From Idea to Patent to Product: A Young Entrepreneur Takes on At-Home Fitness

December 15, 2014 10:41 PM

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As a student at University of Maryland, Obidi Orakwusi needed a summer job but couldn't find one without a car. He decided he would create a job for himself and sketched the first concept of the Mega Bar on the back of a job application. Three years later, the Mega Bar is much more than an idea. The compact and versatile fitness product is almost done with a successful Kickstarter campaign and is well on its way to revolutionizing at-home fitness.

How did you go about designing a product? The design process for the Mega Bar was fueled by the desire to help a friend stay consistent with his health goals. My friend was very enthusiastic about getting healthy, but he had no gym membership or home equipment to use during school breaks. I knew tha...

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