Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is inviting residents to showcase their products and prototypes during a meeting of the Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club on Monday, September 12. The showcase, “The Next Million Dollar Idea,” will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Ceremonial Chambers of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola. Admission to the event, which is held monthly, is free.
“This showcase will provide a welcoming environment where Nassau’s residents can turn their ideas into viable business products,” said County Executive Mangano. “Our talented residents are the County’s best resource for a future filled with economic growth.”
Entries must be actual products or working prototypes that can be shown to the public—not plans or drawings. Prospective exhibitors are encouraged to secure intellectual property protection for their inventions prior to showcasing their work. In addition, all inventors will be required to sign disclaimers prior to participation.
The showcase will be limited to 12 presenters who will be allotted at least five minutes to explain and demonstrate their respective products. Exhibitors must be residents of Nassau County. Brian Fried, a local inventor and entrepreneur, and President of the Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club, will review all submissions.
Inventors interested in exhibiting should send an email indicating their interest to BrianFried@gmail.com. The email should include the inventor’s name, hometown, invention name, a two-sentence description, and the inventor’s web site and telephone number.
About the Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club:The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, County Executive Mangano and entrepreneur Brian Fried organized the Nassau County Inventors Club in 2012 to provide novice and seasoned entrepreneurs with networking and brainstorming opportunities in a safe and secure environment. With its primary goal of helping to turn ideas into action, the club aims to assist inventors in navigating the process while enabling its members the ability to tap into critical resources. Since its establishment, Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club events have attracted more than 2,500 attendees. Those wishing to join the club can email Fried at BrianFried@gmail.com or register online at www.meetup.com/ienassau/events/221152878/