Beginning on Saturday March 13th in Chicago, Illinois, Brain Child Marketing will hold a series of events for inventors, the first day of which is called “Inventor 911”. The three day event, which is occurring in conjunction with 2010 Housewares show, will include a series of speakers, panels, and workshops. I was fortunate enough to speak with one of the organizers of the event, Jen Lawlor.
“We made it a point to include topics of interest to inventors at all stages. We have scheduled a local patent attorney to talk about various forms of property, for inventors who are just getting started. Jeffrey Knowles, a product development specialist, will be lecturing on how to go about licensing an invention to a company and how to find venture capital. We’ve invited other speakers who are brand and marketing experts, etc, ” she explained.
The list goes on and on. The event is jam packed with experts in all areas of the field. For a complete list of the speakers and their respective specialties, click here. There will also be opportunities for networking at the end of the sessions.
In addition to “Inventor 911”, the event will also showcase 32 inventors and their inventions on the showroom floor. The inventors will have an opportunity to pitch their product ideas to a panel of experts in the direct TV industry. Can the product be sold on television? Could it be a hit? The inventors will receive the much-needed feedback I always argue is so crucial!
If you design products for the home, this could be a great event for you. The educational sessions put on for inventors are being held in conjunction with the Housewares Show. There will be specialists on hand, including Warren Tuttle of Lifetime Brands, giving tips and advice about developing for the industry.
Stephen Key is a successful award-winning inventor who has licensed
over 20 products in the past 30 years. Along with business partner
Andrew Krauss, Stephen runs inventRight,
a company dedicated to educating inventors about selling their ideas
and the skills needed to succeed. You can listen to the weekly radio
show on inventing. Get In The News, list your invention to have media
outlets find you for news stories.