San Diego Inventors Forum
February 2016 - Correction!
 
Greetings! 
 
Correction!  Due to scheduling conflicts, Accion is not available this Thursday evening.  Please join us when our SDIF's volunteer videographer, Sidney Wildesmith, will present on video marketing.  
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Sponsors & Inventor Stories Wanted
SDIF Sponsors wanted!!!
-Platinum Sponsors - $2500-On banner and introduced at contest, Speaker of the Month, post in newsletter, website, and on monthly Agenda
-Gold - $1000- Speaker of the Month, post in newsletter, website and monthly agenda
-Silver -$500 - post in newsletter, website and monthly Agenda
-Bronze -$100 - post in newsletter & website

Nationwide webinars are planned!  Stay tuned for more information.

SDIF needs stories about and by inventors! We are calling for volunteers to help gather and write stories or folks to send theirs.  Contact Adrian if you're interested. 

Send us yours or Become an "Inventor of the Month"!
Time onstage (10 minutes) to pitch your product and get feedback.
Help motivate other inventors, come tell your story!

SDIF Memberships
SDIF now has memberships.  Regulars can pay $10 monthly at the desk or become members. One year for $100.

Membership Benefits
Discount 2 months off regular price
Monthly admission to local meetings
Subscription to Monthly Newsletter
Free Webinar & new videos link
1 free listing for Members New Product Showcase
2 Seats at the 2016 Contest
 
Opportunities with CONNECT
Announcing CONNECT's first call for applications for CapitalMatch!

The CONNECT CapitalMatch program is designed to introduce investment-ready companies in life science and technology to appropriate sources of funding.

Technology Intake Deadline: February 16
Life Science Intake Deadline: February 25

Email your Executive Summary and Investor Pitch Deck to:


You can sign up to receive emails about their workshops and events on the CONNECT website.
Edison Nation Opportunity
Edison Nation, an innovation hub representing a community of more than 150,000 inventors, id searching for consumer product innovations that will meet the needs of Americans everywhere. They are currently looking for innovative people who may have the next big hit product for the As Seen on TV market. Their current ASOTV innovation search is live on EdisonNation.com now.

Edison Nation will review ideas ranging from simple sketches to market-ready products. They offer a secure, low-risk/high-reward opportunity for inventive thinkers to get their great ideas out of their heads and onto store shelves.

App Developers Needed
Adrian has received a request from an SDIF member who is looking for app developers.  If you're interested, please email Adrian and he will pass your information on.  
Newsletter Help Wanted
SDIF is someone to create additional emails as needed.  In addition to our regular monthly newsletters, we often have special announcements and need help getting those posted.  You will be added as a Contributor and mentioned at meetings' end when we thank everyone who helps.

Requirements:

Writing ability
An eye for design (fonts, sizing, etc.)
Knowledge of Constant Contact would be a plus (but we have the template)
A little knowledge of HTML would be helpful 

Training provided.

Please email Adrian or Judith Balian if you are interested.  
SDIF Videos
Thanks to our volunteer videographer, Sidney Wildesmith, you can now watch online videos of all the SDIF presentations for the past year.  
Sidney, you're the best!  


Wishing you an inventive day and hoping to see you on Thursday!         

Adrian Pelkus  

Adrian

Adrian Pelkus, Chairman
San Diego Inventors Forum
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Resources for Inventors
Development Council

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 cwilry@swccd.edu. 


United Inventors1

SDIF is a member of the United Inventors Association is the Inventor Industry's national membership foundation dedicated to inventor education and support.  Learn more...
Connect
  

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: Steve Hoey, Director, Springboard Program & Innovation Research at shoey@connect.org or by phone at 858.964-1308   Learn more...

SCORE can help you start a new business or improve your present business. For more information about the SCORE San Diego's free small business counseling and the low-cost workshop series, call 619.557.7272 or visit their website

Sponsors
San Diego Inventors Forum Sponsors

 

A-Squared Tech Adrian Pelkus, CEO 
760.591.9608 
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Sheppard Mullin  
Amy J. Romaker Director of Client Service Teams 
12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130-2006 
858.720.8900 | main
858.720.7403 | direct
   
Leslie Wagner
Leslie F. Wagner
Intellectual Property and Licensing Consultant
858.442-5758
leslie.wagner@ymail.com 
View our profile on LinkedIn 
 

Patents and Ventures
        George Levy
         Patent Agent
         858.259.2226
  

Inventions into Income  
Product Development
Ben Gage 
 
 
 
 
 
  Sidney Wildesmith -Video 
  760.436.8776
 
 
858.523.0829
  


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                 Marketing for Inventors & Small Business
                 Focus Groups
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                 jbalian@excoveries.com 
   
 
  
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