T B I C News & Tidbits

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April 25, 2016

TBIC meeting 4/27/16 in Tampa. How to pitch

Greetings Inventors and Product developers!  This week at the Tampa Bay Inventors Council we welcome back our friend Brent Britton, IP Attorney and community activist for Tampa Bay.  Brent has shared some colorful and exciting concepts with us in the past about the universe and beyond but this week he will bring us down to earth with an important concept for inventors.  On Wednesday, April 27th Brent will share “Life's a Pitch - how to pitch investors (and co-founders).”  How should you approach people to invest in your dream and what is it that they want to hear?  If you don’t know what to say and how to say it, you are just wasting their time and yours.  If you want to build a team to advance your invention or product, how should you structure it?  If you want to make a sale of your idea or product, what should be your approach?  All this and more will be a part of the conversation we have this Wednesday at the next TBIC meeting at the Hive in Tampa from 7 – 8:45pm.  Brent will also field any other IP questions you may have so write them down and make sure you attend the next Tampa Bay Inventors Meeting!
See you there,

April 11, 2016

Product Development discussed this week at TBIC 4/13/16

What are the steps of the product development process?  What are some tips to get the most out of each development phase?  What should you look for in a product development partner?  This Wednesday, Josh Lembke of Forge Product Development will give you his answers to these questions at our next TBIC meeting and answer any questions you may have about product development.  Josh is a recent transplant to Tampa Bay in 2013 and earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue School of Engineering.  He also earned his Bachelors in Economics from Butler University.  He sees Tampa Bay as a creative place and wants to lend his practical engineering side to the equation.  Join us this Wednesday at the Idatix building, home of the Taffie incubator at 1499 Gulf to Bay from 7-9 pm, April 13th as we explore the process of taking an idea through prototyping and on to developing a retail product for sale!  Come early to make sure you get a good seat!
See you there!
Wayne Rasanen