Speaker: Darrell Jervey - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Worth Products Group
Darrell will share his early and current experiences as an inventor and product developer, from what it takes to bring products to market, get them funded, and sell them. He will also take Q & A following his talk.
Worth Products Group is an innovative product development company. Current brands include: Worth Home Products (http://www.worthhomeproducts.com/), Baby Fanatic (http://www.babyfanatic.com/), and Worth Beauty.
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. Visit our website to learn more: http://vainnovators.org
VINE generally meets on the 4th Monday of every month. Our meetings start with general networking and dinner (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).