When Wed Mar 22 7pm — 8:30pm
Where Lecture Hall
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What This is the first of a series of classes / discussions around the topic of turning an invention into a profitable business.
Host Chris Wilkes


  • Cost: Free

Cancellations for this event must be made before March 21, 2017 — 7:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

This is the first class / discussion in a series that will run for several months. This first class will look at the broad topics of understanding if your great idea, or your invention is something that has real market potential. We will look at the fundamentals of marketing (the P’s of marketing), how to get started and then lay the ground work for the rest of the series.

The presentation part of the class will contain case studies and examples of previous inventions, both successful and not successful. Time will be allowed for questions and discussion.

If you have specific knowledge or expertise that you think would be helpful on any of the topics, please contact me in advance to see how we can work together on the content. Examples often tell the best stories so bring your success stories and your mistakes so we can all learn together.
Future Session topics will be determined based on feedback and interest but will likely include:
1. Business Structures & Protecting Intellectual Property
2. Funding your company / product
3. Accessing sales channels
4. Promotion and Packaging
5. Social Media and Adwords
6. From Prototype to Production – how to build in scale
7. Other topics as desired

I have set aside an hour for the class/discussion but if more time is needed we can adjust it in the future classes.

A little bit about me and why I’m doing this class - I currently serve as President and CEO of Sigmetrix, a mid-sized mechanical engineering software company based in McKinney. I am an accredited investor and serve on the board of the North Texas Angel Network where I sees hundreds of pitches each year from entrepreneurs and inventors that are looking for funding. The discussion in these classes are to help form some ideas for an article series I am writing so I would very much appreciate questions and discussion.