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Joe Yazbeck is the Founder and President of Prestige Leadership Advisors whose mission is to facilitate leaders in becoming dynamic powerful communicators so they can significantly influence the world around them. Joe has worked with heads of state to leaders of major corporations as well as high-ranking military officers, political candidates to best-selling authors, Joe Yazbeck is a highly sought after leadership and communications coach. Government and business leaders around the globe seek his counsel and company’s services at critical times such as PR, launching a brand, strategic direction, media training, speaking to government committees, winning a political campaign, creating a successful exit strategy, leadership development etc. To complement the services of Prestige Leadership Advisors, Joe created the No Fear Speaking System which offers a host of communications services which include executive level speaker training. negotiation skills, media presentations for radio and TV, sales presentations, courtroom/trial presentations, etc. Joe has also authored a companion book by the same title, “No Fear Speaking: High Impact Presentation Skills and Public Speaking Secrets to Inspire and Influence Any Audience” which is an Amazon bestseller. Videos, online trainings and other support materials are also available. You can become the highly respected and widely recognized leader in your industry with Joe Yazbeck's training programs through workshops, one on one coaching, online training and special customized corporate training programs.

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hi everyone and welcome to the
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inventor's launchpad Network
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I am carmine danesco your host for
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today's show and with me I have a young
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inventor pretty cool idea he's got a lot
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of stuff going on he's looking to get
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into retail stories got manufacturing
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set up I know he's selling a product
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within his area and in a few stores out
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there but he's looking to hit it big
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time his name is r.j. bats and I think I
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have him on the line now hey RJ you
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there yeah hey how's it going man what's
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going on over there do you cut in school
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for the podcast or what whoa and just
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like taking some time off to do podcast
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yeah that's great I mean there's a
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school does school allow that stuff to
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kind of happen or they cool with it
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yeah they support my business it's
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really cool because like I know a lot of
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schools won't do that but my schools do
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support of my business so they've been
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support of the time I have off because
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it's a lot of time yeah it takes a lot
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you know somebody like yourself you know
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you're starting to get into it early I
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know you got into it at an early age and
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we'll talk about that but the amount of
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time it takes to to start a business run
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a business develop a product it's so
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great that the school is supportive of
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that is it is it kind of like a class
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that you have or a class on business
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that you have where you just kind of ask
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the school hey I got to do these things
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well it's like I have like excused
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absences because like because like even
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especially like next month like we have
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like two weeks that we I'm straight not
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even gonna go to school because I'm not
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able to because I have business the
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whole time and I still have to make up a
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lot of work but like you got to keep it
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all together you say especially being a
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young entrepreneur you gotta like juggle
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like school and and your business yeah
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well you know it's it's crazy because I
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complain to just about work and you've
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got two things going on you got school
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we got homework and then you got a
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business side I know you have some help
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but that's a lot of stuff to do that do
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you find some times where you're just
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like man this is a lotta you know you're
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overwhelmed well I mean there's times
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everybody has at times but you know you
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push through it and you see like you
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know this is gonna go somewhere so you
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stick with it but
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much and like it's like it's that
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passion you see like hey I'm like this
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is gonna go somewhere so it kind of
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drives you you know yeah that's great
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man well I've been reading up about your
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story and a lot of things that happen
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man and I I have to congratulate you on
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the entrepreneurial spirit that you have
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and you're pushing through this because
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a lot of people especially younger
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younger entrepreneurs they they might
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have given up or they might have said
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you know I'll do it later when I'm in
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college or after college and what's
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great about what you're doing is you're
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taking initiative and and you're doing
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this at the right time I think it's
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pretty cool yeah well like when I like I
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was actually twelve like I had like I
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had the idea and I had the idea so I
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didn't know what to do with it and like
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I mean I was sitting there like as you
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just described you know I was like
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sitting there I had no idea when I was
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12 I was like okay but I have an idea
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but when I was 13 I was able to get into
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a program called the young Knorr Academy
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which um actually helped me build my
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business from the ground up because I
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came in with a product that I mean with
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the invention that I had no idea what to
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do I was like you know I have this but
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to do with it but like there's a will
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help you guide you through it they
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helped me good a business plan a website
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help me get mentors from the local area
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they were like pretty much helping me
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build my business and I mean I I just
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got like devoted all of them because
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like they were like they helped that we
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still helped them because they helped us
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so much so I mean it's just like if I
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was if I didn't have that little push
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from the youngest NORs Academy it just
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wouldn't happen so Wow you know it's
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it's that's a perfect example of how the
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program is working I mean obviously
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there's probably people in your areas
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that might not take advantage of that
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program but you did so it shows the
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program was there it works you learned
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how to do it and now you're giving back
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by helping out people probably in the in
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the program also yeah um I actually go
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to like career fairs and to different
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schools just to talk to the kids because
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I were like around the
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area Salisbury we're trying to like like
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we're trying to influence kids to get
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into entrepreneur and Banting cuz like
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we're trying to teach them not to hold
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back on their ideas till it pursue it so
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like I've been going around to schools
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and talking with them and to get to them
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to pretty much try to start a business
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so you know basically or you telling
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them to go after their ideas go after
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their dreams I mean that's great and
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you're a great example of it thank you
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yeah it's just a I mean it's so it's
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nice to go over there and see like the
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kid cuz like I mean when I go over there
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they're like wait a second this person
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is just not like a twenty twenty thirty
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year old person with the business I'm
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over here with a business at fifteen and
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I'm talking to them as a person that has
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a business and is like running it
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successfully so it's just it's just cool
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to see their faces in they're like wait
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a second like this guy is like for real
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yeah that's awesome man and they can
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relate to you which is definitely
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helpful obviously there's a lot of times
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that I'll go to schools or and and I
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have a problem relating to the youngers
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I do help out a colleges sometimes and
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people in the MBA in their MBAs
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scholarship sessions and things like
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that and it's a little bit easier for me
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to talk with them but on the younger
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scale you being able to speak with them
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proving that you're doing it they can do
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it I think it's awesome that you're
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you're giving back like that I think
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yeah I see use like like if someone's
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presenting to their same age people
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relate to it more but like if there's
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like a higher age gap they people really
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kind of like less like kind of less like
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on it so that's what I'm trying to like
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have around it that's cool that's good
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so so let's take take me back to you
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your idea let's you know tell us and is
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a little bit about your idea take us to
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you know how you thought of it and you
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know what brought you to didn't thinking
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that there was enough need in the
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industry to bring this thing to market
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well I came to the idea when I was 12 as
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I said but my dad came home one day with
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a really bad cut he's a chef and I saw
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him he had a really
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because they said it chefs slip oh it's
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a nasty cut
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so we're i sat there I saw him that day
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and I was putting like a plastic thing
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and I was what are you know put my
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fingers and I was like you know this
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couldn't kind of like work so then like
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I knew I knew how to do a little bit of
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CAD but not too much like computer
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oughta do computer automated design so I
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was able to like play with that a little
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bit because I was taught it a little bit
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and I was able to create a product that
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like I was like you know this could
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actually work cuz like I never thought
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about that but I was um I was working on
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it and then I had an opportunity to go
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to to a program called Summer Scholars
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which like I've never been exposed to
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three printers before this but I was
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able to go to 3d printers and print out
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my product and when I first saw it it
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was a tiny box and how I know he thought
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he could small-scale it and I was like
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this is not how it's supposed to be and
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so we worked together and we got it to a
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bigger model and an attitude of the
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fingers so we were working and I was
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like you know like I was only thinking
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about it for my dad at first but then I
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was like you know this could actually
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help more people because this is an
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actual big problem and I and three young
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snores Academy I looked up and I saw how
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many people actually need like there's
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21 million 30s in the u.s. that could
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actually like benefit from the product
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because they cook so much food and they
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love enjoying food so it's just like a
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universal product that I was like hey
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this could actually work for other
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people you know it's great that you you
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had that idea you're trying to help your
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dad but being able to have access to not
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only you you knew some CAD but have
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access to these other you know products
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the other functions going to go into the
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entrepreneurs Academy in these classes
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that really helped you drive into your
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idea which is really cool yeah I mean I
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I love my town like it's small but I
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love it because they're they're so
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supported like I was able to my like
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when my teachers
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now like I I didn't have them at the
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time but one of my teachers now I had
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like he worked me he helped me with CAD
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and all that stuff for my padding
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because I have a patent on the product
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too but I had no idea how to do Sketch
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up paperwork for it so I had to do the
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CAD models on like on 2d paper so he
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helped me work through it and I mean it
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was just like like people around here so
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supportive and of your ideas if you have
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an idea it's just like you know that you
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can just keep on working with it it's it
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helps so much to have like a supportive
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community oh yeah that's awesome I mean
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a lot of times and you might have run
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into this people who don't understand it
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or don't aren't really people that take
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chances they try to kind of talk you out
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of your ideas you know and you're like
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no this is an idea this is gonna work so
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it's kind of good that you have that
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support when you told you that about
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this idea and your mom would be like wow
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that that could actually work well when
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I first when I first told my my parents
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I was like hey like you know I have an
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idea and they I mean from like from a
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young age I've been building stuff
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putting stuff together so my mom knew my
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mom and my dad knew that I had like
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building qualities and inventing
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qualities and I'll push them with it and
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they're like you know this is a great
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idea and I was like and like positively
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just be able to go to somebody and say
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this is a great idea like your first
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person say this is a great idea it's if
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you're so rewarding and they feel so
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good but like if there's those people
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that don't have any like body to say
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hoard it if you hold on to your idea
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it's just like if you believe in your
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product in your idea it's gonna go it's
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gonna go somewhere despite what people
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say because I've had people say like
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that it's not gonna go anywhere it's not
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gonna do anything but you know if I
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believe in the product like it's gonna
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go somewhere if I push to go do
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something and I just don't sit around
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it's gonna go somewhere so it's just not
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it's not giving up after someone says
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you're not going to be able to make
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because anyway if I know gays did that
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you'd still be sitting in his garage so
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it's just pushing through yeah I agree
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you're always gonna have those naysayers
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out there but you have to believe in
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your idea and you and you obviously do
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you have people around you that are
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supportive which is huge and you also
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have the background the backing of the
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school and the community is really big I
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mean this is awesome the stuff that you
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have going on what we're um what were
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some of the hurdles that you faced after
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you said okay I got this cool idea I did
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a 3d print on him and it could work you
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know were you like now what do i do or
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what was some of the hurdles you ran
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into at the beginning business but then
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but through that we were like trying to
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get a patent - we're trying to get a
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patent which costs a lot of money first
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of all this cost a lot of money and then
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we were trying to get a trademark for
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the name tiptop and we were just trying
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to get all these things to it with it
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someone couldn't see what because when
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we went to one convention where they
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were like you know I like that I'm gonna
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go to my metal shop and I'm gonna build
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that up real quick like they told us
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that straight up to our face and we were
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like oh do we get sued because we have a
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patent on it so um you know and there's
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like I mean if we didn't protect it
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before we'd have multiple people
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producing it because it's an easy
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product produced but we have to like
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highest party we have and but another
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Rob's we had to go with is money because
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I mean we're just a medium class family
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and we're just trying to fund a big
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project like a big project that requires
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a lot of funding yeah those no doubt
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about it I mean to step on every step
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you take costs money and it's not just
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money sometimes it's resources it's time
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as you were saying you know you got you
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have to spend time and you got to divvy
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up your time and your energy on certain
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things so money is one of the resources
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and you know all the other time things
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that are involved the other resources
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also but I mean this thing is fully
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patented huh yeah it's fully patented
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and we have a provisional patent on it
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and we're a second utility patent on it
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and we're the second year of the you
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know yeah we're in second year the
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utility patent and so it's it's should
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get confirmed sometime soon processed I
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mean and but yeah in like what you're
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saying with time the time is like
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Thanksgiving
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i I I would like to sit around all the
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time but on Thanksgiving I'm out the
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holiday shoppers fair in Ocean City
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selling our product because you know
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it's got to be that grind you got to be
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out there for that for the product yeah
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well you have a story behind it which
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really you know us a good story helps
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sell the product obviously and you know
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you're not making it up man you had this
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when you were 12 years old people people
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probably like getting behind this type
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of story because it's something that
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they probably wish they did whenever
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you're hey you know I'm proud of what
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you're doing like I'm proud of what
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you're doing I wish I did this and I'm
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like well thank you just like you know
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people always have those ideas when
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they're young and they don't have
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anybody or anything to like help pursue
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them and I was just lucky enough to have
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a supportive communities that's the
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sport is good tell me a little bit about
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the manufacturing process that you that
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you put in place or you have a do you
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have manufacturing in place yeah we have
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all of our stuff is like all of our
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manufacturing packaging is done in
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Maryland like all of it and excusive
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about sourcing classes but yeah but all
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of our manufacturing all of our like
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packaging is done in the state of
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Maryland in the US so we have all this
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that is us Maine and we uh we run off of
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a company manufactured cause someone's
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stealing were packaged by my own
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thermoform and we worked with Harvard
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design for the design of the actual
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product so um although it's kind of like
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related in the in the Baltimore area so
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that's great you know a lot of
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time's products that are developed they
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you know they're from all over the place
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them not only offshore but even
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different states or different parts of
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the country and it's so awesome that you
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were able to combine all of the work and
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all the design and packaging into one
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area it gives you a lot of good control
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I mean have you been to the
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manufacturing plant that wants to be me
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but like I mean you can't miss too many
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to school you gotta balance it out so
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and if there's somebody you want to send
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to check on the quality I'm sure it's
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your mom right no that's great well it's
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so nice that you have your parents that
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they can actually help out at this time
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because otherwise it would be like a
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little bit of a setback hey I can't get
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over there I can't do this so if your
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mom I know she helps you in your
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business but being able to go to a
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manufacturing plant it probably helps a
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lot of other people who are thinking
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about putting their product in the
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stores your product in their stores it
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helps that the Quality Assurance is
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there because you can actually reach out
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and touch the stuff making sure making
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sure it's done right yeah every time I
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go to like a show or something if I'm
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speaking I'm like thank you my mom
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because she's not wheels because I can't
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even drive yet but I cannot drive on my
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own yet so you know it's it's I'm very
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blessed to have my parents people drive
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me places take the time out of their own
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day to actually do like for business
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needs and I mean they could beg you just
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say no I'm not gonna do it right now but
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they support it and they're gonna
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they're gonna go with it so that they
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can regain how like a helpful future you
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know that's cool so I know you have some
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of the product in in some of the local
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stores around you how is it being you
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know accepted how the store owners when
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you go in there are they kind of excited
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for it and they're happy to help out
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well ah we have like we have like some
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hardware stores and some kitchen stores
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but like I remember one story walked in
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like to me speak to the manager we spoke
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to the manager and then he really did
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hear a lead us to his boss his boss
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picked up the phone it was like I hope
17:52
the product like straight up daily you
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just said I love the product and we're
17:56
like um thank you but like cuz like we
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weren't expecting that because some
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kitchen supply stores they only have
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like I'm like a cut-resistant glove
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which it's cut resistant but if you
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directly cut at it it'll cut like it
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says it on the back of it um it's kind
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of like it's kind of deceiving but like
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um but with our product it's 40 kids
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your fingers keep you safe so that she
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bought that and she's like we don't have
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anything like this we need it so I we
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it's just like the support like that
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lady gave us to this just yeah well like
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you said you saw a problem I really
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can't see how the glove would work that
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well but I don't know I don't really do
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that much work in that area of cutting
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like that but I could see your product
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being a lot more open and easier to use
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yeah like there's two types of gloves
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just a cut-resistant glove and then
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there's the seamless seal off the cut
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was just single cuts it cuts it keeps
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you safe but eventually to a point if
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you actually cut the glove it'll it'll
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just like it'll cut through it but the
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the stainless steel chain metal one is
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expensive and also in the between in
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between the chainmail if you touch me
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all that stuff is going to get stuck in
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the chainmail so you have to pick it all
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out before you can use it again and like
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it's not well with ours you can just put
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it in your fingers in put it set it on
19:29
food cut not have to worry about
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throwing dishwasher for three minutes
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later it's done you ready to use it
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again on any type of meat it keeps you
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safe so just quick and simple yeah
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that's good man and and that's what I
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was thinking too and when you mention in
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clubs like that doesn't sound that great
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I like your product because it's very
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probably super easy to clean like you
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said and it I mean with the steel I mean
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it's it's it's kind of like they only
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need to buy one right I mean it's not
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like it wears
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out yeah stainless steel are food-grade
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same steel so it doesn't rust either
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keeps it all the time all safes in the
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kitchen and more from I mean multiple
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people who we um people who don't people
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usually buy one for themselves but
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they're usually like you I like this so
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much I'm gonna buy anymore for my family
20:14
so cuz they try to keep the whole family
20:17
safe yeah that's cool so what's next
20:20
what do you guys got going on I know
20:22
that you're always banging the pavement
20:23
looking for retailers what's next what
20:26
do you guys have next for your product
20:27
so we're going to the in March and next
20:31
month actually we're going to the
20:32
International home announcer show which
20:35
it just displays international retailers
20:38
buyers wholesalers so it just like
20:41
everybody that like we want to get like
20:43
a national presence and like an
20:45
international presence for our product
20:48
so this is a convention will help us
20:51
immensely and we're also going to the
20:55
but we're also going to the US some
20:58
engineering convention in April that's
21:01
in Baltimore Washington DC sorry and
21:04
we're we're actually um talking with the
21:08
US US Patent and Trademark US Patent and
21:13
Trademark services office sorry and um
21:17
we're talking with them with pads
21:19
because I mean at we have a patent
21:23
lawyer but at our at my age I am I my
21:26
mom so that my mom and I are she's a
21:29
teacher and I'm a student so we we
21:32
didn't know how to file for a patent and
21:34
we didn't know what to do with a patent
21:36
so now that we've taken the road that we
21:39
know what to do with that we can help
21:40
other people like be aware of what they
21:42
let's do with that and so yeah did you
21:45
find the process of going for the patent
21:48
kind of monotonous I mean long process
21:51
costly and it's kind of good that you'll
21:54
be able to help out with that because
21:56
most inventors they don't have the time
21:58
they don't have the funds and all the
22:00
resources and it should be easier to get
22:02
a patent right yeah
22:07
and like on our own our own selves and
22:09
it took us months before we even got a
22:12
we even got a arm weaving we didn't even
22:15
get a number like there you guys get a
22:17
number to even talk to represented but
22:19
like we were we were sitting there from
22:21
once we didn't even get one we had an
22:23
email like hey like you don't have we
22:25
don't have our number yet they're like
22:26
oh sorry you're still in processing boy
22:28
so like so then we um my mom's co-worker
22:32
actually told her about her daughter
22:33
which um gave us a making her shell she
22:38
helped us immensely with patent like our
22:41
patent cuz like she she talked to us for
22:44
like hey she's like what do you want for
22:46
your product we're like we want the
22:48
utility patent and yeah if we want a
22:50
provisional utility she's like okay she
22:53
like like not even a week a week your to
22:56
later she was she uh response to us like
22:58
hey I got your number in processing I'm
23:00
like what like cuz like we're sitting
23:03
here for months like waiting for ours
23:05
and she comes into like yeah with my
23:07
number I got it quick so like we're like
23:09
oh okay and so um you know it's just
23:13
like and I are 100 cent recommend a
23:16
patent like lawyer like 100 percent
23:18
because it is kind of it is difficult to
23:22
do it on your own but with the pie it
23:24
gets it so much easier so much quicker
23:26
so yeah I speak with our patent lawyers
23:29
we have a couple here and I and they
23:31
tell me something I go I have no idea
23:33
what you just told me but I'm sure it's
23:35
right and we're speaking with some other
23:40
like some other kid entrepreneurs
23:41
because like we had a I was speaking
23:43
with the the office to again and we do
23:49
have some other younger stores are there
23:50
too and they actually got their patent
23:53
full pro bono which means it's all free
23:55
like it loose in there like we are
23:59
master drop because we really really
24:01:00
like surprise that like really had no
24:03:00
idea about it from pro bono and it just
24:06:00
gets it for free there's agencies out
24:08:00
there that do it for free and if you can
24:11:00
find them and convince them to help you
24:13:00
out it'll help you a lot with money so
24:16:00
yeah and it's and it's you know it's the
24:19:00
worry you know probably like
24:21:00
yourself when you had your idea you know
24:23:00
first thing you wrote your parents and
24:25:00
yourself for probably like who we tell
24:26:00
anybody who should we tell how can we
24:27:00
protect this and you just don't know
24:29:00
what to do because you want to tell tell
24:31:00
everyone but you can't tell everyone
24:33:00
yeah well like that was a funny story in
24:36:00
there like in the beginning we're like
24:39:00
my mom and I were like on wraps we're
24:41:00
like we do not tell anybody because we
24:43:00
don't want anybody to know about it and
24:44:00
um but then my dad's like I want to tell
24:49:00
everybody so we're like I keep this
24:50:00
we're trying to keep this balance of
24:52:00
we're like hey dad don't tell anybody
24:55:00
and oh yeah like his he's like okay so I
24:59:00
have some chef friends I'm gonna tell
25:00:00
them we're like no don't tell them so it
25:04:00
was a it was a funny it was a funny
25:06:00
juggle but like we were we kept it so
25:09:00
that he didn't tell anybody before we
25:11:00
got the pie and as soon as we got the
25:12:00
fat we blasted everywhere really like
25:14:00
hey look at my new Friday look at my new
25:16:00
product so yeah yeah that it is it's
25:19:00
kind of like a relief once you get that
25:21:00
that provisional patent or whatever
25:24:00
you're doing so at least you could start
25:25:00
telling some people about it and it is
25:27:00
it's kind of a relief about it who came
25:30:00
up with the tip top of the name the name
25:33:00
um we were kind of my mom and I were
25:36:00
snowballing ideas in the car we're
25:39:00
driving back from the car it was in the
25:41:00
middle of the night stores got it
25:42:00
because I had to ID rose and name it
25:43:00
like we're snowballing ideas and we're
25:46:00
like you know it constitutes your
25:48:00
fingers and like you know it keeps him I
25:52:00
mean you know in the Stila stuff so like
25:55:00
tip top I'm like maybe yeah actually it
25:59:00
kind of works so yeah we kind of just
26:03:00
you're just like going off ideas like
26:06:00
that and that one came to be the
26:09:00
ex-prime in no that's good I mean and a
26:13:00
good part about it it kind of covers the
26:14:00
whole thing and you know breaks in the
26:16:00
other stuff
26:16:00
what's the deal with the pickle well pig
26:21:00
go ahead is actually my nickname for my
26:24:00
my dad it caused me pickle head and
26:27:00
since the whole thing was based off of
26:30:00
my dad I was like you know why not just
26:34:00
call it pickle
26:35:00
and so yeah it's actually my nickname
26:37:00
people had a pickle head and you gotta
26:42:00
use something right so yeah and why not
26:45:00
use your dick name no that's good that's
26:48:00
awesome man well I think you're doing a
26:50:00
great job out there and you guys have a
26:54:00
booth number or if there's some people
26:56:00
out there that want to convince your
26:57:00
booth they could probably just look for
26:59:00
your your flyers or the booth number at
27:03:00
the International House for show is n
27:05:00
7-5 6-4 and 75 6-4 okay
27:10:00
yeah well the housewares show is awesome
27:12:00
I know you guys were there last year and
27:14:00
I love that I love that show we're not
27:17:00
gonna make it this year I have some pre
27:19:00
engagements but I'm kind of bummed that
27:21:00
we're not gonna be up there because it's
27:22:00
a great trail right huge there's like I
27:25:00
think it's like 2,200 vendors and
27:28:00
there's the inventors corner that were
27:30:00
in they're like the new inventors are
27:33:00
that they prevent like they present
27:36:00
their like newest like ideas and that
27:39:00
like like the first first day 100%
27:41:00
everybody comes there because I remember
27:44:00
the first day last year we were all
27:45:00
walking like into the big ones nobody
27:47:00
was there but like once wait turn the
27:49:00
corner into our booth everybody was
27:52:00
there so yeah everybody was there and
27:55:00
I'm actually the youngest inventor to
27:57:00
ever be like there like last year and my
28:01:00
my it was 14 now I'm sitting at higher
28:04:00
15 but like the the years before that it
28:07:00
was it was 18 so I beat that by four
28:11:00
years last year so it's cool that's
28:14:00
awesome and you are exactly right that
28:15:00
the most popular area at the housewares
28:19:00
show and and at some of the other shows
28:20:00
is the inventors area and it's new it's
28:25:00
the coolest part man cuz you know you
28:26:00
sitting there in your booth or walking
28:28:00
around you're like yep that's where our
28:29:00
stuff is so do you have some some
28:35:00
retailers you're gonna guys gonna be
28:36:00
targeting or trying to try to catch up
28:38:00
with some of the buyers over there um
28:41:00
yeah
28:43:00
oh yeah we're trying to get into Bed
28:45:00
Bath and Beyond and we're trying it it
28:49:00
like from every time we started I
28:52:00
actually did my patching colors at Bed
28:53:00
Bath and Beyond I was like you know what
28:55:00
would pop so um we wanted we want to get
28:59:00
into Bed Bath & Beyond
29:00:00
and um because that would be a huge huge
29:03:00
shock for us and but also camping world
29:07:00
because you know this could be a camping
29:09:00
tool too because we found many people
29:12:00
like use these for different like
29:14:00
reasons like fishing like fishing this
29:16:00
big thing wall camping and uh you can
29:18:00
actually turn it around and hold it so
29:20:00
that holds the fish and you can cut and
29:22:00
also with hunting instead of keeping the
29:27:00
skin you can put a hole it holds the
29:30:00
skin for you with the spikes on the
29:31:00
bottom and you can skin it without
29:33:00
having to ruin the hide so any there's
29:35:00
like muscle uses for it for hunting and
29:37:00
fishing and that's all like around
29:39:00
camping so on and also the containers
29:42:00
are oh that's a big that's a big lake
29:44:00
branch we want to get into - well it's
29:47:00
great that you like you said you have
29:49:00
multiple uses for it and you know you
29:51:00
can go after different retailers what
29:53:00
what what I also I mean I really could
29:55:00
see this product in Bed Bath & Beyond
29:57:00
I'm going to talk to some of our
29:58:00
contacts and try to send them over you
30:00:00
guys I think the products awesome I
30:01:00
think it's a perfect fit for it's
30:16:00
awesome I think it's a great great fit
30:17:00
it's cool thank you and you have a
30:19:00
product that you have a retail that you
30:21:00
think will fit into it's nice to have
30:24:00
that targets nice to have that that
30:25:00
product and know where the store will
30:28:00
fit in best then you could just go after
30:29:00
them otherwise you kind of run yourself
30:31:00
ragged trying to say where should we put
30:32:00
this like it's good that you have a few
30:34:00
stories that you know are a good target
30:35:00
yeah and you just got like I mean like
30:39:00
we're trying to like target the the
30:42:00
stores that have like you products but
30:45:00
like we're also branching out into like
30:47:00
stores that have um they can't be
30:50:00
supplies like because like you normally
30:52:00
wouldn't think of like like a thing
30:55:00
that's like branded with
30:56:00
kitchen stuff tempe in a camping like
30:58:00
camping a store and like even Ace
31:02:00
Hardware like um we're we're trying to
31:04:00
get into a saga or maybe that's that's a
31:06:00
future thing but um Ace Hardware I'd be
31:10:00
like a hardware store that'd be a great
31:12:00
place for it to like as many multiple
31:16:00
uses just out of like the kitchen realm
31:19:00
that'd be great for it yes I know that's
31:23:00
great you're exactly right and you want
31:24:00
to be able to have those other uses I
31:26:00
mean there's no doubt about it I mean in
31:28:00
different parts of the country or
31:29:00
different parts of the world some this
31:32:00
product may sell different for other
31:34:00
other uses so that's what's great about
31:36:00
it a multi-use product like yours I
31:39:00
think it's a great way to break into the
31:41:00
market because you're not just
31:42:00
pigeon-holed into one thing yeah and
31:45:00
especially in the kitchen market I mean
31:47:00
there's like the disabled the elderly
31:49:00
cause like if they're on blood thinners
31:51:00
or anything like it helped them it'll
31:54:00
help them like get into the kitchen and
31:56:00
help him like cook we've actually had
31:58:00
multiple we've had multiple people
31:59:00
coming through like we uses with our
32:02:00
disabled son or daughter or I my husband
32:06:00
or something and they they were able to
32:09:00
cook in the kitchen like that that's
32:11:00
like when I heard that that that like I
32:14:00
was just like wow like that's just wow
32:16:00
like I was just like out of words cuz
32:19:00
like I mean that's just something that
32:21:00
like we can help people get back in the
32:24:00
kitchen and help them like get it gain
32:26:00
independence again and also children
32:29:00
children in the kitchen um like like
32:32:00
because we know everybody doesn't let
32:33:00
their kids in the kitchen because those
32:35:00
scares are gonna get cut so like we
32:38:00
actually with the plastic version have a
32:42:00
smaller version called the children's
32:45:00
version the medium and then the large
32:48:00
version but the short version can fit
32:49:00
like 5 to 10 years old so I mean keep
32:53:00
the whole family engaged in the kitchen
32:55:00
keep everybody safe while doing it it's
32:57:00
just the best thing you know so you say
32:59:00
there's two different versions I've got
33:00:00
two different sizes well yeah um there's
33:03:00
the medium and large-sized in the pro
33:05:00
chef but I
33:07:00
the plastic version which has yet to
33:10:00
come out yet because we're still getting
33:11:00
morning but if we're on the plastic
33:15:00
version has small medium and large but
33:17:00
right now the pro chef version has
33:19:00
medium/large because we realize some
33:21:00
people's fingers don't fit in the medium
33:23:00
so you gotta make it a little bit bigger
33:24:00
you know that's great that's awesome
33:27:00
when you start thinking about multiple
33:29:00
sizes and multiple things you know it
33:31:00
gets expensive but you do need to offer
33:33:00
that yeah I remember we took the first
33:37:00
prototype to actually someone another
33:38:00
teacher in my school took him another
33:40:00
teaching my school and really hey can
33:42:00
you give some advice on this cuz like at
33:44:00
that time I think we were still in 3d
33:46:00
printing right yeah so um we were in 3d
33:48:00
printing and we handed it to him we were
33:51:00
like you know could you give us some
33:52:00
advice how to go in the middle and he's
33:54:00
like well first of all I can't put my
33:56:00
fingers in it
33:56:00
second of all yeah and he started like
33:59:00
saying like reasons but like why we
34:00:00
could do that I went home and I was like
34:02:00
looking in the every toy in the car and
34:04:00
my mom and I were like you know we got
34:07:00
to make a different size cuz like we
34:10:00
it's not gonna fit everybody's fingers
34:11:00
and yes we found that like men have like
34:14:00
bigger fingers are so like the large
34:16:00
usually fits them and like women used an
34:18:00
smaller finger so usually the medium but
34:21:00
like it's just like it's kind of crazy
34:23:00
how like really like we didn't even
34:25:00
realize that and but like the different
34:27:00
needs of different people like half
34:29:00
two-thirds are into your product too so
34:31:00
yeah hey man it's a learning process
34:34:00
right it so it's constant yeah I took us
34:37:00
eight tries eight prototypes to actually
34:40:00
get the final version so it bought a
34:43:00
prototyping yeah and it's great that
34:46:00
you're doing 3d printing I mean that has
34:47:00
really changed the face of inventing
34:49:00
isn't it cool to be at a 3d print things
34:51:00
it's I remember when they came out like
34:57:00
when they came out I was watching videos
34:59:00
on him all the time and like cuz like it
35:02:00
was just so cool and then like when I
35:04:00
saw I had the chance to do it at the
35:06:00
program Summer Scholars I was like no
35:09:00
way I was like I was so like shook and I
35:12:00
was like no way I'm gonna be able to do
35:14:00
this and then I saw that like I was a
35:17:00
caught up I have the product in the I
35:18:00
was able to print it off and if
35:21:00
it became bigger so yeah very cool all
35:26:00
right my friend well we're running low
35:28:00
on time and I want to thank you for
35:30:00
being on the show today would it be okay
35:32:00
if if there were some listeners whom
35:35:00
wanted to maybe get in touch you guys
35:36:00
ask you some questions
35:38:00
is there somewhere on a website that
35:40:00
they could you have a website first off
35:43:00
and is there a way for them to contact
35:44:00
you guys if they had a question yeah we
35:47:00
have website which is WWF
35:55:00
and yet we have our email which is
36:00:00
picklehead LLC at gmail.com and that's p
36:06:00
IC k le h EA d um LLC so alright good
36:13:00
man well that's awesome I'm sure that
36:15:00
I'm hoping we get some people to your
36:16:00
website buy your product it's pretty
36:18:00
cool stuff and if you guys do have a
36:20:00
question for RJ if you're younger
36:24:00
inventor and you want to know how he did
36:26:00
it man send him an email he sounds like
36:27:00
you will be certainly happy to help you
36:30:00
out and yeah and for the rest of our
36:33:00
listeners please if you're at the house
36:35:00
where shows go go look them up man go
36:38:00
check out their product online on their
36:40:00
on their booth and that would be pretty
36:41:00
cool so I thank you so much for you
36:44:00
being on a show today and I loved
36:46:00
hearing a story I think you guys are
36:48:00
doing some great work out there and I
36:50:00
think you're going to be inventing some
36:52:00
new products and some of the newer
36:53:00
versions for a long time a friend yeah
36:59:00
yeah no doubt man
37:01:00
I believe the products going to hit it
37:04:00
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37:05:00
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