IGA has a YouTube Channel?!

Week of October 14, 2019                             Newsletter Issue #22

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!

IGA Spotlight

We have a YouTube Channel! In our first video, Courtney (Managing Director of IGA) interviews Calvin — inventor and longtime leader of the Chicago Inventors Organization — about how he helps inventors. The annual Chicago Inventors Conference is coming up fast on October 19th. Learn more about the event!
Don’t forget to Subscribe, Like, and Comment, and be in the first 100 to subscribe!

Watch Here!

Inventor Success Stories

Congratulations Veronica on your TWO licensed products!

Veronica licensed two products to two different companies: one in the toy industry, and another in the pet industry, and it sure did take a lot of persistence! Congrats, Veronica!

Open Innovation!

Before considering presenting your product idea to an Open Innovation company, watch this webinar!

We held an educational webinar on March 6th about how to review a potential licensee to see if your idea is a good fit with Co-Founders Andrew Krauss and Stephen Key. To watch the recorded playback of this webinar, click Here and scroll to the bottom of the page!

Educational Webinar Series

Did you learn how to market novelty products with Jonah White on October 2nd? If you missed this webinar, Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the page to watch!

Have you seen our past eight educational webinars?

Did you learn how to present your ideas to potential licensees with Co Founders Andrew Krauss and Stephen Key? Did you learn how to be a toy inventor? These are just two of our webinars! Topics include prototyping, patents, selling to retailers, licensing, raising money, and toy inventing!

Have you registered for a previous webinar? New to our webinars? Either way, we are starting a new set of presenters, so please sign up ahead of time (right now!) so you don’t miss all of this great information!

Please sign up ASAP here

The Webinars are held Wednesdays at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern
We will share a recording of each presentation on our site.

See our next guest speaker and save the date!

Learn More & Sign Up Here!

Current Events

Annual Inventors Conference- Patent to Profits

“Our conference will be on FIRE! Come meet our dynamic group of presenters as well as win $1000 in our pitch contest! Your support in the past has helped us to implement our vision of creating wealth in communities by leveraging innovation, technology and intellectual property to start businesses around Inventor ideas. We would appreciate your support of this dynamic upcoming conference. See you on the 19th of October!”
Learn More!

Tech to Market Event – OCTOBER 24th!

Tech to Market was designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. A platform where resources are shared, and connections are made allowing the process of new product/technology development to be smoother and leaner. If you have an idea, a product, or technology which can make the energy sector more efficient, sign up for the Tech to Market Event!

Tech to Market is an event designed to create opportunities to engage, establish meaningful relationships, and learn about the latest trends in technology, commercialization, and marketing, all while having fun!” – Tech to Market

Take a Look!

Trade Show & Highlights

The 17th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair – North America’s largest toy & game fair open to the public with experiential and immersive events, interactive exhibits and activities for all ages! Play is pivotal in cognitive development and social skills.

Expand your brains, have fun, discover and experience new toys and games!

When: Saturday, November 23rd.  10am Fair opens to public, closes at 6pm
Sunday, November 24th.  10am Fair opens to public, closes at 5pm
Where: Navy Pier, Festival Hall A & B, 840 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Learn More!

Float’n Thang, a product made by an inventor!

Created by Doug Masi: “On your paddle board, but nowhere to place your beverage? Every FloatnThang® flotation device comes with 2 built-in beverage holders. Place on your board, on the beach, by your pool, in your boat, or float it anywhere. Your beverages and extras are right there with you. Read customer story on Memorial Day weekend on SUP user in rough water how sitting the FloatnThang made a huge difference.” – FloatnThang
If your product/invention is on the market and would like to add it to our Inventor Products Database on our website, please contact us at [email protected]
Take a look at the Float’n Thang!

Inventor Resources


IGA supports inventors’ groups across America!

Email us with questions, ideas, and content: [email protected]

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