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By Richard Gearhart
Founding Partner

Featured Guest: Lisa Ascolese

Lisa Ascolese has been inventing solution oriented products for more than 38 years. She helps her clients, inventors and entrepreneurs develop products from concept to fruition. The process includes consulting, prototyping, and manufacturing. She also takes finished products to national TV shopping networks such as, QVC, HSN and Evine Live, as well as retail stores. In addition, she runs the networking group AOWIE and has conferences and events throughout the year. You can visit Lisa at her websites at:

Executive Spotlight: Deborah Silver

Bio: Deborah Silver is the Executive Director of the Professional Science Master’s Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey on all three campuses – Newark, New Brunswick & Camden (2009-). This program offers the Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree which is a combination of a science master’s with courses in business. She has been with the program since its inception and helped found and build the program to include all areas of science and technology. She is also a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers, a post she has held since 1988. You can read more about Deborah on the Rutgers University site:

Micah B. Lewis with My Bag Check, the only on-demand baggage pickup and delivery service in New York that allows users to summon a driver to pick bags up and set a delivery time/location to have them dropped off at a later time, at

Pat Guariglia with Roxi app, an easy way to hire freelance bartenders, servers, waitstaff, clean-up workers, and more for private parties and events. Hospitality talent can also use the app to connect with local freelance opportunities, at

Ben Mathew with Dovtail app, is revolutionizing the way organizations voice their needs to donors and how donors donate to organizations. Through this app, social organizations can easily receive the donations they truly need from donors, and for donors, making a monetary gift through the app is as easy as sending a text, at

About the Author
Richard Gearhart, Esq. is the founder of Gearhart Law and the host of a weekly radio show for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”. He has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs. Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in the writing and prosecution of hundreds of patents, and in all aspects of Intellectual Property law. In 2022, Richard was recognized by ROI New Jersey as a 2022 ROI Influencer in the Law List category for being one of the best of the best in New Jersey for intellectual property law. Gearhart Law emerged from Richard’s passion for entrepreneurship and startups and his belief that entrepreneurship grows the economy and creates jobs. When we started Gearhart Law, our goal was to help and support the new business ventures of 500 entrepreneurs and inventors. After 12 years, the firm has far surpassed this goal; today, we look forward to helping even more inventors and entrepreneurs get off to a great start and reach their own goals.