Welcome to the Southern California Inventors Forum, one of the largest inventors’ groups in the United States.  We were formed over 20 years ago as a small group of inventors, and are now a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  With over 500 members, we help inventors learn how to research, develop and protect their inventions.  We offer valuable support and insight into ways to profit from their inventions through building their own business or licensing their inventions.

Mark the Date for the August Inventors Forum Speaker Series - August 11th - Friday 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

July 14th is our Speaker Series at Applied Innovations:

Inventors Forum Speaker's Series

Determining Your Market - (TAM, SAM, and SOM)

Speakers: John Rau & Cynthia Kirkeby

TAM = Total Available Market

SAM = Serviceable Available Market

SOM = Serviceable Obtainable Market

You have an Idea... How Do You Determine if There is a Market?

Determining whether or not you should create a product or service starts with determining what your market potential is. If you're looking to start a business it's essential to understand whether or not it will be profitable to enter and develop your product or service based on who you'll be servicing, how great the "pain" is, and what you can charge.

If you're looking to raise funds, it's critical that you have actual numbers behind your financial model. Investors are going to ask you how you came up with a number and you don't want to stand there and say that you pulled it out of your ear. There should be reasonable assumptions behind everything.

If you're looking to license a product, you'll have a much better chance if you can walk into a potential licensee and layout a market potential that looks enticing and makes sense.  You need to do your homework.

Learn sources for your model and how to makes reasonable assumptions.  I'll have tools and models that you can start with whether you're creating the next great product, app, or service.

This will be an interactive workshop. Bring your questions and I'll do my best to answer.

Come and bring your friends to this free presentation at UCI's wonderful Applied Innovation center.

5141 California St. Irvine, CA (2nd Floor- Screening Room) 

Look for Starbucks and we're in the building to the left

Have an idea? Get feedback in a safe environment... 

Our next Member Assistance Meeting is June 23 at Urban Workshop.

365 Clinton Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Inventors Forum SPEAKER SERIES

Open to non-members @ UCI’s Applied Innovation (The Cove) in “The Beach” meeting room.

WHERE:  5141 California St, Irvine, CA – 2nd Floor – The Beach                      

WHEN:   2nd Friday of the month – Meetings begin at 7:30 PM with registration starting at 7:00 PM. Come early to network with other inventors. The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.

This Meeting is FREE to all attendees.


For more information about the Inventors Forum current calendar of upcoming events, please visit out events list: at Inventors forum events.


07/28/2017 7:15 PM • Urban Workshop
08/11/2017 7:00 PM • 5141 California Street, Irvine, CA
08/25/2017 7:15 PM • Urban Workshop

Inventors Forum Members Only (last Friday of the month Jan-Oct) @ Urban Workshop, Irvine, CA (see venue)

Inventors Forum Speaker Series (2nd Friday of the month Feb-Nov) @ UCI Applied Innovation in Irvine, CA (see venue)

NOTES: We are a non-profit group with no paid positions and the success of the group is totally dependent on what YOU bring to the meetings. So please share any helpful information you have. The hard working volunteers who keep IF going appreciate any and all assistance.



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