What's Up in July at the
Inventors Council Louisville:

   - Free Open Meeting Thu July 6th
  - Inventor/Ent Workshop Thu July 13th
  - Idea to Income Class Thu July 27th
  - 1-2-1 Consulting & Coaching Anytime
Never Microwave an Idea 


Many times I meet inventors and entrepreneurs that are very motivated, enthused and excited about their idea, and seem to be going (or wanting to go) about 100 miles an hour.  There's just one problem: they don't have a map, a plan or sometimes even a clue of where they're going or how they're going to get there.  They're speeding down the road towards an unknown, nebulous goal, with no idea if they're even going in the right direction.  One of the first things I want to tell these people is that they need a plan, a map, and the ability to know the difference between good and bad inventing:
Good inventing is like a well-prepared meal where you've taken care to learn how to cook, using the right recipes.  You've hung around and learned from other people who know how to cook good meals.  You've practiced, and you've even burnt a few things and had to throw them out, but you learned what to do and what not to do.  As with good inventing, you gained the wisdom necessary to cook a great meal that you've prepared and are ready to share with people who are going to enjoy it. 
Bad inventing is a microwave burrito.  The bad kind you get in a convenience store.  It looks bad when you find it in the back of that freezer case.  It smells bad when it's cooking in that nasty microwave in the back of the convenience store.  It tastes bad when you eat it, but you eat it anyway.  Why?  Because like bad inventing, you've worked yourself up into a rush and you're not thinking through what you are doing.  In the end, in both cases you're sick to your stomach and full of remorse. 
But it doesn't have to be that way.
Turn off the microwave and learn from people that know how to cook.  There's lots of ways we can help you do this:
  • Join us next week at the Inventors Council Louisville Free Open Meeting on Thursday, July 6th as we play Kickstarter: Pass or Fail?.  See all the details further down in this email. 
Inventors Council Louisville Free Open Meeting
- On Thursday July 6th @ 7:00pm - 

Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding sites have become a great way for inventors & entrepreneurs to raise funds and launch products and startups.  But why do some succeed while others fail? Watch & play as we review and discuss: 

 Kickstarter Pass or Fail?

According to Kickstarter, a video is by far the best way to get a feel for the emotions, motivations, and character of a project. It's a demonstration of effort and a good predictor of success.  Projects with videos succeed at a much higher rate than those 
without (50% vs. 30%).

Be a part of the process as we look at select videos from Kickstarter and Indiegogo to see if they were a winning campaign or not, then discuss and see if we can learn from what they did right or wrong.  

Don't miss this different, interesting, fun and insightful way to learn about crowdsourcing campaigns.  
Join on Thursday July 6th
at 7:00pm!
(Doors open for networking at 6:30pm)

When: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 
9725 Dixie Hwy, Louisville
(Just off the Gene Snyder, Beside Meijer 
& behind the Tumbleweed Restaurant)

NEW TIME:Doors open for networking at 6:30 PM
            Meeting begins at 7:00 PM 


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