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Next Bay Area Chapter Inventors Alliance Main Event
SUNDAY, December 9th- Sunnyvale, CA
Please Note December's Meeting Will Be Held On A Sunday
Also Note The Start And End Time For This Meeting Is Different Than For Past Events
Featured Speaker
Amy Wenslow, Products To Profit Inc. Founder & CEO
Creating Million Dollar Products
Join product expert Amy Wenslow and learn the critical secrets to creating products, or services, that people and businesses love to buy.
Products To Profits Partial List Of Product Placements

Featured Speaker
Cheryl Downing, With Cheryl Downing And Associates

Kickstarter Marketing Basics

Learn how to bring your product ideas to market and raise money with Kickstarter, the world's largest funding platform for creative projects.

Featured Speaker
Amy Wenslow, Products To Profit Inc. Founder & CEO

Creating Million Dollar Products
Join product expert Amy Wenslow to learn the critical secrets to creating products, or services, that people and businesses love to buy.
  • what three questions you must answer well for retail buyers to buy
  • how branding and packaging support, or destroy, your price & business
  • the single most important street smart thing you can do today for your product
  • which 1 of 3 key factors 100% of investors said was most important to their decision to invest


Amy is going to share specific actions for you to have a successful product launch.
Bring your product and questions! This is one meeting you have to attend.

About The Speaker

Lifetime CEO Space member Amy Wenslow, CEO of Products To Profits, Inc., has been called "the Secret Weapon" of retail product launches with connections into top retail chains totaling over 42,000 stores, QVC and the top three most successful direct response companies.
Products To Profits focuses on developing consumer products & ideas to gain buyer attention with outstanding packaging & strong profit margins. By positioning products to give retail buyers and consumers exactly what they need before a new product is ever shown, Products To Profits positions inventors to make the most money possible from the thrill and joy of the creative process.
Amy is a highly sought out speaker for large tradeshows like the International Housewares Show and the National Hardware Show. At the May 2011 National Hardware Show she shared the stage with Dave Kappos, Under Secretary of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and AJ Kubani, CEO of Telebrands.  Amy was also a keynote speaker for the United States Patent and Trademark Office on making money from ideas.

Highlights from Amy's extensive product background:

  • Over 21 years experience in product development / management for consumer goods
  • Has done business in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India, the Czech Republic, Canada, USA.
  • Lead developer on Beverly Hills Gold (QVC) for 3 years. Retail sales were just under $300 million dollars during that time. Product was average of $19.99 ea.
  • Wal-Mart placed a product launch order valued at $1,785,435.00 in 2006.
  • Michael's sold over $2.5 million dollars retail on one product line in 2007. Retail price was $3.99 each.
  • Managed sales teams of up to 24 people.

Featured Speaker
Cheryl Downing, With Cheryl Downing And Associates
Kickstarter Marketing Basics

Need funding to manufacture your product idea? Thinking of using one of the crowdfunding options now available online? This session will give you a high-level overview of how to market your product with Kickstarter, one of the more popular crowdfunding options.
Kickstarter, unlike some other crowdfunding applications, has an all-or-nothing model, meaning your project must be fully funded or you get nothing. This is what makes your marketing strategies for Kickstarter so critical. Only 44% of Kickstarter projects are successfully funded. This means that it is imperative that you consider how to create and leverage your key promotional components, such as your video, your personal story, your contacts and your Kickstarter rewards. It also means that you have to begin to become comfortable with selling not only your product, but also yourself. This talk will help you get started in the right direction.
You Will Learn...


About The Speaker

Cheryl Downing of Downing & Associates is a marketing consultant who works with small business owners and product developers who need to grow their businesses fast—without breaking the bank. As an example, Cheryl was instrumental in helping one organization achieve its annual objectives within six months—quadrupling meeting attendance, doubling mailing list subscriptions, and increasing its visibility throughout the Bay Area.

Cheryl began her career in software development and has experience in all phases of product development from design through product launch. Cheryl has over 25 years of diverse industry experience, beginning in the high tech industry where she built her skills in marketing and sales at Xerox and Control Data. Cheryl's background includes using guerilla-style techniques to market and sell software to major corporations. She was a top sales representative and achieved President's Club status twice.

Cheryl is passionate about helping startups and product developers. Since 2001, she has volunteered as a trainer, in marketing and market research, for several Small Business Administration (SBA) offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has also presented at numerous Bay Area associations and is an active supporter of the Inventors Alliance association.

SUNDAY - December 9th, 2012


10:00 am - 10:30 am - Check-In & Networking

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Cheryl Downing's Talk

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Networking & Lunch

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New! - $9.99 buffet including your choice of 25 items
Plus you can add a beer for $1 if you like
Our members are inventors, engineers, patent attorneys, manufacturing experts, marketing experts and others with a wide range of expertise. Take advantage of the buffet and this fantastic networking opportunity. Many members have made critical contacts that helped them move their products forward at past Inventors Alliance meetings.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Amy Wenslow's Talk

Dosa N. Biryani Fresh Indian Grill & Bar
252 E. Java Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089
PARKING - There is plenty of free parking available in parking lot just in front of restaurant.

Not A Member? 
Get access to this meeting and the membership benefits by joining! See a complete list of membership benefits below.
$40 Quarterly Membership 
(Which is equal to $13.33 a month)

Prefer To Attend As A Non-Member?
You can just pay for one meeting. If you like the meeting and decide to become a member, we will refund your entire meeting fee (up to five days after the event).  
$30 Non-Member One Time Meeting Fee

Current Members 
If you are a member who has paid for and has a current membership, simply reply to this email with your full name and "Member" in the subject line. Like this ......"Bob Smith - Member".We'll check your name against the membership database and have a name tag for you at the door.
Membership Benefits 
One Time Event Registration
$40 Quarterly Membership
(Works out to be $13.33 a month)

Access to one monthly meeting

Access to ALL "IN PERSON" Bay Area monthly meetings as long as your membership is current

Access to the members only video archive of 
past meetings featuring experts of all kinds showing you how to sell, protect your ideas and more!

*Ask questions below videos. Whenever possible we'll get speakers to log into the video archive and answer your questions.


EXPERTS WEBINARS - One new webinar every month

*Attend from your home or office and ask questions live

*Or view the re-play in the video archive anytime simply by logging into the video archive site 24/7


Members Directory & Networking -
Via members only group on linkedIN

Network online with other members through the forums or if you choose to, invite them into your network. (accept only the people you want in your network)


SIGS (Special Interest Groups) Forums for members only linkedIN
  • Green Inventions
  • Medical Inventions
  • Food Inventions
  • Consumer Product Inventions
  • Industrial Product Inventions

Past Speaker Access - Ask the past speakers questions below their video in the Video Archive site and get answers

Vendor give aways - both services and products will be given away!

Vendor Directory - Patent Attorneys, Prototypers, Consultants, ect..

*Includes vendor reviews from members.

  This feature coming May of 2012

Jobs - Post jobs and view jobs available

Inventors Alliance Platinum Sponsors

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What We Charge:  Nothing unless we close the deal
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As always, we wish you much success in all your invention-related endeavors.

Andrew Krauss
Inventors Alliance President

Inventors Alliance
Educating People With Ideas Since 1993

Phone: 650-964-1576 or 877-INV-ENTx