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Tennessee Inventors Association is a Tennessee 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation chartered in 1984.   TIA does not endorse or recommend any entity or products.

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Have an idea and don’t know where to start?

The Tennessee Inventors Association (TIA) mission is to help inventors safely traverse the innovation process of protecting, developing, and marketing and/or licensing ideas.

For over 35 years, the TIA has been helping inventors bring their ideas to life and is ready to help you with yours.

Our network of members, partners, subject matter experts, and contacts will help you understand all the steps in the innovation process, determine how to start or what your next step should be, and direct you to numerous references and web pages with instructions for how to proceed. 

You do not need to be inventor to join us. If you are interested in the innovation process, attend a meeting, contact us via the form on the contact page & sign up for our newsletter.  

We look forward to meeting you!

TENNESSEE INVENTORS ASSOCIATION

KNOXVILLE, TN 

 

TENNESSEE INVENTORS

 

 

 

ASSOCIATION

The TIA meets monthly on the fourth Saturday at 10 am in Knoxville, Tennessee. The TIA meets at the Cedar Bluff campus of (LMU).

Even if you do not have an invention, you are welcome to join the TIA!  Visitors are always welcome!

If you are interested in becoming a TIA member Dues are Only $30.00 Per Year!    CLICK HERE to download a form and pay your dues by mail

  

Upcoming Meeting Sat. NOV, 23rd 

10 am in Knoxville, Tennessee. The TIA meets at the Cedar Bluff campus of (LMU)

Please mark your calendars to join us and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to keep up with TIA news and events!     

Guest Speaker - Keith Waters

3D Prototyping

Keith will be showing videos and explaining the 3D printing/AM process.
This can be very helpful in getting your product to market.
Prototypes can be made in plastics and metals that are functional.

There are many service companies that can print your designs to aide in getting funding, testing your idea, or even selling! 

 

Mark Your Calendar - Come & Find Out - What The TIA Is All About! 

The TIA would like to thank Don Skaggs, President of Inventors Network of KY for guest speaking in September!  

 

It was an exciting and informative meeting with an extensive Q&A afterwords that extended the meeting for over an hour!

  

For those who missed it -  Don Skaggs spoke on the essential factors that are needed to help turn your idea for a product or business into a true $1-5 Million opportunity.  

We hope to have Don speak to our group again soon! 

L-R Dale Burress, TIA Treasurer, Don Skaggs & Keith Waters, TIA President

Source: Michelle Roberts, TIA Social Media 

 

 

INVENTING WITH THE TIA

TV SHOW

Thank You!  Ark Studios, Inc - iHopeTV & Dale Burress  

                 WHERE: Ark Studios, Inc | 241 Neal’s Landing Drive | Knoxville, TN  37924     Click for DIRECTIONS
 

Please check back often for more details on the next taping of the show. 
 

If you have not confirmed your TV spot with Dale please do so by emailing ppidale@gmail.com 

In the subject line put TIA TV Guest.

If interested in being on the show or have questions please contact Dale Burress by the email listed above.  

TIA Production Set @ Ark Studios, Knoxville, TN   Photo Credit:  Angie St. Clair Lloyd  & Dale & Susan Burress

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Inventing With The TIA - TV Show     Stacy Chambers, Jimmy Cochran “The Hooky Guys” & Dale Burress TV Host

Congratulations Eddie Turner!

TIA Board Member, Eddie Turner (center) and partners win at the 2019 National Hardware Show, Las Vegas​ -Rhino Cart product video can be viewed below.  More information on the Rhino Cart can be viewed by using this link  CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter in the box above and never miss an update!

Due to the new TIA email program, please subscribe again if you haven’t been receiving your TIA newsletters / announcements and wish to be on the mailing list. 

TIA NEWS TICKER...

TIA MEMBER DALE BURRESS "TRAILER BALL" EXHIBITED AT SEMA SHOW IN LAS VEGAS!

November 11, 2019

TIA Member, Dale Burress and  RIGHTLINE GEAR exhibited “The Trailer Ball” 

at SEMA - Special Equipment Market Association in Las Vegas, NV  Nov 3-6

As the world's premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show is a great place for media to obtain content for articles, generate story ideas, identify emerging trends and interview industry leaders and innovators.

The SEMA Show represents the $44.6 billion automotive aftermarket. It is the only trade show that brings together every segment of the automotive industry, from hot rods and off-roads, to mobile electronics and collision repair.

With more than 2,400 exhibiting companies and attendees from all over the world, the SEMA Show is where the hottest, newest automotive products debut. 

TIA INVENTORS! STUDENTS NEEDS YOUR HELP!

November 01, 2019

We need TIA members/Inventors to assist Christina Cathey, second grade teacher at

Moore Magnet Elementary School  in Clarksville, TN with their assignment for inventors in Tennessee.  

“Our students are working on a project to research inventors from Tennessee. We would love it if some of your inventors might be able to SKYPE or come to our school so that students may interview them!” 

 

We need anyone ( and or several ) who is an inventor to answer questions and give information to them over the internet.  Since the location is north of Nashville, it will be done on Skype.  

Any help would be appreciated.
If you are interested please contact me ASAP at rkh2os@comcast.net 

 

Keith Waters
President: Tennessee Inventors Association 
E:  rkh2os@comcast.net

DALE BURRESS PRESIDENT OF iHopeTV TALKS OF TIA SPONSORED INVENTING SHOW

July 06, 2019

Dale Burress presented his very kind offer of recording, editing and producing a seven-minute inventor product pitch video suitable for YouTube and to be broadcasted on the Knoxville area iHopeTV Comcast 241 channel.  Ideas included having not only our own members but suppliers, manufacturers, professional guests/groups in the innovation community. There will be a discounted production fee for TIA members. His offer will be in a testing phase for a few months to determine participant interest and response. So, if you have some intellectual property that is protected, polish your pitch and contact Dale directly ppidale@gmail.com with questions. 

TIA SUCCESSFUL "PITCH TO MARC PORTNEY" EVENT!

June 04, 2019

An exciting evening was had by all on May 2!

 

This was an informative, inspiring and entertaining event!  THANK YOU, to all that made this highly successful event possible!

Tom Ballard of TEKNOVATION 

Stories of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship

Covered the event, read his article HERE

 

Photo Credit: Michelle Roberts L to R

Jim Cochran, TIA - Marc Portney, Celebrity VC - Stacy Chambers, TIA 

Bruce Hayes, TSBDC & Keith Waters, TIA President. 

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO SEE EVENT PHOTOS!

TIA MEMBER EDDIE TURNER & PARTNERS ACCEPT AWARD FOR RHINO CART @ NATIONAL HARDWARE SHOW!

May 09, 2019

TIA Board Member, Eddie Turner (center) and partners, accept an award for The Rhino Cart at the National Hardware Show Las Vegas!  

https://rhinocart.com

Won two awards at the show:

BEST NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Rhino Cart - The All Terrain Moving Cart

Built from specialized aluminum alloy, the Rhino Cart carries up to 1,100lbs. The telescoping frame expands to 48" to accommodate large objects and pallets. For oversized items, the sides can be completely separated making moving the largest items a breeze. The patented design and heavy duty wheels make it easy to conquer virtually any surface.

May 7 - 9  https://www.nationalhardwareshow.com

TIA MEMBER DALE BURRESS - TRAILER BALL EXHIBITED AT NATIONAL HARDWARE SHOW - LAS VEGAS!

May 08, 2019

TIA Board Member, Dale Burress recently licensed product The Trailer Ball  to

 RIGHTLINE GEAR are exhibiting at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas!

May 7-9  https://www.nationalhardwareshow.com

TIA MEMBER DALE BURRESS SIGNS LICENSING AGREEMENT!

April 25, 2019

TIA Would like to congratulate Dale Burress, Patented Inventor of The Trailer Ball and TIA Treasurer | Board Member 

Dale Burress just signed an exclusive 10 year agreement with Rightline Gear.  

This is for his product, “The Trailer Ball" added security for your trailer.  

 

"Many thanks to the TIA for all of the encouragement and support!”

Dale Burress, Patented Inventor

Websites Below 

https://www.rightlinegear.com

https://thetrailerball.com

TIA MEMBERS JIMMY COCHRAN & STACY CHAMBERS (HOOKY FISHING DEVICE) GET INVESTMENT FROM MARC PORTNEY, CELEBRITY VC, ALL-AMERICAN MAKERS TV SHOW!

April 04, 2019

**INVESTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT** I've made a deal with Tennessee entrepreneurs Jim Cochran and Stacy Lee Chambers for their revolutionary fishing product HOOKY! Simply, safely and easily thread your fishing hook in seconds! HOOKY is a unique fishing accessory that snaps onto your fishing rod for convenience and allows you to thread your fishing hook in seconds. If you are an avid fisherman or even a novice, you have found the perfect fishing accessories to make your fishing trips much more enjoyable. Stay tuned for more information on how to purchase a HOOKY for the fishermen in your life.

 

Marc Portney, venture capitalist on the TV Show All - American Makers.

See it posted on Marc Portney FB page recent posts: 

https://www.facebook.com/366820193479032/posts/1146573528837024?sfns=mo

DON SKAGGS, PRESIDENT KYINVENTORS NETWORK - WHAT KIND OF INVENTOR ARE YOU? PART 1 OF 3

Don Skaggs traveled from KY to be a guest speaker at the TIA. Several of our TIA members are also KYInventor members! We are all working for the same cause - education and shared experiences in innovation /entrepreneurship!  Don is starting a new YouTube Channel called Empowered Inventing!  In the video, Don explains why knowing what kind of inventor you are can help you gauge your chances of success - or failure.  YouTube will give Empowered Inventing a custom URL if he reaches just 100 subscribers!  Feel free to support the work he’s doing by subscribing!

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TIA Production Set @ Ark Studios

“Inventing With The TIA” TV Show Tennessee Inventors Association