August 24th Inventors Meeting
Do you need help figuring out how to get your invention on the market? Do you want to hear advice from someone who knows the ropes? On August 24th, the Tampa Bay Inventors Council is pleased to welcome Jim DeBetta to speak to our inventors from 7 – 9 pm . Jim specializes in coaching inventors and consumer products start-up companies. He also assists clients with product development, engineering, sales and market representation to major retailers. He was VP of Product Development for Kevin Harrington, from the ABC show Shark Tank and reviewed products sent to the company to determine if they were suitable for an infomercial or retail distribution. He has a solid network of product engineers, factory brokers, angel investment firms, licensing experts, and sales and marketing professionals with various areas of expertise. Jim can help find factories to produce products, create pricing strategies, help with marketing and public relations, and selling products to major retailers. Jim was part of a highly successful start up company that produced sport optics and lead the company from insignificant revenue to nearly 50 million dollars in sales in under 8 years. Jim’s experience has reached far and wide working with various products, retailers, manufactures, and factories. He knew it was time to help those that had a product in mind or ready for production. His goal is to teach others the process without unnecessary expense, time and red tape. Jim teaches inventors how to create sales and marketing strategies, understand the world of licensing, develop a product using CAD design, raising money to fund a business, and locating factories overseas to produce products. He is now reaching out to individuals who want to learn how to do it for themselves. He is also the author of "The Business of Inventing" and has written hundreds of articles for industry publications, newspapers, and websites such as Inventor’s Digest, Georgia Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Jim also appears as a guest speaker for leading trade and consumer organizations, speaks at international conferences, and hosts forum and blog discussions on prominent invention and entrepreneurial websites. On Wednesday, August 24th, learn from his extensive experience with start-ups and small consumer products companies. Jim will share his thoughts and help our Tampa Bay Inventors to get the edge that you need to be successful with your invention!