What we're about

Virginia Innovators Network is an inventors club serving central Virginia and beyond. We are a not-for-profit, educational organization that exists to support innovative Virginians who are in pursuit of bringing their unique products and services to market.

Our meetings are free to attend, thanks to our sponsors: Spark Product Development (http://sparkproductdevelopment.com/) and Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC (http://patentlawva.com/).

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VINE welcomes Luke Rabin of BLDR

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Luke Rabin is a co-founder of BLDR. ### 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 VINE monthly meetings -- Thank you to our generous sponsors who make the pizza, water, & beer possible. Our sponsors are Spark Product Development (https://sparkproductdevelopment.com/) and Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC (http://patentlawva.com/). 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. In addition to the meetings, our website contains references and information to help the innovator research and make appropriate contacts with subject matter experts. VINE generally meets on the 2nd Monday of every month. Our meetings start with general networking and free pizza at 5:30, followed by a brief VINE business meeting from 6:00 to 6:15. Typically, our speakers will present from 6:15 to 7:30. Following the presentation, there is time allowed for individual questions and/or additional networking. 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).

VINE welcomes Louis Foreman of Edison Nation

Louis Foreman is founder and Chief Executive of Enventys (www.enventys.com), an integrated product design and engineering firm. He is also CEO of Edison Nation (www.EdisonNation.com), and Edison Nation Medical (www.EdisonNationMedical.com ). Louis graduated from The University of Illinois with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics. His interest in starting businesses and developing innovative products began while a sophomore with his first company founded in his fraternity room. Over the past 30 years Louis has created 9 successful start-ups and has been directly responsible for the creation of over 20 others. A prolific inventor, he is the inventor of 10 registered US Patents, and his firm is responsible for the development and filing of well over 700 more. ### 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 VINE monthly meetings -- Thank you to our generous sponsors who make the pizza, water, & beer possible. Our sponsors are Spark Product Development (https://sparkproductdevelopment.com/) and Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC (http://patentlawva.com/). 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. In addition to the meetings, our website contains references and information to help the innovator research and make appropriate contacts with subject matter experts. VINE generally meets on the 2nd Monday of every month. Our meetings start with general networking and free pizza at 5:30, followed by a brief VINE business meeting from 6:00 to 6:15. Typically, our speakers will present from 6:15 to 7:30. Following the presentation, there is time allowed for individual questions and/or additional networking. 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).

VINE welcomes Joy Jones

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Joy Jones is returning to VINE to provide an update on what has been happening with her Shelfie bathtub tray over the past several years. ### 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 VINE monthly meetings -- Thank you to our generous sponsors who make the pizza, water, & beer possible. Our sponsors are Spark Product Development (https://sparkproductdevelopment.com/) and Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC (http://patentlawva.com/). 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. In addition to the meetings, our website contains references and information to help the innovator research and make appropriate contacts with subject matter experts. VINE generally meets on the 2nd Monday of every month. Our meetings start with general networking and free pizza at 5:30, followed by a brief VINE business meeting from 6:00 to 6:15. Typically, our speakers will present from 6:15 to 7:30. Following the presentation, there is time allowed for individual questions and/or additional networking. 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).

Monthly meeting

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Speaker TBD ### 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 VINE monthly meetings -- Thank you to our generous sponsors who make the pizza, water, & beer possible. Our sponsors are Spark Product Development (https://sparkproductdevelopment.com/) and Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC (http://patentlawva.com/). 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. In addition to the meetings, our website contains references and information to help the innovator research and make appropriate contacts with subject matter experts. VINE generally meets on the 2nd Monday of every month. Our meetings start with general networking and free pizza at 5:30, followed by a brief VINE business meeting from 6:00 to 6:15. Typically, our speakers will present from 6:15 to 7:30. Following the presentation, there is time allowed for individual questions and/or additional networking. 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).

Past events (65)

VINE Presents: Patents 101 with Brian Teague

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