Prototyping and Building Inventory

Push and Hang Inventor Mike Van Horst and UIA President and Open Innovation Expert Warren Tuttle will discuss how and when is the best time to build that prototype. How following the correct sequence to this all-important step can save you not only time and money but get your product to market sooner. Mike and Warren will also discuss that all important question “how much inventory do you really need?”

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 2 PM ET (11 A.M. PT)
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Meet the Panel:


Michael Van Horst

Michael is an “Award Winning” Inventor/Entrepreneur. His friends often refer to him as “MacGyver”. Michael’s creativeness as an Inventor shows in the simplicity of his product designs. Michael is an On Air Guest Host on “QVC” and “HSN” He is a speaker and motivator to Inventors and Entrepreneurs.

He is the recipient of the “Presidents Award” of a fortune “500” company. His 20 years plus as a Real Estate Agent has earned him the “Top Agent” award.


Warren Tuttle

Warren serves as the President of the United Inventors Association Board of Directors, a position he has held since 2009. The UIA is a national 501C3 non-profit that helps inventors with education, advocacy and marketplace access. He is also a member of both the national non-profit Pro Bono Patent Commission and USPTO National Council on Expanding American Innovation. Professionally, Warren oversees the Open Innovation product programs for several industry leading consumer goods companies including Lifetime Brands in Housewares and Table Top (Farberware, Kitchen Aid and 30 others) and Merchant Media in Direct Response Television (Smart Spin, True Touch and many others). Warren personally interacts via email or phone with thousands of inventors every year and has initiated over 100 new product licensing agreements which have collectively generated over a billion $ in retail sales. Warren recently signed a book deal with world leading publisher Harper Collins for the 2020 release of Inventor Confidential, The Honest Guide to Profitable Innovation.  He lives with his wife Lynn in Southern Connecticut, has three wonderful daughters all educated and working in the New York City area. He enjoys skiing, motorcycling, golf and travel. Please visit his website for more information: