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and they got this kind of not a scared
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look on her face but they got this they
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don't know what to expect look on her
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face and then I see him in a classroom
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and slowly they're just all smiling
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they're like they're getting the answers
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they're getting information and then
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they see that what I see is that they're
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not alone yep absolutely someone else
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has either been through what they're
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about to go through and can share their
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story or know someone who has
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or they're in the same place at the same
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time so I think 50% of the value of
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attending this or any other kind of
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entrepreneur vent or conference is about
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the content that's been planned for you
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and then 50% or even more is about the
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networking and the people you meet and
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the stories we hear and just the you
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know sharing in this shared experience
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like we're all crazy masochists who
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diamond yeah yeah entrepreneurship so
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having a network of people to support
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you and give you advice and make
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introductions is just invaluable
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I know it's like a double-edged sword
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but it's one of those things that we
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love throwing ourselves on you on Turner
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ship is crazy as it is and then you
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throw being an inventor onto it yeah I
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mean you're basically saying well you
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know again and that's what I love about
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what you're doing HSN I know you're
3:05
sponsoring this event you got speakers
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here and then you have HSN who's who's
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helping with it and then you have your
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user tanta did the curriculum
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you're not saying bring me your product
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you're saying we want to help you you
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decide what you want to do hey if you
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want a license which is obviously the
3:20
best route to go you're saying you can
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do that and we'll help you so that's
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what I love about I was sitting in some
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of the classrooms you know this isn't a
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sales thing you're training people
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they're getting education yeah and what
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I like and why this was so meaningful to
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quirky is a lot of these a lot of
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inventors are serial inventors and they
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have lots of ideas and they have their
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little Notes app on their iPhone where
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they have 50 ideas they come up with one
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every week but they're only gonna really
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pursue one or two or three on their own
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and they're gonna make a choice to
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invest in pursuing the development and
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the marketing and the running of a
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business behind one or maybe two ideas
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so what do you do with all those other
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ones and we want to invite people to
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come to quirky and put them up on murky
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because they're just they're not gonna
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make any money sitting in that no SAP
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but they might if you throw them up on
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quark here they might evolve into
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something else so it certainly is my
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intention to meet awesome inventors find
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inventors that do make sense to come
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into the quirky family for what they're
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doing
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but then also of every inventor say
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because you know we also can't turn
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ourselves off even when we're relaxing
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it for inventors we are always thinking
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of that next and so it's a creative
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outlet like quirky is also a great side
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hustle so we've got mechanical engineers
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and industrial designers and product
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folks who have their day job and they
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spend all their time on their business
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and then they go to work because it's
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just fun and they work on other people's
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inventions or put some of those crazy
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ideas that are stuck in those notes at
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I'm quirky so I'm trying to push that
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message as well yeah well I you kind of
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hit it on the head is that no one can do
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everything themselves I mean everything
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great anything that's been great has
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been done has not been done by yourself
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so you have that one little tool your
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one little specialty that you like doing
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we don't expect you or you shouldn't be
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expected to do everything right yeah
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find that partner I you know I still say
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today I'm excited to hopefully never be
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the smartest person in the room but I
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know who to call it's different
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departments so you know quirky we want
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to be that channel that brings in
5:26
partners and helps you go from idea to
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finish product on market and I think
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stuff programs like this and HSN as a
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partner and you guys inventors Launchpad
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you play a certain role for inventors
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and just understanding the ecosystem you
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know there's not it's something actually
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Corky's even working on is helping to
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guide inventors and entrepreneurs
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through this ecosystem there's
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crowdfunding and Kickstarter and
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rocketHub and these amazing companies
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and then there's 99designs and there's
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designers and there's this whole online
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ecosystem of free resources for market
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validation for concept validation for
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prototyping for crowdfunding for
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marketing for licensing that you don't
6:06
need to leave your living room but you
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know you need to know who these players
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are when you should go to them most of
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them have some kind of freemium entry
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level participation where you can
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participate for free and then sort of
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ease your way in with paid models so the
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more we can teach entrepreneurs and we
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can rising tide floats all boats and
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these different parts of this map can
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come together and guide inventors
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through this ecosystem we're gonna see
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more patents filed and more products get
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brought to market and more
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guys winning by taking advantage of the
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resources that are at their disposal
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yeah well it's definitely showing and
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again basically you have to do something
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you don't want to be that person that
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says that was my idea you know eight
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years later five years later it's in
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your closet or ever and that's what's so
6:49
great about what you're doing you make
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it so easy and you just said it if you
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don't want to do it you only can do a
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little bitter you're busy and you've put
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that up yeah my brother is sure and then
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you know like six years later it came
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out curses Rue's the day well let's kind
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of get into it I mean is what what do
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you know I mean I I'm kind of scared to
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say what's happening because you're
7:27
everywhere you guys yeah we've done a
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lot so since you and I last spoke
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I believe we talked about we launched
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our hurricane recovery challenge with
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Ace Hardware which was all about invent
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products that help those affected by
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areas that were hit by natural disasters
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really inspired by the string of
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hurricanes in 2017 we went ahead we've
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pursued that we've picked a winner off
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the quirky platform so Paulette
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Blankenship was the inventor of the SOS
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flashlight which is a flashlight with a
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serious charge that also displays a
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distress call for first responders out
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on the wall up to like 100 feet so
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that's already in production and should
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be on shelves at Ace Hardware as with
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probably in the next month or two so
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that's super exciting so look out for
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the SOS flashlights we were at CES oh
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that's all that's a story myself so
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overwhelming but at CES we were
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displaying a mix of some legacy quirky
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products that are now back in production
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like our trek backpack which is a
8:29
backpack that turns into a duffel bag
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and has charging stations inside it we
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brought that back we also displayed a
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new product called portable surround
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sound which we have sensory named two
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quirky air it's a very cool speaker
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system it's portable it's modular it's a
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set of its matte
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mints that hold the speaker together
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that you can then pull apart set up
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around the room little beeps indicate
8:53
how you should set it up and you in you
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know a matter of seconds have a high
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quality surround sound system that you
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can set up anywhere it's also waterproof
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so for pool parties you can kind of set
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it around the pool in the backyard who's
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thinking of this stuff that it was a so
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when he submitted the idea I want to say
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he was 14 so one of our younger
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inventors and he actually had his mom
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help him and push the submission through
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so that was super exciting he's actually
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a little he's a few years older now but
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yeah so that's very exciting so ere we
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debuted at CES we debuted a device
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called chirp which is a invention that
9:34
clips onto your pillow and gives you a
9:36
soft vibration to wake you up in the
9:38
morning so there's been a ton of
9:39
research about how bad blue light is for
9:42
us yes right when we go to sleep and
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first thing when we wake up we like to
9:46
check our email but it just sets the
9:47
wrong tone for the day it starts
9:49
releasing the wrong chemicals in green
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so how do we keep people away from
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waking up by grabbing an alarm you go to
9:56
turn your alarm on your phone and then
9:58
you're right there so you just see that
9:59
dopamine hit your Instagram so instead
10:03
this keeps the phone away from the bed
10:05
it's a little device that attaches to
10:07
your pillow and it sends a soft
10:08
vibration that slowly wakes you up out
10:10
of your REM sleep through your pillow so
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that's called chirp so we debate debut
10:15
those and a few other products all at
10:16
CES that was super exciting what else is
10:20
new we've launched a partnership with
10:22
the Syracuse Design School so being in
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New York they're not too far from us and
10:27
that partnership sees their design
10:29
school participating in our invention
10:31
challenges and as part of their
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curriculum they will work on projects to
10:35
do renders and help the community with
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some of the community's inventions so if
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you're an adventurer out there but you
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don't have the skill set around a
10:43
renders or industrial designs or
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mechanical engineering you now have one
10:47
of the top design schools in the nation
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in the world students working on your
10:53
invention on quirky so that's awesome
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love working with cutting-edge
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technology there too
10:59
yeah absolutely and they're gonna be
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doing some prototyping so we just kicked
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that off a few weeks ago we're super
11:05
stoked working with I told you I was
11:07
gonna ask you what was going on I know
11:08
we're trying to do a lot and then also
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with HSN we've blocked right now we have
11:14
live the HSN ultimate party host
11:17
competition so HSN is amazing platform
11:20
to debut a lot of entertaining and
11:23
kitchen items mhm
11:24
so we've encouraged our community to
11:27
tell us a new invention that's gonna
11:28
help you be a better host so whether
11:30
it's yeah it can be a black-tie caviar
11:33
affair what are different serving
11:34
devices or how do you set the right
11:36
ambiance to like a raging keg party
11:39
where you're inventing drinking games so
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we really wanted it to be broad but what
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are items and utilities and products
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that are going to make for a better
11:48
hosting gig and let me believe you're a
11:51
part whether it's garbage and clean up
11:52
to saving food everything is on the
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table literally so that's live on the
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site right now we're getting like
12:04
hundreds of submissions so yeah that's
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some you know what I like about that
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particular one I'm looking to maybe get
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into this and along that's gonna be a
12:13
good one for women inventors that are
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gonna send things in and you're gonna
12:17
get a ton of good invention so why do
12:19
you say that because we're in the
12:20
kitchen no I mean because they're
12:23
planning I mean women around the house
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they're planners and it could be
12:27
anywhere yeah women are planners they
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see something that's broken or seasons
12:31
wrong they don't just step over it yeah
12:32
you're right you're right they're trying
12:34
to figure out how to fix it yes we are
12:36
doing a lot actually with a movement to
12:39
encourage more women to invent on our
12:41
platform and beyond eight percent of
12:44
patents that are filed cite women as the
12:47
main inventor and that's just too way to
12:49
it it's just it's horrendous so we're
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making a commitment to launch some
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initiatives in 2018 with the goal of
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increasing that number how can we help
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fill the funnel get more women just
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inventing whether or not it's a numbers
13:03
game right and the more women that event
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the more patents I could filed the more
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women are going to be
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leeta adventures on those patents so if
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we can fill the funnel with more women
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inventing as well as younger girls so we
13:14
want to start earning early we're
13:15
working with you know we're a big
13:17
supporter of what Randi Zuckerberg is
13:19
doing with Sue's tech kitchen which is
13:21
you haven't checked it out and in the
13:22
New York area go check it out they also
13:24
have one in Chattanooga Tennessee it's
13:26
an amazing experience for young kids to
13:28
learn about robots and science and just
13:30
stem and steam initiatives so we're
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going to be doing a lot in 2018 to
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create programs that just inform and
13:39
educate and you know really look for
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equality and get more men recognizing
13:43
the value that women team members can
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bring and just encouraging young girls
13:47
to start early and you know invent they
13:50
all have good ideas and you know if we
13:51
can get from 8% to 9% and it's a slow
13:56
crawl but every little percentage help
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so we're dedicated to that movement this
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year yeah well I love when women
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inventors girl had to come to us they
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are so prepared like you know exactly
14:07
what they want and I was talking about
14:09
this with one of our clients of the day
14:10
is you know a woman will come in and say
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I wanted to do this I want to blue I
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want it on and I wanted spin in it and
14:15
she'll have it she knows what she wants
14:17
but when I when a guy comes to us he
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says I say what call anyone he's I don't
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care what color it you know inventing is
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so is so hard as it is if you're not
14:30
prepared it makes it a lot harder yeah
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and I think also you know I give I've
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been asked a lot at this seminar and at
14:38
the academy
14:39
do you have any advice for going into
14:41
rooms to discuss licensing agreements or
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acquisitions or ownerships
14:46
and you know one of the best pieces of
14:47
advice because everyone's scenario is
14:49
different is to just really exude as
14:52
much confidence as you can and you own
14:54
this thing this is your pride and joy
14:56
you've invested your time and money no
14:58
one can tell the story about it and and
14:59
if you don't believe in it the person
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across the table won't believe in it so
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I still rehearse every pitch I give at
15:05
the shower on the way on the train I'm
15:07
that weirdo that like you see my mouth
15:09
moving as I'm walking down the streets
15:11
in New York City I'm always talking to
15:13
that person in the meeting I'm about to
15:15
go in with and you know coming up with
15:18
chance they might ask me and so any
15:20
inventor I would say is your you know
15:23
negotiating licensing deals or
15:25
negotiating you know your factory
15:28
pricing just have that confidence and
15:31
you know people people feed off of that
15:33
and will offer you the respect that you
15:35
deserve and you'll end up with a better
15:36
deal if you can go in there you know
15:38
meaning business yeah and again again
15:41
what you're doing educating training
15:43
giving people information helps them
15:46
feel empowered yeah we hope so
15:48
absolutely it definitely works isn't
15:49
like I said people come in and they're
15:51
not sure what to expect I can see their
15:53
faces they're they're are lit up halfway
15:56
through I mean they know what they're
15:57
good that they want to do you're giving
15:58
them direction work he's doing it like
16:00
you said Randy as so many people now
16:02
jumping on a bandwagon that are helping
16:03
it's kind of like shining a light on the
16:05
industry that you know people were kind
16:07
of scared to say they're invented they
16:09
you know years ago you say I'm invested
16:11
they thought you know like you look like
16:12
Einstein in a lab you know that's what
16:14
they thought now an inventor is like a
16:16
person like wow I want to be an inventor
16:18
yeah absolutely and they should be and
16:20
you know we I think we've had some
16:22
recent patent reform that's been in
16:24
favor of inventor so we're really
16:26
definitely seeing a tide shift and I
16:29
also think inventors are recognizing
16:31
that you know the big guys need their
16:35
help now more than ever I mean it was
16:36
just in the news this week that you know
16:39
Kimberly Clark laid off 5,000 employees
16:42
and you know this is a company that is
16:45
sitting on research and patents and
16:47
assets and you know they're having
16:50
trouble and with with tax reform and
16:52
corporate tax cuts you're thinking how
16:54
and uh this should be the best year for
16:56
for certainly you know and and and a lot
16:58
of it they mentioned in The Wall Street
17:00
Journal was you know around the Huggies
17:01
business and you know you know our birth
17:04
rates are not declining that rapidly
17:07
they aren't buying diapers so it's not
17:09
you know they haven't been disrupted by
17:11
an app you can't wrap your baby in an
17:13
app you know yet so I think they're in a
17:16
very unique situation where they should
17:18
be excelling and they have like I said
17:20
that the patents and assets and the
17:22
research that they're sitting on there's
17:24
no reason why they shouldn't you know
17:26
the only thing gets in their way is how
17:27
big they are
17:28
it is to move a big ship like that and
17:30
so now I think inventors should look at
17:32
these scenarios and read the trades and
17:34
see what's happening these big
17:35
organizations and feel empowered to
17:37
create products that they can then
17:39
patent and and pursue and then go knock
17:42
on these three grand doors and say hey
17:44
like you're you know you're peddling
17:46
sugary drinks I've got an organic option
17:48
or you haven't really expanded your
17:51
product portfolio within baby goods I've
17:54
got something that's gonna complement
17:55
what you're already doing and have that
17:57
confidence that you know they're not in
17:58
the same position as they were a decade
18:00
or you know two decades ago to say you
18:03
know we don't need you we're Kimberly
18:05
Clark they actually do need you so
18:06
inventors should feel real good about
18:08
that yeah and it's it's I you know from
18:11
last time we spoke I mean each time we
18:13
speak you're so you just so much more
18:15
passion about it and you're getting into
18:16
this and the great part about it is you
18:18
you're a businessperson first off you
18:20
know you do that and growing on the
18:22
inventor side bolting that on it just
18:24
makes it so much more powerful what
18:25
you're doing because now you're saying
18:26
oh my god this can be done yeah
18:28
absolutely like I am I am an aspiring
18:31
inventor I have yet to make my first you
18:35
know physical product myself at all time
18:37
yeah you know I I do I run a business
18:40
like I am you know leading quirky from a
18:43
business perspective but I am learning
18:45
every day yeah our inventors I have
18:48
prototypes of my house that I've worked
18:49
on my own but yeah I'm learning everyday
18:57
my community teaches me more than
19:00
anybody and I learned from other
19:01
inventors and you know I hope I can
19:03
continue to bring my knowledge and
19:05
background from you know my experience
19:07
with corporates and running business and
19:09
entrepreneurs and and technology to the
19:13
inventor you know industry yeah and and
19:16
that's and I'm not you know it's not a
19:17
pitchfork wicker I know that you're
19:18
saying if you want to use this not but
19:19
using the pout and it's not power I
19:21
guess using your knowledge your
19:23
experience what quirky can do if you
19:26
don't have the time or maybe you're
19:27
scared to make those calls or you just
19:28
don't feel good enough to be able to
19:31
talk it over have quirky you have the
19:33
connections you can do it yeah hold it
19:36
on yeah exactly it's like I think quirky
19:38
is there's I don't think
19:40
anyone should not be on worki because
19:42
even if quirky isn't the place for your
19:45
baby your invention that you want to
19:47
pursue yourself like just have fun on
19:49
there and toss some of your other ideas
19:51
true probably have ideas in the shower
19:54
perky and there are amazing skilled you
19:58
know like I said engineers and
19:59
developers will jump on your idea and
20:01
help you with it and they'll earn
20:02
royalties and that's the whole point
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right
20:04
Corki exists to foster creativity
20:06
provide an outlet for ideas and
20:08
ultimately make inventors money I
20:10
measure success of the company and the
20:12
royalties I pay to my inventors that's
20:14
how I know Corky's business is growing
20:16
that's how I know we're on the right
20:16
track can every week I need to be paying
20:19
more community members more money that
20:22
is that is my measure of success but I
20:25
like I mentioned earlier this ecosystem
20:27
I all the time I will tell people like
20:29
this oh no for your idea go cochlea
20:32
utopia kickstart it like you go other
20:34
places go to the launch pad go here go
20:36
there just think of it as all of these
20:39
different resources at your disposal of
20:41
which Berkey is one of Corky's free I
20:43
think it's fun I you know it's my job to
20:45
tell everyone to get on quirky but I
20:47
literally I was you know before I took
20:48
this job I was on perky yeah and I've
20:51
always been a fan and I think the vision
20:52
is brilliant and I'm humbled at the
20:54
opportunity to you know steward the
20:56
company forward but yeah there's a whole
20:58
ecosystem out there and I'm just psyched
21:00
to be one of the players event yeah what
21:02
sold me is that months before you even
21:04
launched you were painstakingly going
21:06
through the agreements and paperwork
21:08
making sure it was super fair for
21:10
everyone we're a lot of corporations
21:12
they don't do that yeah we try to be
21:14
very transparent with our royalty
21:16
agreements terms and conditions are a
21:19
nightmare which every company has to
21:20
have them it's the bane of my existence
21:23
till I have to post them and there's
21:25
like 26 pages long and I get it it's
21:28
obnoxious and what would I try to do is
21:31
I actually what I've read every single
21:33
sentence of our terms and condition and
21:34
I went through and we we have on our
21:36
website it says kind of it'll it'll
21:39
describe part of the conditions and then
21:41
they'll say put simply and I put it in
21:43
kind of two Groudon traditional terms
21:45
and and human English layman's terms I
21:48
say this means if you don't want us to
21:50
own your idea don't put it on quirky
21:52
walk away
21:53
this is what this means this means we
21:56
are say we're gonna pay you this but we
21:57
might pay like we try to you know really
22:00
translate it and have just a more human
22:03
dialogue with people around the terms
22:05
and conditions but it's still something
22:07
I think we can do better at and then we
22:09
can have more open conversation about
22:11
terms and conditions and I look you know
22:13
I'm going to pursue that and we want to
22:15
have open dialogue and we have a forum
22:17
quirky forums if you go to quirky comm
22:19
and click on forums there's this active
22:21
discussion where hundreds of people
22:22
every day are talking and they post
22:25
questions you know what is this yeah
22:26
what does this mean can you help me with
22:28
this and so there's always an active
22:30
conversation going on around our terms
22:32
and conditions as well as others on
22:33
other sites and I think that's really
22:35
healthy and we look to the community to
22:37
raise the red flag when they see
22:39
something that they're like hey this
22:40
doesn't make us feel comfortable can you
22:42
there explain it or can you change it
22:44
and it's it will always be I think and
22:46
evolving has to be exact living thing
22:49
and you know like you said you're gonna
22:51
get some people you're gonna get that 1%
22:53
2% I I don't want to do that you can
22:55
only do so much yeah yeah to me it's to
23:00
me it's awesome I read through I didn't
23:01
go through research sentence though but
23:03
my god you know what it's if someone's
23:07
gonna help me with my invention and it's
23:08
safe and they have all these resources
23:10
they can knock on the back of it yeah I
23:12
mean go go to it I would rather make a
23:15
thousand dollars a month and have my
23:16
idea sitting in my garage not to be a
23:20
millionaire you could be a thousandaire
23:22
I mean yeah licensing is a
23:26
time-consuming thing have somebody that
23:28
knows what they're doing you guys do
23:30
everything that I love about it you had
23:32
the connections the contracts like any
23:35
manufacturing yep yeah that's that's you
23:39
know we're building a brand yeah are the
23:41
quirky brand we stand for real products
23:44
invented by real people like you it's
23:45
definitely a decision
23:47
inventors need to make because when we
23:49
bring products to market they go to
23:50
market as a quirky problems and you have
23:52
your picture on the back but ultimately
23:54
you know if you're trying to build your
23:56
own brand and run your
23:57
business and you wanted to go to market
23:58
as you know I don't know the Suzy shoes
24:02:00
then you gotta go it's just a different
24:06:00
and it's okay yeah well you but you'll
24:09:00
be back that's right so well well so we
24:16:00
got I mean we're you know you're running
24:18:00
and anything what's it what's the next
24:19:00
we haven't date for the next HSN porky
24:22:00
event
24:23:00
oh don't yet I'm not even sure where
24:26:00
it's gonna be I think they'll probably
24:27:00
announce it the next month definitely
24:29:00
follow your quirky on Twitter we usually
24:33:00
announce everything we can quickly on
24:34:00
social first I'm at G wold horn and I'll
24:38:00
be announcing it too so we'd love for
24:40:00
but I do believe that the applications
24:44:00
to come and be an attendee are open
24:46:00
right now and if they're not open for
24:49:00
the next one they're open we're gonna be
24:50:00
doing three more this year so if you're
24:52:00
interested in attending the HSN Academy
24:54:00
just Google HSN Academy because I think
24:57:00
it's a long URL that I don't know design
24:59:00
and apply to sign up and you'll come out
25:02:00
here and experience it for yourself
25:03:00
anything good awesome
25:04:00
I we're also filming a lot of this
25:06:00
content and hsn's going to be sharing a
25:08:00
ton of this content out so even if you
25:10:00
can't make it then you can download some
25:12:00
of our decks and you know check out some
25:14:00
of the sessions and interviews which
25:15:00
will be awesome and you guys are
25:16:00
interviewing a bunch of people so this
25:18:00
is a great Avenue for people to hear
25:19:00
what we're up to
25:20:00
so yeah just look out for that look out
25:22:00
for some of our women's programs and
25:25:00
just check out what we got at quirky got
25:26:00
camera doing fun stuff all the time
25:28:00
yeah well that's what I love it there's
25:29:00
any question about your dedication to
25:30:00
this industry in a whole I mean you're
25:32:00
running business but you have a
25:33:00
dedication industry a whole just look at
25:35:00
all the stuff you just mentioned I mean
25:36:00
with one breath I mean you have so much
25:38:00
going on just doing these three more of
25:40:00
these shows if you come here and you see
25:41:00
what's going on here you'll be in awe of
25:43:00
the amount of time resources that are
25:46:00
thrown into this just to get training
25:48:00
education yeah well we think it's
25:49:00
important and it's a lot of fun it is
25:51:00
it's crazy I love it it's just such a
25:53:00
fun industry and it's a lot more fun
25:55:00
when we can help inventors we're not
25:56:00
parodic developers and entrepreneurs it
25:58:00
it's so much fun seeing their faces when
26:00:00
it clicks right yeah all right
26:04:00
well Gina thank you so much it was great
26:08:00
and we'll talk to you soon on
26:10:00
eventually Launchpad Network make sure
26:11:00
you check out Corky calm folks thank you
26:13:00
very much that was fun I always love
26:19:00
doing this yeah