Learn about a cool card game, software for 3D modeling, and so much more!
Week of July 15, 2019 Newsletter Issue #16
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!
Inventor Success Stories
Congratulations Leia on your game, “Hip Hop Charades”!
Leia Avery is the Founder of Just Play Entertainment Inc., a game and event production company. She is the inventor of the copyrighted and trademarked “Hip Hop Charades” card game, as well as other interactive styles of game play. Leia knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur as a child; she graduated from Tennessee State University with Bachelor of Arts in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Leia has expanded her reach from Chicago to Nashville by locating distribution points and booking Just Play Events, Hip Hop Charades Game Shows, and employing brand ambassadors. Hip Hop Charades was featured on social media platforms known as Baller Alert and Stay on the Go Magazine. Leia is also a recipient of Nashville’s Black 40 Under 40 Awards. – Chicago Inventors
Thank you Leia for being an inspirational entrepreneur!
The Chicago Inventors Organization helped Leia’s product come to fruition. Learn more about this inventors group Here.
“Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything! It is a free online collection of software tools that help people all over the world think, create and make. We’re the ideal introduction to Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.” – TinkerCad
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 raise money to launch your business with Kedma Ough? If you missed this webinar, Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the page to watch!
Learn How to be a Toy Inventor!
Surprise! We have another educational webinar coming your way! That’s twice this month! Join us with Mary Couzin, Founder of ChiTAG (North America’s largest non-hobby toy and game fair), to learn about how to be a toy inventor!
Mary Couzin is the Founder and President at Chicago Toy & Game Week. She is an inventor in many ways: Inventor Conferences, Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs). PlayCHIC, Young Inventor Challenge, and the Chicago Toy & Game Fair.
July 31st — That’s this month!
The Webinars are held Wednesdays at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern We will share a recording of his presentation afterwards.
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.
Learn more about two of the speakers, Jacob Ward and Joe & Megan Johnson!
Trade Shows & Highlights
4th International Invention Innovation Competition
“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
Are you an animal lover? Do you like inventing in the pet industry? Learn about this awesome trade show coming up!
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