IAA Open Door Meeting: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
THE INVENTORS ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA
IAA Members Share Their Journey
From Idea To
Early Stage Commercialization
Please join us for a panel discussion about the reality of going from idea stage to the early commercialization stage of your product. Four of our own IAA inventors will share their ups and downs, the obstacles they faced and how they arrived at the commercialization stage. This is one of our most popular formats for an IAA Open Door Meeting!
THE FLOAT’ N THANG
Doug Masi, Inventor of The Float’ n Thang
A whole new way for float’n, boat’n and relax’n in and around the water! After Doug Masi sustained a knee injury in 2013, his doctor recommended aquatic therapy. After trying many different flotation devices from inflatables to noodles taped together, Doug became frustrated with his lack of options and created The Float’n Thang. Doug was awarded his first patent on the product in Oct 2018. It is currently selling online through the website and on Amazon.Website
Pad Soleil Armrest Covers by
Penny Lindberg, Terri Cronin
Karen Burke, Dennis Burke
A group of friends in Arizona noticed the recurring problem of outdoor furniture armrests being too hot for comfort, especially in the hot desert sun. They invented Pad Soleil to solve this problem, while also providing cushioning that stays in place on the furniture arms. Their product is now available in Bed, Bath & Beyond’s digital catalog and they continue negotiating with Walmart. Website
Inventor of Jalapeno Grill Rack XL
Henry’s passion for cooking started at an early age, cooking with his parents and working in restaurants during his teenage years. He loved the combination of bacon wrapped jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, but when he tried grilling them outdoors, he found that the bacon drippings produced a enveloping flame that burned the bacon wrapped jalapenos and drained the cream cheese. To solve this problem, he created the Jalapeno Grilling Rack XL that cooks the combo evenly and perfectly! Soon after he discovered his grill can be used for hotdogs, scallops and prawns. It can also be used to bake a cake or cornbread!