Quirky 2.0: Our Collaborative Platform Rebuild

Since 2009, we’ve been working hard to make invention accessible. We do that by bringing transparency, openness, and approachability to an otherwise mystifying industry. Basically, we’ve invented a new way to turn great ideas into real products—and we’re only able to accomplish this because of our invention platform. But just like the ideas we see Read More...

What’s your STORY? #QuirkySummer Photo Contest

This summer, we’re asking our community: What’s your STORY? Whether you’re spending the season livin’ easy, thrill seeking, or just plain keeping things cool—we want to see it! Each week, we’ll ask you to submit shots that speak to a particular summer theme. The photo that best represents the theme will win a trio of Read More...

Throwback Thursday: Meet Marc Zech

We’re throwing it back to May 2013 when we met one of Quirky’s most prolific inventors, the one and only Marc Zech. He’s the brains behind Bandits, Port Power, and many more. And as we learned last year, this Hamburg, Germany native is also just a pretty awesome guy. Check out the #TBT video above Read More...

Introducing…the Aros Channel on IFTTT.

Have you heard of IFTTT? It’s a service that puts the internet to work for you, allowing you to create powerful connections with one simple statement: “If this, then that.” Using this simple statement, you can set up customized “Recipes” to program your Aros or any of our smart home products. Recipes are a combination Read More...

Quirky 2.0: Our Collaborative Platform Rebuild

Since 2009, we’ve been working hard to make invention accessible. We do that by bringing transparency, openness, and approachability to an otherwise mystifying industry. Basically, we’ve invented a new way to turn great ideas into real products—and we’re only able to accomplish this because of our invention platform. But just like the ideas we see Read More...

Meet the Inventor

One of our favorite things at QHQ is getting to know a bit more about the inventors who came up with the ideas we’ve recently chosen at Eval. Chris Mejia grew up in the foothills of the Sierras, but has lived all over the world. He loves exploring different cultures and foods.  It was while Read More...

What’s your STORY? #QuirkySummer Photo Contest

This summer, we’re asking our community: What’s your STORY? Whether you’re spending the season livin’ easy, thrill seeking, or just plain keeping things cool—we want to see it! Each week, we’ll ask you to submit shots that speak to a particular summer theme. The photo that best represents the theme will win a trio of Read More...

Throwback Thursday: Meet Marc Zech

We’re throwing it back to May 2013 when we met one of Quirky’s most prolific inventors, the one and only Marc Zech. He’s the brains behind Bandits, Port Power, and many more. And as we learned last year, this Hamburg, Germany native is also just a pretty awesome guy. Check out the #TBT video above Read More...

Meet the Inventors

Another week at QHQ and another couple of inventors to introduce to the Quirky Community! Tom Ferguson lives in Shadyside, OH with his wife.  The Ohio University alumni majored in Business and is currently a senior technician at a blow molding operation.  He has always been an inventor and a maker. This Air Force veteran Read More...

Meet the Inventors

It’s Monday so that means it’s time to introduce our latest inventors to the Community. Richard Everett has only been a member of Quirky for a couple of months, but everyone was blown away with his design for the Origami Toothbrush Holder.  Richard came up with the idea about six years ago when he was Read More...

Fine tune your sound: Introducing… Isophones!

Want to escape the sounds of that screeching subway car, but still hear when your stop is announced? Have a listen: With Isophones, you can customize what you want to hear and tune out what you don’t. Isophones uses a sophisticated technology that enables users to isolate specific sounds and frequencies depending on their environment. Using Read More...

Brainstorm Under Construction…

For the next few weeks, our Wednesday broadcast is being revamped. We’ve recently been experimenting with different segments and formats to see what may or may not be the best material for a broadcast. We want to take a look at what we’ve learned and come back with the best solution. In the meantime, we Read More...

Meet the Inventors

Last Thursday three new inventions were selected for development at Eval. We chatted with the inventors of these picks to find out a little more about them and what inspired them to come up with their ideas.  In honor of last week’s guest panelist, Chris Jackson, co-owner of Ted and Honey we also inquired about Read More...

Introducing…the Aros Channel on IFTTT.

Have you heard of IFTTT? It’s a service that puts the internet to work for you, allowing you to create powerful connections with one simple statement: “If this, then that.” Using this simple statement, you can set up customized “Recipes” to program your Aros or any of our smart home products. Recipes are a combination Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 6: Eval Aftermath

The day after Eval is packed for the team.  A lot of handoffs and transitions take place. We outreach to the newly crowned inventors to introduce them to their Invention Ambassador.  Each business unit has a dedicated IA who works with the community on the various influence projects that will open up for ideas in Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 5: Eval

We’ve spent the first half of this week giving you the inside scoop on what goes into finalizing the ideas taken to Eval. Since today is Thursday, let’s focus on the event itself. Once the Influence Council has met we can begin contacting inventors. This generally takes place on Wednesday afternoons or Thursday mornings depending Read More...

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