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, August 12, 2020 (Online - Register Here)

How to Get Started With Your First Product, with Arianna Russell

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How to Get Started With Your First Product, with Arianna Russell

Arianna Russell inventor of the Bodacious iPhone case,, will speak on how she went from knowing nothing about inventing a product to developing her first idea and succeeding even when everyone told her that she wouldn't. Arianna will share her story about how she had hundreds of people tell her that if she kept her product Made in America she would “fail” and if it was viable, “the bigger companies would have already done it by now.” Arianna will explain how her creative marketing efforts landed her on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and David Muir multiple times and as a finalist on Martha Stewart’s “American Made” Contest. She will explain how attending countless trade shows promoting her iPhone Case business taught her how to network with the likes of Daymond Johns of Shark Tank for whom she later became a 3 time brand ambassador.

Although Arianna is not making cases these days, she has taken the spirit of individuality and perseverance at the core of the Bodacious Case brand and is now using it to help others fulfill their “impossible” dreams.

Come join Arianna while she teaches and talks to you about: (1) the three main sections of bringing a product to market: designing, manufacturing and selling. (2) tips on how to avoid major mistakes, (3) how to network with people like Daymond John and others, and (4) learning the basics of marketing on a budget.

iPhones were just gaining mainstream popularity in 2009 and at the age of 21, Arianna Russell had an idea for a better phone case. She closed her company Superior Mobile Auto Detailing, that she started as a junior in high school, and set out on a new entrepreneurial journey. She spent three years and thousands of hours researching, revising, prototyping, and most importantly, making mistakes. One of those mistakes even cost her $7,500 in manufacturing costs and a retail account.

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Meeting Flyer: How to Get Started With Your First Product, with with Arianna Russell (pdf)

Guests are welcome.

From 6pm to 6:30pm Alan Beckley
Alan will answer questions and offer insights about product marketing and more.

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

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

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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
December Party TBD
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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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