Virginia Innovators NEtwork (VINE) generally meets every month. Our meetings start with general networking and dinner (pizza) at 5:30. Typically, our speakers will present from 6:15 to 7:15. Following the presentation, there is time allowed for individual questions and/or additional networking.
Virginia Innovators attracts top regional and national speakers who provide meaningful content to our meeting attendees.
March 19, 2012
Mike Bucci, President, K & M of VA, Inc. Successful Inventor, Entrepreneur and Author.
Over the last 5 years, Mike made the jump from corporate life to inventor and entrepreneur with his products now available through over 10,000 retail locations in 20+ countries. To help others, he has recently published a book/guide for inventors called "Start Living The American Dream". 804.426.4366.
April 17, 2012
Brian J. Teague with Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC presented a patent overview and answered patent-related questions. Brian is a registered patent attorney specializing in electrical, electronics, and computer technology patent preparation and prosecution.
May 23, 2012
Steve Greenberg, Author of Gadget Nation and showcases gadgets on TV as the Innovation Insider.
Steve routinely appears on NBC's Today Show and each month he can be seen on national shows such as CBS Early Show, ABC's World News This Morning and World News Now, and the nationally syndicated show DayTime.
June 18, 2012
Speaker: Mark Reyland, Executive Director, The United Inventor Association of America.
A Professional inventor and product developer, Mr. Reyland has many products on the market. He is the CEO of Obvious Ideas LLC, a product development company and serves the industry as the Executive Director of The United Inventors Association of America.
Virginia Innovators Network has received confirmation from the following nationally recognized speakers and multiple local and regional experts. We are in the process of scheduling their presentations at our meetings for 2012.
||Legal Architect, Intellectual Property, LegalZoom.com
||A former IP litigator and visual artist, Dan wears both legal and business hats at LegalZoom. As Legal Architect for the company, Dan helps identify the needs of inventors, creative professionals and small business owners in the realm of intellectual property, and to build products and services that address those needs.
|How all types of IP law affect the independent inventor - getting the most from your work.
||Founder and CEO of Product For Profit, LLC / Retail MBA
||Karen is a Manufacturer's Rep turned Author Speaker and Consultant. She has taught 1000's of Product Entrepreneurs across the country on the subject of How to Sell to Wal-Mart and Other Chain Store Retailers including workshops at Stanford University, CES (Consumer Electronics Show), National Hardware Show, etc.
|Getting Your Products Sold at Retail
||Edie Tolchin, a/k/a "The Sourcing Lady" (SM) - Owner, EGT Global Trading
||In addition to being an author, Ms. Tolchin holds a prestigious U.S. Customs Broker License, and is an expert in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
|Get it Made SAFELY!
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