Inventors will have the chance to win prizes valued at up to $2,500 as they compete in the Inventors’ Showcase and Competition. It’s all part of the 2010 Ideas to Profits Conference, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells where inventors, entrepreneurs, innovative manufacturers, and professionals from across the Midwest meet for two days of events and networking.
The conference features experts on innovative business practices, intellectual property, prototyping, marketing and financing. It is sponsored by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Popular Science Top 10 Inventions of the Year winner Ben Hobbins, a speaker at this year’s conference, raised $100,000 from investors at the conference last year. “I would recommend any inventor or entrepreneur attend this conference,” Hobbins said. “Success is all about solid intellectual property, access to information, networking, and personal drive.’’
Keynote addresses will be given by Louis Foreman, President and CEO of Enventys product design and engineering firm and executive producer of the Emmy® Award winning PBS TV show, Everyday Edisons, Warren Tuttle, external product development program at Lifetime Brands, and Richard Meeusen, President and CEO of Badger Metter, Inc. and winner of the 2009 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for manufacturing in the Upper Midwest region.
I will be one of the session speakers along with marketing consultants, intellectual property attorneys, angel investors, new product scouts, and business development specialists.
Inventors will have the chance to win prizes valued at up to $2,500 as they compete in the Inventors’ Showcase and Competition. The showcase is a special component of the conference, and a great way for inventors to exhibit their work, seek the advice of new product scouts, and gain potential investors. Anyone can participate, whether the product is in the idea stage or already introduced to the market. Four finalists will be chosen.
Deadline for entry in the contest is August 30. For complete conference and inventors’ competition details, contact WISC at 262-472-1365, firstname.lastname@example.org , or go online to http://www.ideas2profits.org .
Ron Docie, Sr. is President of Docie Marketing and Docie Development. He is the author of The Inventor's Bible, How to Market and License Your Brilliant Ideas, and has successfully commercialized new products and technology for himself and his inventor clients for over three decades.