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Hatched: The Capital District Inventors and Entrepreneurs Meetup
Have a Product or Project Idea? Hatch it at the Center of Gravity.
Join us the first Thursday of each month to connect with other creative souls, product developers, inventors, patent attorneys and more who are interested in entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and bringing ideas to life. Our goal is to help inventors and entrepreneurs navigate the business world.
SHARING NIGHTS: Share your project’s current status, get and give feedback, explore next steps, connect with potential team members.
SPEAKER NIGHTS: Once a quarter we'll host a speaker who will share their experiences and lessons learned from their entrepreneurial journey, followed by Q&A and discussion.
We'll also share other events that may be of interest to this community. 
This meetup is organized by The Tech Valley Center of Gravity. We are a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM-education center and creative community located in the heart of downtown Troy, New York. A member-supported 501(c)(3) community resource organization, the Center of Gravity serves members from Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties and beyond with space, tools, technology and expertise to explore and exercise their creativity, turn ideas into objects of art and/or utility, and launch new ventures based on their own ingenuity.
TVCOG Members: Free
Non-Members: Suggested Donation $5.00 at www.tvcog.net/donate
Hosts:
Sam Wechsler is an inventor and product developer, with a background in electrical engineering.
Michele Madigan is the Executive Director of the TVCoG. 
Michael Lobsinger is the Senior VP of Business Growth Solutions at the Center for Economic Growth, and the TVCoG’s Board Chair.
Dan Falkenstrom is the Facilities & Incubator Director at the TVCoG. He has a background in manufacturing engineering. 

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USPTO 3-Day Virtual Event: Invention-Con

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HAPPENING NOW! USPTO Invention-Con

If you dream of being a successful innovator view Invention-Con 2022: Inspiring and redefining the innovative mindset from noon to 5 p.m. ET, August 10 - 12.

Join us as successful inventors, accomplished entrepreneurs, and expert USPTO staff demonstrate how intellectual property protection is key to your success, share invaluable resources for innovators, offer tips on business strategy, and give insights into working with the USPTO to patent your invention or register your trademark.
View the agenda and speaker biographies here.

Check this page for updates, including workshop descriptions and additional speaker information, as the event approaches.
Invention-Con is the USPTO's annual conference for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners whose success depends on guarding their creative work. This program is presented by the USPTO's Office of Innovation Outreach.

HATCHED - Sharing Night

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SHARING NIGHT: An informal gathering where attendees can introduce themselves and show off what they've been working on. Share your project’s current status, get and give feedback, explore next steps, and connect with potential team members.

THIS EVENT IS IN PERSON.
Masks required unless proof of vaccination is shown.
Policies subject to change.

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Join us the first Thursday of each month to connect with other creative souls, product developers, inventors, patent attorneys and more who are interested in entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and bringing ideas to life. Our goal is to help inventors and entrepreneurs navigate the business world.

This meetup is organized by The Tech Valley Center of Gravity. We are a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM-education center and creative community located in the heart of downtown Troy, New York. A member-supported 501(c)(3) community resource organization, the Center of Gravity serves members from the Capital Region and beyond with space, tools, technology and expertise to explore and exercise their creativity, turn ideas into objects of art or utility, and launch new ventures based on their own ingenuity.

HATCHED - Sharing Night

Needs a location

SHARING NIGHT: An informal gathering where attendees can introduce themselves and show off what they've been working on. Share your project’s current status, get and give feedback, explore next steps, and connect with potential team members.

THIS EVENT IS IN PERSON.
Masks required unless proof of vaccination is shown.
Policies subject to change.

***

Join us the first Thursday of each month to connect with other creative souls, product developers, inventors, patent attorneys and more who are interested in entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and bringing ideas to life. Our goal is to help inventors and entrepreneurs navigate the business world.

This meetup is organized by The Tech Valley Center of Gravity. We are a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM-education center and creative community located in the heart of downtown Troy, New York. A member-supported 501(c)(3) community resource organization, the Center of Gravity serves members from the Capital Region and beyond with space, tools, technology and expertise to explore and exercise their creativity, turn ideas into objects of art or utility, and launch new ventures based on their own ingenuity.

HATCHED - Sharing Night

Needs a location

SHARING NIGHT: An informal gathering where attendees can introduce themselves and show off what they've been working on. Share your project’s current status, get and give feedback, explore next steps, and connect with potential team members.

THIS EVENT IS IN PERSON.
Masks required unless proof of vaccination is shown.
Policies subject to change.

***

Join us the first Thursday of each month to connect with other creative souls, product developers, inventors, patent attorneys and more who are interested in entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and bringing ideas to life. Our goal is to help inventors and entrepreneurs navigate the business world.

This meetup is organized by The Tech Valley Center of Gravity. We are a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM-education center and creative community located in the heart of downtown Troy, New York. A member-supported 501(c)(3) community resource organization, the Center of Gravity serves members from the Capital Region and beyond with space, tools, technology and expertise to explore and exercise their creativity, turn ideas into objects of art or utility, and launch new ventures based on their own ingenuity.

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