The Milwaukee Inventors Forum This is a special high-powered networking group to help inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, software developers, academic researchers and artists succeed. . Our speakers address legal, manufacturing, funding and development issues that all innovators face. At every meeting, successful inventors share information and vent ideas. Inventors and entrepreneurs are selected to vet ideas before a panel. May 21, 2014 - Topics/Speakers: ■ Patents and Trademarks - basic barriers to entry ■ Artistic Design and Innovation - legal basics ■ Uniform Trade Secrets Update - an alternative to patents ■ Manufacturing Sourcing Update - Southeast Asia ■ Funding Strategies for Start Ups ■ Mass Retail Primer - accessing the "Big Box" stores ■ State and Federal Contracting - getting started ■ Inventor Presentations and Panel Critique
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers