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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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HR 3309 Resistance Gaining Ground

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : News 

Hello Friends,

 

We definitely made some progress toward defeating the current patent legislation in the trip to Washington DC this past week. There is no question that we are making an impact.

 

Prior to the trip, we were alerted by an insider to a lunch meeting where lobbyists pushing the legislation were promoting the following: The patent reform debate has been painted as one of inventors vs. patent troll victims. Yet these two don't have to be enemies. We can protect intellectual ...


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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.
 
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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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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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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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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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Inventing Daily Website

Posted by David Woods on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Website 
It has been brought to our attention that there is a website called InventingDaily.com which is an outlet to market your developed invention.  The basics are a $35 monthly fee and 5% of your sales. (look under terms and conditions)  You provide the fulfillment.  They also list the Edison Nation talent searches and have lists of trade shows all over the country.  No one from our group has actually worked with this site so they do not have a track record with us.  I did, however, notice they ar...
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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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Offer of CAD services

Posted by David Woods on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, In : General Interest 
This was posted as a comment on our Facebook page.  Of course this comes with no experience, or endorsement from ICCF.

John R. wrote: "I am a retired mechanical designer using Autodesk Inventor 2012 pro. I offer my services at a very low rate to new inventors If interested contact draw-tech@tampabay.rr.com, or draw-tech on facebook. or by phone 352-345-4438 321-543-4522 (cell)"

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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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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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Lawsuit Says "First to File" is Unconstitutional

Posted by David Woods on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : General Interest 
Our member, Mark Stadnyk, is in the process of sueing the US government regarding the constitutionality of the America Invents Act and its "First to File" clause.

The Constitution states, "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."  Notice it states the "Inventors" not the first one to file some paperwork.

To see an article in the New York Times on this go to http:/...
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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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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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Marketing Vendor looking to provide services to us

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, August 23, 2012, In : General Interest 

Since we do not place untested vendors in our vendor lists I am posting this message here.  If anyone would like to try them out and report back to us please do.
Dave Woods (editor)

My name is Michael Ramirez, Founder of IAM Innovative Advertising, and I am contacting you regarding your marketing resources at (http://www.inventorscouncilcentralfla.us/marketing-resources.php). We are looking to announce our marketing services to startups and individuals who need to get their products or inventio...


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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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Crowd Funding information

Posted by Paul Royal on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : General Interest 
Here is more information on crowd funding.  They have not been vetted but you can always learn by reading..
Crowd funding site:
http://www.indiegogo.com
 
Here is a link to 13 more business funding sites:
 

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Potential Marketing Resources

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : General Interest 
None of these resources have been checked out by our members but if you feel adventureous this information was received from Carolyn Keane who I do not know.
After checking these out, please like us on facebook.com/#!/InventingDaily and watch for more news.

 

Create What Companies are looking for right now and make $$$
Companies pose a challenge and if they like your solution and use it, you get paid.

There are a wide range of challenges. The site is very inventor friendly. It even allow...

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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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$36,000 of business training for $1,000

Posted by William C. De Temple on Monday, April 2, 2012, In : General Interest 

Do you know any entrepreneur who would be interested in learning how to either build a highly profitable company or take their current business to the next level?

As you know I am a successful serial entrepreneur and have been helping entrepreneurs build highly profitable companies for years.  With all my life experiences I have decided to build a very high value real deal tangible training course for entrepreneurs.  You can see my first “information test” training videos (that I am goin...


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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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Kids Inventors Day March 31, Orlando Science Center

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Contests 

Hi,

My name is Evan Brenner, and I’m contacting you on behalf of Sullivan Productions in Tampa, Fla.

We’re hosting a Kid Inventors Day at Orlando Science Center March 31, 2012, from 9-5 p.m.

We’d like to extend the invitation to anyone you may know, 16 and under, that would like to participate in the event.

I have enclosed the flyer for the day, and a link to the registration. Please let me know, at your earliest convenience, if you know anyone who might want to pre...


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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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Invention TV Show - Casting Inventors at Strawberry Festival March 9 and 10

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, March 3, 2012, In : Contests 
The TV Show “Movers, Shakers & Invention Makers” is Casting Inventors
at the Strawberry Festival

The television show “Movers, Shakers & Invention Makers”, is looking
for highly creative individuals who possess new one of a kind
inventions at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. The festival will
run from March 1st thru the 12th, 10 AM to 10 PM.

Movers, Shakers & Invention Makers (MS&IM) will have a booth at the
Strawberry Festival on March 9th and March 10th, and is inviting all
inven...
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Accelerate Your Patent Review with Humanitarian Patents

Posted by Paul Royal on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : News 

USPTO Director’s Forum Blog

Patents for Humanity

Sweeping revolutions in technology continue to fundamentally redefine the way we connect with one another and interact with the world. Today, an entrepreneur can do business with a remote village across an ocean just as quickly as a student in Boston can video-conference with a professor in Beijing. Political rallies can be organized by the click of a button, while gripping images of that rally can be shared across continents with a single tw...


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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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FAmiLAB Offers a Builder's Scholarship

Posted by David Woods on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Contests 
This is your opportunity to learn how to build your invention and get money to do it.

Orlando Mini Maker Faire
 and FamiLAB, Orlando’s Hackerspace (Community Lab) have partnered to create “Makerships” to help 3 deserving recipients create (or finish)  amazing projects to be displayed & demonstrated at Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2012, held on May 26th at FamiLAB in Longwood, FL.

Makership Award Recipients will receive $CASH$ and three months of FamiLAB “Maker” level membership in order...


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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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Challenge Your Creativity

Posted by Ted Weigel on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Contests 
Got creativity? Check out the US Government Challenge site.  Here you can select a project from an extensive list and work to solve it for a prize of some sort.  This link is also posted on our Marketing Resources page.
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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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Jan 21 deadline - Help Wayne Rasanen get his keyboard in production

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, January 7, 2012, In : General Interest 

From Wayne Rasanen, President of TBIC

We are in the final count down with only 2 weeks left to meet our goal at Kickstarter and make a difference in the world of input technology!  We are launching the product we have developed at CES next Tuesday (The Consumer Electronics Show) and with a little help from my friends, we just might start making some really cool devices right here in the USA!  I would like to ask you to please go to our kickstarter project, watch the videos and if you can affor...


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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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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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Edison Nation - Be sure to read the contract

Posted by Mark Stadnyk on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : General Interest 
I believe that your email regarding the Edison Nation project is missing an important piece of information. They are not just seeking a "licensing agreement" with inventors. If you read the fine print you will discover that by submitting a product idea you are completely giving up the rights to your invention (Exhibit A, section 1A). That is far beyond a licensing agreement. I don't have a problem with granting an exclusive license to Edison Nation, but I certainly have a problem with handing...

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Lambert & Lambert Seeking Inventions

Posted by Ted Weigel on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : General Interest 
Similar to Edison Nation, Lambert & Lambert is actively seeking inventions.  Click here to see if you have what they are looking for.
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Walking Machines - Do they get any stranger?

Posted by James Coleman on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : General Interest 
If you want to fall into the rabbit hole here is a good place to start.  Check it out.
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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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Feburary Meeting Highlights

Posted by David Woods on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : Meeting Results 

Jim Coleman gave a good presentation on Patent basics.  He is a Patent Attorney from Riverview FL.  He also suggested using metacrawler as your search engine since it provides results from several serach engines including Google.  He is available to assist with your patent needs and can be contacted at sw.pats@earthlink.net.

Member Bob Jasper gave a presentation on Financing.  He is a business consultant and is helping several of our members monetize their projects.  He covered many varied s...


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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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