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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, July 8, 2015

Public Invited

Guest Speaker:
Kurt Tompkins

Tompkins vs. Goliath

Kurt Tompkins had an idea for a unique product that he discovered one evening while trying to sleep in a hot room with lousy air-conditioning. It was a Hot July night in Boerne, Texas which drove him to find a solution to his problem. From that old hill country rock house, he started developing what is now known as the Bedfan.

During the early days of development, he tinkered in his garage making prototypes from sheet metal and odd materials that he had lying around.  Word got out to his family about his project and the first call came from his soon-to-be mother in law. Tompkins didn’t realize how vast the market was that he was about to discover.

For the first time in two years, his mother in law had slept through the night without waking up drenched and sweating from menopausal changes.  A couple years later he found himself standing in front of a crowd of inventors and judges telling them all about his product. That was in May of 2006 at the Alamo Inventors group gathering for the Gadget Guys contest to win a booth at the Minnesota Inventors Congress in June of that year.

Tompkins was selected to attend the inventors show in Minnesota which gave him the thrust needed to move forward.  After years of hard work developing this vast untapped market, Mr. Tompkins eventually lost his brand and his market to one of his biggest customers. The infringement issue was battled fervently for over two years at which time, Tompkins prevailed in late 2013. Not only did Tompkins win in the courts but in the market place as well. A David versus Goliath story, of one inventor and his family's battle against a predatory catalog company and winning.

You don’t want to miss Kurt’s inspiring story on how he developed a highly successful product from concept to market and how he used the courts to maintain his market share. Be sure to visit Kurt’s website, and at least, watch the videos.


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