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Success Stories

  • 11/13/2009
  • 7:00 PM
  • Science Lecture Hall 101 at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa


This is one of our most exciting seminars of the year.  You'll get to hear the secrets of 6 successful inventors.  Each speaker will give a short five to ten minute overview of their invention, how they developed it, what type of help they needed, and the secrets they used to break through into the marketplace with a successful product.  The best part?  You get to ask them questions and network with them after the seminar. 

Our Success Stories speakers are:


  • Ed Salter, Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder, Greenward Technologies
    Ed's company designs innovated wind power systems.
  • Patricia Kellner, Owner, BestBrella.com
    Patricia has successfully launched an innovative product to help artists.Patritia is a geography professor at Santa Monica College, and a plein air artist on weekends.
  • Rudy Meoli, Owner, R&R International Products, Inc.
    Rudy has launched several successful products in the marketplace and is an expert at outsourcing manufacturing.  He looks for three key ingredients for taking an idea to the market.
  • George White, Co-Founder, Corollary, Inc.
    George co-found this technology startup based on an invention for a multiprocessor personal computer.  Eventually, with customers including HP, Compaq, NEC, and Hitachi, he sold the company to Intel.  It was a success, but could patents have made it a greater success?
  • Dan Rothweil, President, D-Squared Product Development
    Dan will address how his method of working on several products simultaneously has resulted in successful launches of his VLM Pitch Tracker System, Dura-Tent tabletop food screen, One-touch Faucet Aerator, and more.
  • Dennis De Gruccio, CEO, NeverBendGrips.com
    Never Bend Enterprises was founded in 2005 by Dennis De Gruccio. Our first putter grip was manufactured in the summer of 2006. Currently our grips are manufactured by the #1 putter grip company in golf. Today, the Never Bend Putter Grip is enjoyed by thousands of golfers all across the United States, Canada, Iceland, Europe and Australia.


Registration starts at 7:00 P.M. and the seminar starts at 7:30 P.M. and lasts about 90 minutes. Refreshments are served in the lobby at 9:00 P.M. where you can network with other inventors.

Door fees are $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Parking is free.

From I-405undefinedexit Fairview Rd. and drive south to Merrimac Way. Turn right and drive to Lot E (5th driveway on the right). Walk to the front of the Lewis Center (large brick building). The Science Lecture Hall is just across from the Lewis Center main entrance.

From I-55 southboundundefinedexit right onto Fair Drive westbound. At third traffic light, make a right onto Fairview Road northbound, at Merrimac Street westbound make a left turn and go to Parking Lot E. 

Map of Orange Coast College: 2701 Fairview Rd Costa Mesa, CA 92626, US
Use this map to get to Orange Coast College, but you'll need the OCC map below to find the location on campus.

Map to Orange Coast College (Meetings are held in Building 40 on this map, park in Lot E)

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