Inventions are prophecies completely formed in the mind of the inventor. At its core, it's all about making the lives of others a little easier. Inventors, like prophets, will take the pain and suffering to convince the first 10, then 100, then the entire world that there is a better way to do things. That our pain does not need to be part of our daily routines. "Here, have this solution," they'd think "it would make your life a little easier."
As prophets, inventors have overcome many obstacles in their way to deliver their message, to show the world that things can be done differently. They’ve tried to convince their communities, they spent their savings, and even dropped off their daily jobs or studies to pursue that cause. But not all have made it.
Actually, over 90% of granted patents around the world do not get realized, for the above reasons. It's not about the inventors’ losses, really. Because inventors are people of cause. But it's the inventions' loss, those ideas that never got a proper chance, haven’t been seen or heard enough. Those ideas withered in malnutrition, all they got was criticism and financial analysis but no love, no hope, and limited imaginations.
We’re growing a creative community of inventors, designers, and engineers. We are a village full of people who are willing to give every idea a chance. One person’s idea and another’s passion and belief can make magic happen. Because it’s not about you and/or me, it’s about what we both can add to this world, together.
March 2020 I had this great idea. An invention that can elevate the cooking game and become a home brands and helps hundreds of thousands of homemakers. So I thought "What to do now that I had this invention idea?". Obviously, the first thing was "Google it! So I did. I then applied for a provisional patent to secure my invention and priority date. and went head on to find a solution to have the invention developed.
Most of the solutions revolved around working with some product developers workshops, and in my case, someone who would "help" bring the product to the marker. I contacted a couple of those and had myself a phone call with one of them. It was definitely an eye opener but ended with a huge ask. "You're looking at a 25k to start and up to 25k to develop your invention and have a proof of concept. And I thought like inventors think "There must be another way!".
The other way for me was to have the invention designed, and then try to prototype it myself. However, the actual solution was to have someone else develop it for my and share the proceeds. Because at the end of the day, I want to continue to invent and not be bound to a multiple-year journey developing a single invention. And hence, I had my other patent application ready.
This time, it's not about my inventions. it's about the millions of inventions that end up hanging on walls like trophies. That's more than 90% of granted patents every year. If we are collaborating to invent, the risk to self and other's loss is minimized and each and every invention has its clear shot at success. And that's what we do in IntegraPitch. we Lift Ideas, together.