A Speaker Series, the TIA, and Celebrating Women Inventors

Week of March 25, 2019                             Newsletter Issue #9

In the IGA Newsletter, you’ll find a bi-monthly update on all things inventing including success stories, inventor resources, events, and other content focused on reinvigorating your inventing spirit!

Get to Know Joe!

Let’s welcome Joe Finkler to IGA’s Advisory Board!

    • Past President of Grand Rapids & Muskegon Inventors Network.
    • Involved with inventors and entrepreneurs for over 19 years!
    • Got his start Co-owning “As Seen on TV” stores in Muskegon and Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Bought and sold over 4,500 individual products for retail & internet sales.
    • Keynote Speaker at many events around Michigan.
Meet the Advisory Board

IGA Spotlight

IGA Educational Webinar Series!

Take a look at this awesome series with various guest speakers! This series of webinars will help educate you in the correct processes to bring your ideas to market. From building prototypes to protecting your ideas, we cover it all!

The Webinars are held Wednesdays at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern

May 1st — The latest DRTV insider secrets for submitting your product ideas with Carrie Jeske from Will it Launch.

May 29th — Building prototypes with Dr. Konstantin Dolgan from LA New Product Development Team.

June 12th — Manufacturing your product idea and selling it to retailers with Jim DeBetta.

July 10th — How to raise money to launch your business with Kedma Ough.

July 31st — Learn how to be a toy inventor. Mary Couzin founder of ChiTAG – North America‘s largest non-hobby toy and game fair open to the public.

August 14th —  The Art & Science of Patent Searching — Learn about prior art searching with Paul Fatehi, Founder of Fintech IP and former Senior Patent Analyst.

September 4th — How to protect those ideas without spending a fortune with Patent Agent Tariq Najee-ullah.

Learn More & Sign Up Here!

Open Innovation

We held an educational webinar on March 6th about presenting your ideas to potential licensees with CoFounders Andrew Krauss and Stephen Key. To watch the recorded playback of this webinar, click Here and scroll to the bottom of the page!

Current Events

Silicon Valley International Invention Festival (SVIIF)

Why Participate in SVIIF?

“Your participation offers you an exceptional opportunity to interact directly with businessmen and representatives of well-known industrial companies and corporations from the land of innovations, Santa Clara. Your participation provides you a golden opportunity to: network with representatives of well-known companies, participate in various seminars, presentations and panel discussions, get to know creative minds from all over the world, visit representatives from industry and manufacturers, make concrete deals during the festival, gain international recognition from radio, television and print media, win special wards of high-ranking international organizations, and establish partnerships with inventor associations from all over the world.

Hosted by International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) and organized by Geneva’s Exhibition and Congress Center (PALEXPO), the second Silicon Valley International Invention Festival (SVIIF) kicks off in Santa Clara Convention Center, the host of world-class events, from 24 to 26 June 2019.

Do not miss the fascinating festival in the unique land of hi-techs and innovations, Santa Clara. It’s one of a kind experience where buyers, investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, academic and industry leaderships, high-ranking organizations and inventors’ associations attend.

Your participation offers you an exceptional opportunity to interact directly with businessmen and representatives of well-known industrial companies and corporations from the land of innovations, Santa Clara.

Grab this exceptional chance and thrive!” – SVIIF

Learn more about the International Federation of Inventors’ Association (IFIA) Here!

Learn More About SVIFF

7th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo

Registration for the 2019 Michigan Inventors Coalition is now open! Are you looking to showcase your invention? Booths are limited to 50 this year, so sign up early!

The Expo will be on August 29th in East Lansing, Michigan at the Kellog Conference Center for a full day of speakers, networking, and inventions!

Early bird registration is available until March 31st. Be sure to secure your tickets and booth today before they sell out!

Registration Details

Trade Shows & Highlights

“At the National Hardware, you’ll find everything you need to move your business forward including new buying opportunities, merchandising ideas & solutions, money-saving deals & face-to-face networking opportunities. The future of home improvement is here.

Your registration gives you complete and full access to the entire NHS Show Floor, NHS networking events and thought-provoking industry education on the NRHA Stage for three days, May 7-9, 2019″. – National Hardware Show

Register Here!

In The News

Tennessee Inventors Association’s Inventor Profiles

“Each quarter, the TIA will profile a member that has appropriate intellectual property protection and is far enough into the innovation process to provide lessons learned, insight, inspiration and guidance. Hopefully, this will inspire you to learn more and pursue your idea”. – TIA

Their most recent Inventor Profile is two-fold with Jim and Stacy whom invented a product called HOOKY® Thread Your Hook In A Second!

Take a Look!

Celebrating Women Inventors For Women’s History Month!

As a part of Women’s History Month, we would like to share an inventor’s success and her product: Marissa Louie with Animoodles!

“Within 11 hours of launching on Kickstarter in October of 2017, they surpassed their goal of raising $25,000 for the first collection of Animoodles. The campaign would go on to become one of the most highly funded classic toy campaigns on Kickstarter. “For me, customer satisfaction is number one,” she said. “Manufacturing is synonymous with that. If you don’t make your first customers — who took a chance on you — happy, then you may have lost your shot at future success.”” -Interview with Marissa Louie and Stephen Key, article on Inc.

Thank you for being an amazing inventor, inspiration, and for leading the industry Marissa!
Check out Animoodles Here!                               Learn about Women’s History Month
View the Article!


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