It's here! Our annual invention contest is coming up Thursday. This is the most popular SDIF meeting of the year, and you don't want to miss it. Come, enjoy seeing the inventors showcase their creations, and vote on your favorites.
Thursday, August 11
Doors open at 6:30 for Networking
Hopper Hall, Coleman University
8888 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
Contest starts at 7:00
$10 fee includes a snack and drink (correct change appreciated!)
SDIF is a fabulous resource for inventors, and it just wouldn't be possible without our sponsors. These are people who are often inventors themselves who provide services to our members. Please check them out below.
SDIF monthly meetings are the ideal place to get help on all aspects of inventing as well as make new contacts. Unlike other inventors' organizations, we have no costly annual dues or membership requirements. All you need is a desire to learn about the world of inventing and to network with like-minded people. Whether you're an inventor or a service provider to inventors, SDIF is the place to be the second Thursday of each month!
Coming August 11 - Our Annual Invention Contest - this Thursday!
| Will your invention be one of the select few at this year's SDIF 2016 Invention Contest? We'll be voting on the best of the best out of ten contestants. Here are the contestants:
3 handled dog leash
Van Dexter Duez
2 pies baking device
Right Angle hand tool
Personal bottle top
New age eating utensils
True Iris Biofusion
Pet light therapy device.
Once again, Coleman University has agreed to host this event.
8888 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92123
Starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
$10 at the door
Most Innovative New Product - A CONNECT Event
| CONNECT is now accepting submissions for its signature event, The Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards. This event is held annually in December to honor the celebrities of innovation along with groundbreaking new products that have launched within the past two years.
CONNECT has expanded the eligibility requirements and innovation categories for 2016. Read the full details at www.connect.org/events and nomminate your product (or a friend's) today!
|Edison Nation Seeking Inventors|
Have that idea that you have always wanted to pursue and see if you could get it to market?
XPRIZE Competition Now Accepting Applicants
XPRIZE is pleased to announce the registration for the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a global competition demonstrating how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive technologies to tackle some of the world's grand challenges.
If you are interested in creating or joining a team, please visit their competition portal.
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.
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 now has memberships. Regulars can pay $10 monthly at the desk or become members. One year for $100.
· 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
|Its been an incredible year!|
So many new concepts taking the road to market, all started here.
Come to the contest and see what's been happening in the local inventor community!
Wishing you an inventive day and hoping to see you on Thursday!
Adrian Pelkus, Chairman
San Diego Inventors Forum
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