It's Alive! Building the Not-So-Perfect Frankentype 


So there you were, in your garage tinkering away when suddenly, eureka!  Maybe you even thought of the scene from the old Frankenstein movie when the doctor exclaimed, "It's alive! It's alive!"  So many of us have been there. 
The Frankentype.  You may have built one already and don't even know it.  This is the prototype where you've snuck out to the graveyard of broken products and spare parts.  You've used glue sticks and duct tape.  You've put it all together with blood, sweat and that idea that struck you in the middle of the night.  The result is a prototype that only an inventor could love, but you've taken that first important step of prototyping in the right way - you've built it, you've proven that it works and most importantly: you haven't spent a lot of money.  
And you should expect several iterations of this cheap, ugly prototype, as it is a low-cost way to understand your future product's functionality, and prepare you to make it's prettier cousin: the MVP (minimum viable product).  This is the one where you'll start a whole new iterative process as you begin your market validation, and gain valuable customer feedback.  
Are you ready to take the next important steps with your idea or startup?  Then you won't want to miss the next 
Inventors Council Louisville Free Open Meeting on Thursday, April 6th as we hear from John Gant with UofL's Institute for Product Realization See all the details below.

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In the meantime I'll be looking to see you at our next Inventors Council Louisville meeting on Thursday April 6th!


OMICLU1701Annc Inventors Council Louisville Free Open Meeting
- At  7:00pm - 

As you struggle to get your product or startup off the ground, do you ever wish you could have access to the same design, development and production tools that the big competitors did?   Help to accelerate getting you from idea to market?  Then you won't want to miss the next Inventors Council Louisville Open Meeting as we hear from: 

John  Gant
with UofL's
 for Product Realization

John is helping build an innovation ecosystem in Louisville that can help you get products to market faster.

The Institute for Product Realization (IPR) is a revolutionary program to help solve problems and help create the next generation of thinkers, leaders and doers. 

John is the director at IPR to help connect industry with campus resources for problem solving, research and development .  

You'll want to join us as we learn about this great set of solutions of all sizes for inventors, startups and entrepreneurs.  
Be there on Thursday April 6th 
at our  New Time of 7:00pm!
(Doors open for networking at 6:30pm)

When: Thursday, April 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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