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TIA: Tennessee Inventors Association in Knoxville Tenn and Oak Ridge TN
Oak Ridge and Knoxville, TN  

March 2017 Open Meeting

Meeting Date: 
March 25, 2017

The March 2017 TIA meeting was an open meeting were members asked questions of the group. The recent IDEACon trip was discussed.

IDEACon 2017A group of TIA members traveled to the IDEACon Conference in Nashville in mid-March.  The speakers were primarily investment-type people. The speakers were followed by four inventor pitches. The days of just throwing an idea out there and someone else running with it are over. There is simply too much at risk if an inventor has not done anything to try to succeed with their product. There is NO easy road. The investors said they liked a small insight of the inventor's personal story of how the product came to be. Not just a cold hearted idea. Many found that interesting.

An inventor pitch to the attendees: