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TENNESSEE INVENTORS ASSOCIATION

Past Guest Speakers

The TIA was honored to have these Guest Speakers enlighten our membership in their area of expertise.  (More speakers to be added soon.)  

If you would like to be a Guest Speaker in person or via SKYPE please contact TIA President Keith Waters rkh2os@comcast.net

VICTORY HARBIN

Owner & Creative Director

The Social Brand

Social Media & Online Marketing

1895 Louisville Rd Alcoa, TN 37701

865-282-2399

“Social media marketing”

DON SKAGGS

President KY Inventors Network

KY Inventors Network                       

Lexington & Louisville KY 

Helping inventors and entrepreneurs for the past 20 years.

“Inventing 101”

Louisville, KY  

JOHN KECK

3 Degree Advertising

3 Degree Advertising

135 Fox Rd. Suite J

Knoxville, TN  37922

865-824-0164

“Marketing your product or business”

FRED MARTIN

MSEE, Patent Agent

PC Consulting

1915 Kindred Way 

Sevierville, TN  37876

865-313-6018

“Patenting 101”

JOHN HAVENER

Freelance Writer & Patented Inventor 

John is a consulting Chemical Engineer, a Free Lance Writer and has himself amassed 25 Issued US Patents. 

Cleveland, TN

BARRY ANDERSON

Patented Inventor | Eco Flaps

Inventor / Entrepreneur of the EcoFlaps Aerodynamic Flap for 18 wheelers.

“Bringing your product to market”

Knoxville, TN

DALE BURRESS

Patented Inventor | Author 

The Trailer Ball

Patented “Trailer Ball” Trailer theft prevention device.  

“Your invention journey what to expect.”  

Knoxville, TN

EDDIE & NIC TURNER

Patented Inventor | Entrepreneur

Patented Smart Dolly  

“Promoting and Licensing your invention.” 

Sevierville, TN

BRIAN CHURCH

Co-Founder Ideashares 

Ideashares Radio 

Brian is also the Co-Founder of Ideashares, a virtual idea incubator, that helps entrepreneurs, inventors and ideators take their ideas from "paper napkin to profit."

Nashville, TN

EDDIE HANEBUTH

Prototyping Solutions 

Prototyping Solutions, 

“3D printing - your prototype. 

One of the largest Stsratasys 3D Printer resellers in North America, is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and covers the Southeast US. 

Birmingham, AL

CARRIE JESKE

Will It Launch ASOTV

Will It Launch ASOTV

Discussed aspects of the ASOTV market place.

Overland Park, KS 

JOEL BROWN

Patented Inventor | Entrepreneur

Sumo Concepts 

“The inventing journey - helpful insight 

Custom manufactures ruggedized, audio-visual systems for both government and civilian use.

Knoxville, TN

KENNETH SPAFFORD

 Patent Attorney

Kenneth C. Spafford is a patent attorney who provides legal advice in all areas of intellectual property law.

Knoxville, TN

ROBERT GANT & SYDNEY BURCHELL

(TIA) Member Robert Gant & his star student Sydney Burchell

Ms Burchell discussed her research project that made her the Southern Appalachian Science Fair Grand Champion.

Knoxville, TN

JOHN SIMPSON

Superhydropbobic

Discussed Superhydrophobic, how it is one of the most interesting scientific phenomenons. 

Knoxville, TN

WALT WILLIAMS

SCORE Greater Knoxville

SCORE Experience in Financial Analysis and Costing.  Very knowledgeable in Internet Marketing. Provides guidance with email marketing strategy and program development.

Knoxville, TN

VIG SHERRILL

Business Owner | Entrepreneur  

Mr. Sherrill enlightened our membership to Graphene, one of the most important substances ever discovered.

Knoxville, TN

JOHN CLEAVES

Patented Inventor | Entrepreneur

Patented Inventor of the Table Trieve 

Discussed Trade Shows, Attending VS Exhibiting.   

Knoxville, TN

TOM KULAGA

Knox Patents, Patent Attorney 

Past TIA President,

Enlightened the membership with an in-depth 3 Part Series - Idea to Patent.

KnoxPatents 

Knoxville, TN

BRUCE HAYES

Director, TSBDC

Bruce Hayes Director, Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC)

Knoxville, TN TSBDC Office provides existing business assistance including, but not limited to: business growth planning, government contracting guidance, international trade guidance, sources of capital, & social media strategy guidance.

JIM COCHRAN & STACY CHAMBERS 

Patented Inventors | Entrepreneurs

Jim & Stacy Co-founders of the Hooky 

Thread your hook in a second! 

Discussed the inventing journey & trade shows.    

Knoxville, TN

CLIFF CAUDILL 

Chairman, Greater Knoxville SCORE

AREAS OF EXPERTISE SCORE
  • Business Finance & Accounting

  • Manufacturing & Product Development

Knoxville, TN

BEN NIBALI

President Aptus DesignWorks 

APTUS DesignWorks provides businesses with the tools and expertise needed to turn a great product idea into a successful product ready to ship.

Alcoa, TN

CARL PAPA

Patented Inventor Pin High Pro 

Past TIA President,

Patented Inventor of the  Pin High Pro golf aid. Enlightened our membership with his inventing journey.

Knoxville, TN