Meetings are at MIT Building 4 Room 231 at 7 PM, unless otherwise indicated.  Arrive as early as 6:30 to network

December 8, 2014  Al Contarino, inventor of the Kettle Pizza http://www.kettlepizza.com/KettlePizza-About-Us-s/1834.htm and long time IANE member. Lessons learned at KettlePizza from idea to product development to company founding to selling internationally.   What we got right and what we got wrong!

January 12, 2015  Angelo Tortola, founder and CEO of Venture Electronic Products, will give a presentation entitled “ How to Invent for Profit  “.  He will speak about the process of recognizing a need, coming up with a new product (the invention - in this case a cell phone emergency charger called the Charge-Key http://charge-key.com) and how to develop, set up production, and distribute the finished product.  


February 9, 2015  Gastón de los Reyes, who co-founded SPF Innovations in 2005 to develop, patent and license new products and processes for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.  Formerly, he worked for Millipore and Waters Associates developing new products in filtration and purification for life science labs, semiconductor processing and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.    Gastón will share lessons learned and offer advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Date to be announced: 
David Abramowitz, founder of Kulkea, innovative ski and ski boot backpacks. http://www.kulkea.com 

Who We Are

The Inventors' Association of New England (IANE), founded on July 28, 1977, is a group of inventors having a common interest in helping each other and newcomers get their inventions moving along the right track. Expert speakers and members are available to provide guidance to inventors in product development, prototyping, marketing, patent protection, and related topics.  Many IANE members have decades of experience and can provide valuable insight into the often perplexing invention process.

Despite meeting at MIT, IANE members typically invent "low-tech" products - housewares, tools, sports and fitness equipment, toys and games, etc. 

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Why Join the IANE?
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