Entrepreneurs club fosters invention
EVANSVILLE -- Richard Jordan had to think outside the box -- literally -- at a recent meeting of the Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club.
That's because club members were split into groups, presented with a box of miscellaneous parts and challenged to create a wacky invention.
The annual Wacky Invention Contest is among the many learning opportunities offered through the club, which meets monthly at Creekside Place, 102 Maple St.
“This was a tough, competitive situation,” Jordan said. “I think the fact that we worked together as a team was to our benefit, and the really good ideas for the (presentation) ... helped our cause.”
Jordan was a member of the first-place invention team, which created an educational toy, dubbed E.T., for young children.
“It's exciting and it's innovative and we have a bunch of awesome people here,” said fellow team member Carol Zimney. “It's a lot of fun.”
The Wacky Invention Contest requires that team members come up with an invention and a marketing plan to present to the judges. The whole process has to be completed in 30 minutes.
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