Stephen Key – Inventor, Product Artist, and Author of One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work
Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor, world-renowned intellectual property strategist, successful entrepreneur, and bestselling author. The more than 20 products he has licensed over the past 35 years 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. Stephen is the Chief Technical Officer of SpinLabel Technologies as well as a cofounder of inventRight, a one-on-one coaching program that helps people license their ideas. His first book, One Simple Idea, has been translated into five other languages. He writes a popular weekly online column for Inc. and is long-standing contributor to Entrepreneur.com. His latest book Sell Your Ideas With or Without A Patent dives deep into the business strategy of using intellectual property to profit. He also runs Invent Right, a one on one coaching program for inventors.
Kevin Short - Managing Partner at Clayton Capital Partners and Author of Sell Your Business for an Outrageous Price: An Insider’s Guide to Getting More Than You Ever Thought Possible
Kevin M. Short is the Managing Partner and CEO of Clayton Capital Partners, a leading middle market M&A advisory firm, and author of the new book . Over the past 25 years, he has orchestrated over 150 purchase / sale transactions of mid-sized businesses with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion. An expert in merger and acquisitions, Kevin writes and speaks frequently on the topic to groups of business owners, advisers to business owners, and academics. His demonstartes how you can get an outrageous price when you sell your business!