Young Inventor Challenge - 12th Year! 

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Deadline to Register October 31st!

We thank Alicia Alexander for heading up this amazing event as well as these and talented toy and game industry professionals for volunteering their valuable  time and expertise in guiding our Young Inventor Challenge Entrants! 

Director of Young Inventor Challenge

Alicia Alexander

Communications Director,

Larkspur-Corte Madera Schools and

Concept Manager, KID Group

Judges & Mentors

If you are interested in being a mentor, please email Alicia at alicia@chitag.com!

Nick Metzler

Winner of '10 and '11 Young Inventor Challenge Sr. Division, Spin Master

Jim McCafferty 

Owner

JMP Creative

David Yakos

Co-owner

Salient Technologies, Inc.

Karen Kilpatrick

Vice President

JazWings

Egils Grasmanis

CEO

Brain Games

Tony Serebriany

Director of New Product Development & Inventor Relations at USAOPOLY

Phil Neal

Co-Founder 

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Opal Freeman

Chicago Inventor Organization Member

Scott Flynn

VP of Sales and Marketing

Playmonster

Ken Johnson

CEO

Grand Legacy Corporation

Dave Harris

Director, Inventor Relations and Strategic Partnerships

Fisher-Price

 Erik Hansen 

Direction & Invention Officer LEGO System A/S

Casey Norman

Managing Director

Genie Toys plc

Lee Allentuck

Founder & Clueless Dad, Raising Nerd

Don Ullman

Owner

Ulco Toy and Game Co.

Cathie Kirik

United Inventors Association

Paige Busse

Project Manager 

Eight Bit Studios

Co-Owner

Penguin Foot Pottery

Rob Yusim

President

Product Counsel - Direct Response Television

Ruth Green-Synowic

President

Ruth Green Inc

Darrell Merino

Director of Innovation, Design, Development

Yvolution (Yvolve Sports Ltd.)

Steve Fink

Owner

Bang Zoom Design

Jessica Delich 

Director of Inventor Tradeshow Programs

United Inventors Association

 

Ron Hayes

VP Product Development

Playmonster

Megan Hinterman Kanous

National Accounts Manager 

Publisher Services Inc.

Brandi Pinsker

CEO

Project Genius

Jasmine Gupta

Advocate for Girls STEAM Education

Sr Manager, Allergan

Eleanor Black

Studio Manager

Fuse (UK)

Bill Guschwan

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Columbia Universtiy

Michelle McGruder

School Council board at Annie Keller Regional Gifted Center

Justin Mohlman

Game Development

Artist & Instructor

Pete Cartlidge

Director 

Fuse

Oliver Morris

Inventor

Fuse

Brian Presley

Brian Presley

President,

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