Best Practices In Product Development and Manufacturing

Don’t miss it! REGISTER HERE From Idea to Product: Best Practices in Product Development and Manufacturing Monday, April 16th, 2012 3:00 – 4:00 pm Founders Room  Keck Graduate Institute and Leardon Solutions invite you to a product development and manufacturing seminar titled “From Idea to Product: Best Practices in Product Development and Manufacturing.” This seminar will cover the important aspects of the product...

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Seeking Investment To Fund Your Product Idea? Helpful Tips

A common question asked by start-ups, entrepreneurs, early stage engineering teams, inventors, and innovators early in the product development life cycle typically revolves around how to get early investment to develop their product idea and take it to market. This question is usually asked when the product idea is in the pure concept phase without intellectual property, prototypes, or business plans. In this stage, the product idea...

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What Your Prototype Says About You

Designing and fabricating prototypes during the product development life cycle is a critical part of the product learning process. Successful prototypes will prove that the product idea is feasible, will help qualify the engineering design, and are needed to receive customer feedback prior to producing higher production volumes. The interesting thing about a prototype is that it is an extension of you, your company, and the values of...

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Tips to Cut Product Development Costs – Part 2

In Part 1 of Tips to Cut Product Development Costs, three ways that innovators, entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and small/medium enterprises can be smart and spend the least amount of money throughout the product development life cycle were discussed. Here are the next three ways that entrepreneurs, innovators, or small companies can save money without cutting corners or skipping product development phases. Avoid Multiple Hand-Offs...

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Business Tips for Entrepreneurs with Prototypes

Entrepreneurs who are building a company around a product idea and are following the proper steps of product development typically have a prototype built. Of course, it is a natural part of innovation to build a prototype but sometimes these prototypes are not used to their full potential. Here are five business tips for entrepreneurs on what to do with a functional and professional looking prototype. 1. Develop realistic cost models...

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8 Product Development Myths to Know…..Part 2

Part one of this blog series outlined hardware product development myths, basically it was four misconceptions that many entrepreneurs believe are true and hence prevent them from starting down the product development path. To recap, the myths were (1) Hardware development is prohibitively expensive, (2) Service providers and suppliers do not want to work with small companies or Entrepreneurs, (3) My idea will be stolen by my...

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