Inventors Forum Speaker's Series
How to Launch Your Idea to the Stars, or Love It to the Grave!
Come learn what to do and what not to do with your ideas. Learn about which steps will move you forward and which ones will hold you back from success from someone who has traveled down both paths multiple times. Hear stories of success and failure from Eliot Geeting, a product developer/inventor who spent over 2 decades making a full-time living exclusively from developing, licensing and selling the rights to his ideas.
Eliot Geeting’s Background
Eliot started designing and wholesaling handmade crafts (which sold in local shopping malls) when he was just 14 years old, then worked in furniture manufacturing, auto restoration, and as a certified toolmaker designing and building special machines, jigs and fixtures. He then moved into sales and marketing, management and ultimately became co-owner of Plasma-Tec, Inc., a successful manufacturing company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the age of 26, Eliot relocated to Southern
California and started developing, marketing, licensing and selling his ideas and innovations on a full-time basis. His products have been sold through DRTV, live TV (QVC / HSN), Internet, major catalogs, DR print, major retailers, etc. He has been on national and local television and radio shows promoting his products as well as being interviewed about the invention process. Eliot is a former president of the Orange County Inventors Forum and developed and executed the successful “Great Invention Show" on behalf of the Inventor's Forum and the Orange County Fairgrounds. Eliot has conducted hundreds of seminars, workshops and private consultations assisting inventors with the steps to succeed with their ideas.Open to non-members @ UCI's Applied Innovation (The Cove) in "the Beach" meeting room.
Inventors Forum holds 10 Speaker Series Meetings (February through November)
Come and Learn something new and discuss ideas with other inventors, startups, and product developers.
WHERE: UCI's Applied Innovation
Maps & Directions: See Venue
5141 California St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Room 205 - The Beach
WHEN: These meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month and begin at sharp at 7:30 P.M. with registration starting at 7:00 PM. Come early (7PM to network with other inventors). The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.
FEE: Our Speaker Series is Currently FREE (Winter Special)
For our Members Assistance Meetings: Door fees are $5 for members. Non-members can join at the door. Initial membership fees are $50 per year, and half price ($25) for seniors 65+, full time students and disabled. UCI Students are $12.50. We can take credit and debit card payments through Stripe at the meetings. If you're paying cash, please, no large denomination bills.
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.