The Manufacturing Mart Launches 'The Export Experiment' -- New Product Competition Designed to Grow Business for American Component Manufacturers

The Manufacturing Mart issues an open call to American innovators and entrepreneurs to enter its new product competition, "The Export Experiment." The contest answers President Obama's State of the Union challenge to pursue business innovation and job growth as "our generation's Sputnik moment."

A panel of manufacturing and capital experts will judge the entries on commercial value, ease of market entry, and complexities associated with export. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2011; the application is online at

Capital of Know-How™, the parent company of The Manufacturing Mart™, will recognize each of the top three prize winners with an innovation grant valued at $5,000.  Read Official Rules online.

Since opening its doors on December 1, 2010 in the Galleria at Erieview in downtown Cleveland, The Manufacturing Mart has been approached daily by successful scientists, engineers, surgeons, lawyers, fitness instructors and former NASA employees looking for manufacturing resources and relationships that will enable them to turn their new ideas into commercial successes, developed and manufactured in the U.S. By connecting the ideas with highly skilled, flexible domestic manufacturers, The Manufacturing Mart makes it feasible for independent inventors to manufacture their ideas in the same factories that built the American dream.

"We believe inventors lose their energy and optimistic outlook without the help of process and manufacturing experts who can turn big dreams into business growth reality. Doing business in the industrial zone between Cleveland and Pittsburgh allows me as a mechanical engineer to work in America's manufacturing playground. From here, I can confidently source virtually every product known to man," says Lindsey Frick, a partner at The Manufacturing Mart.

The Manufacturing Mart's goal is to transform the independent inventor into the designer for America's component manufacturers through smart partnerships and engineering. With new products, especially those designed for the export market, American job shop manufacturers will create jobs and help reduce deficits in foreign trade and the federal budget.

About The Manufacturing Mart

The Manufacturing Mart, headquartered in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is a marketplace for all manufacturing services -- design, production, and capital. Unlike any other industrial tradeshow, The Manufacturing Mart distinguishes manufacturing and inventing as evolving lifestyle services.

Neither the component manufacturer nor the inventor has all the resources to bring ideas to market. The Manufacturing Mart, a much-needed intermediary, helps investors greatly reduce the risk of venturing, save time and money, and improve the chance of success. America benefits when professionally matched and managed efforts turn out the next-and-new products for export.

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