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SPIO Sprinkler Gets Featured on TV!

We were on TV! Our SPIO Sprinkler was featured on Fox4KC as one of the best and most innovative tools to get your yard ready and healthy for Fall.

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R2FACT Co-Sponsors the 2016 Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference

For the seventh year, R2FACT is co-sponsoring the Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference, on May 6, 2016. Patent attorneys wanting to stay current on the laws come for presentations based on the latest case rulings, including Supreme Court decisions. R2FACT is there to make connections with experts who can help you make the right decisions about patent searches and patentability investigations.

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KCUR Radio Show - “Central Standard” hosted By Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton
“First and Ten”

You've seen it on the field of every football game in the United States — that black-and-orange marker that measures down and distance. It was actually invented in Kansas City. Now, another local guy has created a new version that uses lasers to measure the placement of the ball.

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Thinking Bigger - Kansas City Small Business magazine article:

Mike Foster's Lazser Down product, in development at R2FACT, is highlighted in this article about how good ideas become great business. Click here fto read the full article.

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Missouri Tech Expo 2014

R2FACT will sponsor the Missouri Tech Expo for the 4th year in a row. R2FACT has been a sponsor of the Expo since 2011.Click here for more information.

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R2FACT Co-Sponsors the 2014 Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference

For the sixth year in a row R2FACT is co-sponsoring the Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference. Patent attorneys wanting to stay current on the laws come for presentations based on the latest case rulings, including Supreme Court decisions. R2FACT is there to make connections with experts who can help you make the right decisions about patent searches and patentability investigations.

University of Kansas School of Design and Planning

Startups: Made in Kansas City

Watch Thursdays at 8pm on KCPTV beginning April 4. Below is the R2FACT portion of the first episode for "Startups: Made in Kansas City." To watch the full episode 1 show, click here.

 

A co-production of Outpost Worldwide and KCPT
Thursdays at 8pm

When it comes to entrepreneurism, Kansas City is the place to be. The Chamber recognizes it as one of its Big 5 ideas. It’s now ranked 6th by the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Index. And Google coming to town has digital gurus looking for the next big thing. So just who are some of the entrepreneurial leaders in the region? Outpost Worldwide and KCPT present Startups, Made in Kansas City. A new series profiling companies that never say never. From start ups to small businesses to established companies that keep raising the bar, Startups, Made in Kansas City shows just why KC is a great place to be in business.

EPISODE 1 | APRIL 4
R2FACT Product Development
Local entrepreneur Steve Pope launched R2FACT (pronounced “artifact”), to help other entrepreneurs and businesses with research, industrial design, engineering, and prototyping as well as manufacturing In the US as well as off-shore in Asia.

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University of Kansas School of Architechture, Design and Planning website - December 13, 2012, article:
“Competition Sends Design Department Students Into the Weeds”

Competition winner

(Photo: John Hall receives an $800 check from Garden Weasel)

This semester Garden Weasel, a division of the Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company, and R2FACT, a Kansas City-based product development firm, sponsored a fourteen-week long contest that pitted a dozen ingenious Department of Design students against each other.

Their thorny challenge? To analyze a venerable gardening tool, the Garden Weasel WeedPopper, and invent a new device that would outperform it and all other competing weeder tools already on the market...

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Lawrence Journal-World - December 12, 2012, article:
“KU students compete to build a better weed-puller”

At midday in KU’s Art and Design Building on Wednesday, students brandished devices equipped with spikes, claws and blades.

They weren’t going to battle, though one student joked that his tool could serve well if one ever got involved in “a land war in Asia.” The 11 students were showing off the results of a three-month project: to design a better tool for pulling weeds...

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Garden Weasel Tools: Featured on the d.i.y. TV network’s “Cool Tools” show:
“Coneivore” and "Nut Gatherer"

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KC Small Business - December 2010 Issue, article:
“License Your Technology or Sell it Yourself?”

Steve discusses why the options in developing a technology aren't mutually exclusive - the risks and rewards of licensing vs. selling your technology - a device, product or machine.

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KCUR Radio Show - “Central Standard” hosted by Jabulani Leffall
“The Spark of Innovation”

Local inventor Steve Pope joins us to tell us about his own ‘AHA Moments’ that have led to new creations, like his TV Commercial Silencer. His KC business R2FACT is a development team for research, design, engineering, and prototyping.

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KCUR Radio Show - “Up to Date” with Steve Kraske
“Inventors and Inventing ”

Today, we delve into the world of inventors. Guest host Brian Ellison talks with Doug Hall, founder and CEO of the Eureka! Ranch. He also talks with local inventors, Steve Pope and Carrie Jeske, about their creative processes and inventions.

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Inventors Club of Kansas City - 3rd Annual Invention Contest Coverage

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Kansas City Business Journal - article
“Dreams of inventors fight nightmare odds”

Rich Melton, an inventor from Gardner, has created a lawn care device that keeps planted seeds from washing down slopes during rainfall...Estimates place the odds of getting an invention licensed somewhere between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 3,000, said Steve Pope.

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“The “Walk-By Factor”: Why You Need It and How to Recognize It.”

I dedicated a recent blog to inventor’s associations and groups. Some are obviously stronger than others. But President of the Inventor’s Club of Kansas City, Steve Pope, provides a primary example of what you have to gain by attending one and pursuing opportunities.



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Inventors Club of Kansas City - Invention Contest Winners 2006/2007

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Kansas City Business Journal - article
“Inventors Contest Is Set For Aug. 28”

Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Co. will have its Faultless/Garden Weasel Contest Aug. 28 in Kansas City. “Ultimately, the goal is to land the inventor with a licensing deal and pay them royalty,” Steve Pope.

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Kansas City Star - Star Business Weekly - article
“PATENTS AND PRODUCTION | Putting ideas into practice is not a simple process: Seeing Your Invention Through”

Entrepreneur week helps highlight some success stories of those who dream big.

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Fox 4 News Kansas City - Inventing Series

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