Inventor’s Portal – Have an Idea?


Date(s) - 09/19/2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cockeysville Library 9833 Greenside Dr
Cockeysville, #__LOCATIONREGION 21030


This series is offered to aspiring inventors and those with an idea yearning to convert it into reality. Learn how, from experts and those who have succeeded in doing.

Purpose – Inform, guide, advise and encourage budding and existing inventors and innovators to bring their ideas to the market, and become a successful business.

How – Provide meeting places to host expert speakers in areas of patents, the innovation process, product design, marketing, licensing, prototyping and other product development issues. Sessions are free and open to the public (teens to adults).

Must register to determine space needs and possible handouts,

Download flyer NMTC Feed the Sharks, Inventor’s Portal 2016 Sep-Dec series.for all events in Baltimore and Harford Counties

Session 1 –: Have an Idea? What’s next – An overview of the process of converting an idea into cash. We discuss the steps to take to move an idea from concept to cash. We will also introduce the following seminars.

Seminar 2 – Is your idea good enough? A presentation on what an inventor needs to know and do for determining if his/her concept is worth pursuing. Topics include: identifying markets, customer discovery, creating a value proposition.

Seminar 3 –To patent or not to patent? Attorneys debate the advantages and disadvantages of patent protection for intellectual property and the alternatives to protect an idea from being copied.

Seminar 4 –Funding your dream.How much do you need/ Sources of capital/ How to find $

Seminar 5 – Writing the killer business plan The components of a winning business plan and how to make them sparkle.

Fall sessions commence Sept 19, 2016 at the Cockeysville Public Library, Baltimore County and October 17, 2016 at the Abingdon Public Library in Harford County. Check for times and directions.

Inventor’s Portal is created by the NMTC to encourage personal growth and economic opportunity for everyone who ever said, ‘I have an idea’!

In Harford County, we support the Harford’s Business Edge, a non-profit enterprise that exists for the purpose of creating and maintaining successful business incubation and acceleration programs and services for area entrepreneurs by obtaining, coordinating and directing government and private sector resources.



Bookings are closed for this event.