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MIPO: From Napkin Idea to Product in Market

Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)
721 NW Ninth Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)



From scribble on the napkin to product on the market, Louis Foreman will share knowledge from THE INDEPENDENT INVENTOR’S HANDBOOK and explain everything a potential inventor needs to know from raw concept to market reality.

On October 10th join us in Oregon as we engage with the Publisher of Inventors Digest Magazine and executive producer of the PBS Emmy® award-winning Everyday Edisons in a 3-hour workshop that will cover protecting, prototyping, licensing, and more.

Scam companies run rampant in the industry and inventors need to get real advice from real inventors. LOUIS FOREMAN, THE CO-AUTHOR OF INDEPENDENT INVENTOR’S HANDBOOK gives aspiring inventors the real deal.

Understanding the difference between a good idea and a marketable idea. Why investing too much money at the outset can sink you. Plus the effective investor pitch, questions to ask a prospective manufacturer, 14 licensing land mines to avoid, “looks-like” versus “works-like” prototypes, 10 things not to tell a potential investor, and how to protect your invention once it’s on the market.

Louis J. Foreman is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for innovation. He started his first business from his college fraternity room and, for the past 20 years, has been starting and building successful companies. He is the publisher of Inventors Digest magazine and executive producer of the Emmy® award–winning PBS show Everyday Edisons.