CONCEPT CAFé .
Trends, insights & developments in the world of innovation, entrepreneurship and life-changing ideas. Watch, support, get involved, be inspired – or start your own business...
Videos about bringing great ideas to life
Concept Café: Trailer 1
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Respecting the land while increasing efficiency
Innovations for easier, better living
The alchemy of great ideas:
Innovators and entrepreneurs share stories about how they turned ideas into profitable businesses.
Great advice for startups from top legal and financial experts.
James Banfield. TERRA SPEAKERS
James' company have developed a unique method of assembling speakers that allows them to be used in extreme environments. They are now established and distribute globally from their small factory in Brunswick, Maine
Tony Perkins ATTORNEY
Michael Royals THRIVANT HEALTH
Michael Royals offers a new way of addressing the issue of the more than 670,000 dogs that are euthanized every year in the US.
This short interview with Tony is packed with valuable insights for startups and established companies.
Eric Bleiken Griffen / Southern Science
Diane Kamionka Executive director NW Innovation Resource Center
Stan Farrell COMPOSIMOLDS
Eric's team have developed a bullet-proof fabric that can also absorb impact trauma by converting kinetic energy through 'phase-change'. Still in development & fundraising.
Inventor and entrepreneur Stan Farrell has turned his latest invention, food-safe reusable moldings into a significant business.
Diane has a strong background in general management of both large corporate growth and the entrepreneurial start-up arena. Diane talks about what North West Innovation Resource Center has to offer innovators & entrepreneurs
Lara Merriam-Smith Prog manager NWIRC
Deborah Drake AUTHENTIC WRITING
Matt Rose CEO: APANA
Matt's company, 'Apana' has developed a system that combines measuring systems and powerful analytics to save up to 25% of the water that companies consume through waste. As water availability and security is an ever growing issue, Apana's offering is receiving major attention.
Wordsmith, author and editor, Deborah shares some of her valuable insights regarding knowing your own story and how to improve your presentation when giving pitches. -
A successful business woman in her own right, Lara shares her experience and expertise with other entrepreneurs as a strategist and mentor.
Katherine Burks 'Budley' earbuds container
Julian Sharpe SURVIVAL CAPSULE
A great innovation and a great story about the journey of going from idea to the marketplace. If you're serious about creating a business from an innovation - this is a 'must watch.'
Catastrophe meets innovation in Julian Sharpe's 'Survival Capsule' - an almost indestructable personal protection device.
Susan Preston ANGEL INVESTMENT
If you want to know more about angel investing, watch this interview with Susan, a world-recognized expert in angel financing and angel organizations.