Welcome to America’s Inventors Group – IGA’s Inventors Online

IGA’s Inventors Online is the first virtual inventors group. Our goal is to Educate through leadership and guidance from leading industry experts, Empower you with trustworthy resources you need to succeed, and give you the Experience you have been waiting for in the product commercialization world. Our virtual inventors group provides a place to connect, share, educate, and inspire inventors across the nation.

Inventors Online meetings take place once a month, and they are designed to give you resources, pathways, leadership, and guidance. You will get an opportunity to talk to your peers, ask questions, and get advice and help from guest experts. Registration and attendance are always free for all IGA members.


With a rotation through these three different types of meeting, get ready for the ride of your life!

Presentation – During our Inventors Online Presentations, our guest speaker will have insightful slides to give you straight to the point information you can takeaway.

Workshop – During Workshops, our guest speaker will walk you through how to do something, live! With interactive audience participation, a demonstration helps put you in the hot seat, so you can use the knowledge with your own journey!

Fireside Chat – Our Fireside Chats allow our audience to get up close and personal with a personal conversation from our guest speaker, with a lot of Q & A with our audience! Meet and talk with very successful people, pick their brain , and form connections!


2022 Inventors Online!

January 26th — Have a New Invention Idea – Now What? With Marc Portney, Stephen Key, and Andrew Krauss.

How to be a part of the monthly meetings?

1. Become a member of IGA
2. Look out for our email with the Zoom link to join.
3. Click on the link early to be 1 of the 500 who can join!

Note: With a max of 500, please show up early to ensure you are able to join in on the discussion. If our meeting maxes out, we apologize for the inconvenience.


All Meetings are Held Wednesdays

at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern


Learn more about our upcoming meeting by following us on social media!

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Happy New Year, inventors! Kickstart your best year of inventing with us at our first Inventors Online Zoom meeting of 2022!

Learn about the two most popular ways to bring your ideas to market from three industry veterans! They will describe the pros and cons of each, touching on how the supply chain has changed and the impact that’s had on both open innovation and venturing.

Our special guest for this event will be none other than fan favorite, entrepreneur Marc Portney. Marc is always looking for his next hit product. Could it be yours?

Right now, his two bestsellers on the market are QuickSurvive and the Hurt Skurt. Marc will speak directly to the challenges he’s faced and how he overcame them over the past two years. Don’t miss his special announcement!

IGA and inventRight cofounders Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss will reveal what they’ve been hearing from companies that work with inventors, with an emphasis on takeaways you can put into action. Stephen is the IP strategist for Fishbone

Packaging, which was recently launched on the new Brita Water. Andrew leads inventRight’s Bridging the Gap program, which connects inventors with companies looking for ideas.


  • How entrepreneurs and open innovation companies have been affected by the pandemic, including the shipping crisis.
  • Tips for how you can navigate these challenges and opportunities 
  • The kinds of ideas companies are looking for, including hot categories and trends
  • The two main paths to bring a product to market.Which is a better fit for your skills and priorities? 


Hear directly from inventors who have been successful at both and get inspired to take your first and second steps!

We hope you will join us and kickstart the year with us on January 26th at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern. We are stronger together!

Learn more about Marc’s successful products:

Learn more about Stephen’s latest commercialized technology:

Learn about Bridging the Gap:


Terms: By joining this meeting, you agree to the following terms:

  • This meeting will be recorded. By signing up for any and all Inventors Online Meetings, you permit IGA to take screenshots and videos of meetings for internal and public purposes.
  • Please be respectful of everyone. You will be removed from the meeting if you are not professional throughout the meeting.
  • No soliciting, advertising your own service or product, spamming the chat box, or going off topic. Do not disclose anything including your product or product idea that isn’t already public information.
  • IGA does not give legal advice.
  • The amount of time each person can talk will be limited. When appropriate, a red card will be held up to state that your time is up. Please be respectful of your time given.
  • Please stay muted, and avoid talking over another participant.
  • Please turn on your video if you are able to. It is not required, but to create an interactive online inventing community, we would appreciate you leaving your video on.

Past 2021 Inventors Online Meetings

January 27th — Should you Venture or License your idea, with Dimitry Boss!

February 24th — Learn How to Create Revenue Generating Inventions, with Andy Barkin and Terry O’Mara!

March 31st — From Zero to Business: How Marc Portney took 3 Products to Market!

April 14th  — Become a Pitching Master and Get Interest Fast, with Ed Gartin!

May 26th — Learn the right way to pitch using LinkedIn and overcome your fear of pitching, with Benjamin Harrison & Justin Aquino!

June 19th — What value do patents offer to independent inventors today? Featuring Special Guest Andrei Iancu – Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 2017 until January 2021

July 28th — Breaking into the Pet Industry, & How to Go Pro, with Amanda Hutton!

August 25th — How to Make a Virtual Prototype that Lands you a Licensing Deal, with Courtney Laschkewitsch!

September 29th — How to stand out in a sea of sell sheets, with Courtney Laschkewitsch!

October 27th — How to sell your product in Walmart, with Angela Grayson!

November 24th — The right way to approach licensees, with Ryan Diez and Benjamin Harrison!

December 8th — Don’t let these barriers stop you from inventing in 2022, with Andrew Krauss and Courtney Laschkewitsch!

Past 2020 Inventors Online Meetings

May – Coronavirus and Innovation: Inventor Advice, with Stephen Key.

June – How to come up with an idea that will be licensed for DRTV, with Trish Dowling.

July – What it takes to be a toy inventor, and how to come up with ideas, with Azhelle Wade!

August – Q & A with Elizabeth Dougherty, the Eastern Regional Outreach Director of the USPTO 

September – The Biggest Mistakes I’ve Ever Made, with Stephen Key.

October – How to get Publicity for your product, with Christina Daves!

November – How to negotiate a licensing deal. What could go wrong?! With Noah Harfouch.

December – How to pitch a toy or game and land a licensing deal, with April Mitchell!