Forbes Names Utah #1, Klymit Takes #1 at "Invented in Utah"

No wonder Forbes just named Utah #1 state for business! Utah Entrepreneurs & Inventors  Rock the nation!

Nate Alder of explosive startup Klymit was voted #1 Best Invention by more than 100 attendees at today’s UVEF  hosted “Invented in Utah” event held at Noah’s in South Jordan. The company’s newest invention, the super light weight, compact Inertia-X-Frame impressed voters & judges as a must have outdoor next generation air matress. Out of more than 80 original contestants, today’s event showcased the top 5 as decided over recent weeks in preliminary judging of entrants. With multiple media in tow, this event is surely a great Public Relations win for these inventors.

Taking the #2 slot today was TykeToter, demonstrated by Jess Colton and his able assistant and very

Jess Colton & daughter demo TykeToter

 cute daughter. TykeToter offers an “aha” moment for avid cyclists with young children. Different from previous rear mounted child carriers, the TykeToter places the child in front of the adult cyclist. Of course this gives the young rider a better view, but also allows the adult to better shield & protect the child in case of a spill. The quick release, affordable add-on works on any standard bicyle.

Winners join Michael Horrito of Rocketship at Invented in Utah

#3 in today’s voting was Nature Organics, demonstrated by it’s inventor Cal Van Dyke. This new organic plant supplement increases nutritional value of food and produces healthier ornamental plants.  I was especially excited to receive samples of this product to try on my roses, grass, and vegetable garden at home.

Nasal Irrigation Device by Mark Carpenter and LAY-RIGHT Side-Sleep Pillow System by Vaughn North were also demonstrated today and deserve honorable mention for their innovation. My co-judge, Tom Dickson or BlendTec “Will It Blend” fame really liked the potential mass appeal of Mark Carpenter’s invention so I will be watching the progress of this along with the other great finalists.

Congrats to Rocketship, UVEF, and the other great event sponsors for this great annual showcase of the brilliant creativity in Utah.

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As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.
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