Alamo Inventors, San Antonio, Texas

Come and learn about inventing and how to take your idea to the next level.
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Once a month, we have a meeting with a presentation about something invention related. Sometimes it's the creative part, like how someone came up with an idea. Sometimes it's the legal parts, like protection, patents, trademark, & licensing. Manufacturing comes up a lot, and so does marketing. We always enjoy our speakers, and we always learn from them. Questions are always encouraged, and our speakers share insights you can't get anywhere else. Before the meeting, you can visit with other inventors. New faces are always welcome, and if you have questions about invention or patents or marketing or ... there are usually members who can help guide you.

Meeting Date
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (Online - Register Here)

An Inventors Journey From Homemade Blanket To Big Box Brand, with Karen Bonnici

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An Inventors Journey From Homemade Blanket To Big Box Brand, with Karen Bonnici

Karen Bonnici, inventor of Super Blanky, will share her experiences as well as barriers along the path as both an inventor and entrepreneur in the development and marketing of Super Blanky. She’ll discuss the overall aspects of profitable inventing from concept to market including product development; intellectual property and whether or not to patent; licensing contracts and how to find a licensee; the benefits of licensing versus business venturing; and market research approaches and how they can be similar for licensing or venturing.

Entrepreneur and inventor Ms. Bonnici has worked as a performing artist and handmade artist for over 25 years. She sold her handcrafted goods through craft shows, home decor stores, online and more but after years of working as production artist, Karen set her mind to creating a product that could be mass produced. In 2011, she landed on a unique idea while creating gifts for her nieces and nephew on her home sewing machine. A year later Karen adapted her design to what would eventually become a utility patented invention. Super Blanky® is part blanket, part cape and features pocket sleeves that allow the wearer to wrap the blanket comfortably around their shoulders without falling off.

Karen began by venturing her invention but after learning about the world of licensing was able to license to a manufacturer that helped to launch her products at Target® stores nationwide. The Super Blanky® products have been featured with 3rd party licensed brands like Batman®, Paw Patrol®, Ryan’s World® and more. Karen’s latest product the Super Towel™ also retails with the Ryan’s World® family of products.

Ms. Bonnici's journey has been filled with obstacles along the way but her belief in her idea continues to fuel her success. Currently in the product development phase, Karen is preparing to launch her latest Dreamighty™ brand of products that will expand the use of her patents. Join us as Karen shares her story including challenges as she continues to forge her path as a creative artist, entrepreneur, and inventor. Learn more about Super Blanky at Target and the Facebook and Amazon and the Instagram.

Meeting Flyer: An Inventors Journey From Homemade Blanket To Big Box Brand, with Karen Bonnici (pdf)

Guests are welcome.

From 6pm to 6:30pm Invention Q & A
Various topics each month.

From 6:30pm to 8:00pm Guest Speaker

Do not come to SATC, as there won't be anyone there.

Zoom Video Instructions:
Download the App or Program from website or the app platform. There are several similar looking programs. Avoid them. It works on computers of most kinds, and tablets and phones. Please see the Youtube if this is all new to you. If you don't have a camera, that's OK. Audio is fine, and if you don't have a microphone, that's OK too. Except our hosts, everyone will be muted anyway. You can text within Zoom for questions.

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We usually meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Meeting Location
Social Distancing Requires an ONLINE ONLY MEETING

2020 Meeting Dates
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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Annual Dues are $25 individual, $95 corporate, students free.

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Non Profit
Alamo Inventors, Inc is a 501(c)3 not for profit Texas corporation. Membership and donations are used to fund our modest operational costs.

Alamo Inventors
George Burkhardt
210.240.5011 or 210.649.2080

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About Us

Alamo Inventors was founded in 2000 and welcomes members and guests to join in with like-minded people from around the area in achieving success in your inventions.

Each month we have meetings to collaborate, interact, inform, and learn about inventing, marketing, manufacturing, protecting, and learning how to succeed with inventions. The mission of the Alamo Inventors is to be a compass, resource and inspiration for inventors and entrepreneurs as they launch their concepts to market.

What We Do
We provide monthly meetings where members can meet and discuss their ideas, problems and solutions, talk with community resource members, and hear guest speakers talk about their real world experiences.

This provides a forum where this information may be shared and discussed to expand and educate the membership of the group.

Additional on-line resources are available to help direct the inventor and entrepreneur to the local and national organizations to help them as their ideas progress from concept to market.

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