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Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
1445 Market Street, Denver, CO (Chamber map)
Registration: Online - $59.00 At the Door – $75.00
Vendor Tables: $175.00
The Parking Garage will be open and free for early birds.
For late arrivals, paid parking lots are available near the Chamber Building.


        The Sessions are divided into three tracks with an A, B and C session during each time period. Attendees can cross back and forth between tracks A, B and C. The material for all sessions will be in the Inventor Manual provided at the door.

Mother of Invention Regional Conference
Agenda


  7:00 –   8:00 Registration (breakfast)
  8:00 –   8:45 Jim Lauter is the inventor of The Balance Rider.
  9:00 – 10:15 Session 1

              1 - A. How Do You Get Started and Stay On Track?
              1 - B. Resources? How do you do your due diligence?
              1 - C. "Real World" Money Options for the Inventor

10:30 – 11:45 Session 2

              2 - A. Intellectual Property: What is it and how do you get it?
              2 - B. Social Media--How To Use It To Your Advantage?
              2 - C. Telling your Story with VIDEO.

12:00 –   1:30 Lunch (onsite)
12:30 –   1:30 Open Panel Discussion Regarding New Sources of Alternative Financing - Panelists: Ray Burrasca, Colorado Crowdfunding, joined by other representatives of the alternative finance industry.(
  1:45 –   3:00 Session 3

              3 - A. Prototypes: How and Why
              3 - B. Beyond the Patent-The other Legal Stuff
              3 - C. How to create a GREAT crowdfunding campaign.

  3:15 –   4:30 Session 4

              4 - A. Licensing or Distribution--How Do You Get To Market?
              4 - B. Manufacturing: China vs. the U.S.
              4 - C. There's More to Funding Than Kickstarter: Some Alternatives to Consider.


MIRC -- Sessions and Presenters


1. A. How Do You Get Started and Stay On Track? Your ability to succeed is directly related to your ability to understand all the business aspects of making and selling your product. Learn about the specific business issues and how to stay on track.

    Presenter: Rita Crompton, FLeCusa International

    B. Resources: How do you do your due diligence: This session will cover online resources inventors (from beginning “idea” stage to patented inventors going to market) will need.


    Presenter: Cindy, USPTO

    C. "Real World" Money Options for the Inventor: The number of myths about the availability of financing for most inventions and start-ups are legion. Learn what's real from what's not, and how to distinguish between fantasy and fact.


    Presenter: Ray Burrasca, Colorado Crowdfunding


2. A. Intellectual Property: What is it and how does it benefit you. Learn about the different types of intellectual property and how they each can benefit you.


    Presenter: Kley Achterhof, IP Attorney


    B. Social Media--How To Use It To Your Advantage? Social Media is a powerful new way to advance your project and is directly related to your success if you apply for Crowdfunding.

    Presenter: Brad Friedman, helping businesses use social media to increase business.


    C. Telling Your Story With Video. The team from Backyard Genius will share their expertise regarding video story telling.

    Presenters: Ryan Parker, Rob Parker, Backyard Genius.


3. A. Prototyping: How and Why. Prototyping is different at every stage of inventing and for different industries. Learn about the different types of prototyping, what you can do yourself and where to get help.


    Presenter: Doug Collins, Avid Product Design, LLC


    B. Beyond the Patent-The Other Legal Stuff Learn about the other legal issues that affect your ability to successfully get a product to market.

    Presenter: Ray Burrasca and Kley Achterhof, two attorneys experienced in company, compliance and transactional law


    C. How to create a GREAT campaign There is nothing easy about creating a good campaign, but if you follow the right steps, you can be successful.

    Presenter: Rita Crompton, Moderator for Colorado Crowdfunding Product Pre-Sales Meetups and successful taskmaster for product pre-sale campaigns.


4. A. Licensing or Distribution-- How Do You Get To Market? The hardest part of inventing is marketing and selling. Learn how to stretch your dollars.

    Presenter: Rita Crompton, FLeCusa International

    B. Manufacturing in China vs, the US What are the benefits and what are the pitfalls of each? Learn how to identify the right manufacturer and how to manage your project for the best results.


    Presenters: Ian Osborn, Wild Ideas Light Company
    Eckehart Zimmermann, Triad Engineering


    C. There's More to Crowdfunding Than Kickstarter: Some Alternatives to Consider   While Kickstarter is clearly the 800lb. Gorilla in the donations crowdfunding space, there are other alternatives that might be a better fit for your campaign. Come and learn what they are.


    Presenter: Ray Burrasca, Colorado Crowdfunding


       


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