About the interview: Host Brian Fried of Got Invention Radio interviews John Hill- John shares tips, resources and know-how of what to do before, during and after a trade show as a guest or exhibitor.
About Brian Fried:
Brian Fried has always had a passion for coming up with new ideas. He turned his hobby of inventing into an active business. To date, he holds five patented inventions and has an additional five that are patent pending under his company, Think Up Designs. Several of Brian’s inventions have been brought to market through manufacturing, as he has appeared on QVC and also licensing for retail distribution products from kids toys and infant products to kitchen gadgets. Another specialty of his is to create and license brand art properties which targets the teen/tween market. His brands have been placed in several retail chains such as Target, and other well known retailers in the US and Canada.
Since 2006, Brian has been volunteering his time lecturing throughout many Long Island public libraries, various school districts, inventors groups, Small Business Administration and other groups on the subject of inventing. It was through these experiences that Brian began to recognize that there was a great need for solid information and guidance. This was the inspiration for his recently published book, “You and Your Big Ideas” and the proceeds from his book sales are donated to various charities.
In 2007, Brian with support of Suffolk County NY Executive Steve Levy, founded the Inventors and Entrepreneur Club of Suffolk County. For the past 3 years Brian had served on the Board of Directors for the New York Society of Professional Inventors.
In November 2009, Brian started a live weekly radio show for inventors called Got Invention Radio www.gotinvention.com, and has recently partnered up with Inventors Digest to host expert guests and resources for inventors.
Some recent accomplishments include Brian being awarded, Long Island’s 40 under 40 award and he also received a Proclamation from Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, for the founding and continued leadership of the Inventors & Enterpreneurs Club of Suffolk County on its 3rd year anniversary.
Just recently, Brian approached Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s office to initiate the Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club of Nassau County, which he successfully launched in January 2012 and serves as President of both the Nassau and Suffolk Inventors groups covering the Long Island region.
Brian is from Melville, NY and is 38 years old, married to Lisa and has a 10 year old daughter named Alana who is an inventor as well!