What we're about

http://www.inventorsnetwork.org . The Inventors Network of Minnesota is a 501c3 Non-profit dedicated to helping early stage product developers. Our team of mentors are industry professionals that are dedicated to helping our members commercialize their ideas, whether it is through licensing or a startup venture. Inventors Network focuses on assisting inventors through the process of bringing their ideas to market...from concept, material selection, prototyping, patents, target markets, licensing, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales. We been in existence since 1994. We have over 500 people in our network. We meet every 3rd Wednesday of the Month at Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305. 5:30-6:00PM check-in, open discussion & networking. 6:00-7:30 keynote speaker presentations followed by round table discussions with product experts in licensing v. manufacturing, CAD design, 3D printing prototypes. The organization concentrates on providing information which will minimize the investments of time, expense and frustration inventors often experience in developing their ideas. The organization acquires and makes available reference materials and informational resources which will aid in the innovation process. The group provides an open forum where persons and companies can meet and interact in confidentiality. Every visitor and member signs a Non-Disclosure Agreement to ensure the ideas you discuss are safe. As a matter of policy, the Inventors Network does not endorse, qualify, or make any representations concerning the business practices of any member, speaker, visitor or guest of the Inventors Network. We do not sell anything and do not allow solicitation for products or services.

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How to Create, Develop and Pursue a Licensable Product Idea in 2023!

Eisenhower Community Center

The Inventors School 2023: How to Create, Develop and Pursue a Licensable Product Idea

Last Month, we laid out a FOUR-STEP DECISION PROCESS to help inventors evaluate their product idea:

  1. How big is the market?
  2. What problem does your product solve?
  3. How much will it cost to manufacture and sell it?
  4. Should you consider Licensing your product idea?

How the Inventors School can help you in 2023:
Each month Inventors Network will demonstrate how to take your product from initial product idea to a finished patentable product and show you how to License it.
1. Networks’ Inventors School will help you:
- Make better decisions in developing your new product idea in 2023.
- Use the “FOUR-STEP DECISION PROCESS” (above) to save you time; and increase the odds of your success!
- Benefit from the mistakes of others so you can avoid making them yourself.
- Warren Tuttle, a nationally recognized Licensing expert will be sharing his expertise and providing his significant experience in licensing in person at our upcoming March 7th meeting, and via live video at several future meetings throughout the year. Learn more about Warren at About Warren Tuttle - Meet Warren | Tuttle Innovation

2. How to License your Product
- How to Write a Licensing Agreement
- How to Identify prospective Licensee Companies and Brands
- How to Present to Prospective Companies
- How to Finalize a Licensing Agreement

JOIN US on FEB 15th
Meeting Agenda – What is your “Driving Force” for 2023 and How the Inventors School Can Help
1. Making the best decisions at every step
2. Using the decision process to save time while increasing your odds of success
3. How to "cue your idea” in 2023
4. Benefit from the mistakes of others while avoiding your own miscues

JOIN US Wednesday, FEB 15TH:
TIME: 6:00PM-8:00PM (Networking 5:30-6:00 and 8:00-8:30)
WHERE: 1001 HWY 7, Eisenhower Community Center (Just West of HWY 169), Hopkins MN 55305
COST: Guests ($15.00) / Members FREE ($80.00 Annual Membership). Pay at Check-In with Cash/Credit Card.

About Inventors Network: Inventors Network is committed to the Minnesota Inventor Community with; Guidance, Resources and Networking. Monthly meetings (3rd Wednesday) include: Speaker/Topic of Interest with Q&A; Informational Roundtables on Manufacturing/3D-Printing/Prototyping/Legal/Marketing and Licensing.

· MAR 7th: LIVE Meeting with Warren Tuttle
Warren Tuttle, Licensing Expert and Author will discuss his New Amazon Best-Selling book Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide To Profitable Inventing. AND share what inventors need to know about licensing their inventions today. This will include KEY STEPS you, and every inventor need to know to market and license your invention.
· APR 19th: HOW to Make your Invention More Patentable
· MAY 17th: BUILDING Your Products P&L for Licensing

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