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, April 14, 2021 (Online - Register Here)

How To Validate, Launch and Scale A Product Using Crowdfunding, with Mark Pecola

In this presentation, you'll learn why crowdfunding on Kickstarter or Indiegogo has become the most effective way to launch most consumer products. This will be a deep-dive into the exact system we use at LaunchBoom. The first stage is product validation. You'll learn how to test your product idea pre-launch by gathering actual market data using digital marketing techniques. This will allow you to identify the best messaging and target audiences for your product, but more importantly, it will allow you to identify the product/market fit. From there, you'll learn how to build a community of people pre-launch who want to buy your product. You'll learn how to use that community to have a successful launch on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Finally, you'll learn how to build on your success by scaling using ecommerce.

Mark Pecota is the CEO and co-founder of LaunchBoom ⁠- a global crowdfunding agency that has raised over $50 million on Indiegogo and Kickstarter since 2015. LaunchBoom is a Certified Indiegogo Expert, Certified Kickstarter Expert and Preferred Facebook Marketing Partner.

Since 2015, Mark has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs to launch their products online. His deep knowledge of crowdfunding, digital marketing and scaling companies has been critical to the success of not only his clients, but his company, LaunchBoom.

He is the author of the #1 Best Seller, CROWDFUNDED — a deep-dive into how to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo & Kickstarter.

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Meeting Flyer: How To Validate, Launch and Scale A Product Using Crowdfunding, with Mark Pecola (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

2021 Meeting Dates
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
December TBD 2021
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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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