Successfully Crowdfunded on Kickstarter

Successfully Crowdfunded Live from San Diego On August 1 at 9:00am/pst, Joe Donoghue along with Eric Hanscom will be broadcasting live from San Diego to discuss patents and prototypes with two crowdfunded success stories that recently raised capital through the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Tune in here to hear from our special guests: • Nathan Wills with his Torch Bicycle Helmet • Gabriel Wartofsky with his Folding Electric Bike For...

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Downloadable Product Development E-book

This first installment of the Leardon Labs downloadable e-book is written to help guide you through the initial phases and practices of product development. It is filled with helpful tips and best practices that will help start you down the right path as an inventor / entrepreneur building product for the first time or if you are a veteran product development specialist looking to refine your skills. “The Insider’s Guide...

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5 Secrets Of A Crowdfunding Campaign

With crowdfunding all the rage right now, we wanted to hop on the blog and let you in 5 tips that we’ve learned from product folks that have successfully raised funds through crowdfunding. 1) Know Your Audience  – Picking the right platform for your crowdfunding campaign is the most important decision in the campaign. There are many platforms such as Kickstarter, Profounder, and IndieGoGo. Take the time to familiarize...

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How frozen pipes and flooded caravans led to the Floe product

Necessity is the mother of invention. This phrase succinctly describes Jason Paul, Managing Director and Founder of Apt Innovations, a Northern Ireland, UK based company. Apt Innovations develops and manufactures products that help owners of static and touring caravans, holiday homes, mobile homes, and motorhomes drain the water from the pipes of their homes, thus preventing broken pipes in freezing conditions. Apt Innovations’...

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Leardon Featured On Gettin’ Down To Business

With the downturn in the economy, a lot of people have taken this opportunity to go after that dream of entrepreneurship. At Leardon Solutions, we feel like product development for entrepreneurs / inventors is more popular than it has ever been in last few decades and one of the upsides is the amount of innovation coming through. We’ve been on our toes trying to get critical information out to the market place to help people...

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Prototype or Crowdfunding. Which Comes First?

With the recent passage of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, we have had an increased number of questions from people asking how to best get funding from crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGogo. Many of the discussions revolve around the basic question: Which comes first, the prototype or the crowdfunding? Basically, entrepreneurs with good product ideas are wondering if they should go out and seek...

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