San Diego Inventors Forum
December 2015
December's SDIF meeting topic is "Kickstarter 101".  Adrian will moderate a panel discussion of Kickstarter experienced inventors followed by Q & A. Please note that due to scheduling conflicts we will not be at our usual location this month.  Instead, please join us at Coleman University--address and directions below. 

Thanks to last month's speaker Leslie Wagner who spoke about licensing. We'll kick off the new year with a double header at January's meeting--Michele Nash Hoff will speak on manufacturing and branding expert Liz Goodgold will share her expertise. 
Our Host this Month - Coleman University
Thanks to Coleman University which has stepped up to host us again. 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.

Thursday, December 10
Doors open at 6:30
$10 general admission.
Teachers, and Vets with ID
Free for Coleman Students 

Coleman University - Hopper Hall
8888 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Parking at the rear of the building (west side) is your closest option.

Inventor of the Month Spotlight
Carl Yee will be with us on Thursday to give an update on his invention, paper-saving ink.  You can read about this great innovation on Carl's website. 
CONNECT Springboard Guidelines

At Thursday's meeting we will go over CONNECT Springboard's new Pre-Screening evaluation form. These guidelines show what topics your project will be scored on if you are qualified for an Intake Panel. These are the same topics any investor will visit when vetting. 


Got a Product Ready to Go?  Need a Video?
Videographer Sidney Wildesmith will tape a couple inventors with ready-to-sell products to post on our website and YouTube pages before the meeting 

Please contact us to schedule! 
SDIF Member News - Congratulations, Gary Fallowes!
Gary Fallowes, inventor of the BeaterBlade has just shipped its millionth product! Thanks to the entire team in CA, PA and NY that made this happen. What an amazing seven years it's been for Gary--and such an inspiration for SDIF members who followed his progress!  

You can see all of Gary's products on his website, NewMetro Design, LLC

Adrian Elected to United Inventors of America Board
Adrian Pelkus, President of SDIF, has been elected to the United Inventors of America board.  UIA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing resources to the inventing community, while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service providers. 

Adrian says, "Thanks to everyone for your nominations! This is a wonderful opportunity to help inventors nationally. I am excited thinking about how many new products and businesses we will help get going."

Congratulations, Adrian!
Other News of Interest
The NewSpace Business Plan Competition awards prizes in excess of $100,000 to promising start-ups that demonstrate a capability to help open the space frontier.  For more information, visit their website. 

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 next Thursday! 


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Have an inventive year :)         

Adrian Pelkus  


Adrian Pelkus, Chairman
San Diego Inventors Forum
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The mission of the San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network is to provide superior business consulting and education that results in entrepreneurial success and economic growth and prosperity for California. Over the last five years the network has assisted more than 12,000 business owners raise capital, increase revenue and create jobs. Under the guidance of professional consultants, our clients have generated more than $41 million in capital infusion into the local economy.

Consulting is complimentary to businesses that are ready to grow and is available in a private setting at one of four centers and six outreach locations. The SBDC offers guidance on how to reduce the cost of operations, increase sales and market share, financing, money management, exporting internationally, marketing and online marketing, patent and technology commercialization, and market research. To learn more about these valuable resources, visit their website or contact Carol Wiley at 619.216.6690 or 

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CONNECT Springboard offers free guidance and development to life sciences, clean-tech, high tech and consumer product companies in all stages of development, ranging from concept, technology transfer to start-up. Contact: Ruprecht von Buttlar, Springboard Director 858.964.1309    Learn more...

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