T B I C News & Tidbits

This site has been created for the convenience of our members to see the very latest news and information that may be of immediate interest. Late breaking info on speakers, meetings, or other pertinent announcements can be found here.

April 20, 2011

Successful Marketing 4/27/11 TBIC Meeting

Let’s say that you have a brilliant innovation that you want to share with the world. We have talked about defining it with product developers and building it with rapid prototyping to help you prepare for the market. How you get it known about and sold is the product of marketing. That is where we will focus our attention in our next meeting on April 27th 2011. Marketing and defining you innovation and methods to help you cope with the challenges. Joining us to speak on the topic is Ian Ippolito, founder and CEO of vWorker.

VWorker is a marketplace that connects businesses to virtual workers and can save them 36-80% versus traditional workers. Entrepreneur magazine called vWorker "one of the 100 most brilliant companies on our radar". It is a four time consecutive winner of the Inc. 5000 "fastest growing private company in the U.S.” award. It has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fast-Company and many other journals and magazines as a company exemplifying the shift of power to the new world-wide digital economy.

Ian Ippolito will discuss the challenges and obstacles he encountered in creating vWorker, and the marketing techniques that he employed to help him overcome them. This is a great opportunity to learn from someone who has traveled the path and faced the music. Join us on Wednesday, 4/27/11 at 7-9 PM and learn to steps you need to take and the words to the chorus so that you can succeed with your innovation! This will be an important lesson for any inventor so make sure that you get your seat early, this could be a packed house!

April 12, 2011

Rapid prototyping 4/13/2010 Meeting

Most inventors have an idea of what they want their product to look like and a visit with a product designer can help take it to the next level with a CAD rendering. Once it is fully defined, it may be possible to create an actual device by using rapid prototyping. On Wednesday, April 13th, TBIC will welcome our friends at EMS to come and show us the latest advances in this amazing technology. They will show how to redesign an existing produce by using a 3D scanner to capture shape and size into a computer model that can later be manipulated. Join us and see if you might take advantage in this kind of technology to bring your innovation to life!