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.
Lawrence Tech Map
Buell Management Building

 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. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:00 - 5:30 PM DIY Invention Center Tour and meeting, Introduction to Tinkercad and 3D printing, hands on workshop! We will meet at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch, 2nd floor, Business, Science & Technology Department.
MAP to library.
Following the workshop, we will travel as a group via the Q-line to the Summer Street Eats and Sounds in Grand Circus Park. IAMD will pay for Q-line passes for members who sign in at the library. If anyone wants to drive downtown, they can meet us.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Transportation designer, Brian Young will talk about his career path in this industry. Join us for a light supper, networking and presentation at the Hossack Picnic Area, outside Lawrence Tech's Management Building.  Meet at 6:30 p.m. The picnic area is just outside the exit door closest to M218.

Note: All Fall IAMD Meetings, September through December, 2018 will be at C406 in the Taubman Student Services Building attached to the Management Building.

September 20, 2018 - Ken Johnson, IAMD Board Member and Game Developer will talk about his extensive experience in product development and licensing. 

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 7/4/18

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.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
July Events - Detroit
 Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
July 2018 Events

Patent Series — Part 1: Patent Process
July 18, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Have an idea? Have an invention?  
Learn about the patent process, patent application types and how to file your patent application, and patent searching in our rotating 3-part series on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, please review: Patent Process Overview.

Register at: https://july2018patentwed.eventbrite.com

All events are FREE to attend and open to the public; however, space is limited.
Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place Dr., Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207

July 28-29, 2018 - Detroit Maker Faire, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan  https://detroit.makerfaire.com/

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


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.