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The Inventors Network: Dedicated to bringing inventors together and sharing resources.
Join us for a two-part presentation.
First, Learn what you need to do Step-by-Step to License your own product idea.
And Secondly, Learn how to compile the information you need to write and format an expert Business Plan tailored for licensing.
  • Each Step in the Product Licensing Process
  • What you will need to Demonstrate your product to potential Licensees
  • How to provide the Financial Data that Licensees will need to evaluate your product
  • How to begin identifying your product’s competitive advantages and market opportunities.
  • How to develop and format your product’s projected financial potential to present to potential Licensees


    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

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    HOPKINS Community Center

    Upcoming Meetings:   
    • MAY 17th:    Licensing AND Business Plan for licensing
    • JUN 21st:       The Marketplace - Learn Why You need for a Strong Competitive Advantage and How to Create One
    • JUL 19th:      Prototyping - Learn Prototyping Options and Why Prototypes Will Help You License Your Product Idea
    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.