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The Inventors School 2022: Bringing a New Product to Market
NOVEMBER  16, 2022:
IT’S MEETING #11. The past 10 Months we have shared our dive into developing our Learn2Catch Toy product.
And like ALL Inventors, we are excited about it!!
Now, we are at the point where it gets EXPENSIVE
We will be paying for Manufacturing, Warehousing, Selling, Marketing, Shipping, and Servicing

HOW do we VALIDATE that enough shoppers will BUY our TOY?
And, that they WILL PAY the price??
Online eCommerce and Amazon Expert Coach Jens Lindner, From the Altus Marketing & Product Development Agency, will share how you can search Amazon online data for FREE!
This is a MUST ATTEND Meeting!

BRING Your Friends for a presentation that will change the way they develop product ideas FOREVER!!
  • LEARN the SECRETS of HOW to USE Amazon Data for FREE:
  • LEARN how to use Amazon for competition research
  • LEARN how to gauge consumer demand using Amazon
  • GET ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS during LIVE RESEARCH using AMAZON data to compare example inventor product ideas with competitive data!
  • LEARN about the tools you need to validate your product idea and HOW to USE them
  • LEARN how to Rank and Compare every detail of your product idea with Competitors’ Products
Our speaker, JENS LINDNER’S expertise and experience includes Digital Marketing, E-Commerce and Amazon Platform Growth. This includes managing eCommerce for Menards, Deluxe Corporation, Christopher & Banks and Vista Outdoor. In the process, he has developed an in-depth understanding of Amazon’s eCommerce platform and now Coaches businesses and business startups on how best to launch products on Amazon.

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?

Eliot Evans, Board Member/Secretary

Creating Prototypes
Manufacturing and Design Strategies
Product Assembly

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
Fred Sklenar IDSA, ASME, BID, MBA, CPP,

NON-Board Member - website Mgr.
Design for Manufacture (DFM)
Ideation and style Design
Going from idea to consumer 
Manufacturing Process Selection and Sourcing
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 

Upcoming Programs

Next Meeting


HOPKINS Community Center

Next Meeting

November 16, 2022

2022 has a NEW and EXCITING Program Format.
Join us on November 16th  for session 11 of 12.
This year the Inventors Network is running a unique program by taking a product idea through many of the important phases of development to realize a true-live product.  Attendees will learn key fundamentals that every inventor needs to know to bring a product from idea to reality.
  • DEC: Product Pitch Night and Christmas Social
  • JAN: How to Develop New Product Ideas for 2023
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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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.