March 2021 Newsletter Issue #40
Congratulations, Tom and Gretchen, for coming up with an innovative way to ensure shading on a patio or railing without the need for a built-in tabletop umbrella!
They are members of KY Inventors. Learn more!
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30 Speakers. 3 Days. 1 virtual stage. Get ready for InventorCon 21!
This is the largest digital conference for inventors and licensors, distributors, and manufacturers for the invention process!
Inventor-Con is part trade show, part invention expo, part networking event, part education fair, and part Q&A panel. It is a safe place to discuss inventions, learn how to protect an invention or idea, meet licensing companies and manufacturers, and learn the tools of the trade from people who’ve successfully made that journey from idea to groundbreaking product!
For only $10, join InventorCon for 3 days from May 6th through 8th! It’s a world-class event with no travel required!
Who will be speaking? Only the best! Speakers will include: Stephen Key, Andrei Iancu, Dana Knowles, Rick Kellow, Kedma Ough, Benjamin Harrison, Gene Quinn, Aimee Carroll, Leo York, Scott Hynd, Brittany Murphy, John Schlipp, Douglas Clarke, Courtney Laschkewitsch, Jim DeBetta, Bob Sager, Rob Angel, and Marc Portney!
More Info Here!
We had so much fun at our first ever IGA Workshop in February! Thanks to everyone who came and maxed out the house, and a wonderful thanks to our two amazing speakers Andy Barkin and Terry O’Mara! Talking about market research really is the first step in inventing!
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LA New Product Development Team
How do you go from idea to successful business?
At our next Inventors Online on March 31st, get ready to be amazed as we have the outstanding Marc Portney as our guest speaker! From the TV show All American Makers, to the TV series American Dreams and the Home Shopping Network, to producing his own products, Marc has done it all! In this special fireside chat, we will talk with Marc about picking an idea and starting a business out of it. How do you know it’s a good idea? How do you get into manufacturing? How do you make sure it’s successful and that your product truly sells? In this meeting, be ready for the ride of your life; You definitely won’t want to miss this one!
Who is Marc Portney? Marc works to bring new products to market each and every day. With over 30 years of experience, his street smart insights, body of contacts and expert knowledge of the retail landscape enable him to lead his companies and their affiliates from concept to store shelf. One of his many accomplishments is being a host and resident investor on Discovery Science Channel’s All American Makers. During the show, Marc and his team of savvy experts decide if inventions merit financial investment. Marc has also made regular appearances on the Home Shopping Network, introducing new products and inventors to this specialized market. In 2015, HSN asked Marc to be a host, alongside other entrepreneurial luminaries such as Damon John, on their series “American Dreams”. The format brings on new innovations and makers while utilizing the hosts’ expertise and guidance. Learn more!
Ward Law Office Video Series
2021 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium: Investing in innovation
When: Wednesday, March 24, 12pm – 1:30pm ET
Learn about funding opportunities for women entrepreneurs!
Topics covered will be:
- Small business loans to help launch your vision
- Understanding crowdfunding
- Other investment funding sources for aspiring entrepreneurs
The moderator will be Hope Shimabuku, Director of the USPTO’s Texas Regional Office
Guest Speakers will include:
- Natalie Madeira Cofield, Assistant Administrator, Office of Women’s Business Ownership, Small Business Administration
- Elizabeth Galbut, Founder, SoGal Ventures
- Ruth Hedges, CEO, Crowdfundingroadmap Inc
- Corinne Hodges, CEO, Association of Women’s Business Centers
Register for free here!
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