DaVinci Inventor Showcase – 2012

   

2012 DaVinci Inventor Showcase 

Inventors are the lifeblood of our country and economy. The strength of our nation has been due in large part to the ingenuity of inventors. They use their hands to fashion the components, their minds to create function and strategy, and their hearts to feed the passion that drives their work forward.

In tough economic times, inventors bring hope and inspiration to everyone they touch and have the potential to bring exciting new jobs along with them.The inventions being unveiled at this event are a powerful force. In fact, our future is being created inside the minds of these inventors. They live a life of passion and dreams, driven by a desire to make our world a better place.

The 8th annual DaVinci Inventor Showcase is a rare opportunity to meet inventors, feel the intensity of their spirit, touch their creations, and experience the transformation as they step us from the here and now to a better tomorrow.

 CONTRIBUTE AN INVENTOR SUCCESS STORY HERE 

Featured Speaker – Teresa Stanek Rea

Teresa Stanek Rea is Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Rea oversees an office that encourages innovation and technological advancement, and helps businesses protect their investments, promote their goods and safeguard against deception in the marketplace. Before joining USPTO in 2011, Ms. Rea was a leading attorney in the field of intellectual property with more than 25 years of legal experience and a past president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

 

Keynote Speakers – Oliver Kuttner and Ron Mathis

Edison2 Team - One hundred and eleven teams from around the world entered the 100 Mile per Gallon Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize in 2008, and in September 2010 Edison2 was awarded the top prize, winning the Mainstream class and with it $5 million.

At the heart of this innovative team were Oliver Kuttner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, a commercial real estate developer who was pivotal in revitalizing Charlottesville, Virginia’s downtown, and Ron Mathis, Chief of Design, and mechanical engineer with nearly three decades of experience in professional motor racing working on flagship projects for Audi, Jaguar, and Dodge.

 

 CONTRIBUTE AN INVENTOR SUCCESS STORY HERE 

Register to Attend

Location

This year we are happy to announce that the DaVinci Inventor Showcase will be at the Denver Merchandise Mart in the Plaza at the Mart section. The Denver Merchandise Mart is conveniently located at 451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO 80216 and offers FREE parking and convenient access to I-25 plus an increased amount of space for more inventor’s exhibits and vendors.  

 

Exhibiting or Vending at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 

This year we are once again offering 6′ and 10′ exhibitor and vendor booths. Exhibitor booths are primarily reserved for INVENTORS. As an exhibiting inventor you will be expected to have a specific invention on display to be judged. Vendor booths are reserved for companies that have products they wish to sell or services that appeal to the inventor community. Also new this year is the 4′ Non Profit info table.

NOTE:  For more details contact Kyler (sales) at 303-396-4305 or  Jan (info) at 303-666-4133.

 

Agenda

  • 7:00-8:00 am – Volunteers orientation
  • 8:00-10:00 am – Exhibitor setup 
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am VIP Reception (For the judges, paid VIP seats, and exhibitors)
  • 11:00 am – Exhibits Open for general admission
  • 11:00 am – 7:00 pm View Inventions and Visit Exhibits
  • 2:00-4:00 pm – Piranha Pit (CLICK HERE for more info)
  • 5:30-6:15 pm – Keynote Speaker
  • 6:15-7:00 pm – Featured Speaker
  • 7:00 pm – Winner Announcements and Awards Presentation
  • 7:30 pm – Wrap up
  • 8:00 pm – Breakdown of exhibitors booths

Past Winners

Winners of the past DaVinci Inventor Showcases can be seen here.

 

 If you are interested in any kind of booth or info table go HERE.
 
 

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Photos from the 2011 DaVinci Inventor Showcase

 

 

Our Amazing Celebrity Judges

This year’s event will include over 100 Celebrity Judges reviewing the entries including TV personalities, VCs, business leaders, product scouts, corporate execs, magazine editors, and many more. Each Judge is personally committed to helping inventors and helping to build a more vibrant inventor community.

 

Ryan Parker 571 Sam Rediess s Brian Abe Nicole Glaros s
Ken Clark
Fox31 News Anchor
Ryan Parker
 Actor & Producer
 Backyard Genius TV
Sam Rediess
 
Senior Director
 Oracle
Brian Abe
 Product Scout
 Evergreen IP
Nicole Glaros
 
Managing Director
 TechStars

Alexia Parks Tom Brock s

Adrian Chernoff
Head of Innovation
Wilshire Axon

Lisa Hildalgo
Meteorologist
Denver
Channel 7 KMGH
Alexia Parks
 Author, speaker,
 and columnist for
Huffington Post
Mark Crowley
Radio Talk 
Show Host

Tom Brock
 CEO
 Brock Media

Thomas Franklin 304 Scott Tibbitts s Tracy Houston 693 s2 Joy Milkowski s1

Tom Franklin
 
Intellectual
 Property
 Attorney Kilpatrick
 Townsend

Scott Tibbets
 
Executive 
 Director 
 eSpace 
 Incubator
Tracy Houston
 
Chairman of the
 Board at iCAST
Joy Milkowski
 
Founder of
 Access
 Marketing
 Senior Fellow
 at the DaVinci
 Institute

Andrew Aldrin
Director
Business Development
United Launch Alliance

rich morrow 2 Steve Baker 384 s bert-vermeulen Pat Engstrom jeffreysamson
Rich Morrow
 
Founder & CEO
 quicloud
Steve Baker
 
Author – Pushing
 Water Uphill
 with a Rake
 Senior Fellow
 DaVinci
 Institute
Bert Vermeulen
 
Senior Fellow at
 the DaVinci
 Institute,
 Founder of
 Corp21
Pat Engstrom
 
Founder of 
 Prana
Jeffrey Samson
 Founder
 Samson Design
Larry Nelson Brian Baker Paul Bauer 2s Michael Sitarzewski s2 Melanie Romero 833s
Larry Nelson
 Co-founder of
 w3w3 @ Talk
 Radio
Brian Baker
 Founder
 Small Planet
 West
Paul Bauer
 
IT Professor & Dept
 Chair – DU
 Senior Fellow  at the
 DaVinci Institute
Michael
 Sitarzewski

 Founder and
 CEO
 HyperSites.com
Melanie Romero
 
Inventor of the
 SnapBagger
Michael Cushman 3s Brian Tsuchiya s Dixie Daly 2s Karl Dakin 5s
Michael
 Cushman

 
President
 Key Change
 Institute
 Senior Fellow
 at the DaVinci
 Institute
Brian Tsuchiya
 Founder of
 StartupGuru

Dixie Daly
 
HSN Product Scout
 Founder & CEO
 Tickled Pink
 Boutique

Karl Dakin
 Executive Director
 Sullivan Chair for
 Free Enterprise
 Regis University
Michael Miller
 VP, COO
 Engage
 Communication
 Group
Richard Hackathorn George Tyler s
Peter Jones
Senior Development
Instructor -
DaVinci Coders
PMade 
Richard 
 Hackathorn
 
Founder 
 Bolder 
 Technology Inc
Tamara Kleinberg
Founder and 
Chief Imaginator
at Imaginibbles
Dave Taylor
Web Guru
AskDaveTaylor.com
Senior Fellow
DaVinci Institute

 

George Tyler
 
Partner, VP
 CXO to Go
Heather Lutze 3 michael bissonnette s Kevin Weller s Chris Meyers 677s Steve Hirsh s
Heather Lutze
 Internet Marketing
 Expert
 Author of The
 Findability Formula
Michael
 
Bissonnette
 Founder of
 Aerogrow
Kevin Weller
 President & CEO
 ASAP WebSoft
Chris Meyers
 Co-founder/SVP 
 BizDev/Marketing
 Meetrix & CEO
 Chris Incorporated
Steve Hirsh
 Founder Hirsh
 Precision
 Products, Inc.
Steve Meyer 670 Susan Grafton s Gordon Nuttall s Les Juhasz 736s Cart Pierson 762s
Steve Meyers
 Founder
 Mainstreet
 Pedicabs
Susan Grafton
 Director of Economic
 Development,
 Westminster, CO
Gordon Nuttall
 CEO and 
 Founder 
 Couragent
Les Juhasz
 Owner at Liberty
 International
 Development
Cart Pierson
 
Dir Business
 Development
 Ernst & Young

Yvonne Lynott 068

Robert Kistner Ron Yeager s Mark Lusher 451 Bill Shirley
Yvonne Lynott
 Founder
 Lynott & Assoc.

Robert Kistner
 President & CEO
 Energy Planning 
 Consultants Inc.

Ron Yeager
 President
 DaVinci Quest
Mark Lusher
 CEO
 Omnidant
Bill Shirley
 
Executive 
 Leadership 

Jim Turner 768

Tommi Wolfe
President of
The Startup Expert 

George Carradini
Certified QSCA
Life Coach
Gary Moskoff
President
Sleeping Giant 

Robert Tipton
Chief Transformation 
Accelerator and 
Change Mgmt Pro

Jim Turner
“2007 Inventor
of the Year”
Founder & CEO
Optibike

Dean
Keyek-Franssen
Founder Pete’s
Electric Bikes 

Russ Farmer
CEO and Founder
PBC 

Rennie Davis
Chairman
Great Turning
Solutions 

Stirling Olsen
President
Foraker Labs
Don McCubbrey
Clinical Professor
Department of Business
Information and
Analytics - Daniels
College of Business
University of Denver 
Teresa Grobecker Rob Parker 1 Janice Jensen s Andrew Novick
Teresa Grobecker
 Silicon Valley 
 Funding Liason
Rob Parker 
 aka “Poppy”
 Technical Adviser 
 Backyard Genius
Janice Jensen
Television
Producer
Mt Evans
Andrew Novik
 Electrical 
 Engineer, 
 Time Metrologist, 
 Pop Culture-O-Phile
Ingrid Elver
Founder
Born Celebrity
Fred Mitchell Enrique Gutierrez

Fred Mitchell
 
CEO
 Beacon 
 Biotechnology 

Krystyn Hartman
Columnist
The Daily Sentinel
Grand Junction

Doyle Albee
President/COO
Metzger Associates

Enrique Gutierrez
Small Business 
Ambassador
CenturyLink
  Alyson B. Miller
Co-Founder
Venture Growth
and PivotGuild

   

Mike Taylor
Editor
Colorado Biz
Magazine 

 

Scott Cooley
Buyer
McGuckin’s
Hardware 

Jon LaClare
CEO
Harvest Growth 
 Michael Moore
Rouge
Philosopher
Don Greenfield
Partner/co-founder
Venture Growth, LLC
Erik Zeitlan
Product Designer
Lead Consultant
at SBDC
Bob Williams
Serial Inventor
Former United
Airlines Pilot
Dave McCloskey
Founder
Superstructs
Waba Fun
Anita Edge
Founder of Denver
Mastermind Group
Peter McLaughlin 
Director of Mirth™
and Innovation
Author
Professional Speaker
   
Roger Glovsky
Founder
LEXpertise.com

Joni Inman 
Owner
Joni Inman Consulting

Dan Clemens
Speaker, author
business consultant
entrepreneur
   

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