IAMD--- Inventors Association of 
               Metropolitan Detroit
Lawrence Technological University-
21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. 
Southfield, MI  48075
248 204-2994       
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Lawrence Tech University
​21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. 
Southfield, MI 48075

Third Thursday of the month --
6:30-9:00 p.m.

For more information about our meetings, go to our "meetings" page.
Lawrence Tech Map

 IAMD Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Please make plans to attend our next meeting, more information is posted on our meetings page.

The meetings will be in a NEW LOCATION.  We will be back in the UTLC Building in Room T410, it is easy to locate and has close parking! Enter from 10 Mile and park in the first parking lot on the left (parking lot "A", building "9" on the linked "Lawrence Tech Map" above). Enter the building by a circular drive that has a connecting walk-way between the UTLC and Engineering Building. When you enter the UTLC building the elevator is on your immediate right. Take the elevator to the 4th floor. T410 is right next to the elevator. Restrooms are also adjacent to the elevators and stairways.

Our meetings will start and end with networking (6:30-7:00- Networking) and speakers start at 7 p.m. Refreshments served. 

May 18, 2017 - Paul Riser, TechTown- " Tools and Resources to Leverage for Innovators in Metro Detroit's Ecosystem" Paul is the Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship at TechTown Detroit.

June 15, 2017 - Wissam Aoun, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the International Intellectural Property Law Clinc at University of Detroit Mercy will be our speaker. Dr. Aoun will talk about the services provided by his Legal Clinic...

July 20, 2017 -  Ken Yee - "Resources for Getting your Products Manufactured" Ken works in Project Management and Design and is a long-time member and board member of the IAMD, as well as the V.P. of the ICMM (Inventor's Council of Mid-Michigan.).

August - We will have a picnic!!! More details to come on this event!

There is a lot happening for inventors and small businesses coming up, see below!!!

Suggestions? Comments? We are always on the "lookout" for new speakers and programs, if you have any suggestions for presentations, or on what kind of material you are interested in, please let us know.

Please check below for other events, courses and interesting information.

Invention is 1% inspiration and 99% 
perspiration...... Thomas Edison
The Inventors Association is a non-for-profit association established to educate inventors of all levels to navigate through the inventing process.  In addition to being an important resource center, IAMD serves as a support group for inventors, who can exchange information, experiences and other advice on how to successfully complete a project.
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If you have an idea, plan it.
If you make a plan, build it.
If you build a product, sell it.
If you've sold it, spend wisely.

Learn the process from like minded people...... Ken Yee
Events, Seminars, Webinars and other happenings around town...

Latest update 5/7/17

NOTES: 
The SBA (Small Business Administration) has a constant flow of programs, courses and events. There are too many for us to keep up with here, if you are interested, you can go to their website and browse or sign up to be included on their email list (see the links on our resources page, they all offer helpful information.

Any websites below will not be links, you can copy clip them into your browser.

Events at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place Dr.
Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207

For parking information click here. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.

Trademark Tuesday
May 9, 2017 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Register at: https://maytrademarktues.eventbrite.com
The Midwest Regional USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability. The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks.
This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks. Get the most out of Trademark Tuesday by checking out Basic Facts About Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later prior to the event.

Patent Wednesday
May 17, 2017 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Register at: https://maypatentwed.eventbrite.com
The Midwest Regional USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with our community outreach staff on patent process and resource navigation every third Wednesday of each month. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of patents. Get the most out of Patent Wednesday by checking out the Patent Process Overview prior to the event. 

 

SBA Michigan District Office

​Boots to Business Reboot - VetBizCentral
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Schoolcraft College, VisTaTech Center, RM VT-460, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152
On May 23, 2017, Boots to Business Reboot is coming to the Metro Detroit area. Veterans, service members and spouses are urged to take advantage of this entrepreneurial training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 
Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Boots to Business Reboot gives you the tools to get started by offering participants valuable business skills and tips. The course is taught by industry experts, top professors and officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration. 
Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare to be a small business owner? Register Now!
For more information, please contact: VetBizCentral at 810-767-8387.

VetBizCentral (VBOC) provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

For May events at Tech Town click the link below:
http://mailchi.mp/techtowndetroit/see-whats-happening-at-techtown-in-may?e=7e84304de2

​September -SAVE THE DATE for Michigan Inventor's Coaltion- EXPO 17, September 15-16, 2017 event in Lansing (IAMD members get $5.00 rebate if they attend.)





NEW PROGRAM:  

We are hoping to offer an opportunity for new entrepreneurs to pitch their products in upcoming meetings. This will not be a contest or formal review board, but a chance to try out your pitch in a friendly, informal venue.
If you are interested in pitching your product, please email Cathy at cphillips@ltu.edu for more information.