AON Invent began as an outgrowth of All Product Design, a full-service consumer product engineering and design firm, founded by Andrew Bojie. Over the years, APD worked with many of the estimated 1,500 suppliers of consumer goods that maintain offices in Northwest Arkansas in order to better serve the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.
Once individual inventors discovered APD, they began hiring Andrew and his team to engineer their product concepts. The inventors were always happy with their results, but after several years it occured to Andrew that he had never seen any of the inventors’ products on retail shelves. Being an inventor himself, Andrew began to realize something was missing.
In 2012 Andrew had a chance meeting with Larry Robertson, an entrepreneur whose career has spanned sales, marketing, and product innovation in the tech, retail, and financial sectors. They discussed the state of the industry and what Larry calls the “innovation paradox”.
They talked about how inventors are often preyed upon by “invention services” that simply tell them what they want to hear in an effort to collect thousands of dollars in fees for weak ideas that have little or no hope of commercial success.
It became clear that something had to be done. The solution began to take shape and AON Invent was born.
Andrew recognized that Larry’s experience made him uniquely qualified to lead the company, given that he had already vetted hundreds of product concepts and marketing strategies. Together they created an efficient system for identifying a viable concepts and getting them into the hands of companies that “own” shelf space in the relevant category.
They spent the next year assembling a team of seasoned product experts who have acted as executive decision makers in hundreds of new product launches for retail, direct response, and direct-to-consumer companies that include Walmart, Sam’s Club, and the Home Shopping Network.
AON Invent is committed to providing every customer with an honest, professional assessment of their invention. We realize that developing an idea into a finished product and getting it onto the retail shelf is not an exact science. It is a complicated and often frustrating challenge that exceeds the ability of any one individual. Our desire is to help inventors avoid wasting thousands of dollars on ideas that (we believe) are destined to fail, while helping commercially viable concepts get to market in the shortest period of time.
We are also committed to bringing great ideas to consumer product companies in a format that eliminates the traditional inefficiencies and legal complexities that discourage those companies from working directly with inventors.
To become “America’s Innovation Portal” by serving inventors, retailers, and manufacturers of consumer goods (CPGs) with go-to resources for vetting, developing, and marketing innovation… faster and more cost-effectively than ever before.
Here is your free Step One Blueprint that has saved countless inventors time and money. If you believe you have a good idea for an innovative product, it is absolutely vital that you read this BEFORE spending a dime with us or anyone else. It contains simple techniques that could either make you money or save you money, but failing to read it could cost you thousands.