10th Annual Entrepreneur Lecture Series
Tim Abbott

Tim Abbott is an entrepreneur who had been involved in several startup businesses over the past 30 years. He has also helped others with their startups.

In 2004, Abbott became the founding president of Irrigation Systems, Inc. after inventing Hydro-Edge, a unique irrigation system for flowerbeds. He gained experience in the invention process and eventually licensed Hydro-Edge to Easy Gardener Products, leading the product to be distributed in Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Lowe's, and to be featured on QVC.

Since then, he has been awarded six U.S. patents and continues to follow his passion for the invention process. After serving on the Advisory Board of the north Central Indiana Small Business Development Center for two years, Abbott joined the organization as a business advisor. In addition to working with established businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs, he heads up an inventors peer group that addresses the challenges that inventors face, as well as exploring the many new technologies that are available to today's inventors.