Instead, sit down with this inspiring book, dig in deep, and come up strong with a clear-cut map to your goal. Sweeping in scope and a little unconventional (just like you), this holistic guide brims with proven tools and strategies you can use to forge your idea into a business or licensing deal that creates great wealth. ...
Instead, sit down with this inspiring book, dig in deep, and come up strong with a clear-cut map to your goal. Sweeping in scope and a little unconventional (just like you), this holistic guide brims with proven tools and strategies you can use to forge your idea into a business or licensing deal that creates great wealth. Surely this is the most complete "How-to" on this topic ever available to the public.
It's all here: Starting a Business; Money from Angels and VCs; Patent & Trademarks; Market Research; Product Design; Prototypes & Manufacturing; Contract Negotiation; Regulatory Compliance; Sales & Marketing; Licensing Deals; International Trade; Strategic Alliances; Negotiation Skills; Personal Considerations; Money-saving Tips, and more. Written as an e-book, this guide is so complete that it would comprise over 425 printed pages. Its table of contents contains 375 listings so you can quickly access topics important to you.
These topics are covered in “nuts & bolts” detail, including hundreds of references for further study, providing a great summary for a quick start. Written by a plain-spoken author in a conversational style and with great sympathy for the uninitiated, this guide actually makes sense. The reading is fast, entertaining, and smooth... the "How-to" guide as literature?
Keeping the dry topic interesting, the author sprinkles in humor and tells inspiring stories that you can relate to– tales of those who failed miserably, succeeded wildly, and managed to do both. How did the winners win? Why did the losers lose? Victory is out there, but it’s down a narrow path.
Especially valuable is the wisdom the author dispenses that comes only from having gone through the entire process himself. Your guide points out pitfalls to avoid if you want to survive this thrilling experience of grabbing your invention by the horns and creating big wealth.
Need a testimonial? One successful serial entrepreneur– after reading the author’s earlier guide– said: “I was blown away!”
Steve Overholt has spent the last seven years as a technology commercialization consultant, mentoring more than 100 entrepreneurs and existing companies through the arduous process and helping his clients secure millions of dollars in investment capital.
Steve has presented seminars on the topic at the U. S. Patent Office’s Annual Independent Inventors' Conference; the national Association of Small Business Development Centers’ Annual Conference; the PASBDC Fall Technology Conference, and others.
Steve has conducted R & D at Fortune 500 corporations, where he received three U.S. patents for his inventions.
He also has invented products on his own and formed companies to manufacture and market them. He has received two patents in these efforts and has won several international awards for product innovation in the process.
Mr. Overholt has successfully licensed his inventions to one of the largest corporations in the relevant industry.
Steve also has started up and run a technology company, written business plans for his businesses that have received over $2 million in angel and VC investments, and made presentations to venture capitalists on both coasts. One of the businesses that Overholt started up was later sold to a publicly traded company and his products have been on the market in major retailers for over 10 years.