San Diego Inventors Forum
September 2016

 
 
Welcome SDIF to our 2016 -2017 series!

I'm pleased to be beginning the new year by presenting a new presentation!  
A New Product Development Plan is a guide that describes the 5 steps, 42 tasks to go from idea to presentation ready all in an organized manner.
This will be a full over view of a process to develop your product idea into a working model and create a presentation to go along.
The example used is a simple electronic based device. Come learn the A-Z's about bringing a customer accepted product idea from initial concept thru manufacturing and ready to present to the market!

Adrian


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.

A Special note -
Thank you Judy Balian http://excoveries.com/ for the years of help with this newsletter!
You did a great job setting this up on Constant Contact and managing this, we appreciate the time and effort you gave to this immensely.  
   
SDIF - The Place to Be
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!

  
Our Annual Invention Contest -  top 3 winners!
 Our 2016 Invention contest was exciting!

We saw 10 great new product ideas presented last month and had the opportunity to meet each inventor at their tables.
1st prize won $1000, second won $500, and third won $250.

Here are the results:
The winner was Greg Wawrzyniak for his PaintWell Caddy. 
For further information, contact Greg at enovex@gmail.com

 
Second place went to Dean McBain for his Alive Iris Biometric. 
For further information, go to www.trueidsecurity.com.

 
Third place winner was Dan Garcia and Kirsten Hanson Garcia for their Sipsee  For further information, contact Daniel.L.Garcia2014@gmail.com or go to their website www.mysipsee.com.

 
Once again, we thank Coleman University for hosting this event!!

http://www.coleman.edu/ 
 
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!
Deadline to apply is September 15, 2016 by 11:59pm PST

Edison Nation Seeking Inventors
Have that idea that you have always wanted to pursue and see if you could get it to market?
Let Edison Nation show you what they can offer in support. All SDIF members need to do is go to www.EdisonNation.com, create a standard free account and then send an e-mail to questions@edisonnation.com.
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.

Here is the SDIF 2016 -2017 schedule!

 

Maker Faire is coming! 
Balboa Park Sat - Sun, October 1 & 2, 2016
http://sandiego.makerfaire.com

 
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
 
Stay inventive San Diego!
Its going to be an incredible year for inventors!
A new focus on startup entrepreneurs is sweeping the nation.
There are more opportunities than ever to make your product known.

This could be a great year for you to get your idea out there, we are here to help.
From capturing your concept to making it to the market.
Inventors help inventors.  
Welcome to the San Diego Inventors Forum!

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

Adrian Pelkus, Chairman
San Diego Inventors Forum
Quick Links
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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 
View our profile on LinkedIn 
 


 
 
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
  
 
 
Excoveries  
                 Judith Balian
                 Marketing for Inventors & Small Business
                 Focus Groups
                 760.436.8848
                 jbalian@excoveries.com 
   
 
  
Bronze Level Sponsors

Akiko Kobayashi, Ph.D.
Registered Patent Agent


Emory Ludwig LLP
Business, Technology and Intellectual Property Law
600 West Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
619-752-0249 Direct | 619-752-2003 Fax
David Waller of Patent Success Strategies.  David is a long-time SDIF member who has helped many of our inventors get their patents.  Contact David at 858.768.1864.

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