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Featured Speaker – Matt Nuccio, President, Design Edge Inc.
April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-7
Inventing All Fun and Games!
* The History of Design Edge
* Learn about the United Inventors Associations’ new Toy Hub
* Should you license vs self-produce
* What makes a toy or game successful
* How do toy companies select concepts
About the Speaker:
Matt Nuccio is the president and creative director of Design Edge, a leading toy and game development, marketing, manufacturing, inventing and consulting agency based in New York. Matt Nuccio co-chaired the Toy Association Associate Panel, representing designers and inventors in the toy industry. Currently, Matt sits on The Toy Association Education Advisory Board and The People of Play Advisory Board. He is, also, a columnist for “Toy Family Entertainment” magazine. In 2019, Matt was honored by the National Security Agency (NSA) as an American Innovator and, in addition, was recently listed by Mojo Nation as one of the top 100 most influential people in the toy industry today, for the fifth year in a row.
In 2022 Matt founded the UIA Toy Hub advisory board, specifically to help toy and game inventors navigate safely within the toy industry. The Toy Hub is a division of the United Inventors Association (UIA. A 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources and creating opportunities for the independent inventing community, while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service leaders.
The Toy Hub board is made up of the who’s-who of inventor relations, toy trade associations, and legal counsel. Angus Walker (Head of Inventor Relations and External Innovation for Hasbro), Dave Harris (Senior Director of Inventor Relations for Mattel and Fisher-Price), Trina McFarland (owner of TinkerTini), Scott Landsbaum (IP Attorney), Michael Sala (Lead design for Spin Master Dolls and Interactive), Kim Carcone (Executive Vice President, Global Markets Events for the Toy Association), Janice Ross (President of Women In Toys and Managing Partner for Brand Fresh Management), and Dougal Grimes (Inventor Relations and Innovation of Spin Master Games and Activities).
The UIA mission is to empower inventors through education, access, and advocacy.
MEETING PASSWORD: IAA5122