Proud Innovation 2024: Getting your products to market

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A recording of this event will be available soon.

Join us virtually as we share the stories of founders from the LGBTQIA+ entrepreneur community who developed their businesses from the ground up. Learn how they got their products into the hands of consumers using patents, trademarks, and licensing. 

  • Hear how entrepreneurs and small business owners are leveraging their brands and intellectual property (IP) to reach consumers. 
  • Learn how you can build and promote your business through networking, including how to find those opportunities.
  • Discover the many resources available to help you protect your IP.


(All times ET; subject to change)

3-3:05 p.m.   Program welcome and overview

3:05-3:50 p.m.  Getting your products to consumers
A discussion with founders from the LGBTQIA+ entrepreneur community on how they made it into the marketplace.

3:50-4 p.m. Wrap-up and resources   

Speaker biographies

(Provided by participants)


The Proud Innovation event series highlights the accomplishments of LGBTQIA+ innovators, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who are using their intellectual property to grow their businesses, positively impact the economy, and serve as mentors for other inventors in their communities.  

This program is presented by the USPTO's Innovation Outreach Division. Please contact for more information.

The content and opinions shared by our guest speakers during this program are not those of the USPTO, nor are they an endorsement of any persons, products, programs, or policies mentioned during the event.

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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This event is part of a series: Advancing Equity, Proud Innovation