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Virginia Innovators Network (VINE)

  • Mar 25, 2013 · 5:30 PM

Meeting Speaker/Topic:

  • Ever wondered how to use social media to get the word out about your product?
  • Do you want to know the best social media tools to use for your market?
  • Or do you just want to know what the heck social media is and if it is something you should spend your time on?

If so, then join VINE and Laura Posey, Chief Instigator of Dancing Elephants, as she walks us through the ins and outs of Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Pinterest for inventors. Learn more about Laura and Dancing Elephants at


>>> For more details on upcoming programs and to register for VINE events, please visit <<<

In addition to the meetings, our website contains references and information to help the innovator research and make appropriate contacts with subject matter experts.

Virginia Innovators Network is a not for profit, educational organization. We exist to support innovative Virginians who are pursuing bringing their unique products and services to market. There is NO CHARGE to attend the VINE monthly meeting -- We will "pass the hat" for donations to help cover the cost of pizza, water, & beer -- Thanks.

Our primary approach to providing this support is through membership meetings. These meetings serve two purposes: networking and education. Aspiring entrepreneurs have the ability to meet inventors and entrepreneurs who have successfully launched unique goods and services or professionals with subject matter expertise that is pertinent to launching of these products and services. The speakers at the meetings have direct expertise in one or more of the areas related to bringing ideas to market.

VINE attracts top regional and national speakers who provide meaningful content to our meeting attendees.

VINE Members will have the opportunity at each meeting to share news about their invention/product if desired and if appropriate. Members will also have the opportunity at each meeting to give a 45 second (MAX) “elevator speech” to get feedback (feedback to be given after speaker).

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  • Joel

    There were a few questions from the audience last night about how to use KickStarter to fund businesses or new products. Here's an Inc. article with more information. The piece itself is a bit dated, but still accurate and a good read:

    In addition, here is an article from Mashable on the best times to post Tweets and the content that should be included:

    There is some supplementary information there on Facebook as well that comes from a white paper published by a company called Buddy Media that sold to SalesForce a little over a year ago. I used the whitepaper to build a marketing plan for my business a few months ago. I don't think it's online anymore, but you can email me for a copy: [masked]

    Also, the presenter mentioned Definitely sign up!

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good topic - just wish that presenter would have used examples of clients using social media, their success stories, etc. I didn't need stats on # of FB users, # of presenter's FB friends, etc. I need real life stories: successes and failures with social media.

    March 26, 2013

  • Travis T.

    I was really looking forward to this but have had some work come up. Darn!! I hope it is a tremendous gathering and I hope to attend the next one!

    March 25, 2013

  • Mark D.

    Too bad y'all are unable to attend, hopefully we'll offer this topic again down the road. Also FYI, we ARE meeting tonight - We had a bit of snow last night and the streets are fine now - a bit sloppy, so be careful. See you all there. Remember that the best place to park is directly across the street at Lowe's.

    March 25, 2013

  • David

    Sounds like a great topic! It turns out I'm flying out tomrw for a conference in San Fran & then on to biz mtgs in L.A. So unfortunately I'll have miss this event. Cheers!

    March 25, 2013

  • Valarie B.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to make this event. I will be out of town.

    March 24, 2013

  • shelli s.

    have to un-attend as the weather forecast looks unfriendly for walking/biking allthe wya from carytown. hope to meet some of y'all next time!

    March 23, 2013

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