If you have ever had any interest at all in pursuing a patent or a concept, feel free to come join us. You may make a new friend...likely one who thinks outside the box like you do. We encourage you to attend all the meetings you can, because that is where all the connections and friendships are made. 

Where North Florida's Inventors and Innovators Come together.  NFIIG.com. North Florida Inventors/Innovators Social Group.

  • As always don't disclose anything you don't feel comfortable presenting to the world if you don't have it protected. Speak in generalities if necessary. 


    Here is one of my favorite quotes which relates to all steps of the Invention/Get to Market process. 

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan PRESS ON! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."....Calvin Coolidge

Thank you to everyone who continues to talk to and encourage others to attend our group.

Feel free to send interested folks to www.nfiig.com If they sign up in the contact area, I will add them to the list of updates.

Cheers on Inventing/Innovating.

Bob Hawkinson


Patented (4-Utility) All in One Weed Barrier Mulch Bag System

"Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."......Lois Pasteur

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.....Louis D. Brandeis

"Our motto must continue to be perseverance. And ultimately I trust the Almighty will crown our efforts with success."...William Wilberforce

I can do all things through Christ..Who strengthens me... Philippians 4:13

This month the North Florida Inventors/Innovators Group will be meeting on Wednesday May 25th at 12 noon at River City Brewing Company in downtown Jacksonville. 

We will be hosting a “Swing and a Pitch” with 5 slots available to first come - first served on the day of the event. 

The first 5 people who show up ready to pitch their products according to the format below, and sign up onsite, will be the ones pitching their concepts/products

As you grow in your journey on the road to new product development, it becomes very important to Practice, Practice, Practice. Knowing what you are going to say when the opportunity

to promote your ideas present themselves is critical.  

This will be a less formal and much more hospitable group in which to work on your presentations. Whether you are showing your product at a Trade show,

 or pitching to a Retailer, Investor, or Licensee, it is very important that you understand the do’s and dont’s of a good presentation

We recommend the following pitch format:

1.  Whats the problem you are solving?

2. What are the current alternatives available in the market place. 

3. What is your solution?

4. Where are you in the process now?

5.  What specifically do you need to move forward?

The pitch time will be up to 5 minutes long followed by questions of up to 5 minutes.

Come prepared to pitch…..and be early to ensure you earn the right to pitch. I will be there at 11:30 .
You may go home having not pitched if others beat you to the punch. …however the practice of honing your skills are invaluable whether you get to pitch during the meeting or not.  

This should be a lot of fun for all involved and its a great way to show support to our fellow Inventors/Innovators who desire more practice in their product pitches. 

There will not be any audio visual screens, computers, or displays available.  If you have prototypes or story boards or the like, you are welcome to use them.

If you are not pitching your product we hope you will come join us to see how differently people pitch their ideas. You can learn a lot and your support of the community of 

New Product Developers is very helpful to all. 

There is no charge to attend however since River City Brewery does not charge us for the room, they do require that all who attend purchase lunch. 

Please RSVP if you will be attending. 

Cheers on Inventing/Innovating.


When you look into your future, What do you see? Will it be you pursuing your goals, concepts, and dreams, or will it be you saying Gosh I thought of that idea 10 years ago but never pursued it?
If Not Now, When?......

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