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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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Daymond John Academy Review - Dec. 2013

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : General Interest 
I just finished the $1500 (for 2 people) 3 day Daymond John Academy class.  They have a first day free policy after you have paid the fee.  That is if you are not satisfied at the end of the first day you can get a complete refund.  I stayed.  I feel it was a worthwhile experience.  They pretty much did what they said they would.  They outlined the things you would need to do to create a successful, scaleable, sustainable business.  If someone really wanted to dive into the big corporat...

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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?

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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.

This event is hosted ...
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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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March Meeting Highlights

Posted by David Woods on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Meeting Results 

Mark Tellam of Innovation Engineering http://www.innovationengineering.info/ spoke to us about the creation process, Create Communicate Commercialization of Meaningful Unique Ideas.  He currently works for the Florida Manufacturing Extension Exchange and may be contacted at Markt@floridamep.org.  Florida MEP is able to leverage a vast array of public and private resources and services that are available to every manufacturing enterprise in the state.  His job is connecting our universities wi...


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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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January ICCF Meeting Notes.

Posted by David Woods on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Meeting Results 
On January 8th we had a good turnout with 17 in attendence.  We will be hosting an Inventor's Fair at the Orange County Library, Auguts 13th.  We will be adding a page to this site as we have more information.  Bob Jasper was not able to give his presentation on crowd funding due to illness.  John Smith - the inventor of Storm Stoppers , however, gave a great presentation on why not to patent your invention.  He has written the book on this subject and you can get it at www.dontfileapatent.co...
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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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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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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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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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