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The road from concept to successful product is a long and difficult one. This group tries to make that trip a bit easier by bringing together inventors, marketers, and business people to share their knowledge and experience.

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Latest Activity: Jul 11, 2013

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What are you inventing? 9 Replies

Someone needs to start a conversation and it beats working, so here goes.I am working on Soundpaper; a technology for printing audio on paper.   We use a very high density 2 dimensional barcode to…Continue

Started by Ken Berkun. Last reply by Ken Berkun Sep 15, 2010.

Patent attorney for consumer product 2 Replies

Hi all,A friend of mine asked me for a recommendation for a good, reasonable patent attorney for a consumer product.  He wasn't specific about the product details so I don't know more than that.  I…Continue

Started by Bruce Kim. Last reply by Reichart Jul 23, 2010.

Resources: Electronics, mechanics, optics, whatever... 4 Replies

Please post in this forum any resources you know of related to companies that sell electronics, mechanics, optics, software, development tools, etc. that are helpful in building prototypes.Continue

Started by Roger Garrett. Last reply by Greg Garriss Apr 27, 2010.

Resources 3 Replies

I'll be adding a few discussion topics where we can post information we may have of resources available to inventors, such as University and College courses and programs, electronic, mechanical, etc.…Continue

Started by Roger Garrett. Last reply by Reichart Apr 26, 2010.

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Comment by Roger Garrett on July 7, 2013 at 7:38pm

HAWAII INVENTORS ASSOCIATION JULY MEETING

Tuesday July 23rd 

Meeting Starts Promptly at
6:30 PM

MEETING TOPIC: Invention Discussion

At this meeting we'll have one or two inventors present their inventions for the purpose of getting feedback and suggestions from the members.

If YOU would like to present your invention
at this meeting
please RSVP to this email
and let us know.

Tuesday, July 23rd

Manoa Innovation Center
1st Floor Conference Room
2800 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822

See end of email for
Location Map, Parking Info, and
Conference Room location.
Our meetings at the Manoa Innovation Center are hosted/sponsored by

Visit
http://htdc.org/
to see how HTDC can help you with your venture.

MEETING TOPIC: Invention Discussion

MEETING SCEHDULE : 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Meeting starts promptly at 6:30, so please arrive on time.

- PRESENTATION

- INTRODUCTIONS: Each member (who wants to) can get up and say just a few words about themselves, what they're working on, what skills they have to share with other members, what help they might need from other members. This is an excellent opportunity to start networking with other members.

- OPEN DISCUSSION / NETWORKING: Mix and mingle and talk about anything the members may be interested in.

PARKING

Plenty of free parking around the area in the Manoa Innovation Center parking lot as well as street parking.

Full Map and Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/GnxOv

Comment by Roger Garrett on May 27, 2013 at 9:31am

MAY MEETING
Hawaii Inventors Association
Meeting Starts Promptly at 
6 PM

MEETING TOPIC

Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
- Extreme Business -
What Entrepreneurs and Inventors Should Not Fear

Presented by
Bill Spencer
of the
Hawaii Venture Capital Association
Hawaii Angels
Blue Startup
ThinkTech Hawaii &
Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc.

Tuesday, May 28th

Manoa Innovation Center
1st Floor Conference Room
2800 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822

See end of email for 
Location Map, Parking Info, and 
Conference Room location.
Our meetings at the Manoa Innovation Center are hosted/sponsored by

MEETING TOPIC:

Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
Extreme Business
What Entrepreneurs and Inventors Should Not Fear

MEETING SCEHDULE : 6 - 8pm 
Meeting starts promptly at 6, so please arrive on time.

- PRESENTATION

- INTRODUCTIONS: Each member (who wants to) can get up and say just a few words about themselves, what they're working on, what skills they have to share with other members, what help they might need from other members. This is an excellent opportunity to start networking with other members.

- OPEN DISCUSSION / NETWORKING: Mix and mingle and talk about anything the members may be interested in.

PRESENTER'S BIO
Bill Spencer 


Bill Spencer is a serial entrepreneur who has voluntarily led the Hawaii Venture Capital Association since 1999. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is currently the President and co-founder of Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc., a high-tech open ocean fish farming technology business dedicated helping solve the world’s need for more seafood protein. 
Bill is a tireless advocate for capital formation in Hawaii to support entrepreneurs interested in capitalizing on Hawaii’s global strategic advantages. His efforts include educating entrepreneurs about the venture finance continuum, mentoring entrepreneurs and judging business plan competitions.

Bill is a founding member of Hawaii Angels, the State’s only angel investor network. He is a lead mentor for the Blue Startups venture accelerator and co-founder of HI Impact, an organization devoted to educating entrepreneurs about socially responsible investing. He is a founding board member of ThinkTech Hawaii, a 501 (c) 3 organization devoted to publicizing the importance of building a tech economy in support of Hawaii’s global economic future. Bill was recently honored by The Hogan Entrepreneurial Program at Chaminade University with their Lifetime Achievement Award for service to Hawaii’s entrepreneurial community.

Bill’s entrepreneurial ventures always seek to implement big ideas and address global markets with social and environmental responsibility. 

PARKING 

Plenty of free parking around the area in the Manoa Innovation Center parking lot as well as street parking.

Full Map and Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/GnxOv

Comment by Roger Garrett on April 10, 2013 at 8:53am

HAWAII INVENTORS ASSOCIATION



APRIL MEETING

Rapid Prototyping
from the
Designer's Perspective

Tuesday, April 30th

Manoa Innovation Center
1st Floor Conference Room
2800 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822

Our meetings at the Manoa Innovation Center are hosted/sponsored by

Visit
http://htdc.org/
to see how HTDC can help you with your venture.

MEETING TOPIC:

Rapid Prototyping from the Designer's Perspective

Kevin Talbot, program manager and mechanical engineer for the CoinStar kisks, will share his experiences in using rapid prototyping and 3D printing in the development of new products.


MEETING SCEHDULE : 6:30 - 8:30pm
Meeting starts promptly at 6:30, so please arrive on time.

- PRESENTATION

- INTRODUCTIONS: Each member (who wants to) can get up and say just a few words about themselves, what they're working on, what skills they have to share with other members, what help they might need from other members. This is an excellent opportunity to start networking with other members.

- OPEN DISCUSSION / NETWORKING: Mix and mingle and talk about anything the members may be interested in.

PRESENTER'S BIO

Kevin Talbot, PMP®,

Program Manager, Archinoetics
Cal-State University Northridge, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1979)
University of Phoenix, MBA in Technology Management (2006)

Mr. Talbot has more than 30 years of diverse product development experience completing more than 60 new product development projects with companies such as Philips Oral Healthcare (Sonicare), Teague Associates, Intermec, two startups, and as an independent Design Engineer consultant. This experience includes products in the consumer electronics, aerospace, industrial electronics, battery charger, and medical electronics industry segments that have been taken into full production domestically, in Mexico, and in China. His experience includes more than 20 years as a Mechanical Design Engineer, 11 years in various Engineering Group Manager and Director roles, and most recently more than 10 years in customer-facing technical Project and Program Manager positions. At Archinoetics, Mr. Talbot is the program manager on the multi-million dollar Warfighter Rapid Awareness Processing Technology (WRAPT) project and supports the transition to production of the ReadBand™ fatigue risk monitoring system for Archinoetics’ Fatigue Science spin-off company. He is the inventor or co-inventor on 6 US patents, a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a member of the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG).


PARKING

Plenty of free parking around the area in the Manoa Innovation Center parking lot as well as street parking.

Full Map and Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/GnxOv

Comment by Roger Garrett on March 12, 2013 at 4:24pm
HAWAII INVENTORS ASSOCIATION
Meeting Starts Promptly at
6:30 PM
Arrive early for the best seats
MARCH MEETING

How to Prepare a
PowerPoint Presentation

Thursday, February 28th

 
Manoa Innovation Center
1st Floor Conference Room
2800 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Our meetings at the Manoa Innovation Center are hosted/sponsored by
Home
Visit
http://htdc.org/
to see how HTDC can help you with your venture.
MEETING TOPIC:

How to Prepare a PowerPoint Presentation
Now matter what kind of invention you're working on, at some point you'll need to give a presentation to a potential investor, partner, manufacturer, distributor or retail outlet. And PowerPoint is the way to do it. We'll learn how to set up a PowerPoint presentation, from starting up the program to laying out the presentation with text and graphics to actually giving the presentation.
MEETING SCHEDULE : 6:30 - 8:30pm
Meeting starts promptly at 6:30, so please arrive on time.

- INTRODUCTIONS: Each member (who wants to) can get up and say just a few words about themselves, what they're working on, what skills they have to share with other members, what help they might need from other members. This is an excellent opportunity to start networking with other members.

- PRESENTATION
- OPEN DISCUSSION / NETWORKING: Mix and mingle and talk about anything the members may be interested in.
PARKING
Plenty of free parking around the area in the Manoa Innovation Center parking lot as well as street parking.
Full Map and Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/GnxOv
Comment by Daniel Leuck on December 4, 2012 at 6:01pm

Then your best bet is a school. UH Manoa and KCC sometimes host meetups like this, especially if they provide an opportunity for students to attend and mix with industry. You need to find a friendly professor in a related field. There are numerous ICS and Engineering profs in the TechHui community. I'd poke around in the members area.

UHM and KCC don't have the greatest parking situation, but they have everything else you listed.

Another possibility is the Manoa Innovation Center. They have a classroom and may be willing to host something like this. There is plenty of street parking around MIC. HTDC's (the agency that manages MIC) director is Yuka Nagashima.

Comment by Roger Garrett on December 4, 2012 at 5:27pm

I forgot to include "free" in the list of requirements. Our club is strictly a volunteer effort and we charge no dues, so there's little to no money to pay to rent a space. The Box Jelly charges $100 per hour.

Comment by Daniel Leuck on December 4, 2012 at 4:12pm

Hi Roger - Its hard to find all those things in one place locally. For everything other than the classroom environment I would try TheBoxJelly. They host many tech events, meetups, etc. 

Comment by Roger Garrett on December 4, 2012 at 2:21pm

Our club needs a meeting place. Ideally it has a classroom environment, access to electric and Internet, is easily accessible, has plenty of free parking, and is available on a regular monthly basis. Anyone having any suggestions please let us know.

Comment by Roger Garrett on November 7, 2012 at 2:26pm
NOVEMBER MEETING

The Provisional Patent Application

TUESDAY November 13th

6 PM (dinner - drinks)
7 PM Meeting Starts

P.F. Chang's
Corner of Auahi Street & Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

See below for location map and parking info. Our meeting will be held in the open air section of the restaurant, fronting Queen Street.

FOOD & DRINKS, TOO ! !

The space is reserved for us starting at 6pm, but our meeting starts at 7pm. This means you can arrive at the earlier time (6pm) and have dinner or drinks and conversation with other members and then be there for the 7pm start of the meeting. Or, just arrive for the 7pm meeting. Drinks and food will also be available for purchase during the meeting.

Menu: http://www.pfchangshawaii.com/menu-honolulu

TOPIC:

The Provisional Patent Application:
- What it is
- What it does
- How to File it Online Yourself
MEETING SCEHDULE : 6:00 - 7:00pm (pre-meeting food and drinks)
7pm Meeting starts

- INTRODUCTIONS: Each member (who wants to) can get up and say just a few words about themselves, what they're working on, what skills they have to share with other members, what help they might need from other members. This is an excellent opportunity to start networking with other members.

- PRESENTATION

- OPEN DISCUSSION: About anything the members may be interested in.

PARKING

Plenty of free parking around the area.



Full Map and Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/STWk



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PRESENTER BIO

Danny Macias

Danny Macias is a transplant from Los Angeles, currently living in Kailua. He is relatively new to the world of inventing, with two Provisional Patent Applications filed, and he's busy pushing his products through the commercialization stages. When not focusing on product development, he enjoys stand up paddling, reading philosophy texts on ethics and analysis, and anything Larry David.

As independent inventors, we have so many little tasks and sub-tasks that need to get done, and many times it all needs to get done on a budget. I would like to offer something of practical value in the inventive process, to help you along the way toward your goals.
Comment by Roger Garrett on October 8, 2012 at 7:48am

HAWAII INVENTORS CLUB MEETING : TUESDAY : Oct 9th

HAWAII INVENTORS CLUB
MONTHLY MEETING

TUESDAY October 9th

6 PM (dinner - drinks)
7 PM Meeting Starts
TOPIC
- Staying the course...Will make it happen -

Dr. Denyse Ray will be discussing the steps of her experience from creating the idea to getting her product manufactured & everything in between.
LOCATION
P.F. Chang's
Corner of Auahi Street & Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
See below for location map and parking info. Our meeting will be held in the open air section of the restaurant, fronting Queen Street.
FOOD & DRINKS, TOO ! !
The space is reserved for us starting at 6pm, but our meeting starts at 7pm. This means you can arrive at the earlier time (6pm) and have dinner or drinks and conversation with other members and then be there for the 7pm start of the meeting. Or, just arrive for the 7pm meeting. Drinks and food will also be available for purchase during the meeting.
MEETING SCEHDULE : 6:00 - 7:00pm (pre-meeting food and drinks)
7pm Meeting starts

- INTRODUCTIONS: Each member (who wants to) can get up and say just a few words about themselves, what they're working on, what skills they have to share with other members, what help they might need from other members. This is an excellent opportunity to start networking with other members.

- PRESENTATION
- OPEN DISCUSSION: About anything the members may be interested in.
PARKING
Plenty of free parking around the area.
Full Map and Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/STWk
 

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