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
Engineering building
Campus map with Engineering

 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.

Please note: We are in a new room location for January, Feb., March and April, 2018.  It is in the Engineering Building on campus (# 6 on the Lawrence Tech Map above).

 Another map above is a cross section of the Engineering building with E030 outlined in yellow.  

The third map above shows a close up of the campus map with Engineering and other nearby buildings.  

Parking is available at Lot A, Lot G and Lot E on the far side.

We will have signs out around campus and also have some "guides" out to help you locate the room. It is a great space!

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

​Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Lawrence Baker- IAMD Board Member and Owner Optimize Design will present a "hands-on" workshop- "What's after the napkin sketch? A prototype demonstration." 

​Thursday, May 17, 2018 FIELD TRIP to:
5555 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48213
 If you would like to carpool, let us know at the April 19 meeting and/or contact us by email at cphillips@ltu.edu. Carpools will leave from the Lawrence Tech Parking Lot G (near the 10 Mile entrance and the door leading to our E30 meeting location) at 6 p.m.. If you are not carpooling, plan on arriving by 7 p.m.

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 4/11/18

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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April 14, 2018 ---Great STEM event at Detroit Public Library
All about STEM Event at Detroit Public Library, Main Branch, April 14, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. IAMD will have a table at the event. Please bring your children, grandchildren to the event. Register below at:


Time to Run with Your Ideas

In case you missed it, Start Garden made a big announcement! We have opened the gates for all aspiring entrepreneurs to take a shot at their ideas. Succeed or fail, you get to try again each year. It's how we start the first 100 days of the new year.

Anyone, anytime, anywhere can submit a 100 second idea to the simplest pitch platform ever.

Submit 100 second pitches before April 10 at 100ideas.startgarden.com.

After April 10, we select 100 ideas to receive $1,000 each.

On July 10 we have a giant demo day where all 100 ideas return and present to a panel of judges to receive another $20,000. At least 10 are chosen.

Pitches are not shared publicly. Minimum age is 14 years old.

Click the link below for more info and "pitch in person" dates.



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.