Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently invited residents to showcase their products and prototypes at a July 30th meeting of The Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club. The admission-free showcase, “The Next Million Dollar Idea,” was held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola.
The showcase featured 12 presenters who were each allotted at least five minutes to explain and demonstrate their respective products. All exhibitors are residents of Nassau County.
“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. “I was thrilled to see all of the new, innovative, and exciting ideas that were introduced by each of our presenters.”
Brian Fried, the Club’s President, said, “We looked for actual products or working prototypes that could 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 were required to sign disclaimers prior to participation.
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 in navigating the process while enabling its members the ability to tap into critical resources.