Ben Kaufman Talks Invention on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Posted ago by Baron

Yesterday, Quirky founder Ben Kaufman took late night by storm as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (yeah ma, we made it to Leno!). After chatting about Quirky’s mission and process, Ben and Jay ran through a gallery of awesome inventions, from fan favorites Stem and Pivot Power to the upcoming safety product Signal. The segment has a few more surprises in store, and we don’t want to spoil the fun, so if you missed out on the late night spectacle, you can watch the full segment below!

Comments (82)

Debra Courtenay avatar
Debra Courtenay
Wonderful! that sums it up...
jeeb avatar
jeeb
Good job Ben
K-CO avatar
K-CO
Nice job Ben! Great representation of the essence of Q!
Ernesto  Tan avatar
Ernesto Tan
Who submitted that Fruity Tush? LOL:D
kimberly Patota avatar
kimberly Patota
You are sensational Ben. kimi :)
bill ward avatar
bill ward
Ben, you kicked ass! They might even invite you back you did so well Great job Quirky!
Naomi Adams avatar
Naomi Adams
Well played Ben:)!
Brandon Murray avatar
Brandon Murray
"Yeah ma, we made it on Leno!" I did tell my mom! It's like see I'm not wasting my time with this Quirky stuff :-)
Patricia  Reid avatar
Patricia Reid
Thanks so much for posting this, because I was not able to see the original airing. Very enjoyable!
Carl-Erik avatar
Carl-Erik
Great job Ben, way to get the word out! Still can't believe you brought back Fruity Tush!
Nichole avatar
Nichole
Great job Ben!
Peter A. Wachtel avatar
Peter A. Wachtel
I was at the show- Ben did a great job, the audience Loved the products!
Susan Saver avatar
Susan Saver
Fruity Tush was priceless.....incredible advertising....well done...my compliments
TonyHarmon avatar
TonyHarmon
next onward to HONEY BOO BOO good job
ConnieA avatar
ConnieA
Derrick K avatar
Derrick K
Good job Ben,the Quirky team and community. Ben you represented well!!
me c avatar
me c
Fabulous job Ben! Q is on Fire!
Ruben Brito avatar
Ruben Brito
Love comparing existing solutions to Quirky's. Very nice!
JonesAndJones avatar
JonesAndJones
Fantastic.
Deepthinker avatar
Deepthinker
great job Ben looking good Q is the best
Bobby Antrim avatar
Bobby Antrim
Ben was great! Huge night for quirky!
Malcolm Lawson avatar
Malcolm Lawson
Awesome!
Sharon Marie Arter avatar
Sharon Marie Arter
Excellent, Ben M from Shaz
Melissa Storie avatar
Melissa Storie
I can't watch the videos because I'm not in the US.... :(
beth mcgurr avatar
beth mcgurr
The site has been WAAAAAAAY busy since this appearance. Great job. Lots of new ideas coming in.
Melissa_ avatar
Melissa_
Magnificent job Ben! Your energy was radiant!
Yolanda Jackson avatar
Yolanda Jackson
Great job Ben, hope many new inventors get a chance to show off their inventions one day.. Super!!
Debra Courtenay avatar
Debra Courtenay
Wonderful! that sums it up...
jeeb avatar
jeeb
Good job Ben
Jerry Rubenfeld avatar
Jerry Rubenfeld
Loved it! Next time bring the toilet whale.
AnnaFan1 avatar
AnnaFan1
Nice plug, Jay sounded like he said Corky instead of Quirky though. New England accent lol
Trevor Johnson avatar
Trevor Johnson
Hope you guys are negotiating to make this a regular segment on Leno. I think the balance of real coming to shelves products and "the bad" ones makes it of great appeal for an ongoing feature!
Michael Kloeckner avatar
Michael Kloeckner
Dang, had to flight out for a family emergency. Is the video working, or available anywhere?
robertswww avatar
robertswww
Ben, super job on The Tonight Show!
K-CO avatar
K-CO
Nice job Ben! Great representation of the essence of Q!
Ernesto  Tan avatar
Ernesto Tan
Who submitted that Fruity Tush? LOL:D
Ernesto  Tan avatar
Ernesto Tan
How about a Fart Silencer! LOL:D
GinaB avatar
GinaB
I talk about Quirky all the time, hope family and friends caught the show.
kimberly Patota avatar
kimberly Patota
You are sensational Ben. kimi :)
Lee Johns avatar
Lee Johns
Well done, well done.
Travis West avatar
Travis West
I feel that Jay really enjoyed meeting you and seeing what Quirky is all about! This was great advertisement! I think he will have you back real soon for more!
Mr_Jules avatar
Mr_Jules
Great job Ben!!!!
peter leupold avatar
peter leupold
Great spot Ben. Keep it up...
FluffyCloud avatar
FluffyCloud
That Broom Groomer is a fab idea.
bill ward avatar
bill ward
Ben, you kicked ass! They might even invite you back you did so well Great job Quirky!
Naomi Adams avatar
Naomi Adams
Well played Ben:)!
Brandon Murray avatar
Brandon Murray
"Yeah ma, we made it on Leno!" I did tell my mom! It's like see I'm not wasting my time with this Quirky stuff :-)
Patricia  Reid avatar
Patricia Reid
Thanks so much for posting this, because I was not able to see the original airing. Very enjoyable!
Carl-Erik avatar
Carl-Erik
Great job Ben, way to get the word out! Still can't believe you brought back Fruity Tush!
Nichole avatar
Nichole
Great job Ben!
Peter A. Wachtel avatar
Peter A. Wachtel
I was at the show- Ben did a great job, the audience Loved the products!
Susan Saver avatar
Susan Saver
Fruity Tush was priceless.....incredible advertising....well done...my compliments
TonyHarmon avatar
TonyHarmon
next onward to HONEY BOO BOO good job
ConnieA avatar
ConnieA
Derrick K avatar
Derrick K
Good job Ben,the Quirky team and community. Ben you represented well!!
me c avatar
me c
Fabulous job Ben! Q is on Fire!
Ruben Brito avatar
Ruben Brito
Love comparing existing solutions to Quirky's. Very nice!
JonesAndJones avatar
JonesAndJones
Fantastic.
Deepthinker avatar
Deepthinker
great job Ben looking good Q is the best
Bobby Antrim avatar
Bobby Antrim
Ben was great! Huge night for quirky!
Malcolm Lawson avatar
Malcolm Lawson
Awesome!
Sharon Marie Arter avatar
Sharon Marie Arter
Excellent, Ben M from Shaz
Melissa Storie avatar
Melissa Storie
I can't watch the videos because I'm not in the US.... :(
beth mcgurr avatar
beth mcgurr
The site has been WAAAAAAAY busy since this appearance. Great job. Lots of new ideas coming in.
Melissa_ avatar
Melissa_
Magnificent job Ben! Your energy was radiant!
Yolanda Jackson avatar
Yolanda Jackson
Great job Ben, hope many new inventors get a chance to show off their inventions one day.. Super!!
Jerry Rubenfeld avatar
Jerry Rubenfeld
Loved it! Next time bring the toilet whale.
AnnaFan1 avatar
AnnaFan1
Nice plug, Jay sounded like he said Corky instead of Quirky though. New England accent lol
Trevor Johnson avatar
Trevor Johnson
Hope you guys are negotiating to make this a regular segment on Leno. I think the balance of real coming to shelves products and "the bad" ones makes it of great appeal for an ongoing feature!
Michael Kloeckner avatar
Michael Kloeckner
Dang, had to flight out for a family emergency. Is the video working, or available anywhere?
robertswww avatar
robertswww
Ben, super job on The Tonight Show!
Ernesto  Tan avatar
Ernesto Tan
How about a Fart Silencer! LOL:D
GinaB avatar
GinaB
I talk about Quirky all the time, hope family and friends caught the show.
ken-y avatar
ken-y
Please, Ben, don't EVER go on Leno again! I knew exactly what was going to happen, and it did! Every nutjob with a half-baked idea he has been saving up is now a "contributing" member of Quirky! Have you seen the quality of ideas since last week? Into the dumper!! Almost without exception, not one of these people have taken the time to read any part of the website, check the shop, or look through any previous ideas submitted. One way I know that is that I make about 20 revision suggestions each day. This week, not only has it become very hard to find ideas worth fixing, but very few people seem to know that they need to accept them. My ratio of revisions sent to accepred has dropped this week. Yes, I keep track. And every crazy idea or perpetual motion machine submitted this week has been from someone who has joined this week! Please, Ben, we do not need more junk to wade through. Let Quirky grow slowly, and better, not fast and sloppy. My only hope is that all these people will leave quickly, when they realize their ideas are going nowhere.
Lee Johns avatar
Lee Johns
Well done, well done.
Travis West avatar
Travis West
I feel that Jay really enjoyed meeting you and seeing what Quirky is all about! This was great advertisement! I think he will have you back real soon for more!
alex hagan avatar
alex hagan
Great job Ben, it's good to get some more exposure for Quirky. Ken, Quirky is growing pretty quickly and always has - to get more potential inventors and consumers is ultimately a great thing for this community. I was in the first 3,000 people to join Quirky back in 2009, and now there are more than 100 times the number of members (according to your profile, you're a relatively new member too) - so I've seen this community grow rapidly over all of that time. Ultimately more members mean more ideas (both good and bad), and more exposure means more sales. Quirky has $91 mill in funding (http://www.crunchbase.com/company/quirky) and can afford to develop a lot of products. It relies on a large user base to do so - after all, it's all about the community. What's wrong with growing that community?
Mr_Jules avatar
Mr_Jules
Great job Ben!!!!
peter leupold avatar
peter leupold
Great spot Ben. Keep it up...
FluffyCloud avatar
FluffyCloud
That Broom Groomer is a fab idea.
ken-y avatar
ken-y
Please, Ben, don't EVER go on Leno again! I knew exactly what was going to happen, and it did! Every nutjob with a half-baked idea he has been saving up is now a "contributing" member of Quirky! Have you seen the quality of ideas since last week? Into the dumper!! Almost without exception, not one of these people have taken the time to read any part of the website, check the shop, or look through any previous ideas submitted. One way I know that is that I make about 20 revision suggestions each day. This week, not only has it become very hard to find ideas worth fixing, but very few people seem to know that they need to accept them. My ratio of revisions sent to accepred has dropped this week. Yes, I keep track. And every crazy idea or perpetual motion machine submitted this week has been from someone who has joined this week! Please, Ben, we do not need more junk to wade through. Let Quirky grow slowly, and better, not fast and sloppy. My only hope is that all these people will leave quickly, when they realize their ideas are going nowhere.
alex hagan avatar
alex hagan
Great job Ben, it's good to get some more exposure for Quirky. Ken, Quirky is growing pretty quickly and always has - to get more potential inventors and consumers is ultimately a great thing for this community. I was in the first 3,000 people to join Quirky back in 2009, and now there are more than 100 times the number of members (according to your profile, you're a relatively new member too) - so I've seen this community grow rapidly over all of that time. Ultimately more members mean more ideas (both good and bad), and more exposure means more sales. Quirky has $91 mill in funding (http://www.crunchbase.com/company/quirky) and can afford to develop a lot of products. It relies on a large user base to do so - after all, it's all about the community. What's wrong with growing that community?
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