Beyond the Shark Tank

Shark Tank is wildly popular, so naturally it was only a matter of time until the spin off version arrived. Well, that shark is set to swim soon. The network is expected to announce, as soon as Today, that it would add a companion show to the hit series about successful businesspeople, called “sharks,” competing to invest in the businesses of aspiring entrepreneurs. The new show, “Beyond the Tank,” will…

See All The Innovation at AMExpo

Innovation is on display! Check out the latest and greatest manufacturing technologies – by both Canadian and international developers – will take centre stage later this month as SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) gets under way at the Toronto International Centre September 23-24. AMExpo, which features RAPID Canada Conference & Exposition and Medical Manufacturing Innovations, will showcase revolutionary 3D printing, additive and medical manufacturing technologies and applications – some being introduced in Canada…

Women Inventors to Remember

Women Inventors have played an important in our technological advancements. Yet, all to often the conversation of past great inventors usually doesn’t sway far from the name of Edison, Ford, and Franklin. Well, here are five lovely ladies that you just might find interesting. Margaret Knight – If you lived at a time before Margaret Knight invented the flat-bottom paper bag then you would have walked around with something that…

Is Shark Tank to Scary?

Too many, yes, Shark Tank is just to intimidating. Some entrepreneurs have confessed fears of appearing on the show, sharks do bit you know. Take for example Deese and Coughlan, co-founders of the public relations firm Melrose PR. They had recently created the prototype for Pursecase, a small clutch purse that holds an iPhone and essentials such as credit cards. The idea started as something Coughlan wanted for herself. They…

When 3D Printing Runs Out of Ink

First off, 3D printing obviously doesn’t use ink. Hence, the race to create the best filament’s in the biz is heating up. Take ColorFabb XT-Copolyester, which is on display right now at the 3D Printshow in London. Printed samples, including a 3D puzzle chair, will demonstrate the filament’s capabilities at the show. Individual pieces of the puzzle chair, printed prior to the show, will be joined together to create a…

Shark Tank Stirs Up More Tom+Chee

The impact of being on Shark Tank continues far beyond when your television fades to black. Take for example Tom+Chee, a soup and sandwich joint made famous by ABC’s “Shark Tank”. Originally launched in Cincinnati, OH, it is now planning to expand to 13 new stores by spring 2015, according to the its two entrepreneur co-founders Trew Quakenbush and Corey Ward. Recently it was announced that the Tom+Cheese would be…

3D Printing is a Blast

3D printing has helped NASA do the undoable, again. They have just successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector – a highly complex part that sends propellant into the engine…

Hackerspaces Are Growing New Ideas

Ideas come from all sorts of interesting places. However, an innovative collective moment is giving way to a new form of idea generation. They are called Hackerspaces. Chance are you might have walked past one recently and not even have noticed it. They are garage esq little workshops, tucked in between diners and jewelry shops on Main Streets all over. Take HeatSync Labs, where tables are littered with computer chips,…

Move Your Idea Forward

Every get frustrated by what should be a seemingly simple enough task, and have an idea how to make it better? Well you are not alone. That precise moment of angst, where the temper starts to percolate, is the birthplace of some of the best ideas. Unfortunately, it is also where most ideas die. Time and time again it happens, but why? Who is the culprit? Who is this mysterious…