The creative team at the Innovation Factory is headed by long-time product development expert, Marvin Weinberger. Under his leadership, the Innovation Factory has successfully launched numerous successful products, including the acclaimed Trucker’s Friend and Lil Trucker survival and rescue tools which are marketed around the world through diverse sales channels and under major third-party brands.
Our creative team takes concepts from research through development and into manufacturing – including production in the USA where appropriate. We can also assist with fundraising, including the execution of crowd-funding campaigns.
With our deep bench of design and engineering talent, we develop a pragmatic strategy for each client based on their budget, needs and business objectives. Our compelling design solutions coupled with market knowhow help to insure that our clients connect with end-users for marketplace success.
About the CEO
Marvin Weinberger is a serial entrepreneur and proud maker of American products. He was involved with numerous early online businesses which are legend in Philadelphia’s investment and entrepreneurial communities, including Infonautics, Telebase Systems and CD Now. Marvin is also an inventor and holds numerous patents. In recent years, working through his hand tool company Innovation Factory, he has created a number of highly regarded tools, including the USA made Trucker’s Friend (multipurpose tool) and the recently launched Off-Grid Survival Axe (crowdfunded under the name Lil Trucker).
He is the volunteer organizer of the Philly Maker Meetup, a community for catalyzing innovation and collaboration among hard-product entrepreneurs.
A trained violinist, Marvin was one of the founders of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. As a member of this Yiddish music group, he participated in recordings and appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion.” These days, he performs primarily at local hospitals as a volunteer with Musicians on Call.
Marvin is the author/editor of numerous books, including “The PAC Directory” (the first-of-its-kind guide to Political Action Committees and their expenditures) and “Databasics.”
Marvin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan and subsequently received his law degree from Boston University.