“RAISING CAPITAL TO DEVELOP, PROTECT AND MARKET YOUR INVENTION”
Saturday, August 15, 2015 (10:00am to 1:00pm)
CHICAGO iNVENTORS ORGANIZATION
BLUE 1647 TECH INNOVATION CENTER
1647 S. Blue Island Ave. (Near 18th & Loomis)
Chicago, IL 60608
Come join the Chicago Inventors Organization (CIO) as we address how independent inventor entrepreneurs can secure funding via collateralizing their intellectual property (e.g., patents & trademarks) and crowdfunding. Our Guest Speakers will be Adam G. Kelly, Partner at Loeb & Loeb, LLC and Kate Drane, Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Midwest Outreach.
The National Law Journal has named Loeb & Loeb partner Adam G. Kelly among Chicago’s 40 Under 40 in a special report profiling the city’s rising stars in the legal industry. Adam practices intellectual property law including patent and trademark counseling, litigation, and prosecution. Mr. Kelly’s experience in the United States and abroad is extensive, including conducting due diligence, providing strategic counseling, procuring new technologies, negotiating licenses, and enforcing or defending against infringement actions in various jurisdictions throughout the world. He represents clients in the agricultural science, biotechnology, chemical, and pharmaceutical arts, as well as in the electronic arts involving network-based computer systems, gaming, and children’s toys.
Kate Drane is Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Midwest Outreach. She has led hundreds of companies, including Misfit Wearables, Jolla and Canonical, to secure funding on Indiegogo. In addition to working at Indiegogo, Kate is the co-founder and CMO of The Can Van, the world’s first mobile beer canning service made to bring reasonably priced and environmentally friendly packaging options to California breweries. She met her co-founders while attending Presidio Graduate School, where she received her MBA in Sustainable Management. Kate frequently speaks at events around the world including Engadget Expand, CES and TEDx
Admission to this fantastic public event is free for current members of the Chicago Inventor Organization and only $20.00 for the General Public. Register Online or pay at the Door. For more information call 312-850-4710.
SAVE THE DATE
2015 CIO iNVENTORS CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 10, 2015
IIT HERMANN HALL
AUGUST 2015 MONTHLY MEETING
Visit our website www.chicago-inventors.org for more information or call 312-850-4710.