Louis J. Foreman
Louis Foreman is founder and Chief Executive of Enventys, an integrated product design and engineering firm with offices in Charlotte, NC and Hong Kong. Louis graduated from The University of Illinois with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics. His interest in starting businesses and developing innovative products began while a sophomore with his first company founded in his fraternity room. Over the past 20 years Louis has created 5 successful start-ups and has been directly responsible for the creation of over 10 others. A prolific inventor, he is the inventor of 9 registered US Patents, and his firm is responsible for the development and filing of well over 150 more.
The recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurial achievement, his passion for small business extends beyond his own companies. Louis volunteers his time teaching small business classes at Central Piedmont Community College, and gives back to the small business community by mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs. He is a frequent lecturer and radio / TV guest on the topics of small business creation and product development, and was most recently invited by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to be a featured speaker on the topic of innovation.
In addition to being an inventor, Louis is also committed to educating others on the topic of intellectual property. In 2007, Louis became the publisher of Inventors Digest, a 20 year old publication devoted to the topic of American Innovation.
Louis currently serves as a board member for the University of North Carolina Charlotte Technology Commercialization Committee, The Entrepreneurial Leadership Council at Queens University, The Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Advisory Board, as well as, serving other community and charitable organizations. In 2005, Louis was a founding member of The Inventors Network of the Carolinas, a non-profit organization that empowers inventors through education, support, and networking opportunities. Most recently, Louis is serving as the Executive Producer and judge for a new inventor’s TV show called Everyday Edisons. The show will appear nationally on PBS stations in 2007.