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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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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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November Meeting Highlights

Posted by David Woods on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Recent Events 
On Nov. 6th we had a meeting in our usual place.  We had 17 in attendence including 5 new members.  The highlight of the meeting was Show and Tell by 3 members.

Sydney Birr presented her SydSpeak, a talking tablet used to assist communication challenged people.  She is in full production and her sales are starting to ramp up.  She is a great example of where you can go if you stick with it.

Dr. Dave Flinchbaugh presented his Urocycler which won the DaVinci Award for a device which allows those ...
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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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Drs. Pamela and Forrest Bird Presentation Was a Hit.

Posted by David Woods on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : Meeting Results 
Drs. Pamela and Forrest Bird honored us with their presence and knowledge during our October meeting at the Orlando Main Library on Saturday Oct. 2nd.  Pam talked briefly about what we need to do to get out inventions to market.  She has literally written the book on it.  It is called Inventing for Dummies.  She also is the president of a very successful invention marketing firm, Innovative Product Technologies, Inc. which helps independent inventors get their products licensed amungst other ...
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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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GE Ecomagination Challenge ends Sept 30.

Posted by Catherine Hettinger on Sunday, September 5, 2010, In : Contests 
The Challenge invites people to come together to take on one of the world’s toughest challenges - building the next-generation power grid to meet the needs of the 21st century.  Selected Ecomagination Challenge entrants will be offered the opportunity to develop a commercial relationship with GE.  If you are going to put in an entry do it soon because your ranking depends on how many votes you get before the end of the month.  Get more information at: http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ct/c...
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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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