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.
Next Inventors Forum Speaker Series Event: Aug 12th Applied Innovation (The Beach) - 5141 California, Irvine, CA
Next Inventors Members Only Assistance Event: August 28th Urban Workshop - 365 Clinton Street, Costa Mesa, CA
Speaker - Dan Jenkins
Please join us for a lively discussion on marketing. Dan will be speaking to us about branding and positioning your products.
About Dan: The technology bug bit me at 5, "running" the mainframes in my dad's data center (really just pressing some colored buttons). Fast-forward and we were launching Lotus 1-2-3, the killer app that kickstarted the PC revolution. Not even 10 years later, my team at Logitech brought "digital photography" to the market with the first grayscale & color digital cameras -- and ironically, we could barely give the cameras away... It was impossible then to envision the sea change that we had set in motion...
I still seek out those big and impactful ideas that make life more meaningful, enjoyable and memorable. Whether advising and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs, building impactful pitch decks, creating compelling branding or developing go-to-market strategy, I thrive in the startup domain. Leveraging 30+ years of battle-tested experience (inclusive of nine startups), I collaborate with emerging technology companies -- transforming big ideas into viable and sustainable businesses.
► Pioneered digital photography; launched the market's first digital cameras (1993)
► Pioneered real-time OTA web & wireless sync on Blackberry & Windows Mobile (2005)
► Pioneered interactive mobile advertising (2007)
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.
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.