San Diego Inventors Forum
August 2015
There is no regular meeting this week because our big event is at Coleman University (directions and details below) on Saturday!  Join us and see the inventions and ideas of your fellow SDIF-ers showcased as they compete for big prizes!

Thanks to Len Hering, RADM, USN (ret), Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy, for last month's excellent /motivational presentation on the environment and need for sustainability. 
The Contestants
$1,000 First Prize for Best New Consumer Product
$500 First Prize for Best New Technology Product

Candidates for best new Consumer Product (in alphabetical order)
1. Rodolpho Brasolin - Boardable Rack
2. Joe Buttici - Pand - A - Choo
3. Shane Cox - Qball
4. George O Flint - IR Skull Cap
5. David Horrigan - REMIDI
6. Michael Kadie - Pocket Rocket
7. Dean McBain - Win - Win Outlet Cover
8. Houman Nikmanesh - Bixpy Aqua Booster
9. Anna Vasquez - Spotlight Iron
10. Kameron Wilson - Two Hot Spatter Cover

Candidates for best new Tech (in alphabetical order)
1. John Baranek - Intruder I D Camera System
2. Martin Caspa - Solar Technology in Window treatment systems
3. Michael Kadie - Battery Management System
4. Dean McBain - Selectively Enabled Control System
Our Host - Coleman University
Saturday, August 15
Doors open at 12:30
$10 general admission.
$2 Students, Teachers and Vets with ID

We are honored that Coleman University will be our host for the contest this year. For 50 years, Coleman has served as San Diego's ONLY exclusive computer training institution. Founded in 1963, Coleman is recognized as a thriving force in the field of Information Technology.

SDIF Invention Contest
Saturday, August 15 - 1:00-4:00 PM
Coleman University - Hopper Hall
8888 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Patent Law Changes - Your Help Still Critically Needed!

Randy Landreneau, Founder of Independent Inventors of America has been working tirelessly on Capitol Hill to keep new patent legislation that will severely hurt small inventors from being passed by Congress. 


Randy reports that an article just came out in the Economist Magazine that is completely misleading.  Please read the article and respond to the Economist. We can't afford to have this false information out there!


Please read more about this critical issue on the Independent Inventors website. 


This Month's Kickstarter Campaign
Paul Sabadin is running this month's Kickstarter campaign for his product, Intelligent Sprinklers.

Help Paul out if you can.  Good luck, Paul!
Hackathon to be Held in October
SD Hacks is a hackathon-a 36 hour sprint to build, design, and develop the best and brightest ideas.

Over 1500 students from around the world have signed up for SD Hacks, which is set to transform the tech landscape in San Diego. We'd like to extend an invitation to the SDIF San Diego Inventors Forum to provide veteran mentorship to the students who will be participating in SD Hacks. You'll be helping to shape both the future of the San Diego region and the futures of more than a thousand of the most talented students in the nation.
To learn more about this event, please visit their website.  
New SDIF Website Coming Soon

SDIF member, Grazyna Krajewska of AmberDot, LLC, is building our new SDIF website which will have new features and easy navigation.  


Stay tuned for progress on the new site.


Thanks, Grazyna!



Miss a Meeting? Watch the Video!
Thanks to our volunteer videographer, Sidney Wildesmith, you can now watch online videos of all the SDIF presentations for the past year.  

And be sure to check out Sidney's website to see his incredible art and hear some of his great music.  We are so lucky to have this talented guy on the SDIF team!

Sidney, you're the best!  Watch SDIF videos...

Hope to see you on Saturday!         

Adrian Pelkus  


Adrian Pelkus, Chairman
San Diego Inventors Forum
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