The regular meetings of the Denver Metro Area Rocky Mountain Inventors Association (RMIA) are held on the second and fourth Monday's of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Denver Community Church at 1101 South Washington Street, Denver, CO 80210 (click here for a map). Snacks and drinks provided at all regular meetings,
Details of upcoming "regular" and "special" meetings are listed below. Special meetings are usually held at different locations, refer to specific event for "special" meeting locations.
Members: free Non-Members: $10 (snacks and drinks provided) (Pay at the "Join Us" tab above, via Meetup.com, or at the door. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.)
Additional information contact: Roger Jackson, Phone: 303-271-9468, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Denver Metro Inventors Meeting TO BE ANNOUNCED, at the Denver Public Library-Downtown Branch
Topic: Patent Searches using espace.net (being the European Patent Office)
This is a new class for initiating the searcher into the European Patent Office search engine that has patents and patent application publications from around the world (including the United States) resulting in a patents database of more than 90 million patents, including figures and abstracts translated into English for non English patents, also note that this will be a "hands on" training wherein you will have your own terminal to follow the instructor. Because this is the library-there are no drinks or food allowed, however, this event is free to the public.
The location is at the Denver Public Library-Main Downtown Branch 13th & Broadway, NW corner-go to the 4th floor east end to the large computer classroom map link here On parking, area street parking on Acoma, Bannock, and 12th, the street parking meters are free after 6PM, or you can park in the Art Museum garage for $4 for 2 hours-enter the garage on 12th between Broadway and Acoma.
Monday, June 13th, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: What Angels Want from Inventors and Founders
Whether you need funding or not you should always have your company and product situated to appear attractive financially for a number of reasons being; ability to raise money if required, better company valuation, managing your company better, to attract better talent for your team, and numerous other reasons.
Paul Neilson is a highly experienced engineer and entrepreneur with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a masters degree in computer science. Paul co-founded Adaptive Instruments Corporation, making the first smart temperature transmitter produced, with many other innovative products that followed-Adaptive Instruments was eventually sold to Accutech Wireless of Schneider Electric. Paul also has been involved in a number of SBIR projects and teaches Engineering Entrepreneurship at the University of Denver. Paul is also an Angel investor that is involved with the Rockies Venture Club. It isn't often we get an Angel investor to spend the time to help inventors to structure themselves to better have the chance to obtain funding, so this is a must attend meeting.
Monday, June 27, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: What it Takes to get a Patent Application Approved
Speaker: Roger Jackson - Patent Attorney
Description: Come learn about the four tests for getting a patent application approved being 1. Statutory Subject Matter, 2. Utility, 3. Novelty, and 4. Non-Obviousness.
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Manufacturing Support
Speaker: Steve Mariani of Tread Global
Description: Tread Global is an international product sourcing and development company that helps with product design, product testing, engineering, prototyping, product sourcing, and mass manufacturing.
Monday, July 25, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Using Social Media to promote your business, especially with YouTube
Speaker: Anthony Pritchard
Overview of Google, the spider and the app switcher.
What's new with YouTube?
Create a live :30 second video about the groups mission and vision.
Upload and index the video live on the big screen.
Press publish and pray that it shows up on the 1st page of Google
Anthony's contact info:
Anthony Prichard is a product of the 1st generation of the internet educated student. Graduating High School in 97' the same year that widespread internet use started in earnest. Business Management was his major and as a student athlete Anthony was in the 2002 NFL draft as a punter and kick off specialist. Being raised from a family of sales professionals Anthony went right into Telecom because he was taught that he would never be out of a job if he could generate interest and conduct a sales transaction. Because, there is no "business" without a sale.
He started his own General Construction company in 2005 and stayed up late at night teaching himself how to use the internet to market himself and get found. "Triage Remodeling" unfortunately closed for business in 2009 with the real estate crash but not because people didn't know who he was. Anthony was one of the 1st businesses to post before during and after videos of the remodeling process on YouTube.
The largest group of foundation repair contractors in America hired Anthony to be a direct in-home design specialist and with the help of amazing leadership and training videos for every step of their business process Anthony elevated his video and internet education even more. Naturally being drawn to the fastest moving parts of business Anthony was still in awe with all of the emerging internet technology while some of his superiors were quick to ignore the fast moving changes happening on the internet.
He decided to follow his passion for internet technology and struck out on his own to help other small businesses realize the power of video on the internet and since then has been a Google expert. Now with the ability to market and sell using the internet Globally Anthony teaches groups of business people how to understand and apply the basics of internet SEO.
Monday, August 8, 2016 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: What the Patent and Trademark Resource Center at the Denver Public Library has to offer you
Speaker: Steve Schneck of the Denver Public Library
Description: Search training, Appointments, and database resources, with access to the US Patent Office intranet, see the searching section above.
Contact: Phone 720-865-1363
Monday, August 22, 2016 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: The Denver Patent Office Introduces their new Director
Speaker: Molly Kocialski of the Denver Patent Office
Description: Inventor Resources Available.
Contact: Phone 303-297-4600
Monday, September 12, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Buying / Selling a Business-What You Need to Know
Speaker: Kevin Cudney of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Description: Finding buyers / deals, Confidentiality, Due Diligence, Term Sheets, The Contract, Closing, Exclusivity, Assets, Valuation, Strategic Deals, Financial Deals, Picking Apart the Buyer / Seller, After Sale Issues, Stock versus Asset Sale, Legal & Accounting, Letter of Intent, Warranties & Representations, Employees / Agreements, and more.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Manufacturing Support for precision machining, plus virtual prototyping support
Speaker: Bob Linden & others of Barber Nichols
Description: Barber Nichols does precision prototype manufacturing and design projects for typically high speed rotating equipment, such as turbines, compressors, pumps, motors, etc.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Lessons Learned from my Startup Experience to date
Speaker: Tony Dobaj, Electrical Engineer, Inventor, Entrepreneur
Description: Tony has invented a new wireless control device to give selectable commands to various devices and will discuss what he has went through so far in getting his product launched.
Contact: Phone 720-277-2052
Monday, November 28, 2016 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Inventor Do's & Don'ts from someone who has been there
Speaker: Abe Martinez
Description: Abe will talk about his past experiences in launching products and what he has learned
Contact: Phone 720-323-1453
Monday, December 12, 2016 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: What the Pro Bo Pat can offer you for free help in writing your patent application
Speaker: Jennifer Rothschild
Description: Qualification and requirements.
Contact: Phone 303-539-5643
Monday, January 9, 2017 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: My 39 Keys to Business Success
Speaker: Jake Jabs-Founder and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse
Jake Jabs is well known in Colorado for his folksy TV commercials with exotic animals for American Furniture Warehouse, Jake who is a straight talking and hard working everyman that represents the quintessentially rags to riches American success story. After military service Jake started out as a musician playing lead guitar with Marty Robbins then ending up owning a music store in Bozeman, Montana, further expanding to three music stores in Montana. Eventually Jake tired of the major music equipment manufacturers like Gibson Guitars dictating pricing and product strategies which lead to Jake embracing a non-manufacturer controlled free and open retail model that has a product channel direct from the factory to the retailer which the furniture field seemed to best accommodate. Jake moved his major operation to Denver due to various business sale opportunities started American Furniture Warehouse in 1975 growing to 12 stores, almost $400 million in sales, and 2000 employees, being one of the largest privately held businesses in Colorado. Jakes has authored numerous books and given tens of millions of dollars to charity and education.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Crowd Funding Legal Update
Speaker: Gil Sellinger from Fairfield & Woods
Description: Come learn the latest status on equity crowd funding and its interaction with the Securities and Exchange Commission, both on a national and state level, equity crowd funding is actually getting investors online, as opposed to merely product selling that sites like Kick Starter do.
Contact: Phone 303-830-2400
Monday, February 13, 2017 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: What Investors are Looking for in a Business
Speaker: Peter Adams-Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club
Peter who is also a co-author of the book "Venture Capital for Dummies" published by John Wiley & Sons in 2013 and is an adjunct professor at Colorado State University where he teaches the Capstone Strategy class for the Executive MBA program; will discuss making your business attractive to investors from the start of your idea to prototyping and actually launching your good / service into the marketplace. Every step of the way is going to require capital in one form or another, so positioning yourself to raise capital is an ever present issue that you need to prepare yourself for.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Progress of the Soap Lounge and other products
Speaker: Len Hierath, Engineer and serial inventor
Description: Len has had successful products and not so successful products, Len will go through what he has learned from his numerous product launches.
Contact: Phone 303-475-7230
Monday, March 13, 2017 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Production logistics for making and selling product once your business gets going
Speaker: Dante Kahn
Description: One you get your patent and start making and selling your product in the hundreds, thousands, and beyond-there are things that need to be taken care of such as ever changing logistics challenges of getting volumes of your product made on time with the right quality and then delivered to your customers, Dante takes you through the process he went through to start to become a real product company.
Contact: Phone 720-369-6130
Monday, March 27, 2017 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Progress of the Sapphire Dental Tool Product
Speaker: Steve Rosen-CEO of Sapphire Technology, LLC
Description: After receiving their patent and trademark and then funding of $250,000, Steve will update us on the Dental Tool's progress in Regulatory, Technical, Testing, Manufacturing, and Sales issues. This product had a write-up in the Denver Post.
Monday, April 10, 2017 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION THIS MEETING ONLY at 3370 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80205 Map Link here
Topic: Video Production
Speaker: JC Bourque
Description: In these days of social media, crowd funding, and with YouTube ranking as the third most popular site in the world behind Facebook and Google, having good quality video or videos of your good / service is absolutely essential. This is where JC Bourque comes in, we are going to be meeting at his facility to see and demo the various equipment that JC uses to make product videos and to get an idea of costs, timing, and all the various options for video such as time length, actors, voice over, animation, music, lighting, angles, background, audio quality, panning, story board, screen text, editing, and the like.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - Regular Denver Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Denver TIE Rockies Entrepreneur Support Group
Speaker: Molly Berger, Executive Director TIE Rockies
Description: What TIE Rockies has to offer inventors.
Contact: Phone 970-279-3464
Future TBD meetings:
Special Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on will be announced in the future being from 6PM to 8PM, for Learning How to do a Top Quality Patent Search (note this class is repeated every quarter or so, due to its popularity);
Speaker: Training staff at the Denver Public Library
Topic: Hands on (on computer terminal) training for PubWEST - US Patent Office patent & patent application publication search tool. In addition, the Denver Public Library will have the capability of the US Patent Office PubEAST system, which is the search tool for accessing multiple patent and publication databases worldwide, if you learn this system PubEAST and PubWESTyou will have the same capability as an Examiner at the US Patent Office for quality searching. We will also discuss the world wide patent technology classification system termed the Cooperative Patent Classification or CPC system this will make worldwide searching much more efficient as every patent office in the world will have the same technology classification system.
Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
In conjunction with our affiliation with the Denver Public Library and in accordance with the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association (RMIA) mission to be an inventors non-profit educational organization we are offering training for you the inventor to become a top quality searcher and to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars, so why pay for someone else to do your search when you can learn to do a top quality search yourself, especially if you have numerous ideas you want to check out search wise.
The location is at the Denver Public Library-Main Branch 13th & Broadway, NW corner-go to the 3rd floor to "Reference" located on the (south central side of building) map link here and ask for access to "PubWEST" (they will help you) which is the enhanced patent search system that Patent Examiners use at the Patent Office in Washington DC-"PubWEST" has enhanced features for searching that are NOT available online-this is only available locally at the Denver Public Library and the Denver Patent Office (when it opens this July), this is the best searching you can do, as it is the same system that the Patent Office Examiners use (note this is NOT available online)-so if you are serious about doing a quality search, this is a must attend-meeting size is limited to 12 people who can have "hands-on" learning on a terminal, we can accommodate more than 12 people, but you will just be able to watch the training, we will have another class if needed. Click here to learn more about how PubWEST is superior as compared to general online search. Note that for the training class only-go up to the 4th floor directly above the previously identified "Reference" to the small computer training room for the class, however, for just using the PubWEST on your own, then you go to the 3rd floor Reference. On parking, area street parking on Acoma, Bannock, and 12th, as the street parking meters are free after 6PM, you may have to pay for 15 minutes at 25 cents, or you can park in the Art Museum garage for $4 for the evening-enter the garage on 12th between Broadway and Acoma.
Denver Public Library Inventors Meeting for Basic Patent Search will be announced in the future;
Speaker: Steve Schneck of the Denver Public Library who also teach the PubWEST and PubEAST classes above
Topic: Basic patent searching
Description: Unless you are a very experienced patent searcher-it is highly recommended you take this basic searching class prior to taking eitherPubWEST or PubEAST above. This class is put on by the Denver Public Library with assistance from the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association, the basic searching class is open to the public and there is no fee to attend.
Colorado Springs Metro Area Inventors Meetings are suspended for now-watch for a future announcement;
(The Colorado Springs Metro Area including the Pikes Peak area Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
For general information on Colorado Springs area meetings contact Doug Estrada at;
Phone: 719-648-7122 Email: email@example.com
The location for the Colorado Springs area meetings is 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819
(Go to the far back building in the room next to the indoor basketball court)
Click here for a map to the Colorado Springs Area meetings.
Speaker:To be announced
Topic: To be announced
Fort Collins / Loveland Metro Area Inventors Meeting are suspended for now-watch for future announcement