This month, the Jackson Inventors Network will feature Ray Meiers, registered U.S. Patent Attorney with the Jackson-based firm Endurance Law Group PLC, at its April 28 meeting at Jackson Makerspace. Meiers’ one-hour presentation on the subject of intellectual property (IP), covering the four main categories of IP: copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and patents. Attendees will receive […]
At the next meeting of Jackson Inventors Network, March 24, the special guest speaker will be Angela Barbash, founder of Reconsider in Ypsilanti, Mich. Barbash’s presentation will also explain the provisions of the new MILE law (Michigan Invests Locally Exemption). Investment crowdfunding presents a new way for Michigan inventors to raise capital from the Michigan community. While […]
The Jackson Inventors Network (JIN) continues 2015 season, Tuesday, Feb. 24, with a special presentation from Ron Betzig, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Jackson College. Why learn to “Pitch” my concept? Being able to persuasively explain your “invention” to someone else is important on a number of levels. One effective technique for developing this skill is known as “Customer […]
The Jackson Inventors Network (JIN) kicked off the 2015 year with a packed room at the Jackson Maker Space, Tuesday, Jan. 27, with a special presentation on “Mock ups and Prototypes” presentation from product designer and inventor Todd Kauranen, design director, Slide Fire Solutions of Moran, Texas.
The Jackson Inventors Network (JIN) will kick-off the 2015 season, Tuesday, Jan. 27, with a special presentation on “Mock ups and Prototypes” from product designer and inventor Todd Kauranen, design director, Slide Fire Solutions of Moran, Texas. JIN will meet for the first time at Jackson Maker Space, 543 E. Washington Ave. Jackson, MI 49203 Why […]
The November 25th meeting of the Jackson Inventors Network will feature Ed Carlson, president and owner of ENCarlson Enterprises LLC, a product design and development services firm based in Ann Arbor, MI. How do I prototype my invention? Every inventor should validate their new product concept with a prototype! But where does an inventor turn […]
The October 28th meeting of the Jackson Inventors Network will feature Master Librarian Nadia El Anani from our beloved Jackson Public Library. Who will buy my invention? Every inventor needs to know the answer to this and other basic market questions! Market research generally focuses on three broad areas: target markets, industry or market trends, […]
The Sept. 23 meeting of the Jackson Inventors Network (JIN) will feature Francis L. “Tex” Criqui, Engineering Entrepreneur in Residence Team Lead at Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Mich. Have a New Product Idea, Innovation, or Business Concept? The economic recovery, while focused and measured on the creation of jobs, will be driven by technology and […]
The August 26 meeting of the Jackson Inventors Network will feature Norma LaVallee, Jackson County Service Center Director for the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and SBDC Business Consultant for Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee and Monroe counties. To get to market, inventors need to become entrepreneurs! Join us Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at […]
Missed the “Managing Your Web Presence” meeting in July? No worries! Download the presentation here. The internet is a valuable research tool for inventors, but it can also find help you find partners, vendors and investors. Gary Pageau demonstrated how to create and maintain your online presence.