• Do you have a highly inventive idea for new, world-beating product? • Or are you an entrepreneur or angel investor looking for an early-stage, exciting new product to get involved with? • Do you work as a marketer, designer or perhaps as a potential supplier for new product developers? • Have you ever wanted to protect your ideas with a patent? If so, you're in the right place!
WHAT IS OXFORD INVENTORS MEETUP (OIM)?
This meetup group is primarily for private individuals with highly inventive ideas for new physical products – at whatever stage of development – who are seeking to commercialise their ideas.
Our aim is to help fellow inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to meet, engage in lively discussion, share candid advice and support each other and thereby make our ideas actually happen.
WHO IS OIM FOR?
• Innovators & inventors with highly inventive new products • Entrepreneurs & angel investors looking for early-stage world-beating ideas to back
OIM is also for prospective suppliers such as: - IP professionals - Product designers - Model-makers - Mechanical engineers - Electrical/electronic/software engineers - Marketing professionals ...and other creative people are all invited to join this group.
OIM is also squarely aimed at any entrepreneurs with an interest in early-stage products and the "Lean Startup" methodology in particular.
We foster professionalism, trust and support. And we also aim to have fun!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
Please join us if you would like to: - Learn how to protect your innovative ideas - Share your innovative product, service or invention - Find a supplier or business partner - Meet other like-minded people and build your professional network - Learn about resources and organisations that can help you - Learn about the LEAN Startup method
The mutual support of inventor members can include: - Help evaluate each other's ideas - Give confidential, candid, constructive feedback to other inventors - Share personal recommendations about possible suppliers (e.g. product designers, IP lawyers, 3D printing / prototyping/model-makers, angel investors, manufacturing, marketing etc) - Share physical hardware & software tools
WHAT DOES IT COST TO JOIN?
It is FREE to join OIM. We are a not-for-profit organisation and all our events are FREE. That said, it donations towards our meetup.com renewal fees are extremely welcome. ♠ If any of the above sounds like you... then sign up now and come to our next meetup!