Welcome to the Southern California Inventors Forum, one of the largest inventors’ groups in the United States.  We were formed over 20 years ago as a small group of inventors, and are now a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  With over 500 members, we help inventors learn how to research, develop and protect their inventions.  We offer valuable support and insight into ways to profit from their inventions through building their own business or licensing their inventions.

Mark the Date for the May Inventors Forum Speaker Series - May 12th - Friday 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

April 14th is our Speaker Series at Applied Innovations:

Inventors Forum Speaker's Series

Documentary and Panel:

She Started It 

(A Documentary and Panel on Women Founders & Inventors) 

We'll be showing the documentary "She Started It" beginning at 7:00 pm and then there will be a panel discussion following the film.

Space is Limited.    See the Trailer

If you are a woman with an idea for a product or company, you should come to see this documentary film.  Bring your friends (female and male) and show them the state of startups. Bring your daughters and teach them they can be founders. They can invent and run incredible businesses. Bring your husbands and boyfriends. Open a dialog with your circle of family and friends.

Stats on Women Owned Business in the United States: 

As of 2016, it is estimated that there are now 11.3 million (11,313,900) women-owned businesses in the United States, employing nearly 9 million people (8,976,100) and generating over $1.6 trillion ($1,622,763,800,000) in revenues. 

Women-owned firms (51% or more) account for 31% of all privately held firms and yet they contribute only 14% of employment and 12% of revenues.  

5141 California St. Irvine, CA (2nd Floor) 

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Our next Member Assistance Meeting is April 28th at Urban Workshop.

365 Clinton Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Inventors Forum SPEAKER SERIES

Open to non-members @ UCI’s Applied Innovation (The Cove) in “The Beach” meeting room.

WHERE:  5141 California St, Irvine, CA – 2nd Floor – The Beach                      

WHEN:   2nd Friday of the month – Meetings begin at 7:30 PM with registration starting at 7:00 PM. Come early to network with other inventors. The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.

This Meeting is FREE to all attendees.


For more information about the Inventors Forum current calendar of upcoming events, please visit out events list: at Inventors forum events.


04/28/2017 7:00 PM • Urban Workshop
04/28/2017 7:15 PM • Urban Workshop
05/12/2017 7:00 PM • 5141 California Street, Irvine, CA

Inventors Forum Members Only (last Friday of the month Jan-Oct) @ Urban Workshop, Irvine, CA (see venue)

Inventors Forum Speaker Series (2nd Friday of the month Feb-Nov) @ UCI Applied Innovation in Irvine, CA (see venue)

NOTES: We are a non-profit group with no paid positions and the success of the group is totally dependent on what YOU bring to the meetings. So please share any helpful information you have. The hard working volunteers who keep IF going appreciate any and all assistance.



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                  We are a local educational organization, serving Southern California.

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