Many Inventor Events Coming Up Fast, And You Are Never Too Young To Invent!

Week of August 12, 2019                             Newsletter Issue #18

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

Chicago Inventors Organization!

I am joined by Calvin Flowers to my right, President & Founder of the Chicago Inventors Organization, and Dennis Daniels to my left, Vice President. I had the honor to meet with Calvin and Dennis to learn about their amazing inventors organization, the events they hold, and how Inventors Groups of America can help their group!
I had a blast learning about the history and culture of CIO, and I cannot wait to share some exciting videos coming soon!

What’s coming up for CIO? October 19th – 9th Annual Inventors Conference!
Learn more here!

Learn About CIO

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 become a toy inventor with Mary Couzin? If you missed this webinar, Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the page to watch!

The Art & Science of Patent Searching!

Don’t miss this month’s educational webinar! On August 14th, our guest speaker Paul Fatehi, Founder of Fintech IP, will be discussing The Art & Science of Patent Searching!

Paul Fatehi is the Founder of Fintech IP and is a former Patent Examiner. An inventor himself, he also was a Senior Patent Analyst for 8 years. Thank you for sharing your expertise, Paul, about prior art searching!

August 14th — That’s next week!

The Webinars are held Wednesdays at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern
We will share a recording of his presentation afterwards.

Learn More & Sign Up Here!

Current Events

The 2019 Michigan Inventors Expo is coming up fast… It’s this month!

The Michigan Inventors Coalition is proud to announce this year’s 7th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo, co-hosted with Inventors Groups of America!
You’ll get to meet:
Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss, Co-Founders of IGA and inventRight
Sylvia Pomazak, inventRight Advisor
Jacob Ward, a registered Patent Attorney
Kedma Ough, author of Target Funding
Ken Johnson, inventor of the famous card game, Phase 10
Joe & Megan Johnson, Founders of Vade Nutrition
Steve Chappell, President of the Grand Rapids Inventors Network
Rick Kellow, inventor of the GreatPlate

Join us on Thursday, August 29th at the Kellogg Conference Center. Are you looking to showcase your invention? Booths are limited to 50 this year, so sign up early. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for exposure and education.

Space is limited – register today!
Sign Up Here!
Learn more about two of the speakers, Rick Kellow and Steve Chappell!

Trade Shows & Highlights

The 4th International Invention Innovation Competition is in two weeks!

“The main purpose of the event is to arrange a special occasion to emerge creativity engaged by innovators from Canada and the rest of the world while providing an opportunity towards participants to expand their activities by showcasing and promoting their inventions/new products while also achieving a new success of winning invention awards from Canada.

Watch to learn about iCAN!

The event provides favorable programs: a combination of invention exhibition, educational seminar, and award ceremony for inventors, students, researchers, and entrepreneurs from both local and overseas sectors. Anyone with spectacular ideas in all categories can participate in the competition and benefit from all programs and exchange network with a diverse group of participants.” – TISIAS
When is it? August 24th!

Learn More!

Do you like inventing in the pet industry?
Learn about this awesome trade show coming up fast!

It’s a pet trade show for everyone! Come down to the SuperZoo trade show, August 20 – 22 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV!
Connect with Thousands of Buyers From Across the World and Every Segment of the Pet Industry. SuperZoo is the most-attended pet industry trade show in North America, established by World Pet Association in 1950 as an annual gathering place for the entire industry to connect, learn and do business.
Ever since, the show has continued to grow—and it now boasts more buyers and education hours than any other industry event on the continent. With its rich education offerings, easy-to-shop show floor and energizing, fun-filled atmosphere, SuperZoo has earned its reputation as North America’s premier pet retail event—and the industry’s most productive and vibrant trade show of the year.” – SuperZoo

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In The News

Fat Brain Toys is looking for kids between ages 6 -13 to come up with toy inventions, with a chance for their toy to be manufactured and sold everywhere! The program is called Kidventor! The winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship, $500 in toys, a trip for two to the New York Toy Fair, and a licensing deal with Fat Brain Toys.


Learn About Kidventor!

You’re never too young (or too old) to document your ideas!
How do you encourage the young people in your life to embrace their inventive side? Take a look at this video!

Inventor Resources

Check out this great resource for trade shows!

“The Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is the world’s leading news and online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry since 1996. owns and operates the most widely consulted event database on the Internet, containing data about more than 25,000 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences. We help facilitate the exchange between buyers and sellers with more than 137,000 registered website users, more than 140,000 monthly newsletter subscribers and more than 7,000 LinkedIn group members and 10,000-plus followers on Twitter.” – TSNN

Remember when choosing a trade show to go to, that you do your homework and that it’s right for you!

Check out the 2018 Top 250 US Trade Shows


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