Ideas Happen 2004

Ideas Happen 2004

Inspiring new beginnings

Visa is proud to support the creative spirit and boundless energy of our Ideas Happen winners. We believe that building a better community starts by helping people build their dreams. Our twelve outstanding innovators each received $25,000 from Visa to help them launch their ideas. We can hardly wait to see what they’ll do next.


Kristi P., FL

Have you ever found yourself straining for a favorite item in a soup bowl only to be denied because of too much soup and not enough "stuff"? Or do you ever find yourself finishing a delicious bowl of cereal only to become consumed with "separation anxiety"? "Separation anxiety" you know, the final separation of cereal from the excess milk. Listen closely. What do you get when you mix a spoon and a strainer? The Spainer. Only the original Spainer allows you to eat JUST what you want to eat. The Spainer uses existing technology to create a unique eating utensil. Designed for the selective connoisseur, the Spainer is a strainer in a conveniently hand held spoon controlled totally by YOU for YOU. The small holes allow you to drain off only what you don't want so you can spend time doing what you DO want... eating.