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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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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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Next Idea Contest Ends May 25 2014

Posted by David Woods on Friday, November 15, 2013, In : Contests 
Here is an opportunity to use one of your throw away ideas.  Make sure you read the details because the simple act of submission gives away your rights.  The idea here is if you have an idea you don't want to spend any time developing and want a shot at getting $7,000 send it here.  Visit the website of the sponsor to see what type of stuff they are selling.  It is SCUBA diving accessories.  http://www.innovativescuba.com/product-index/  Entries need to be sponsored by one of ISC's retailers....

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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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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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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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Free Introduction to Systems Engineering Presentation

Posted by Michael Hassan on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : General Interest 
Inventors,

This event is open to all ICCF members and the public:

Regards,

Michael

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IEEE Orlando Section Consultants' Network Technical Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Time: Immediately following ExCom Meeting (approx. 8:30 pm - 9:20 pm)
Topic: "Introduction to Systems Engineering"

Place: Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated
with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G,
Orlando, FL 32802

Directions: In Herndon Plaz...
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UIA hosts an America Invents Webinar

Posted by David Woods on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : General Interest 

Under the "America Invents Act" (AIA), the United States is changing from a "first to invent" patent system to a "first inventor to file" patent system. This change in filing will take effect in March 2013, requiring both inventors and businesses to reconsider their patent strategies. But what does this really mean to you and your invention?

Join nationally known patent attorney Bao Tran and executive director of the UIA Mark Reyland for an Hour-long webinar full of insights into what you sh...


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Cool Inventions Radio Show

Posted by David Woods on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : General Interest 

Sorry I got this posted after the event but I expect the show will have additional episodes. (editor)

Saturday's 8/18/2012 My Cool Inventions Radio Show Is About What's in a Name? Why Your Invention's Name Needs Protection!
You've gone through the process of producing your invention and you come up with a pretty cool name...now what do you do? You need to protect it with a trademark! By getting a trademark you show the world that you own it and that gives you the ability to enforce your rights...


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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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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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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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How to do Enchanting Presentations

Posted by Steven Matheny on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, In : General Interest 

Communication skills are essential for any successful project. I felt that this material would be useful for members in their efforts to secure funding for their projects. While digging the links up, it occurred to me that it should be a resource on the Inventor's Council site.  The ecorner.sanford.com has a lot of useful information.

The first link is to Guy's presentation at Stanford, it is the better presentation. A SlideRocket version of the presentation as given as SXSW is also provided w...
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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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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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Edison Nation Offering a Free Submittal This May

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : Contests 
Edison Nation is offering a free Invention submittal this May to celebrate National Inventors Month.  More Info.
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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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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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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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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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