WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 – 7:00 ~ 9:00 P.M.
DAN MACFARLANE, Local world class skateboarder, HIA member, and owner of Houston Skateboards, will discuss “How to Fund Your Products and Brands Using Low Risk Techniques“. Dan has used bootstrapping, licensing, and other methods, bringing his various brands and products onto national TV, and into stores worldwide. He has successfully launched best-selling skateboarding videos, skateboards, and other related products. His latest project is https://www.houstonskateboards.com.
$10 for visitors – Current members free !
Networking ~ 6:30-7:00 PM and after Speaker (as time permits)
WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 – 7:00 ~ 9:00 P.M.
“Confidential Special Help Meeting” for paid members only where everyone signs a non-disclosure agreement and attendees can discuss their product/concept openly and receive one-on-one help and advice on the next steps of pursuing their idea, concept or design, or overcoming a particular hurdle. (You can also join and pay your membership at this meeting). The meeting is conducted by Mark Peterson and held in a smaller room (down the hallway by the water fountain), and has a smaller group of attendees than our 2nd Wednesday general meetings. Bring us your problem/questions, and we’ll try to get you to the next step.
TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Cost of membership: First Time Members $50 will carry you through the rest of this year and all of next year. Bring your checkbook or debit/credit card and fill in Membership Form at check-in desk, or Click Here
to download one from our website, fill it out and bring it with you to save time.
VIDEOS OF PAST HIA MEETINGS AVAILABLE
We are making videos of past speakers presentations available upon request for free via email to paid members only, so even if you live too far away to attend our monthly meetings you can benefit by becoming a member. To become a member, go to our website (or click the link above) download a Membership Form, fill it out, and mail it in.
Importance of Attending Meetings
Our motto, “Inventors Helping Inventors”, expresses some of the benefits of membership and attending monthly meetings. We provide speakers having first-hand knowledge of the difficulties in getting from raw idea to marketable product that offer their success stories, and share tips on marketing your invention, and speakers that provide valuable information in technical areas, such as: protecting your idea, patent fundamentals, building prototypes, injection molding, manufacturing vs licensing, etc. At our meetings, we often connect inventors having a problem with other members who may be able to help to solve it. We take pride in being a trusted resource, and do our best to protect inventors from invention marketing/development scams.
Have you been to our Houston Inventors Facebook Group Page?
The purpose of the Group Page is to provide an interactive forum or message board where members can comment on speakers, meetings, ask questions, make suggestions, provide feedback, receive help, etc. Bill Kopitzke and Mark Peterson are the main administrators. The “Group” page is different from a regular Facebook “Page”, in that you can’t get there by “liking” or being a “friend”…you have to “Join” the group to participate. Group members must be approved or added by other members. To “Join” the group, if you are logged in on Facebook, you can click the “Join” button at the top of the page.