Mangano & Local Inventors To Host “The Next Million Dollar Idea” Showcase

Do you think you have a brilliant idea for the next great invention? Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is inviting residents to showcase their products and prototypes at a July 30th meeting of The Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club. The showcase, “The Next Million Dollar Idea,” will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ceremonial Chambers of the Theodore Roosevelt County Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola.

“By offering this showcase Nassau County is working to create a welcoming environment where our residents can turn their ideas into viable business products. Our talented residents are the County’s best resource for a future filled with economic growth,” said County Executive Mangano.

Brian Fried, the Club’s President, said “We are looking for actual products or working prototypes that can be shown to the public, not plans or drawings.”

Fried, a local inventor and entrepreneur, urged prospective exhibitors to secure intellectual property protection for their inventions prior to showcasing their work. In addition, all inventors will be required to sign disclaimers prior to participation.

The showcase will be limited to 12 presenters who will be allotted at least five minutes to explain and demonstrate their respective products. Exhibitors must be residents of Nassau County. Admission to the event is free.

Inventors interested in exhibiting should send an email indicating their interest to The email should include the inventor’s name, hometown, invention name, a two-sentence description, and the inventor’s web site and telephone number. Fried will review all submissions.

The Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club provides novice and seasoned entrepreneurs networking and brainstorming opportunities in a safe and secure environment. With its primary goal of helping to turn ideas into action, the club aims to assist inventors navigate the process while enabling its members the ability to tap into critical resources.