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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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Comment by Roger Garrett on October 2, 2012 at 11:41am
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
Comment by Roger Garrett on September 18, 2012 at 4:34pm
SEPTEMBER INVENTION DISCUSSION GROUP
Thursday, September 27th
7 pm
The Pacific Club
1451 Queen Emma Street
Honolulu, HI
WHAT IT IS
The Hawaii Inventors Club offers a special service to its members, which is separate from the monthly meetings. It's an opportunity to get together with a small group of fellow inventors to openly discuss your, or a fellow member's, particular invention. The idea is that we all need feedback on our inventions and can benefit from the experience of other inventors. Besides, it's just plain fun talking about our inventions.
The usual monthly meetings host a lot of great speakers and provided lots of valuable information about the overall invention process. This Invention Discussion Group allows members to discuss their own specific inventions and get advice specific to their unique issues and concerns.
HOW IT WORKS
Each person who attends an Invention Discussion Group meeting is welcome to present your own invention or to participate in the discussion of other members' inventions, with the objective of providing helpful feedback and advice.
 
YOUR PRESENTATION
If you plan to present your invention at the meeting please note that it need not be elaborate, perfected, or polished. It could be just a verbal description of what you have in mind. If you have a prototype, show it. If you have drawings or charts or pictures, bring them. The objective is to provide enough information about it so that the other members can understand it and hopefully offer helpful advice.
WHERE
The meetings are held at The Pacific Club. 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu, HI.
We meet at the tables under the large cabana by the pool. There is no dress code enforced in this area of the club, so casual dress is fine. There will be water, peanuts & chips at no cost (provided by our Vice President, Kathy Custer).

Getting to the pool area is easy. Enter on the cement walking path to the right of the club main building, that goes alongside the paddle courts. The path will lead you to the pool cabana where we will be meeting.
Please arrive promptly for the start of the meeting. See the map at the end of this email.
 
MAP

Click http://g.co/maps/zwrab for larger map or directions.
Enter from Queen Emma Street. On the right of the main building, to the left of the tennis courts, follow the sidewalk to the back of the facility, to the swimming pool area. You'll find us in the courtyard at the back of the pool.
Comment by Roger Garrett on August 31, 2012 at 3:48pm

HAWAII INVENTORS CLUB

SEPTEMBER MEETING
TUESDAY September 11th

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.

TOPIC:
Success Story : Laurens Laudowicz : Crowdfunding, Kickstarter


Crowdfunding A quick 101 on how it works and what you need to know. Things you should consider when planning your own campaign or project and common issues to avoid.

My Kickstarter project and where it led me to. A personal perspective on a 30 day project that took over a year to fulfill. See JUICIES

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


PRESENTER BIO

Laurens Laudowicz
Businessman by trade, social entrepreneur by heart. Laurens has tutored himself in Buddhism and other philosophies while building his knowledge in international business practices and running his Asian Art import company. Laurens was a founding member of the USGBC Hawaii Chapter, an organization of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. He was also a founding member of the Sustainability Association of Hawaii. Despite the fact that Laurens is a devoted husband and father of three children, he has still managed to help run the eco networking group called Green Drinks, which is active in 670+ cities worldwide. Laurens is currently working on his next venture: JUICES colorful chargers for smartphones & tablets.

Comment by Roger Garrett on August 3, 2012 at 3:16pm
August Meeting : Prototyping & Factoring
HAWAII INVENTORS CLUB
 
AUGUST MEETING
TUESDAY August 14th
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.
  
TOPICS: Prototyping and Alternative Financing Options

Yes, we have TWO presentations this month. 

Prototyping: Emil Reyes of Rapid Technology LLC (ThinkRapid.com) will discuss ways to prototype your invention.

Financing: Marcelo Castro will give us a presentation on alternative ways to finance your invention business.
 
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
 
Comment by Roger Garrett on June 20, 2012 at 7:04pm
HAWAII INVENTORS CLUB
JULY MEETING
TUESDAY July 10th
6 PM (dinner - drinks)
7 PM Meeting Starts
NEW LOCATION ! !
We'll be at a new location for our July meeting.
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.
NOW WITH FOOD & DRINKS ! !
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.
TOPIC: Preparing a Business Plan
If you hope to commercialize your invention by starting up your own company or are looking for investors to help fund the development of your invention, you'll need a well written business plan.

Ken Berkun will share with us his experiences with preparing business plans. Ken has been inventing and running businesses for many years and has lots of helpful information to share.
MEETING SCHEDULE : 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: Preparing a Business Plan
- 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
Comment by Roger Garrett on May 20, 2012 at 11:19am
HAWAII INVENTORS CLUB

JUNE MEETING
TUESDAY June12h
6:30 PM

Common Business Mistakes
Made by Start-Up Entrepreneurs
& How to Avoid Them
The Box Jelly
307c Kamani Street
Honolulu, HI

Near Wards Sports Authority
inside "Fishcake"
808-769-6921
 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Full Map & to Get Direction: http://g.co/maps/xsz5y
TOPIC: Common Business Mistakes Made by Start-Up Entrepreneurs
& How to Avoid Them
PARKING
Plenty of free parking around the area (e.g. at the nearby Sports Authority store). See the map.
MEETING SCEHDULE : 6:30 - 8:30pm

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: Common Business Mistakes Made by Start-Up Entrepreneurs & How to Avoid Them

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

Raymond Riss
Raymond Riss, the founder and President of R.M.Riss & Associates, is an independent business-building consultant focused on helping both small and large businesses in maximizing their sales growth and profitability. Mr. Riss’ clients get the benefit of his 40 years experience in Marketing, Sales and General Management. In Hawaii, Mr. Riss’ has served as Executive VP Sales & Marketing for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut and Hawaiian Springs Natural Water. On the Mainland, Mr. Riss’ has run companies ranging in size from $8MM to $250MM as a General Manager.
Comment by Roger Garrett on May 1, 2012 at 12:19pm

HAWAII INVENTORS CLUB

MAY MEETING
TUESDAY May 8th
7 PM

LICENSING YOUR PRODUCT
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please note NEW TIME & LOCATION.

The Box Jelly
307c Kamani Street
(Near Wards Sports Authority
inside Fishcake)
808-769-6921
307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Full Map & to Get Direction: http://g.co/maps/xsz5y
TOPIC: Licensing Your Product : Legal Considerations
This month's presentation is being given by Leighton K. Chong, Intellectual Property and Patent Attorney. He will cover intellectual property protection and licensing strategies for technology and innovation products, including using patenting to protect and manage market exclusivity for patented products, patent licensing and other patent monetization options.
PARKING
Plenty of free parking around the area. See the map.
MEETING SCEHDULE : 7pm - 9pm

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: Licensing Your Product : Legal Considerations

OPEN DISCUSSION: About anything the members may be interested in.
Comment by Roger Garrett on March 27, 2012 at 12:50pm
 
HAWAII INVENTORS CLUB
 APRIL MEETING TUESDAY April 10
6:30 PM
FUNDING YOUR INVENTION / PRODUCT / COMPANY
- HAWAII ANGELS -
 
Our April meeting will be Tuesday April 10th at 6:30pm at the Kapa Cafe, next to Ben Franklin, 2810 Paa St. Honolulu, HI 96822. Please try to arrive by 6:30 so we can get started on time.

 
Please note that traffic can be slow at this time of day,
so please allow enough time to get to the meeting on time.
 Kapa Cafe'
Next to the Ben Franklin store
2810 Paa St.
Honolulu, HI

 
Grab a Drink or Snack : The Kapa Cafe will be open (just for us!) during our meeting, so feel free to grab a drink or snack. Shelly is offering her facility to us for free, so please consider purchasing something at the Cafe to show our appreciation.

TOPIC: Funding Your Invention / Product / Company : Hawaii Angels
 
We are very fortunate to be having a presentation by serial entrepreneur Bill Spencer, President of Hawaii Venture Capital Association and founding member of Hawaii Angels, a group of investors who invest in startup companies. He'll tell us how "angels" can provide investment funds right at the beginning of your product development.

PARKING
 
Plenty of free parking in front of the Kapa Cafe.
 
MEETING SCEHDULE : 6:30 - 8:30pm
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: Funding Your Invention : Angels
 
OPEN DISCUSSION: About Video or anything else the members may be interested in.

 
Comment by Daniel Leuck on September 15, 2010 at 9:25pm
We are working on creating something like this for companies graduating from MIC. We are currently a hui of three (companies).
Comment by Ken Berkun on April 25, 2010 at 9:20pm
Hey Rik, why don't you start a fresh topic and tell us about Microflow.
ken
 

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