Date(s) - 03/22/2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am
As an experienced inventor turned entrepreneur, Lisa Lloyd has plenty of know-how about developing, building, pivoting, marketing and scaling a business. She’s coming to share some of her biggest insights with us including:
- Ready, Set, Go! – Commit to learning before launching!
- Team Building for Dummies – Finding, connecting with and contracting the right team
- The Art of the Pivot – The transition from Entrepreneur to Intrapreneur
A Shark Tank presenter and national chain vendor, come and hear the valuable information Lisa has to share!
Lisa’s success began with her idea for a barrette. A short thirteen months later she had patented, manufactured, sold to stores and ultimately licensed the patent to Scunci® for 20 years of regular income. The product is now sold in stores around the world and has generated over $20M globally!
Since then Lisa has licensed 6 more products to manufacturers including Goody Products®, Scunci®, and Helen of Troy®. In 2007 she licensed Bow Pets from inventor, Shadra Castillo, and redesigned it, filed 3 more patents, manufactured, imported and began selling the modified product, TC Pets®. It won numerous awards and been featured on the ABC reality show Shark Tank where she won the coveted investment of “Shark” Daymond John of FUBU. In 2015 Lisa launched her newest product Masqué Rage.
Additionally Lisa is the founder of the Inventor’s Association of Arizona and has been consultant for hundreds of small businesses and startups. Her experience also includes Director of New Business Development for Early Stage East. ESE is a high level venture conference planning company specializing in early stage VC for High-Tech and Biotech companies.
Lisa has spent nearly two decades as a speaker and trainer on the subjects of innovation, licensing and business tactics. She has been a featured lecturer at universities including the U of A Eller School of Business and Entrepreneurship, ASU College of Engineering, and the Arizona Intellectual Property Association’s continuing education program for patent and trademark attorneys. She has also won numerous awards for various pitch competitions including Rice University’s “Rice Alliance Business Plan Pitch Competition” and Pitch it to the Pros with Discovery Channel’s Billy Mayes.
Lisa is passionate about consulting startups and budding inventors, a forward thinker and always looking for new ways to be of value to entrepreneurs of all kinds.