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

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. 

April 20, 2017 - TBD

May 18, 2017 - Paul Riser from TechTown will be our speaker. The topic will be: 
Tools and Resources to Leverage for Innovators in Metro Detroit's Ecosystem.

There is a lot happening for inventors and small businesses this February, 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 3/27/17

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.


SBA Partner Briefing Webinar 
Michigan e Library Presents Gale Resources
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Featured Speaker: Emily Mageski, MLIS, Customer Education Specialist, Gale - Cengage Learning. Emily will provide an overview of the Gale Resource Data Bases available from the Michigan e Library (Mel) for businesses. Including virtual reference library business collection, and the Gale Directory Library which provides access to Ward's Business Directory.

To register, attendees should visit: 
https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5d97966a3afe7139f885d339a1b5540f

Mark your calendar for April 19, 2017 when our presenter will be Julie Peterson, of Civic Technologies, who will provide an overview of Business Decision data base available on Mel. 


Michigan eLibrary Business Gateway Has a New Look 
​Resources to Assist Entrepreneurs in Growing a Business Including a Video Series 
Small Business owners: Check out the newly-designed Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Business Gateway to access powerful online tools that can help you gather information to start and grow your business.
The MeL team at the Library of Michigan partnered with business librarians, representatives from business-service organizations and entrepreneurs across the state to give the Business Gateway a new look and improved content.
Business owners, entrepreneurs, college and high school students can access 
databases including: BusinessInsights, Global; Business Decision; DemographicsNow; Small Business Resource Center, Gale Virtual Business Library; Business Collection; and Gale Legal Forms. All subscription content is available at no cost to all Michigan residents with no long-ins required.
To access the business gateway go to: http://business.mel.org/ 


Money Smart Week Program offered at Detroit Public Library - How to Avoid Scams and Fraud at Home and on the Internet, April 25, 2017 4-6 p.m. For more information go to the site below: 

http://www.moneysmartweek.org/smartmoney/how_to_avoid_scams_and_fraud_at_home_and_on_the_internet?recruiter_id=16880


​LTU Customer to Cash (C2C) Workshops:  
Customer Discovery II - March 18
Finding Inventors for your Business April 22
For more information and registration for these programs go to:

https://www.ltu.edu/ltu/c2c.asp#tab5










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.