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K & M of VA, Inc. successfully developed its first product, the Painter’s Pyramid, from concept to launch almost five years ago.  Since then, we have sold millions of Painter’s Pyramids in over 10,000 retail locations in more than 20 countries. Through successive development and launch cycles, we have brought to market multiple, award-winning products including the Finishing Turntable, Craft-N-Spin, Slide-N-Pump, VersaSpin 360 and a “New and Improved” Painter’s Pyramid.

Our philosophy for developing commercially viable products involves:

  1. Meaningfully evaluating products for market potential
  2. Quickly and economically gaining meaningful market feedback
  3. Aggressively sourcing products from best suppliers worldwide
  4. Building worldwide sales through targeted efforts

We have applied this philosophy to make each of our products successful.  Through our Product Evaluation and Execution approach, we teach entrepreneurs how they too can employ this methodology to launch commercially successful products and Start Living The American Dream.

 
About MIKE BUCCI... Inventor, Entrepreneur & Author

Since founding his company almost five years ago,  Mike has successfully developed its first product, the Painter’s Pyramid, from concept to launch .  In that time, millions of Painter’s Pyramids have been sold through over 10,000 retail locations in more than 20 countries. Through his experiences Mike has learned many lessons about about how to successfully transform ideas into commercially successful products.  His passion for helping others to succeed pushed him to develop multiple services to affordably educate and support inventors who aspire to become successful entrepreneurs.

Recent Activities & Accomplishments

Professional Experience

Education

Personal

 

Recent/Upcoming Activities & Accomplishments

July 25, 2012- "We Built It" Press Conference with Governor Bob McDonnell

June 4, 2012- Virginia Business Appreciation Week - Kickoff Event, Educator and panel moderator "From Idea to Marketplace"

May 17, 2012- Entrepreneurs in Action, Panelist

May 9, 2012- Featured Inventor by Alibaba.com for World Trade Month <Click for Video>

May 1-2, 2012- National Hardware Show/United Inventors Association, Educator and Product Judge

Apr. 16, 2012- University of Richmond, Business Case Competition- Final Round Judge

Apr. 4, 2012- Work It Richmond, "You Need to Meet"

Mar. 26, 2012- Great Richmond Chamber of Commerce, "Patent Powerhouse" Panelist

Mar. 19, 2012- Virginia Innoators Network, Lead Speaker

Feb. 22, 2012- State of Virginia/Governor Bob McDonnell, Entrepreneurial Town Hall

Feb. 16, 2012- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Small Business Tax Discussion

Feb. 13, 2012- Inventors Association of New England, Guest Speaker

Feb. 10, 2012- University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business, BBSF, Corporate Gigs for Entrepreneurs: Assets or Distractions?

Nov. 28, 2011- Virginia Commonwealth University, Entrepreneurship Guest Speaker

Nov. 2, 2011- EZ 100.5 Interview on Sensible Regulations

Oct. 13, 2011- Governor Bob McDonnell, Small Business Summit - Keynote Speaker

Sep. 13, 2011- Darden Graduate School of Business, Starting New Ventures - Guest Speaker

 

Marketing Mix Interview: 2010

Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

University of Virginia

Professional Experience

Current:

  • Founder and President at K & M of VA, Inc.
  • Author: Start Living The American Dream:An Entrepreneur's Guide to Turning Your Idea Into Your Future at K & M of VA, Inc.
  • President and Board Member at Virginia Innovators Network
  • Editor: State of Virginia, Department of Business Assistance - Small Business Resource Guide
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, Leadership Council at NFIB
  • Member of the Council on Small Business at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Past:

  • Capital One Financial, 1998-2007- Director holding numerous leadership roles
  • A.T. Kearney, 1996-1998 - Consultant
  • General Electric, 1990-1994 - Mulitple operations managment and support roles

Education

  • Univeristy of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, Master's of Science in Management of Information Systems, 2002
  • University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business, Master's in Business Administration, 1996
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor's of Science, Manufacturing Engineering, 1990

Personal

Mike is father to two wonderful children and lives in Glen Allen, Virginia.

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