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Alamo Inventors, a special interest group of Technology Connexus Association, welcomes you and invites you to participate with like-minded people from around the area in achieving success in your endeavors. Each month we have gatherings to collaborate, interact, inform and learn about inventing and entrepreneurship. ( read more )

Monthly meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of every month.

The first hour from 5:30pm to 6:30pm is for networking and getting to know each other.

From 6:30pm to 8:00pm is the monthly speaker where successful Inventors and Entrepreneurs help you understand how to succeed!

Monthly meeting:

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Public Invited

Guest Speaker:
Denny Hamill, PhD

Topic:

iFetch, From a High Schooler’s Dream to a Product Reality

iFetch LLC was launched as a creative business to produce and sell a ball throwing machine for playing fetch with small dogs. The product proved to be so popular that the company designed the iFetch Too to throw larger balls for larger dogs. In addition, the company has now launched the Frenzy, a lower cost toy for small dogs’ indoor ball play.

Grant Hamill, a high-schooler in Austin, TX, conceived of iFetch when his dog kept dropping a ball at his feet, begging him to play fetch when he was trying to do his homework. He wondered, what if something could be made that would automatically throw the ball so he could finish his homework. He discussed this idea with grandfather, Denny Hamill and iFetch was born.
Denny will tell the story of how iFetch started with a successful Kickstarter launch and all the hoops this family business has jumped through in the seven years since the original idea! See iFetch at www.goifetch.com.

iFetch, the company, was established and is led by Dr. Hamill who has over 40 years of experience in technology business startup and operations including two hi-tech startups; serving as Board Chair for The Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC); and almost 30 years at 3M where he oversaw $1.5B in business across 15 global electronic manufacturing divisions. Co-founder Debbie Hamill M.D., Grant’s mother, is a practicing physician and oversees certain marketing, sales and supply chain aspects of the business. Since the initial design, the founders have worked closely with a trusted partner design firm, an engineering design firm specializing in electro-mechanical products, and a U.S. based manufacturing and supply chain consultant specializing in Asia manufacturing. Contract manufacturing, since the first iFetch order, has been with a consumer electronics contract manufacturer outside of Shanghai.


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