WEDNESDAY FEB. 14, 2018 – 7:00 ~ 9:00 P.M.
THE INVENTING PROCESS and LICENSING vs. MANUFACTURING, presented by Mark Peterson. Mark has been in product development for over 25 years in a variety of industries and products and runs the 3rd Wednesday meeting were members can get help on their specific ideas they are developing. His discussion will focus on the general steps to take for developing an idea in the pursuit of getting it to the market and things to consider when determining whether to go the licensing route or venturing to be an entrepreneur/manufacturer. The primary focus will be more on the licensing aspects as most people will want to pursue that route. There will also be some discussion on different types and levels of prototyping and to what level you should go to when pursuing your idea so you don’t break the bank.
$10 for visitors – Current members free !
Networking ~ 6:30-7:00 PM and after Speaker (as time permits)
WEDNESDAY – FEB 21, 2017 – 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 and renewing members $50 will carry through all of this 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.
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.