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The Inventors Network: Dedicated to bringing inventors together and sharing resources.
Join Our Small Group Inventors Workshops 6 PM on FEB 21st  
In 2024 we are Focused on: 
1) HELPING you get YOUR inventions developed faster
  • Join our 2024 Small Group Workshop to Get UNSTUCK: Get ideas and resources to move your invention ahead!
2) Exploring how to use electronics ,A.I and other technologies
  • Learn How you can use new technologies in creating and marketing your inventions! 
Steve Lyon and Jahn Stopperan will be sharing examples of:
  • Simple electronic devices that can add new performance features and competitive points of difference in existing categories
  • New ways to look at categories and opportunities by bringing electronics to your inventions
  • The “Invention Process”. Each month, they will share each step in the “Creation of a New Invention”: From Initial Idea, to Defining the Problem and the Market; Through Manufacturing, Sourcing, Patentablity and Preparation for Selling/Licensing. 
These are designed to help each inventor identify and prioritize their key obstacles and find resources to move their invention ahead. Come prepared:  
1) What is your biggest roadblock?  
2) What do you need to get to the Next Step?
As part of the meeting, we will break into Inventors Workshop Groups and work as teams to help each member develop new possibilities to overcome challenges and find resources to advance their invention.  We are committed to help each inventor leave with at least one Next Step to building their invention!
Kelly Cusick, fellow IN member and videographer who has been digitally recording, editing, compiling, and producing our monthly meetings for all members to reference or view outside the meeting itself, has offered to help inventors in the creation of abbreviated short videos for use in social media exposure to test the waters on their invention or idea.  NOT ONLY THAT, Kelly and Inventors Network will help get social media exposure with these videos in various ways if you desire. 
NO COST TO INVENTORS!  At our upcoming meeting, Kelly will share her vision so be thinking about whether you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity as an IN member!

Your Board Can Help You

Here at Inventor's Network
we take pride in the concept of
helping our members network with each other
and we strive to create networking possibilities
in the Inventor sphere.

Networking can be described as
the gathering of individuals
for the purpose of sharing ideas,
concepts, experiences and advice
as well as it being a mechanism
to find answers to questions within the subject,
in our case "Inventing."
Your Board of Directors
encourages you to

seek connections within our organization
to learn as well as share.
Our board is available to answer your questions and
you can contact them by
clicking on their name below.

Below are their areas of expertise.
For general information, to inquire to be a speaker,
or to join, email us at

Steve Lyon, Board President:
Taking products to Market/Licensing
Avoiding mistakes/Navigating problems
How Inventors Network can help
Mike DuMond, Vice President

Selling Your Invention:
HOW is it DIFFERENT than the Competitors?
        WHY Will Customers Buy It?
HOW Will You Sell It?
WHO Will Sell it?

Bill Berggren Esq., Board Member/Treasurer
Protect the Intellectual Property of your invention
Applying for Patent Protection
Obtaining  Trademark Protection 
Will sign NDA’s for confidentiality
Jahn Stopperan, Board Member/Membership
Creating Business Plans and Go-To-Market Strategies
Sales and Distribution Channels
Starting a Business Around Your Invention
How to Get Momentum Going with Your Invention

Doug Lenz, Board Member/Website Manager
Electromechanical Engineering and Design
Manufacturing and Automation
Entrepreneurship and Business Development

Upcoming Programs

Next Meeting


HOPKINS Community Center

Upcoming Meetings:   
  • March 20th (2024)
  • April 17th (2024)
How Inventors can use A.I. to develop product ideas, product prototypes, package designs and MORE!!
  • May 15th (2024)
Patents and Trademarks for your Inventions.
Map to Meeting Location
Meetings are third Wednesday of each month starting at 6:00PM.
1001 HWY 7, Eisenhower Community Center (Just West of HWY 169), Hopkins MN 55305
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Present Your Invention
Would you like to present your invention at our monthly meeting?  Every month we offer our members 5-minute slots for them to present their invention to the group anyway they see fit.  We do suggest your idea be patented or patent pending first and you have discussed this with an attorney.  For more details click here.