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Archive for October 2018

WIT Empowerment Day 2018 – Our Best One Yet!

Our 6th WIT Empowerment Day is in the books! Feedback is still coming in from mentors and mentees alike, and we couldn’t be happier to hear from so many about what a powerfully enriching day it was. With 25 simultaneous one-on-one mentor sessions with industry experts, dozens of private product pitches with Hasbro, Spin Master,…

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Innovation and Inventors are Trending – Especially Kid Inventors!

Guest Post: Mary Couzin is Founder and President of Chicago Toy & Game Group, and hosts a series of events each November celebrating play and innovation. Mary was honored with the inaugural Elise Lachowyn Mentorship Award at the 2017 Wonder Women Awards Gala and in 2009 for Women in Toys Entrepreneur Award.     With…

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How She Did It: Q&A with Moonlight Inventor, Natalie Rebot

  Natalie Rebot is the inventor and founder of Moonlight World, Inc., and the creator of the Moonlight Storybook Projector, a product that turns any mobile device into a magical storytime experience. We were inspired by Natalie as she shared her story as our keynote speaker at WIT Empowerment Day this month. To learn more…

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Behind the Curtain of Toy Manufacturer Concept Selection

Guest Post by: Adam B. Hocherman, VP, New Business Development at PlayMonster     While toy manufacturing companies are comparatively fun places to work, in fact, there are still processes in place.  Decisions about what, when and how to license an external product concept are not made haphazardly! So, wouldn’t it be helpful to know…

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