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What: Entrepreneur Showcase (mini tradeshow and networking over cocktails and appetizers—the Showcase typically features 50 to 60 entrepreneurs and inventors)
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
When: Tuesday, October 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm (with set-up prior)
Cost: FREE to exhibit (and attend)
What is provided: 8-foot table with table cloth, tabletop sign, and electrical access
Expectations: Exhibit your product(s) and help EDC showcase all of the innovation happening right here in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. Staff the table and network/answer questions of attendees
Who attends/why I should exhibit: Last year, over 600 people attended Innovation EXPO. Attendees include: investors, entrepreneurial resources, area business and community leaders and other entrepreneurs from across the state. Make valuable connections that could help your business scale. We’re gearing up to have our biggest and best EXPO yet.

Also, if any inventors are interested in applying to present at TAI’s Pitch & Grow, they can apply here:
News about the Iowa Inventors Group: Local club connects, supports area innovators
5/2/2014 - 5/3/2014:
The 57th annual Minnesota Inventors Congress Expo in Minneapolis, MN at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
New Flat-D commercial, featuring Santa! Check it out.
The new "first-to-file" rules under the America Invents Act (AIA) takes effect. Be sure you know how that is going to affect you and your patent!

The Minnesota Inventors Congress (MIC) is having their annual Invention Expo in Redwood Falls, MN, April 19th & 20th, so remember to mark your calendars!

Don't miss your chance to exhibit in the hottest place at the 2013 International Home & Housewares show - The Inventor's Corner

On June 11, 2012, we were able to have our regular meeting hosted at the Entrepreneurial Development Center (EDC) in Cedar Rapids. The picture shows Curt Nelson giving a very informational presentation about who they are, what they do, and examples of their successes helping local businesses grow.
We are doing the Inventor’s Garage at the Innovation EXPO again this year. It is at the Coralville Marriott again. We are looking for inventor’s to help fill that space — probably room for 15 or so.
Vinaporte Strip Rip Dado Fixture
Chuck Kroemer using fruit juice to demonstrate the Vinaporte Ron Bently and David Huovinen demonstrating their Strip Rip Dado Fixture
Power Block Fire Sticks
Joey Svejda with his Power Block for diesel engines Francis Lebeda showing off his Fire Sticks
We were proud to display some of our inventors and their inventions for a story about us, broadcast live on KGAN and Fox 28 in the morning and another segment aired throughout the day. President Frank Morosky and two other inventors were there as well: Galen Crozier with America's Windshield Cover; and Eric Ingamells with the Mini-Snow Plow and Ani: The Android Chassis.
Andy Stoll at IIG
We were pleased to have Andy Stoll from Seedhere speak to us about the current state of entrepreneurism in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor.
To Download a Video of The July 13th Webinar See Below:
To see a video of the FREE Webinar on how to Become a No Risk Inventor, hosted by Stephen Key & Andrew Krauss of inventRight download the video here:
Together, Stephen and Andrew have been coaching and mentoring Inventors as to the step-by-step of exactly what to do and say to get their products into stores.
During this webinar, Stephen and Andrew will teach you ALL the 10 steps they teach
Learn how to Become a No-Risk Entrepreneur in a free Webinar, hosted by the Iowa Inventors Group. 
You will get guidance on how to develop your inventions (or enhancements to existing products and services), and strategies for presenting your innovations to attract the attention and support of prospective licensees/manufacture
Frank with Sarah Miller Caldicott, Thomas Edison's grandniece
Frank recently had the priviledge of meeting Thomas Edison's Grandniece Sarah Miller Caldicott. She is the author of "Innovate Like Edison". The club owns a copy of the book and is available on a loaner basis for club members.
Frank Morosky recently was interviewed for a podcast. To hear the podcast click the link below.
Franks Podcast On Changing the World One Invention at a Time
Article: Iowa Inventors Group is proud to announce that 2 of its members have been asked to present their inventions to a panel of judges next month. The Inventors Club of Kansas City has chosen 19 inventions out of over 100 submitted entries to be presented in front of actual product scouts and judges. Chip Novetzke of Cedar Rapids will present his patent pending invention called the YardStick. Frank Morosky, president of the Iowa Inventors Group, will present his company’s product ( the Universal Deodorizer.
The two inventors will travel to Kansas City in August in hopes of getting an award or product licensing agreement with a major manufacturer. There will be actual product scouts and executives from several companies (Faultless, Garden Weasel, Trapp and BonAmi) looking for products to add to their own list of products. This show was highly selective in the type of products they were looking for. Lawn and garden and cleaning products for retail stores are some of the items on their list of desirable inventions. This is the 5th annual invention show the club has produced. The club can boast that 7 inventions have been licensed due to this show.
This is the first time anyone will see Chips invention. He recently received a provisional patent for his product and he is now working on a prototype to show the judges next month. Chip says about this opportunity; “I am blessed to have this opportunity to show “The YardStick” to companies in this field. I hope my product will become available to anyone that is looking for a faster, easier and most importantly, ergonomically correct way to kill off dandelions or other unwanted plant life in their yards and gardens. I might add that “The YardStick” can also be used to fertilize selective plant life as well.”
Frank Morosky is a seasoned inventor and has presented his product to Billy Mays and to Jay Leno on the Tonight Show a couple years ago. "As inventors, our goal is to capitalize on our ideas and this looks like a golden opportunity for us to make money on our ideas."
The Iowa Inventors Group is an Eastern Iowa resource for all types of inventors. They have monthly meetings to assist inventors develop their ideas. Check out their website which lists other contests and information:
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