Iowa Inventors Group Iowa Inventors Group UIA Member
 
Mission Statement
 
To assist, disseminate and promote services, education and networking opportunities to independent inventors.
 
Founded in early 2004 our chapter has made continued strides in sharing information resources to both amateur and seasoned inventors and continues promoting individual inventors.
 
We welcome all individuals and parties whom share the goal in further promoting an Iowa based resource for inventors and product assimilation. Meetings are typically held every 2nd Monday of the month. Meetings are free and dress is casual.
 
Our typical meeting will include a guest speaker and they will speak on a variety of topics that are of interest to inventors. Past speakers include patent attorneys and prototype makers. After the speaker talks we always open it up for question and answers so the attendees can ask their specific questions. We then have a short business meeting. See below for meeting schedule
 
President Frank Morosky at the 2015 Innovation Expo
Frank at the 2015 Innovation Expo
 
Next Meeting:
 
We have a terrific meeting coming up here in Cedar Rapids-- PLEASE RSVP--
Monday October 2 at 7pm


Kirkwood Linn Regional Center
1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha IA 52233

Well be in room 210. Park behind the building and enter from the rear lot where the doors are open.
The building is about mile WEST of I-380 on Boyson Rd. 

Speaker
Scott Swenson  | SBDC Regional Director

Your Product Go To Market Strategy
Well explore the lean startup approach to commercializing a physical product. Well use a game exercise to visualize how to build your go to market strategy using Legos to construct a model. Weve used this exercise and its a fun approach and generates some good discussion. We will also tour the workshops in the Kirkwood Regional Center including the construction, auto, welding and advanced 
manufacturing shops.


 

Upcoming Events


We couldn't wait a full year for the energy, information and opportunity that EntreFEST delivers.  Premiering this fall, EntreFEST will host three preview days leading up to the big event.  If you have not yet experienced EntreFEST, these will give you a taste of what you'll experience in May.  If you have attended this innovative two-day celebration in the past, these preview days will keep the momentum going to get you to the spring.  

Dive into the themes here and register today!
Visionary:
 Explore emerging technology within a field and bring new technologies to current systems to help combat challenges. (October 13, 2017)

Innovator: Think outside the box and consistently strive for new ideas, culture and tactics to improve and organization. (November 10, 2017)

Entrepreneur: Take an idea and sculpt it into reality by developing a business through action and risk. (December 7, 2017)

These preview events will give attendees their favorite parts of EntreFEST in one single theme-focused day.  High quality content from speakers, hands-on interactive workshops, networking and more.  The bonus?  Each single day preview event ticket holder receives a discount code for the full conference in May!

 

No Worms. Just Awesome Prices. 

Early Bird tickets are now available for the full conference scheduled for May 17 & 18, 2018.  This rate offers a $200 savings! Reserve your seat today for 48 hours of collaboration, innovation...and fun.

 

Tis the season to begin planning your 2017 Trade Show schedule!! Click here to check out upcoming UIA-affiliated tradeshows. There is no better way to get your product in front of the who's who of an industry. Have questions? Contact Jessica at jessica@uiausa.org


Vault Labs is open for business, providing access to high-end 3D printers and other prototyping tools, a virtual reality
 lab and mentorship from an engineer-in-residence, all in the Geonetric Building. Make sure to check it out soon -
more information here.












Contact Information
President: Frank Morosky
Telephone
 319-849-8436
Electronic mail
General Information: info@iowainventorsgroup.org