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Friend was sponsored and got an order of 4.8M

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Tumbles, May 17, 2010.

  1. Tumbles

    Tumbles Newbie

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    I really don't know whether to be happy for him or pissed off.
    Today I found out that my best friend from elementary school has started a company with his friend and had an order placed by Aurora Group for $4.8M.

    They have made a solarcell charger for the iPhone and got sponsored by Innovation Norway for $32,000. This apparently got the interest of a Chinese investor that sponsored them with about $1M. And now, Aurora Group has placed an order for $4.8M.

    Apparently it's not a new invention, but still.
    If anyone wants to read the article here's the Google translated one:
    http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ue.no%2Fpls%2Fapex32%2Ff%3Fp%3D16000%3A1003%3A2975451021754913%3A%3A%3A1003%3AP1003_HID_ID%3A10826&sl=no&tl=en

    Note that we don't use $ in Norway and Google didn't convert the numbers. Also, 200,000 NOK (our currency) got translated to 200,000 million for some reason.
    Oh and my friend is the guy with the glasses.
     
  2. exXtr@

    exXtr@ Power Member

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    well I would be happy for your friend. A little luck is involved but also a lot of hard work and dedication. Maybe you can convince him to invest some money in your projects ?
     
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  3. xtc123

    xtc123 BANNED BANNED

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    If he is a friend, it should be an inspiration to you.
     
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  4. Thaithai

    Thaithai BANNED BANNED

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    I saw this for sale in a market in China for less than 6$!
    It's great that your friend got sponsored, he'll probably be earning much more than the 4.8M if he's getting a patent in europe
     
  5. shdwmyst

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    Are you serious... I created a Zune charger for my gf when she worked at the postal center and relied on audiobooks while she did remote encoding. Her battery would not last a full shift so I made her a solar charger to use.

    I have seen other inventions come out years later after thinking about them. I don't know where to turn nor have $10,000+ for a prototype. I do have a couple non-technical ideas that I think would do great, considering it would help people who are germ-a-phobes.

    Any ideas on where I could do to get something in the works?
     
  6. Adult Insider Dave

    Adult Insider Dave Newbie

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    Some law firms specialize in doing patent research, that could be a good place to start. It will cost you though. I have seen a commercial on TV as well for inventors. You call them up, probably sign a contract with them, and they will take your idea if it is good and run with it, giving you (im guessing) a small cut. Better than nothing
     
  7. Italian Hawk

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    Not sure why you would be pissed. Maybe now you have somebody to give you some start up for an idea of your own.
     
  8. kel1400

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    Why would u be mad? *cough HATER cough*
     
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  9. w84it

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    Fixed ;)
     
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  10. WHmaniac

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    Haha, nice response w84it. Be happy for him! Of course, jealousy is hard to avoid, but hey, now you've got connections. ;)
     
  11. Checkmate

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    That is a huge accomplishment you should be happy for him, unless he stole your idea then I'd be pissed.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  12. WhoYoDaddy

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    Join his company asap and get some shares!!! ;)
     
  13. dias_161

    dias_161 Newbie

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    agree with "WhoYoDaddy" :p
     
  14. Ransackedout

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    You should bomb his house, sleep with his mother and girlfriend, step on his glasses. That'll teach him to be more successful than you.

    Sheesh, be happy for your friend if you guys really are friends. I would hope my friends would be estatic for my rush of good juju coming my way.
     
  15. exotic

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    You might need to work on your friendship skills!!
     
  16. shin610

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    Start a new project together with your friend using his money
     
  17. Rhazha

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    Why would you waste your energy being pissed off?

    The energy wasted there "could" be used to SEE the possibilities that can be
    open in your life with this information.

    *IF he was successful in his project development, WHY CAN'T YOU?
    *IF you are "somehow" involved with the industry, Can You Develop Yours?
    *The partnerships he created to develop the product, Can You Reach Them?
    *Do Have an idea for a product or App for a company?
    *CAN YOU somehow help him with anything? Marketing, SEO, Costumer Services?

    I believe we don't HAVE TO BE either happy or pissed with some like this happen.
    Just Be Present Taking In The Information. Your "Business Mind" will flow more
    easily without these "emotions." Once they come, STOP and "Reset It."


    Society taught us to feel "BAD" when we don't express "happy" feelings toward others, especially when we know them.
    BUT the "Guilt" feeling it creates only keep us from achieving success.

    Somewhere inside of us (subconscious) we believe we are not deserving of having "IT"(success) because we are "BAD."
    And more often than not we find "millions" of ways to sabotage ourselves.

    Will Smith said in his movie:
    "They can't do themselves and they tell you you can't do it"


    Your friend believed he could and he DID IT!. I urge you to do the same :)