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/).

Upcoming events (5+)

VINE welcomes Bruce LeMaster of Applied Rapid Technologies

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION. WE ARE NOW MEETING AT MOBELUX, 1635 W. BROAD STREET. ### Bruce LeMaster from Applied Rapid Technologies will discuss the pros and cons of the many different prototyping technologies available. Bruce has spoken to VINE in the past, and his presentation is very interesting and informative. ### 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 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 Matt Gunn of Armory Products

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION. WE ARE NOW MEETING AT MOBELUX, 1635 W. BROAD STREET. ### Matt Gunn of Armory Products will be our speaker. Matt has invented an under counter appliance drain pan. https://www.appliancedrainpan.com/ ### 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 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 Tom Porzio

Mobelux

Tom Porzio will be our speaker this month. ### 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 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 TBA ### 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 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).

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