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The Inventors Network: Dedicated to bringing inventors together and sharing resources.


Learn HOW TO PITCH Your Product Invention and Watch Inventors Pitch Their Product Concept

  • Learn from FIVE Different Inventors as they pitch their products!
  • Participate and learn from the audience FEEDBACK and REACTION with Live Q&A!
  • See the latest on the “CLUB INVENTION” and our PITCH PLANS!!


  • First Annual U.S. Inventors Conference – OCT 19th-21st in Washington D.C.  Steve Lyon, IN Club President shares highlights.
  • Oversees Sourcing:   Larry Mahoney of Asia Direct Resources will update us on sourcing options in a post-covid Asia.

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:   
  • NOV 15th
Pitch Night: Watch Other Inventors Pitch Their Inventions
  • DEC 20th
Annual Holiday Party! Speakers and Treats!!
  • JAN 17th (2024)
2024 Kickoff - Details To Be Announced
  • FEB 21st (2024)
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.