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The inventRight LEAD program is dedicated to spreading the ideas and principles of Licensing, Entrepreneurship, Accessibility, and Design developed and practiced by Stephen Key. We partner with universities and educators across the globe to share our knowledge with the goal of fostering innovation.


"A paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology”

-Henry Chesbrough

Faculty Director of the Center for Open Innovation,
Haas School of Business,
University of California Berkeley


Traditionally, venturing a business idea has involved an amount of time, risk, and cost that are prohibitive to many young or aspiring entrepreneurs. We provide online and in-person education on how to launch products through the licensing model as an alternative to the business principles widely practiced today. inventRight LEAD uses this licensing model to put a focus on being a creator first, allowing people to use their creative skills as the foundation for an entrepreneurial career.

Graduating High School
Students Interested in
Starting a Business After

Average capital needed
to launch a new business

of New Businesses
Survive 10 Years

OUR MISSION: To provide an alternative to venturing that allows anyone to build a career around their creativity, ideas, and passions.


Learn to LEAD!

We work with organizations large and small to spread our message and provide the information anyone can use to learn how open innovation can work for them. From presentations to collaborative workshops, we have countless ways that students can discover what they’re passionate about, while introducing them to a new business model that works in the real world. Connect with us to learn how we can collaborate to help your audience grow, succeed, and LEAD!


Phillip Stinis

Entrepreneur in Residence, Eberhardt School of Business, Cal State Fullerton

"I firmly believe Stephen and the LEAD team should be educating college students on how to license their ideas.  In my experience teaching entrepreneurship, students tend to have great ideas because they are creative, but generally lack the depth and business know-how to grow a company.  The valuable information that Stephen presents allows students to license their ideas to large companies that are hungry for innovation, providing both speed to market and a higher probability of success.  If you are on the fence about licensing, you shouldn't be, this is a win-win situation for both the students and the University"

I had a great time at the event. It was truly informative and inspiring. The presentation provided me with confirmation and confidence to move forward with my dream. I think that inventing is what I was truly meant to do with my life.

Your presentations at the University of Michigan were among the best we have seen
and we have been sitting in on them for about six years now.

"I loved this class. I learned about concepts I had never heard of before and think I will actually apply. It was also fun."


About Us

inventRight is the world's leading expert on product licensing. Cofounded by Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss in 1999, it has since helped people from more than 60 countries license their ideas for new products.

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