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: The IAMD Meetings for October and November 2018 will be at a New Location - We will be in the Taubman Student Services Center which connects to the Buell Management Building, we will be in room C 406 (Building #5, - click on Lawrence Tech Map above).

November 15 - Philip Holmes, LTU Alum and CEO of Pretch will talk about his product development, award winning pitch method and kickstarter campaign. Holmes and his team have invented a better way to brainstorm. Holmes will describe how his company, Pretch, has developed innovative whiteboard panels that are lightweight and portable, so that they can be moved from wall-to-wall and room-to-room. The panels can also be stacked on top of each other to create more whiteboard space. In tandem with the whiteboards, Pretch has also created a mobile application that lets users capture content from a brainstorm by simply snapping a picture of the whiteboard. The app will automatically convert the photo into content pages in a mobile-optimized presentation—allowing collaborators to easily collect notes and share ideas before they leave their brainstorming session.
Philip Holmes is an LTU alum with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a recent participant in the LTU Collaboratory. Pretch was also recently awarded $5,000 in the Greenlight Business Model Competion.

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 9/24/18


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.