Michigan Inventors Coalition
Where Inventors come to learn!

We are creating a group that can help Michigan grow by supplying the know how on bringing a new invention to market. This Group is a collection of inventor groups across the state of Michigan.

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Our annual expo is expanding due to our record-setting event last year! Save the date – September 15th and 16th, 2017.
New this year, join us September 15th, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM for an afternoon of networking, speakers and a chance to connect with experts.

Be sure to plan on staying Friday night for the Michigan State University Regional Economic Innovation’s (REI) Networking Mixer from 6:00 – 7:30 PM!

We will have 25 of the most in-demand experts sitting at different tables answering questions from local inventors. If you are not comfortable asking the questions you still can sit in at any table and listen to what other problems inventors are running into.

Ken Johnson – Licensing your product! Inventor of Phase 10
Orville Crain – Retired from a successful “Grassroots” Business.
Mike Suman – 50+ Patents- Should my idea become a business?
Karen Smoots – The Green Glove Dryer – Inventor/Marketer
Denise Sylvester & Cynthia Kelly – Patents-Trademarks Detroit USPTO Office
Jake M. Ward – Ward Law Office – Registered Patent Attorney ESQ
David Fedewa – Product Licensing Specialist -InventRight
Marty Solvis – President ICCM/Sovilok – 10 Steps to Inventing! Booklet
Connie Larson – Worked for VZ Hang. – Successfully selling on Amazon
Chris & Melissa Allen – Young inventors Tinkerlab
Leandra Nisbet – Stingray Advisory Group – How to grow & sustain your invention business – Strategic Planning – Financials – Marketing
Gary Crain – Unik sales – How to succeed with Direct Sales and at Tradeshows
Joe Finkler – As Seen on TV – Packaging/Marketing
Mary Kordyban – Detroit Library – Great Resources
Nicole Royer – Successful Marketing & Business Practices to Grow!
Casey Dubois – Selfie stand GR business – Making the right connections
John Hopkins – 501(c)3 Non-Profit Paperwork & Starting a MI Inventors Group
Jordan Vanderham – How to Win @ Pitch contests!. Winners of over 6 contests
Duane Weed – Buy Local Michigan Storyteller – Videos are a must for every business!
Jimmy Tomczak – Inventor/Author #1 book exploring the highs and lows of running multiple businesses
Todd Kauranen – Disher Design – Helping bring a product from napkin to launch
Gabriel Stone – Skypoint Ventures & 100K Ideas – A nonprofit innovation hub in Flint helping inventors make ideas into businesses.
Ken Root – SBAM – Small Business Administration
Matt Jung – Co Founder of Comfort Research – Big Joe & Lux by Big Joe Brands, Which sells at retailer’s Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart, Costco and Amazon. A Grand Rapids seating maker is eager for you to take a seat!
REI – Supporting inventors – Working with Economic Development professionals – Learn more about Maker Spaces

Register here today!

Take a look at some highlights from the 2016 Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo.

The Michigan Inventors Coalition was featured on Buy Local Michigan.

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Thank you to our event sponsors and supporters!

Join us if you’re looking to


Learn from experienced business professionals to help you get your invention to the market.


Connect with a variety of like minded individuals that may be able to help you on your journey.


Take your invention from concept to reality with assistance from your local Inventors group.

Inventor Groups


Ideas brought to life

Networking For Success

Check out some of our Inventor groups

Grand Rapids Inventors Network
Muskegon Inventors Network
Lansing Inventors Network
Inventors Association of Metropolitan Detroit

Michigan Inventors Coalition Supporters

Thank you to our organizational supporters and resource partners.