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Throughout the year, the club itself will develop and introduce its own product in order to provide hands-on real-life experience to its membership on how to develop and launch a consumer product.
 
Meeting monthly as it has done in the past, the club will both develop, and introduce a new product.  This product will act as a real-world example from which participants will be exposed to and learn the processes of bringing a product to market.  Included is exposure to the details, tasks, and activities that need to be addressed to accomplish the launch. 
 
The program will follow a selected new product from initial phases all the way through introducing the product into reseller channels and to do so in an accelerated fashion. 
 
The goal at the end of 2022 is to have several months of market exposure underway, that the club members can follow and use as an example as they may parallel development of their own inventions.
 
Attendees will be encouraged to come up with their own idea that they can mirror the activities of the Club's product development.  Members can parallel path their development based upon learnings gleaned from our monthly presentations.  
 
The agenda for the January meeting is the following:
  • Review/Recap of 2022 New Product Launch Program
    • Mission and Purpose of the Project
  • Selection Process of the Product
    • Product Selection Criteria
    • Club's Contribution
  • Announcement of the Product
  • Product Market Plan
 
The Product Market Plan will be the centerpiece of the meeting and will be the foundation to which the overall product will be managed throughout the year.  Using the Product Plan and its associated checklist and action items under the framework of the 5P's of marketing, the club members will collectively drive product advancement and eventually establish retail sales channel exposure.
 
Attendees will learn how important and useful a Product Market Plan is when considering and introducing a new product.  Furthermore, attendees will get exposed to the details and content of the planning that correlates with a visible and easy-to-understand product as the club introduces the product in Q4 of 2022.
 
When:  January 19, 2022 6:00 PM  ZOOM MEETING - NOT IN-PERSON
Meeting Facilitator:  Jahn Stopperan
Meeting Title:   Kick Off of 2022 Inventors School - Bringing a New Product to Market.  Establishing the Product Plan, Selection of the Product, and Strategy Determination
Location:  ZOOM Call.  Go to www.inventorsnetwork.org for zoom link information
Length:  90 minutes
Cost:  January Kick Off Meeting is FREE.  Typical monthly meetings are $15.00 (guests) or free for members $80.00 annual fee)

Your Board Can Help You

Here at Inventor's Network
we take pride in the concept of
helping our members network with each other
and we strive to create networking possibilities
in the Inventor sphere.

 
Networking can be described as
the gathering of individuals
for the purpose of sharing ideas,
concepts, experiences and advice
as well as it being a mechanism
to find answers to questions within the subject,
in our case "Inventing."
 
Your Board of Directors
encourages you to

seek connections within our organization
to learn as well as share.
 
Our board is available to answer your questions and
you can contact them by
clicking on their name below.

 
Below are their areas of expertise.
 
For general information, to inquire to be a speaker,
or to join, email us at info@inventorsnetwork.org.

 
Steve Lyon, Board President:
Taking products to Market/Licensing
Avoiding mistakes/Navigating problems
How Inventors Network can help
 
Mike DuMond, Vice President

Selling Your Invention:
HOW is it DIFFERENT than the Competitors?
        WHY Will Customers Buy It?
HOW Will You Sell It?
WHO Will Sell it?

 
Eliot Evans, Board Member/Secretary

Creating Prototypes
Manufacturing and Design Strategies
Product Assembly

 
Bill Berggren Esq., Board Member/Treasurer
Protect the Intellectual Property of your invention
Applying for Patent Protection
Obtaining  Trademark Protection 
Will sign NDA’s for confidentiality
 
Jahn Stopperan, Board Member/Membership
Creating Business Plans and Go-To-Market Strategies
Sales and Distribution Channels
Starting a Business Around Your Invention
How to Get Momentum Going with Your Invention
 
Marj Weir, Board Member
Good Design Matters - Survey your customer
Prototyping and Steps to Production  
Materials & Manufacturability
Selling Consumer Products online using Keywords
 
Fred Sklenar IDSA, Board Member/website
Design for Manufacture (DFM)
Ideation and style Design
Going from idea to consumer 
Manufacturing Process Selection and Sourcing
Prototypes 
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 

 
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Would you like to present your invention at our monthly meeting?  Every month we offer our members 5-minute slots for them to present their invention to the group anyway they see fit.  We do suggest your idea be patented or patent pending first and you have discussed this with an attorney.  For more details click here.