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Robert Vernon

Design, Business Development

Coupeville, Washington, US

Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Robert

I've been doing product development for more than 20 years. I can conceive of the product idea, design it, get it prototyped and have it manufactured. I have extensive experience manufacturing and sourcing products in China, and I have real world experience shipping and importing goods into the U.S. and using fulfillment service providers to drop ship orders to online customers. I have a law degree from UCLA and served as Assistant General Counsel for a telecom services company before starting my own international consulting firm. I once worked for the U.S. Congress in the Office of Technology Assessment as a Law & Policy Analyst, introduced Ironman triathlons to China, have been awarded a few minor patents, and I design contemporary furniture.
I have recently rejoined cofounderslab.com because I have a new product that I need a marketing and sales person to help me commercialize once I have the prototype in hand. I'm very comfortable managing the product development side, but what I have always needed and lacked was a partner able to take the completed product and sell it. The current product opportunity serves a niche market of approximately 250,000 individuals--quadriplegics. It offers unique benefits that significantly impact the quality of life, and profit margins are considerable. if marketing/sales/business development is your strength, and if you're looking to join a startup, let me know and I'll send you an NDA. I'm ready to share the details of this opportunity with serious people who know how to take a valuable product and run with it.

Quote

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill

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Education

UCLA Law School

Juris Doctor

1976 - 1976

Claremont Mckenna College

Bachelor's of Arts

1973 - 1973