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Mini Maker Faire 2014

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, In : Events 
Orlando Mini Maker Faire is September 13 and 14 this year.  

Orlando Mini Maker Faire is a community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science and technology, art, rockets, robots, crafts, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. 

The individuals behind these exhibits are known as “Makers” and they range from tech-enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to ...

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AMCON in Orlando March 18-19

Posted by David Woods on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : Events 
American Contract Manufacturers (AMCON) will be at the Orlando Convention Center again this year March 18 and 19.  Use this FREE event to get to understand the manufacturing process of your product and make contacts to get it done.

http://www.amconshows.com/

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ISSF Inventors Expo 2/15/14

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : Events 

"Resources 2014" Registration

The Inventors Society of South Florida's Annual Invention EXPO will be held once again at the prestigious Palm Beach County Convention Center http://www.pbconventioncenter.com on 2/15/14 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It will once again be

+ + +    FREE to Attend, FREE to Exhibit and FREE to hear our Speakers    + + +


If you are on multiple lists with our organization you will receive this email multiple times. However, the subject line will be the exactly the sam...


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Sports Licensing Opportunity before Dec 20

Posted by David Woods on Monday, December 9, 2013, In : Events 
Do you have a product perfect for sports licensing or promotional ad licensing? Imagine your product with an NFL or NCAA logo!

Inventors Launchpad is looking for 10 innovative products to introduce directly to the biggest names in sports and promotional ad specialty licensing.  Our licensing team, led by Darla Phillips will be personally introducing new products to the largest licensing companies in the industry.  Darla Phillips has successfully licensed her own Luggage Spotter product wi...

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Get free advice from Damon John Academy Nov. 25-27

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, November 23, 2013, In : Events 
Damon John (Shark Tank) Academy will be giving six 2 hour free seminars in Orlando for inventors and entreprenuers at 3 separate locations and times.
The dates are Nov. 25, 26, 27, the 3 days before Thanksgiving.  They are at 1 PM & 6:30 PM on the first 2 days and at 10 AM & 2 PM on the last day.  It is up to you to take advantage of this oportunity by registering at their website ASAP.
 
Check out the website at:

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TBIC 30th Anniversary Mini Pitches Oct. 1

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, September 5, 2013, In : Events 
The Tampa Bay Inventors Council is celebrating our 30th anniversary on October 1st.  We plan to have a nice shindig hosted by the Pinellas County Economic Department with Shark Tanks Kevin Harrington and Akos & John Cremeans of My Cool Inventions radio show speak.  We will also have tables set for folks to share their innovations and 5 minute Ignite style pitches.  It runs 4-8 pm and we would love to have you and your group join us!   Here is a link to the registration if any of your fo...

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Marketing Event Sept. 27th - St Petersburg

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, September 5, 2013, In : Events 
Name Dawn Maree Stanley
Email Sales@HM3.com
Phone 727-230-1036 x106
Message I am organizing an event that you and your fellow Tampa Bay Inventors Council members may be interested in. The event, which will take place September 27, 2013, is called Sum of a Pitch, and is a chance to have industry experts evaluate an invention or product. Sum of a Pitch will take place at The Hotel Indigo in downtown St. Petersburg that evening. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public....

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Marketing Your Invention Training Sept 26-29 - Clearwater

Posted by David Woods on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, In : Events 
You are invited to join Inventors Launchpad at a 3 day event held in beautiful Clearwater Beach, Florida.

This three-day intensive training event, hosted by Inventors LaunchPad, will teach you how to pitch your product and get a purchase order!

Each day will consist of training from an industry expert and recorded practice sessions with feedback from the Inventors Launchpad team. All culminating with a live pitch in front of "The Panel".

The Panel will consist of National Sales Rep...

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Possible Seminar on Marketing Your Invention - and survey Sept. 26-29

Posted by David Woods on Friday, August 9, 2013, In : Events 

Inventors Launchpad, in conjunction with My Cool Invention, is hosting an upcoming event to teach inventors tricks on how to effectively pitch products to buyers.

 

Scheduled for September 26 – 29 on Florida’s beautiful Clearwater Beach, this is one event no inventor who wants to take his/her product to market should miss!

 

You’ll learn from the industry’s best how to get your product into stores and even have the opportunity to pitch your product to a panel of buyers and inv...


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Maker Faire Registration is now open

Posted by David Woods on Monday, June 24, 2013, In : Events 

Calling All Makers!

Orlando Mini Maker Faire is now accepting Maker applications for the 2013 Orlando Mini Maker Faire at the Orlando Science Center on October 5th, 2013! We are filling the entire building with Maker exhibits, workshops and talks - and we need you there to make it extra awesome! The submission deadline is July 21st, but don't wait, fill it out today, AND tell all your Maker friends!
apply now  »

Questions about the 2013 Orlando Mini Maker Faire?

If y...

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Mini Maker Faire Returns in October

Posted by David Woods on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Events 
The Mini Maker Faire Returns to Orlando this October.  ICCF will have a whole section devoted to our inventors.  Look for further information at Orlando Mini Maker Faire website.  They are expecting over 5000 visitors.  To prepare for this our monthly meetings will feature seminars on how to get the most out of public presentations such as this. 
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Cuttlefish - The Kinder Gentler Startup Event - May 3

Posted by David Woods on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Events 
Don't get eaten by the sharks.  Come to the Cuttlefish startup event the weekend of May 3.  For an investment a little over 2 days and some change you can change your product's life.  Join us with your idea for a weekend of product and business development.  Prizes are to be had after this experience you will like talk about for years to come.  For more details visit the Cuttlefish website

If you are not quite ready for the full experience see it for free as a volunteer.

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Tampa Mini Maker Faire - March 23

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, March 14, 2013, In : Events 
Inventors,
This just came in.  A Mini Maker Faire in Tampa area.  Its Free for you to exhibit and cheep if you want to sell.  If you have a product ready to show get on this now.  Just click the link and sign up.  I showed at the Orlando Mini Maker Faire last year and it was great fun and a great opportunity to get market data.
 
All the information is at the link.  Just click on Makers Apply Here button once you are on their site.  Some flyers are also attached.
 
David Woods PE, VP
Inv...

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Resources 2013 Speakers

Posted by David Woods on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Events 

GromSocial.com 

10:30 am Zachary Marks www.gromsocial.com was 11 years old when he developed a Safe Social Site for kids after his parents got mad at him for getting a Facebook account behind their backs. It has been a little over a year and his company just signed a Multi Million Dollar partnership with a New York Based IT firm. Grom according to the website is, "A promising young individual, who is quick to learn."


Playing for a Living

11:30 am Tim Walsh www.theplaymakers.com is a 21 yea...


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Prepare for Resources 2013 Feb. 16

Posted by David Woods on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Events 
I would have to say this is the best inventor's fair in Florida.  You deserve to visit either as an exhibitor or an attendee.  They have very informative speakers going all day and 75 exhibit tables.  Its ALL FREE but you need to sign up.  Over 50 tables have been reserved already.  With only about 2 weeks to go you should be well on your way with your presentation preparation and your survey forms.  This is the chance to find out if your product will sell.  For more information and to regist...
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Inventor's Expo Feb 16 in Palm Beach

Posted by David Woods on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, In : Events 
It is time to act fast to get a free slot at the Resources 2013 Inventor's Expo at the Palm Beach Convention Center.  This Free expo is sponsored by the Inventors Society of South Florida.  This is a great opportunity to do market studies for your product.  Get on the ball and register here.  More information may be found here.  When viewing the information try to ignore the 2012 dates.  It appears they are using last year's information to show you what to expect.

Be sure to check out there vo...
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Design & Manufacturing South Coming in March

Posted by David Woods on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, In : Events 

Design & Manufacturing South trade show is coming March 6-7.  It is free admission and is a great place to learn more about how you can have your invention manufactured.  This show is geared more toward manufacturers but there are still rapid prototypers, product designers, CAD and other services represented.  Register online at:

http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/dmsouth13/ 

Leave the office behind for connections, knowledge, and ideas 
you can't get at your desk!

  • Discover something new around ...

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Free Inventor's Expo in Palm Beach - Feb. 16, 2013

Posted by David Woods on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Events 
From Leo Mazur - President of Inventors Society of South Florida

We have a date!

I wanted to let you all know that our annual Expo, Resources 2013, is once again going to be at the prestigious Palm Beach County Convention Center and will be held on 2/16/2013.

Once again it will be FREE to Attend, FREE to Exhibit and FREE to hear our Speakers!

If you attended last year you know how spectacular it was. So I am hoping you will do so again this year. If you didn’t make it, have I got a video...

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Orlando Tech Meetup Group

Posted by Paul Royal on Saturday, November 10, 2012, In : Events 
Orlando Tech Meetup happens once a month in various public places around Orlando. We give 3-5 startups or individuals 3-5 minutes to demo their product. The presentees will then get 3-5 minutes of real-time feedback from the event attendees. No matter at what stage your product or idea is at, we welcome everyone to submit to present.

Mor information may be found at:
http://www.meetup.com/Orlando-Tech/

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Free Trademark Seminar at UCF, Nov 8th

Posted by David Woods on Friday, October 19, 2012, In : Events 

The UCF Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is sponsoring a Trademark presentation in the Business Administration Building (BA-1, bldg 45) room 135. on Thursday, Nov. 8th.  It is a one hour event given by a USPTO representitive covering what makes a good trademark and how to protect it.  more information may be found at: http://www.cei.ucf.edu/competitions_events/event_detail/uspto-trademark-workshop

It is 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. (The website above may say 4:30 PM but it has been verified t...


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Minority Enterprise Development Week, Oct 2-5

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, In : Events 

This was sent to us from MEDCorp.

PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING THIS PAID EVENT!!!  You will be able to schedule matchmaking sessions and participate in a Trade show.  FOR THE FIRST TIME, KEY SMALL BUSINESS DIRECTORS AND REPRESENTATIVES will be participating!!!!!

Some may be using an older version of Internet Explorer (IE) and the website may have problems with link appearing in your browser.  Many MED Corp web pages, forms and scripts will not work correctly with older versions of IE, or with IE...


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TEDxOrlando Tickets Running Out, Event on Oct 13

Posted by David Woods on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Events 
TEDxOrlando is a local event which allows you to experience local and national speakers with ideas worth spreading.  It is organized by Dave Casey, a member of Familab, under a license from TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design).  It is Saturday, October 13, from 1 pm to 6pm.  You will get to hear speakers on numerous subjects, see some movies, and talk to lots of interesting people.  TED followers are creative, open minded, forward thinking, active people who are not afraid to take action o...
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Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Seminar at NEC

Posted by David Flinchbaugh on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Events 

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Seminar

Location: National Entrepreneur Center - Strategy Training Room

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Time:  6:00 PM

Cost $30

A three-hour seminar reviewing the different types of intellectual property that exists in the United States.Topics include patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement, and general techniques for marketing new ideas.

For more information search for Trademark at: http://www.nationalec.org/Act...


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MOSI Idea Faire in Tampa in November

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : Events 

Greetings,

It is with great excitement that MOSI announces our upcoming Idea Faire! MOSI is home to Idea Zone, our “do-it-yourself” laboratory that allows students of all ages to explore learn and have fun. In conjunction with Idea Zone, our 2012 Idea Faire will highlight ideas of all kinds. From robotics and invention, to rocketry and crafting, the Idea Faire will have something for everyone.

The event will take place on November 17th & 18th at MOSI. Exhibiting your ideas at the event ...


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UCF Patent Workshop - June 15th

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Events 

Free Patents Workshop

Registration is free but seating is limited – 50 People

 

When:                              Friday, June 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Where:                             University of Central Florida, main campus library - Room 223

 

What:                               The America Invents Act is the most sweeping change to patent law in the last sixty years.  Learn how the patent reform will affect inventors, investors and technology companies.  Attendees will lea...


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Tampa MOSI Idea Faire - November 17 and 18th

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Events 

In conjunction with Idea Zone, MOSI is hosting its first Idea Faire. MOSI’s Idea Faire is a collaboration of makers, innovators, crafters, and D.I.Y creators with opportunities for hands-on learning and activities, workshops, make-and-take projects, and much more. We invite you to join us as an exhibitor for this one-of-a-kind event. As an exhibitor, you will have a chance to show off your creations and inspire guests to begin thinking outside the box. From gaming and robotics to baking and...


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Orlando Mini Maker Faire - May 26th get in Free

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Events 


The Orlando Mini Maker Fair is coming upon us.  Currently, there are two ways to get in free!

One is to help Dave Woods in his booth.  He will be showing his MaxAir swim fins and representing ICCF.  If you would like to help with the ICCF representation for 2 hours he can get you a free pass.  The time slots available for one person each are:
10 - noon
noon - 2
2 - 4
4 - 6
6 - 8 (closes at 7 help with breakdown)
Contact him before May 16 here.

The other way is to volunteer as a worker for OMMF.  Taki...
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Call for Invention Convention Judges - May 23

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Events 
Lakeville Elementary School in Apopka will be having an Invention Convention Wednesday, May 23 from 9 to Noon and is looking for judges.  The gifted class is preparing inventions as part of their program and will be presenting them at the Invention Convention at their school.  They would be thrilled to have real inventors as their judges.  There is also an opportunity here for you to give a presentation to the class about yourself and your invention.  The intent would be to help the kids unde...
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Free Presentation on how to Generate the Next Big Idea April 10

Posted by David Woods on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Events 

Coming very soon (tomorrow), Tuesday April 10 at 8PM, Michael Hassan will be presenting a seminar on how to generate the next Big Idea.  It will be held at the same location as our monthly meetings.  The our Meetings page for directions.  Michael can be contacted at 407-780-5585, INNOVATELLC@gmail.com, or www.innovaellc.org .


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Free Access to National Plastics Expo. going on now - Apr. 1-5

Posted by Frank Hellmann on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : Events 
If you are looking to get in to the show floor of the National Plastics Expo for free DME is providing free passes to the show floor passes.  Just fill out their on line form found on the lower right corner of their website called "Register for free entry to NPE".  Click here for the link.
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Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference, Tampa, April 27-28

Posted by Ted Weigel and Hal Mendelsohn on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Events 

The Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference will be held April 27-28, 2012, in Tampa, Fla., at the Embassy Suites located on the campus of the University of South Florida. This regional event is co-sponsored by Invent Now and the National Academy of Inventors. Senior USPTO officials, successful inventors and intellectual property experts will be on-hand to provide practical advice and information for novice and seasoned inventors. 

A pre-conference workshop on April 26 from 5-7 p....


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March 20 - How to Raise Money For Your Early Stage Venture

Posted by Steven Matheny on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Events 

Workshop Details

This workshop will teach you how to seek funds to grow your early stage venture. We will focus on identifying the right source of capital and developing the appropriate fundraising strategy and process. We will discuss the legal aspects of fundraising, valuation, and effective negotiation strategies. By following the practices learned in this workshop, you will better navigate the fundraising process.

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Startup Weekend - March 23-25

Posted by Roger Wood on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Events 
Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.
Cost = $99 ($49 students)
Website:
http://orlando.startupweekend.org/

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Tradeshow - PlasTec South March 6 & 7

Posted by Stephen Matheny on Saturday, March 3, 2012, In : Events 
Meet face-to-face with plastics professionals offering the best solutions...
Explore first-hand the latest developments, technologies, products, and services affecting your industry, including: primary processing machinery, computer-aided design and manufacturing, production machinery, materials, molds, and mold components, automation technology, materials handling/logistics, a full range of contract service providers... and much more.

http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/plasts11/index.html

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Mini Maker Faire - Opportunity for Inventors

Posted by David Woods on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Events 

Orlando Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring DIY science and technology, rockets, robots, crafts, music, and local food. The event will be held on May 26th, 2012 at FamiLAB, Orlando’s Hackerspace (Community Lab) and the surrounding area.

To exhibit you have to apply.  It is sort of like an art festival.  They are looking for participants who will be willing to describe how they developed their project and encourage others to become makers too.


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ISSF Inventors Expo Feb. 11 - Sign up Now!

Posted by Leo Mazur on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Events 
Our annual expo is Feb. 11th. It is a fantastic opportunity for your members to show their inventions for FREE!  It is on Thomas Edison’s birthday and we have his great grand niece Sarah Miller Caldicott author of “Innovate like Edison” as one of our exciting speakers.

We are expecting to draw the attention of the media. I know at least 2 people who have identified themselves to me as investors have signed up as attendees. Your members can register for the EXPO at www.inventorssociety...


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AmCon Returns March 13 and 14

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Events 
AmCon (American Contract Manufacturing Expo) is coming to Orlando again.  It is a great place to learn about how you could have your invention manufactured.  Even if you are not ready to manufacture it is worth while for you to find out what the options are.  If you are close to a product this is where you can find out how much it will cost.  Best yet it is free.
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TEDx - Connecting Creativity - Conference Nov. 5, 2011

Posted by Stephen Matheny on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, In : Events 

TEDxOrlando is committed to sharing, fostering and developing ideas that matter, and to building a local community where people who are passionate about ideas that matter can connect.

Information about their annual conference can be found here.  It is $65.
http://www.tedxorlando.com/annualconference.php

 
The event would give you an opportunity to see a larger commuity in Orlando interested in innovation and creating a richer community.

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Business Innovation & Growth Summit Nov. 10 Meet Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, September 29, 2011, In : Events 

Not free ($169) but a great place to network and learn... and Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank will be there.

The B.I.G. Summit is a premier event for Business Innovation and Growth, attracting entrepreneurs and business leaders from Central Florida.  This powerful day of learning, idea sharing, discussing new opportunities and forging new business relationships is about building a strong and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem right here in our region. What better way to grow your business than t...


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Familab Hackerspace Open House Oct. 4

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, In : Events 

Open House Night
FamiLAB is Central Florida’s provider of space, tools, and community for creative technical learning and projects. If you are looking for a great place to meet like-minded people, learn, collaborate on projects, and have access to great tools, FamiLAB is the place for you!


Open house night is when we invite people who would like to learn more about FamiLAB to come check things out!

See the FamiLAB Public Classes & Events page for more details: http://familab.org/blog/publ...


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Looking for Manufacturers? Design2Part is Coming to Kissimmee!

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, August 25, 2011, In : Events 
The Design2Part show is coming to Kissimmee October 19 and 20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort.  This is where manufacturers and fabricators come to show you what they can do.  They are looking for you and want to build your invention.  Even if you are not ready to manufacture it is a great place to get a feel for the technology and likely costs you will encounter.  You need to go here to help finish your business plan.
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Consumer Electronics Show Has Discount Display Space for Inventors

Posted by Wayne Rasanen on Thursday, August 25, 2011, In : Events 
The Consumer Electronics Association has announced the official launch of Eureka! Park TechZone, a dedicated area at the 2012 International CES showcasing innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs Jan. 12-13 in Las Vegas NV.  Booths are $1000 which is a savings of $5000 over the standard price.  Find out if you qualify by viewing their flier here.
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National Entrepreneur Center Grand Opening May 17

Posted by Dr. Michael Hassan on Sunday, May 8, 2011, In : Events 
Please join us at the National Entrepreneur Center's Grand Opening on
May 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.!  No RSVP required.  For more
information on the National Entrepreneur Center and the services
offered there, please see www.nationalec.org.

Location: 3201 East Colonial Drive, Suite A-20, Orlando, FL 32803 (The
Fashion Square Mall). Use the Parking Structure off Mcguire Rd.

Tel: 407.420.4848
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Kansas City Inventors Contest

Posted by Dr. David Flinchbaugh on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : Events 
The Kansas City Inventors Contest, sponsored byFaultless Bon Ami - makers of the Garden Weasel, ends August 2nd.  This may be a way you can gain exposure for your invention.  Check it out.
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Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Seminar - May 4th

Posted by Heidi Flinchbaugh on Saturday, April 30, 2011, In : Events 
There will be another Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Seminar on May 4th.  It will be given by Patent Attorney Brian Steinberger at the Disney Entrepreneural Center in its new location at Fashion Square Mall.  It is From 6 to 9 PM.   Pre-registration is necessary.  More information may be obtained by clicking here.
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World of Inventors Postponed

Posted by David Woods on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Events 
The Wolrd of Inventors convention at Tampa Convention Center has been postponed indefinately.  Apparently there has not been sufficient activity on their website to warrant scheduling the event.  It has been explained to the organizer that they need to advertize in Inventor's Digest and provide more warning to our organizations to expect to be taken seriously.  They have not given up yet.  When they surface again let us give them the support they need.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a major inv...
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World of Inventors, Investors, Expo - Tampa

Posted by David Woods on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Events 
There are rumors afoot of an expo at the Tampa Convention Center April 9-10 2011.  Invnetor booths are $285.  The expected attendence is about 6000.  It appears to be a real event but is in planning stages now.  Today I talked to the organizer who assured me this will be a good show which combines Inventors, Investors, and franchises.  This may just be the show to attend.  Their website is expected to be up in about a week.  I will keep you posted.  In the mean time here is their brochure....
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Sarasota Maker Faire Next Week

Posted by Catherine Hettinger on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Events 
I know it is short notice but GWIZ, the Sarasota Museum of Science is putting on a Maker Faire which you may display at for free as long as you are not selling anything.  If you want to sell the booth fee is $100.  It will be January 15-16th.  Please contact Eric McGrath, 941-309-4949 x 101, as soon as possible.  
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AmCon Returns March 2 & 3

Posted by David Woods on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Events 
AmCon design and Contract Manufacturing Expo is returning to the Orange County Convention Center March 2 and 3.  Admission is free and signup is at their website.  This is a great place to find out how much it will cost to manufacture your invention.  There are also freee seminars where you can learn about the manufacturing process. 
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Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights January 5th at Disney Entrepreneur Center

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, December 23, 2010, In : Events 
Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
By Brian Steinberger (Patent Atty. from Cocoa)
Location: Disney Entrepreneur Center
This three-hour seminar reviews the different types of intellectual property that exist in the United States, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and confidentiality/non-disclosure-agreement, as well as general techniques on marketing new ideas. $30 seminar fee Call 407-420-4850 to register

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Everyday Edisons Casting Call Revisited

Posted by David Woods on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Events 

The earlier listing is a notice that Edison Nation is doing casting for their season 4 Everyday Edisons.  I reviewed their casting agreement and it is not the same as their regular agreements.  I am not an attorney and am not offering legal advice but I want to make sure you read and understand their agreement.  It appears to me they take assignment of your IP forever but only pay you royalties for 20 years.  That may be a good deal for you.  But they also maintain control of your IP for 5 ye...


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AmCon is coming in March

Posted by David Woods on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Events 
If you are considering manufacturing or pricing for manufacturing you should visit AmCon March 2nd and 3rd. It is a good education and it is free.
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Everyday Edisons Is Back!

Posted by David Woods on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Events 

Everyday Edisons is back. The Emmy® award-winning reality series, featuring "ordinary people with extraordinary ideas," is back for more for Season 4.

Everyday Edisons is coming to you and casting Season 4 online at Edison Nation.

We will pick 10 outstanding innovations. All it takes is a great idea. Give yours a shot at success and find out if you have what it takes to become an "Everyday Edison!"


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UCF Small Business Development Center Business Seminars Are Here

Posted by David Woods on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, In : Events 

UCF Small Business Development Center is offering a pair of all day seminars.

Strategy Planning for Small Business
Wednesday, September 29
9 am - 3:30 pm

Sales Strategies for Small Business
Wednesday, October 13
9 am - 3:30 pm

The pair of them is only $75 and includes breakfast and lunch.  For more information click here.


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Business Tactics for Tough Time

Posted by Dr. Michael Hassan on Friday, September 3, 2010, In : Events 
Speaker: Jerry Ross
Date: Sept. 7, 2010
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Location: Disney Entrepreneur Center - 315 E. Robinson St., Ste 100, Orlando 32801
RSVP: pat@disneyec.com, or call 407-420-4843

Surviving a tough economy requires rethinking your business, and developing those basic skills that make a business strong. Join Jerry Ross is this practical and motivational session as he shares his time tested tactics for getting a business through tough times! This seminar will inspire you to action and motiva...
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Orange County Library Big Idea Presentation Went Well

Posted by David Woods on Sunday, August 22, 2010, In : Events 
Orange County Library Big Idea Presentation went well today.  We had 23 new people visit and they got an ear full on how to get started on their concepts.  They must have liked it because they stayed for nearly 45 minutes afterwards to ask questions.  To do green handouts we are distributing the notes by email.  Copies can be found here.

Presentation notes .PDF

Presentation PowerPoint Show


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October 13, 2010 - How to Create, Distribute and Sell Your Invention In Melbourne

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : Events 

October 13, 2010 - From Idea to Marketplace – How to Create, Distribute and Sell Your Invention
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Technological Research Development Authority (TRDA) Business Innovation Center, 1050 W. NASA Blvd, Melbourne
Presented by Jean Newell, Brevard’s own QVC guru. Turn your great idea into an income-producing business.  The program is FREE. Reservations are required. Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5572
All classes require pre-registration .  Call the SBDC at Brevard Com...


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ICCF Presents - The Big Idea at OC Main Library This Saturday, Aug. 21 at 2PM

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : Events 
August is Inventors' Month.  The Orange County Main Library at 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801 (phone 407-835-7323) is celebrating Inventors' Month and will be hosting ICCF in the Albertson Room.  Some of our members will be giving a presentation on "The Big Idea", a program which explains the invention process from concept to patent and sales. It will be followed by a question and answer period.  Other members will be displaying some of their inventions.

Parking can be found in the pa...
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Free Disney Entrepreneur Fair August 26

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, In : Events 
Looking for more information on getting your business rolling?  Check out the 5th Annual Entrepreneur Fair at the Downtown Sheraton.  Get the full scoop at http://www.disneyec.com/pdf/5th-Annual-Entrepreneur-Fair.pdf.
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Tampa Bay Inventor's Fair Sept. 4th

Posted by David Woods on Monday, August 16, 2010, In : Events 
We have been notified the Tampa Bay Inventors Council will be hosting an inventors fair at the same time as our next meeting.  Last year the booth space was free.  It is well worth it to show your inventions here as long as they are ready to be seen publically.  It is a great way to polish your presentation and get some market studying done.  There will be Corvette enthusists galore since there will be a Corvette show at the same time.  Following is a copy of the invitation sent to us.
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