Nobody Wants to Dance with the Wallflowers 


In Malcolm Gladwell's book "What the Dog Saw", he interviews Ron Popeil, serial inventor and pitchman who was responsible for products in infomercials like the "Showtime Rotisserie". Now before you scoff at Ron as a campy pitchman, you should know that his products have pulled in over $2B in sales (yes, that's "B" as in Billion).  He believed it was a mistake to separate product development from marketing. " Developing and marketing a product are like left and right feet," says Popeil. "They both have to work for the product to succeed."
It's one thing to have a great idea and try to develop it into a product or business, but the other "foot" you need in order to stand upright is being able to answer one very important question: will people buy it? 
Way too many inventors & entrepreneurs get all dressed up for the prom, rent the limo, and show up just to stand along the wall and wait for someone to approach them.  They mistakenly think that because they are so sure they have a great product, potential customers will suddenly flock to them for some strange, unknown reason.  They have the same problem as the shy person at the prom: you have a poor chance of being an attractive dance partner if you're not already out there on the dance floor. 
Well, the auditorium is full, and the band is beginning to play.  Now it's time to decide if you're going to stand along the wall or get out there and dance. One great way to begin to learn all the right dance moves is to join us for our next Inventors Council Louisville Free Open Meeting on Thursday, March 2nd as we hear from Alan Grosheider from Metro Startup Launcher
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OMICLU1701Annc Inventors Council Louisville Free Open Meeting
- At a New Time - 7:00pm - 

So you've got a great startup, but you need to find a good investor.  But where do you find the money in Louisville?    Join us at the next Inventors Council Louisville Free Open Meeting as we learn how that is about to change, featuring: 
Alan Grosheider
Metro Startup Launcher

Alan is looking to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs & investors.

Metro Startup Launcher (MSL) plans to make Louisville "THE Startup City" by increasing the number of local investors in startups and making it easy for startups to raise their early startup capital. 

Alan has 25 years of successful startup, capital raising, business building, and engineering experience.  He's written business plans to obtain & manage millions of dollars, and raised nearly $3.5 million in VC financing, growing it to $20M in revenue for his company.  

Be sure and join us as we hear about this innovative new way for entrepreneurs to connect and gain access to new investors.  
Join us on Thursday March 2nd 
at our  New Time of 7:00pm!
(Doors open for networking at 6:30pm)

When: Thursday, March 2nd, 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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