Alum's Invention Brings out the Best in iPhone

A 2005 graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management, Mike Belsito is a self-described creative thunker. A co-founder of Thunk, an incubator dedicated to bringing creative ideas to life, Belsito is co-inventor of a product that will make you wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?"

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Last year, he and his business partner introduced Appstand, which converts an iPhone into a digital picture frame.

"It dawned on us that as functional as iPhone is, most of the time it lays dormant in a pocket or on a desk or bedside," he says. "It became apparent to us that a frame-style stand would allow users to get the most out of their apps during times when their iPhone normally would do nothing."

Appstand was named one of the top ten iPhone gifts and accessories of 2009 by iPhoneSavior.com and is available at appstandstore.com.