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

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

Note: Our Fall IAMD Meetings, September through December, 2018 will be at a New Location - J230 and J232 in the new Taubman STEM Building (Building #8, Park in Lot D, E, or C - click on Lawrence Tech Map above).

September 20, 2018 -  Ken Johnson,, IAMD Board Member, successful entrepreneur and game designer will present, The Simple Plan: The six easy steps to make millions from your ideas. Ken will also be providing a free copy of his newly published book of the same title. Meet outside J230 in nearby lounge for refreshments and networking from 6:30-7:00 p.m.

October 18 - Blake Osecki-Detroit Start-up Week Winner will talk about his Modular Home and Garden SlideStax product-- https://www.modularhg.com.

November 15 - Philip Holmes, LTU Alum and CEO of Pretch will talk about his product development, award winning pitch method and kickstarter campaign.  https://www.f6s.com/pretch

December 20, 2018 - Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law presents a "Social Media and User Data -- is the Pendulum Shifting?". Come to enjoy a year end light supper.

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

Latest update 9/4/18

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.

Thursday, September 6, 2018- EXPO18  9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Lansing  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-michigan-inventors-expo-tickets-43003658099

Don't miss this!!

We are proud to announce this year's 6th Annual Michigan Inventors/Entrepreneurs Summit ! Join us on Thursday, September 6th at the Kellogg Conference Center. In addition to our keynote speaker, Emily Richett Media, 4 Secrets to attracting your Dream Partners, Investors & Customers! you will again have an opportunity to take part in our Spin, Pitch & Sell contest! (MIC Version of Shark Tank) 2016 Winner Ordindi IIC 2017 Winner Locker lifestyle Llc both have exceed goals for 2018!

Michigan Inventors/Entrepreneurs Summit gives everyone the opportunity to connect with some very Successful business owners, Inventors & Entrepreneurs , Get Inspired by listening to our Panel of experts. Being Surrounded all day by other ambitious people can be inspiring! Learn about Business Incubation, Patents, Trademarks, Licensing, Funding Assistance KickStarter, Amazon Sales & much more! 

We are pleased to partner with Michigan State University's Regional Economic Innovation (REI) Center for lunch and our networking mixer. Be sure to join and connect with all the attendees.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity for exposure and education. The registration link is above.
Space is limited - register today! We would love to have you showcase your business, products and services. We only have 15 Booths out of 50 available. Sign-up soon! e-mail

johndhopkins1@gmail.com or call 517-937-7324 for discount Tickets!


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.

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Product Category Survey:
The IAMD would like to gather information on what types of products our members are developing. This information will help us to plan programming. Please let us know if you products are in kitchen, automotive, IT (including software), outdoor and recreation, beauty, Send your product category type to cphillips@ltu.edu.