Inventor is an individual with an idea that is potentially patentable. Quite often an inventor is also an innovator
Innovator is an individual with a concept for a new and better product or service. For our purposes, an individual interested in starting a traditional business is also an innovator.
Inventor/Innovator first protects their idea using copyrights. Inventor/Innovator submits idea to i2S.biz.
Researcher/Business Plan Developer receives idea. Idea is evaluated, researched, business plan developed including building team, company formation, preparation for raising resources and or a crowdfunding campaign and launch.
Entrepreneur is the person that takes a project company from the time of launch and runs the day to day and other functions of starting a business. Entrepreneur is involved with pre-launch and planning, but could have been involved with the business plan development process as a Researcher or could be the Inventor or Innovator that utilized the i2S.biz Collaboratory to assist building their business.
Investor buys an ownership interest or loans money to a project company either directly or thru crowdfunding on Wefunder.com.
Job Seeker works for project company after launch.
Service Provider is hired by project team or existing Company/Corporation for work on a project such as a website designer or patent attorney.
Adviser works to assist a project team.
College/University and/or Company/Corporation can hire i2S.biz to coordinate a smooth Purchase Order process between the two which is often a very difficult process.
Company/Corporation can hire i2S.biz to coordinate an Innovate-A-thon brainstorming session to be held in house by their own staff, or by College/University teams.
Company/Corporation can hire i2S.biz for business Research & Development including situations where the Company/Corporation wants to insulate and keep their name off of early stage projects.
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Our collaboratory is a flexible and fluid machine. An Innovator or Inventor (or anyone) can become a Researcher by taking one of our certification courses (free to view) and passing an exam and background check. A Researcher can become an Entrepreneur by launching a project. Anyone can be an Investor either directly or through the crowdfunding campaign.