Successful Inventing: Early-stage funding

Are you new to the invention process? If so, register today for the seventh virtual event in the Successful Inventing series, presented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Licensing Executives Society - Silicon Valley Chapter (LES-SVC).

The seventh session focuses on early-stage funding and will address the following questions:

  • Informal business plans, and how family, friends, founders, and crowdfunding can help
  • Federal and state grants and resources
  • Incubators and accelerators

Register today

This event will be moderated by Larry Udell, Founder and Chair Emeritus of the LES-SVC. Panelists include:

  • Gwen C Edwards, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Golden Seeds Silicon Valley Chair, Angel Resource Institute
  • Louis Foreman, Founder and Chief Executive, Enventys
  • Eric Rosenblum, Managing Partner, Foothill Ventures
  • Arthur Lipper, Chairman and CEO of British Far East Holdings Ltd.

The Successful Inventing series covers various aspects of the invention process. Each monthly session is held virtually. Participants will hear experts discuss topics that include intellectual property (IP), creating a prototype, licensing, funding, and more.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Please send your questions in advance or during the event to

For more information, please email

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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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