The NOVA Makers Meetup group is dedicated to creating and supporting a Maker community in Northern Virginia. Everyone with a passion and interest in making things is welcome to join! We have many hobbyists, inventors and small businesses here who use our woodshop, metalshop, laser cutter lab,3d printing, drone/robotics/electronics zone, thermoformer, and jewelry/stainedglass/leatherworking/arts studio. For more information visit our website https://www.nova-labs.org/ (https://www.nova-labs.org/contact/)
Hear how "The Inventor Lady" has helped numerous independent inventors over the last 15 years - getting from "Idea!", to "Marketplace". Rita is very "hands-on" with her inventor clients, and works directly with them to refine their products, pitch, trade show pitch & presentations, target markets/marketing plans -- and more importantly, is an adviser, helping you make good business decisions!
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Ms. Crompton will discuss the advantages, and disadvantages of both the "start-up/make/distribute" model and the "proto/pitch/license" model for independent inventors to take their product to market.
In addition, Rita will share the details of a new, crowd-based funding option - FUNDING IS BASED ON YOUR IDEA/INVENTION NOT CREDIT/ASSETS/ETC. Learn about Archimedes Offspring, and how this new funding option could move your product to market!
SORRY: Space is limited, room limit is 25.
Note: This event is open to the public, however, there is a nominal attendance fee, which covers: food/beverages/etc; venue costs; and other speaker or event-related costs.
6:00 Food + Networking
6:30 Meeting Start
8:00 Q&A and Networking
Come early for a tour of this great organization and their facility!!
Note: a $5 rebate is available to current INCA members - ask at the door!
Food will be provided: Pizza, snacks, cookies, beverages will be provided.
Parking: Free parking is available on site.