Entrepreneurial speaker

About the speaker


Stephen Key

Stephen Key is an award-winning product developer, a renowned intellectual property strategist, and a lifelong entrepreneur. The dozens of concepts he has brought to market have retailed in Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Disney stores and theme parks worldwide, as well as been endorsed by Michael Jordan, Alex Trebek, and Taylor Swift. In 2001, Key founded InventRight, a one-on-one coaching program that has helped people from more than 40 countries license their ideas. His bestselling book, One Simple Idea has been translated into six languages. A thought-leader in the field of open innovation who writes about product licensing and entrepreneurship online for Entrepreneur, Inc., and the design website Core77, Key also publishes weekly videos on his YouTube channel InventRight TV.

Sydney

Topic: Taking Action on One Simple Idea
When: 9 August @ 7.30am to 9am
Where: Room ELI229, UON Sydney, 55 Elizabeth Street

Do you have ideas for new products? Let licensing expert and One Simple Idea author Stephen Key show you how to leverage the power of existing companies to get your concepts to market quickly and with less risk. That’s the power of open innovation, which is thriving worldwide for good reason.

If you want to become an entrepreneur but are not sure about starting and running your own small business, this is the presentation for you. Mr Key will explain the simple steps he took to license dozens of his ideas for new products, providing you with the roadmap you need to get in the game.

Discover which kinds of ideas are a great fit for licensing; the tools you need to pitch your ideas today; how to file intellectual property that has value; and the basics of win-win negotiation strategy.


Newcastle

Topic: How to Launch a Product without Starting a Business
When: 9 August @ 6pm
Where: New Space, X502 Level 5, Corner of Hunter Street and Auckland Street

Do you have ideas for new products? Let licensing expert and One Simple Idea author Stephen Key show you how to leverage the power of existing companies to get your concepts to market quickly and with less risk. That’s the power of open innovation, which is thriving worldwide for good reason.

If you want to become an entrepreneur but are not sure about starting and running your own small business, this is the presentation for you. Mr Key will explain the simple steps he took to license dozens of his ideas for new products, providing you with the roadmap you need to get in the game.

Discover which kinds of ideas are a great fit for licensing; the tools you need to pitch your ideas today; how to file intellectual property that has value; and the basics of win-win negotiation strategy.


Central Coast

Topic: Growing your idea: from invention to innovation
When: 10 August @ 11am
Where: Marquee on the Quad, Central Coast campus

Calling all budding entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs! If you have a great idea that you want to make a commercial reality then come along to UON’s Ourimbah campus and learn from one of the best in the business.

Stephen Key is a US-based licensing expert who has worked with the likes of Taylor Swift and Disney, and on August 10 he will be part of Enterprise and Innovation Week where you can hear his tips and tricks for successfully licensing products.

This event will also include an innovation panel discussion where Stephen will be joined by some of our most successful local entrepreneurs and Alumni including:

Whether you are a student, UON staff, community member or local business – come along to network, learn and celebrate innovation on the Central Coast.