June 16, 2010 3:10 pm

Nolan Bushnell at INPEX 2010 Ribbon CuttingIt’s an exciting day here at the Monroeville Convention Center, just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. InventHelp’s INPEX®, America’s largest invention trade show, got underway this morning with a flurry of activity.

Kicking off the event was Michael Planit, President of Product Strategies Inc., who spoke to a standing room-only crowd at the INPEX Inventors University™. Michael covered the basics of direct response television marketing in his presentation, “Is Your Product Right for DRTV?” Next was Jan Goldman, President of LumpyMail.com, who revealed the “Seven Secrets to Marketing Your Invention.”

Then, at 10am, came the highlight of the morning, when INPEX keynote speaker Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s, addressed the crowd. During the presentation, “Fostering Your Own Entrepreneurial Success Story,” Mr. Bushnell shared the details of his own success and provided simple tips that inventors can use to create their own plans of action. For this InventHelp Invention Girl, Mr. Bushnell’s presentation was both fascinating and inspiring!

The keynote address provided a great lead-in to the ribbon cutting ceremony, where Nolan Bushnell marked the official start of the 2010 Invention Show. Rather than traditional scissors, Mr. Bushnell used a drill provided by one of our product review companies, Robert Bosch Tool Corp., to perform the cutting (see picture above).

After the ribbon cutting, the action transitioned over to the show floor, where more than 300 exhibitors were eager to display their inventions for business attendees. There are also private product reviews being conducted all afternoon by Robert Bosch Tool Corp., Tupperware Brands Corp. and Radio Flyer, giving inventors even more opportunities for feedback on their products.

Be sure to follow InventHelp twitter for real-time updates from the show. And check back here tomorrow for another blog post from InventHelp’s INPEX!

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