In April, an old friend came back to visit.
A long time ago, a fellow showed up at an Inventors Club meeting with an idea for a very unique material. It was a foam that would be used in port-o-potties. Like the traditional blue liquid, it would capture the effluent. Unlike blue liquid … No backsplash. No bad smell (replacing that with a refreshing good scent). Can’t see the effluent. If bugs get in, they don’t get back out. And it all breaks down to its original liquid in about 7 days.
Here’s Ben Westrick with Saint George’s Foam Shield – ready to buy!
Ben demo’ed the product for us and good-naturedly put up with a barrage of questions. But, he was used to that – he just got back from a trade show where his booth was VERY BUSY all of the time. Check it out at http://www.stgfoam.com.
Very cool, Ben!
We had a good group here at NIIC this Saturday.
Nick Watkins was here to demo his iPhone app , Maximo, a sophisticated asset management system.
One of our previous inventor visitors, Ben Westrick, was featured in a new story about his chemical foam waste management product.
Ralph Merkel was here with the latest news about in his Titan toothbrush holder product. He is thinking of offering it branded for schools and selling through booster clubs (as one of many target markets).
Come join us at our next meeting in April! We’ll save you a piece of pizza!
I don’t know why we didn’t find this earlier, but the Indiana Inventors Association, based in Indianapolis, has a wealth of information resources. Scroll down on their homepage to find the links to all sorts of good stuff for inventors.
At our February meeting, two entrepreneurs from NIIC’s Student Venture Lab, Scott BonAmi and Graham Bredemeyer of Roaring Mouse Innovation, presented their concept for a new online venture that would connect people who have interesting problems (i.e. ideas for a new product) to solve with inventors and others who could help build a solution.
Of course, Dave brought pizza
Here are some more pics of the meeting.
During January we got to meet with a very cool inventor. Tony Lytle of Larwill is the inventor of the Doggie Fountain (http://www.doggiefountain.com/), a clever and unique way for your pets to give themselves a drink! Tony brought a few iterations of his prototypes and walked us through their evolution.
Here’s January’s smiling crowd. Come join us next month!