When I chose the name for Propeller and the 2016 Propeller Innovation Festival I wanted a name that embodied the concept that ideas are easy – it’s the execution that matters. Imagine your idea and your business as an airplane. Without the propeller it’s just an idea, stagnant on the runway, literally unable to move. This is innovation. This is a startup. This is entrepreneurship. Without forward motion – without the ability to propel – it goes nowhere. Ideas must be propelled forward and must maintain motion to stay alive and rise. Otherwise, they fall out of the sky.
Turns out I wasn’t alone in this thinking. There are dozens of companies named Propeller. One in particular owns the federal trademark and felt it was too closely related and confusing to Propeller. I’m pleased to share that what started with a lawsuit has ended with an amicable resolution. Propeller is now Propelify. Propelify embodies our same core concept and gives us the flexibility to be more than the innovation festival and expand into other areas to continue to unite the innovation community around the globe, both online and off. I can’t wait to share more about what we’re up to. In the meantime, don’t let your ideas sit idle – take action and propel your business to success.
Idle ideas don’t fly. #LetsPropel
PropellerFest (now Propelify) has no affiliation with Propeller Industries.