Well, actually it’s my recommendation for the first good idea of 2013. And, well, actually, it was written about in the New York Times in May 2012. But leave us not quibble, as this is a very hectic time of the year.
And it will either inspire you, or depress you, since the person who had the idea, Mallory Kievman, is a 13-year-old who has been working on it since she was 10. Her idea was Hiccupops, which combines her three favorite hiccup cures: lollipops, apple cider and sugar. Mallory presented her idea at a Connecticut Invention Convention, where it won prizes for innovation and patentability.
The University of Connecticut’s Innovation Accelerator will use a bunch of graduate business students to help market Hiccupops around the world. My favorite quote from the article was Mallory explaining her father’s role: ‘He’s helping me with a lot of the business stuff. And he’s also helping me handle stuff like using the stove.”
So here’s this young lady who had an idea (we get lots of ideas, don’t we?). And then she actually did something about it, rather than leaving it languishing in her backpack (that is often the hardest part).
As one of your New Year’s resolutions, how about making sure your idea gets the exposure it needs to help it move forward? Yes, no one will steal your idea if it stays in your desk drawer. But if Mallory can take the chance, why not you?
Got the idea?