Presenting at Kingston Invents
Why present at Kingston Invents?
Presenting at Kingston Invents is free of charge, it is a chance to air your concept/invention privately to approximately 20-30 fellow innovators who have a wide range of experience and will almost certainly have faced all the challenges that your idea has/does/will!
Our Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement (that all attendees sign) allows you to speak openly about your concept without compromising your ability to apply for intellectual property. It’s a really valuable to get feedback on your idea before investing in patents/trademarks/design registrations and that dreaded intellectual property 12-month/PCT clock starts ticking!
We have a great room that Kingston University kindly let us use, and you'll have up to an hour of time to share with any other presenters that attend the same night. It's up to you how you break this down however it's recommended for you to spend the first half presenting your concept (less is better), leaving the lst half for a mixture of open questioning/suggestions/brainstorming.
You might walk away different points of view, great ideas for improvements, industry contacts, a potential partner or maybe even an investor! We've also created really good guides to presenting at KI and a survey template that you are welcome to adapt & print so that you can take away the room's written ideas and gauge the level of potential market interest.
What presentation facilities are there?
Some of our best sessions have involved no computer presentation, just using prototypes that are passed around (and there's an OHP-style digital projector to show any sketches or other paper-based material that you bring) however, if you do have a presentation, there's a great projector system with speakers. Presentations must be brought on a USB stick (in Microsoft Office, PDF or standard video/image formats) and there's no Internet access on the university terminal. There is free CLOUD WiFi but, if you bring a laptop to display presentations or websites, note that there is only VGA & HDMI (NOT Mini DisplayPort) connectivity to the system.
However you choose to present, bring a pen & pad or something else to record any golden nuggets of feedback!