Meet Mega Inventor Walter Herbst

By Chelsey Lucas February 3, 2015

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Building an innovation economy is a goal in our region, and our Aha! issue is filled with stories about promising start-ups and entrepreneurs and advice for ambitious innovators. Our cover feature “You Invented What?” showcases inventrepreneurs (an appropriate title for this group) and their trailblazing products.

To support entrepreneurs, start-up professionals and potential investors in the 941, we’re thrilled to be hosting a conversation with mega inventor Walter Herbst, who will offer his lifetime of experience and ground-level view of what it takes to develop a successful product. Herbst is considered a founding father of modern design. A professor at Northwestern University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and a principal at Herbst Produkt, he has developed products from high-tech medical devices to practical housewares. He holds more than 85 patents and his work is in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Join us for this creative conversation, moderated by Sarasota product designer Rob Brady of ROBRADY, on Feb. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at College Hall at New College of Florida. Cocktail reception is to follow. The event is free. Visit Burns

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