|Alamo Inventors Meeting – Online
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Guest Speaker: Arianna Russell
From A Made In America Success Story To How To Start Your First Product
Join Zoom Meeting, beginning at 5:50pm
This meeting will be a video based online-only meeting, using Zoom.
Register in Advance to Attend. Email with access codes will sent to you.
Inventor Q & A, from 6pm to 6:30pm
Arianna Russell inventor of the Bodacious iPhone case, https://www.bodaciouscases.com, will speak on how she went from knowing nothing about inventing a product to developing her first idea and succeeding even when everyone told her that she wouldn’t. Arianna will share her story about how she had hundreds of people tell her that if she kept her product Made in America she would “fail” and if it was viable, “the bigger companies would have already done it by now.” Arianna will explain how her creative marketing efforts landed her on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and David Muir multiple times and as a finalist on Martha Stewart’s “American Made” Contest. She will explain how attending countless trade shows promoting her iPhone Case business taught her how to network with the likes of Daymond Johns of Shark Tank for whom she later became a 3 time brand ambassador.
Although Arianna is not making cases these days, she has taken the spirit of individuality and perseverance at the core of the Bodacious Case brand and is now using it to help others fulfill their “impossible” dreams.
Come join Arianna while she teaches and talks to you about: (1) the three main sections of bringing a product to market: designing, manufacturing and selling. (2) tips on how to avoid major mistakes, (3) how to network with people like Daymond John and others, and (4) learning the basics of marketing on a budget.
iPhones were just gaining mainstream popularity in 2009 and at the age of 21, Arianna Russell had an idea for a better phone case. She closed her company Superior Mobile Auto Detailing, that she started as a junior in high school, and set out on a new entrepreneurial journey. She spent three years and thousands of hours researching, revising, prototyping, and most importantly, making mistakes. One of those mistakes even cost her $7,500 in manufacturing costs and a retail account.
Contact Arianna at [email protected]
You can join the Zoom meeting starting at 5:50 PM. You must register, and you will receive an email with the access codes.
Do not come to SATC, as there won’t be anyone there.
Zoom Video Instructions:
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You will be in a waiting room, and be added to the meeting, which will start at 6:00 pm
Visiting and open Q/A 6:00 – 6:30 PM
Presentation: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Caution: Misleading Notices On Trademarks
Protect Yourself Against Invention Promotion Scams (pdf)
First Featured Article (Video)
A Fireside Chat With Rob Angel Inventor Of Pictionary
Second Featured Article
Ten Point Preliminary Invention Evaluation
Third Featured Article
Big Companies Aren’t Always the Best
Fourth Featured Article
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Question & Answer Session w/ Alan Beckley
During the inventors visiting hour from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM in the meeting room, Alan Beckley will be available, via Skype, to answer your invention questions. For more information on Alan Beckley, see the information provided in the Licensing section below.
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Inventors Helping Inventors Podcast
“Inventors Helping Inventors” is a new podcast for inventors, on iTunes , Stitcher and Google Play . Every week, the host Alan Beckley, will interview an interesting successful inventor and ask them the questions you want to know, such as What did they do before they became an inventor?; What was one of their greatest challenges as an inventor and how did they overcome it?; and What advice would they give to a new inventor just getting started?
This private Facebook group is a community of inventors that come together to discuss wins, challenges and much more, moderated by Alan Beckley, with the goal of helping inventors help each other with tips, tricks and advice.
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United States Patent & Trademark Office Information
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Patent Pro Bono Program For Independent Inventors And Small Businesses
USPTO Pro Se Assistance Program
A-Z Definitions Of Intellectual Property Terminology
Basic Facts About Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later
How To Conduct A Preliminary U.S. Patent Search
Protect Yourself Against Invention Promotion Scams
Finding Inventor Resources On The USPTO Website
Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial
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Mary Lou and Dennis Green are offering their Big Idea School Course bundle on special for $97. The four online courses will help you to turn your big idea into a real product that people will want to buy.
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Click here (YouTube) to view 13 excellent and intuitive Fusion 360 lessons by Paul McWhorter. It’s surprising how easy an advanced CAD program can be learned with the right instructions!
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About Alamo Inventors
Founded in 2000, the Alamo Inventors organization holds monthly meetings for the inventor community and provides access to resources supporting the inventing, entrepreneurship, and patent protection process. Monthly programs include a network hour prior to the meeting. Member meetings include a notable guest speaker who typically shares their experience and advice about their journey of taking their idea to market.
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