I've uploaded the September Newsletter and you can download it here. Our next meeting is September 11'th 2008 at 7pm. We also have a newsletter from our Inventor Mentor, George Levi. You can find all his newsletters on his website.
Hello fellow inventors and members of the SDIF.
As President I am pleased to announce the signing of an agreement today between our SDIF and CONNECT. www.connect.org
Together, the Parties entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to mutually promote the Springboard Program and the SDIF:
August 8 & 9, 2008
Presented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Inventors Assistance Program and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation are proud to present the 13th Annual Independent Inventors Conference on August 8 and 9, 2008. Top USPTO officials, successful inventors and intellectual property experts will be on hand to provide practical advice and information for both novice and seasoned inventors.
The 2008 NASA Tech Briefs "Create the Future" Design Contest, presented
by SolidWorks Corp., is now open for entries. For official rules and to submit
your entry, go to: http://link.abpi.net/l.php?20080707A15
The seventh annual contest welcomes innovative design ideas in the following
* Machinery, Equipment, and Component Technology
* Consumer Products
* Safety and Security
* Sustainable Technologies
The Create the Future contest awards a Grand Prize of $20,000 and six
SDIF would like to congratulate our member Gary Fallowes on his invention the BeaterBlade+. Gary's inventions made it into the New York Times. You can read the article here:
Hello inventors, I am Adrian Pelkus your SDIF President for 2008/2009
Are you ready to turn that idea into a product?
I invite you to attend the San Diego Inventors Forum in Del Mar.
Come hear successful local San Diego inventors speak at the SDIF to learn how they developed their marketable products.
Come and get motivated, network in a room filled with helpful people and get guidance and advice on taking your first or next step necessary to turn your ideas into a reality.
At our meetings you can meet our Mentor inventors and professionals in many relative fields.
You can ask financing, business, marketing, legal and engineering questions and present your ideas to private individuals or group review.
1year memberships for inventors are $50 or we ask $5 at the door.
We meet on the second Thursday of the month, meetings start at 7pm sharp.
Directions and discussions are on the website. www.sdinventors.org
Attached you will find the schedule and topics for meetings we will be holding the next 11 months.
Our big event will be the SD Patent Pending Invention Contest this coming September 11.
Grand prize $1000. Look on the web site for entry rules & form coming soon.
Want to tell us your inventing story?
Want to join as a Sponsor?.
Want to present your idea to the group for feedback?
Please do! Contact me for details.
I look forward to serving you as SDIF president this year and helping you make your American Dreams come true.
Invention Accelerator Workshops take place every 3rd Thursday of each month 7 - 9 pm - exactly one week after SDIF meeting.
The location: Powerpak Industries, LLC
11305 Rancho Bernardo Rd. Ste. # 111
San Diego, CA 92127
The workshops are endorsed by SDIF and sponsored by Robert Green/Powerpak (providing facilities and refreshments)
and Greg Lauren/Enovex (providing structure and content).
The format: closed meeting, focus group setting, round table discussion.