Proud Innovation event series

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The Proud Innovation Program offers opportunities for LGBTQIA+  independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and intellectual property (IP) professionals to connect and learn about useful resources.

As an attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from accomplished innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and business owners about best practices
  • Discover helpful resources available to innovators
  • Get practical tips on obtaining and protecting your IP

Upcoming events

Hear from distinguished panels of experts about the economic impact of LGBTQIA+ businesses, and how to secure funding that will help you turn your idea into a marketplace reality.

Learn how to build connections to foster growth, and hear from leaders in the LGBTQIA+ community who have achieved success on their innovation journeys.

Past events

Learn how to commercialize your innovation.

Learn how innovators are using their experiences and inventions to build a better tomorrow.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) innovators discuss creating change, building legacies, securing funding, and networking.