Young Inventor Challenge
We thank these and talented toy and game industry professionals for
volunteering their valuable time and expertise in guiding our Young Inventor
Director of the Young Inventor Challenge
After a 30 year career in education, Karen is joining POP as our Director of the Young Inventors' Challenge. Karen Luciana is a former teacher who helped launch the Young Inventor's Challenge 14 years ago. She believes and encourages the Power of Play both inside and outside of the classroom. Karen has promoted numerous games for use in the classroom. She has written Game Reviews, Educational Articles encouraging play in education, and curriculum for several games.
Thank You to our Judges & Mentors!
Director of Product Development, Goliath Games & Pressman Toys
Creative Director, Toy Industry Podcaster, Consultant, Product & Packaging Innovator
Principal at RN Branding & Licensing
Creative Director at Big G Creative
Creator at Gwen Austin Studios
Vice President for Collections at the Strong Museum
Client Relations at Fuse London, Ltd.
Partner at IDEO and Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford d.School
Inventor Relations Associate at Mattel, Inc.
Director at Fuse London
Partner, KID Group
New Business Development Head - Clamour - Connecting elite Influencers & top brands - Former Yulu, Hasbro, Reebok, Abercrombie Mktg. Exec.
Inventing and Marketing Playthings at Theora Concept Ltd
MPS Literacy, 6th Grade English Teacher at Sleepy Hollow Middle School
Senior Product Manager at Goliath Games
Chief of Creation at Identity Games
Director of Marketing at NetBricks
Chief Brand Officer at FAR OUT TOYS, INC.
Social Media Marketer - White Wizard Games
Business Development at Nextoy
Managing Director at BlueSquare Innovations
Owner at Nextoy LLC and KenKen Puzzle
Inventor Relations, Goliath Games
Design Director at KID Group
Director Of Product Development at Thames & Kosmos
CEO and FOunder, Brain Games Publishing
President at Ruth Green Inc
Senior Director, Global Games Inventor Relations, Spin Master
Serious Game Designer at Columbia College Chicago
Senior Director Marketing and Business Development at Creativity, Inc.
Owner and Creative Designer at Creative Konzepts
Vice President of New Business at PlayMonster
Ahren Hoffman Director of Education & Training at American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA)
Brand manager at Playmonster
Product category director at MARTINEX OY
CEO / President of Grand Legacy Corporation, Inventor, Author, Visionary Entrepreneur, Investor, Speaker
Founder at KID Group
President, The Michael Kohner Corporation
inventRight Co-Founder / IGA (Inventor Groups Of America) Co-Founder
Board Games Agent, Whitecastle
CEO at Megableu USA
Co-Founder/Partner at KID Group
Innovation Project Manager at The United States Playing Card Company
Customer relations, Oink Games Europe
Incubation and New Business Specialist + Game Designer - Games at Spin Master
Head of New Business Development at Seven Towns Ltd
Founding Partner at Hoyt Games
Entrepreneur and Business Elevator at The Future Playground