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Alamo Inventors, a special interest group of Technology Connexus Association, welcomes you and invites you to participate with like-minded people from around the area in achieving success in your endeavors. Each month we have gatherings to collaborate, interact, inform and learn about inventing and entrepreneurship. ( read more )

Monthly meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of every month.
: From May through November 2017 the meetings will be held the FIRST Wednesday of the month.

The first hour from 5:30pm to 6:30pm is for networking and getting to know each other.

From 6:30pm to 8:00pm is the monthly speaker where successful Inventors and Entrepreneurs help you understand how to succeed!

To subscribe to our Newsletter (generally once a month with the next talk announcement) send email to:

Monthly meeting:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Public Invited

Guest Speaker:

Dennis & Mary Lou Green


Sneaker Balls: The Life Cycle Of A Multi-Million Dollar Product

You wonder how you are going to get your big idea off the ground, finance it, protect it and sell it to retailers or license it and collect royalties? Regardless of the path to wealth you choose you’ll want to learn more about this journey taken by inventors Dennis and Mary Lou Green to create, finance, license and simultaneously market their Sneaker Balls Sport Shoe Freshener.

Over the past 42 years, the couple have licensed a score of products and also marketed more than 50 of their simple inventions generating $120 million in retail sales. But they started with almost no money and no contacts. A few of their customers included: Walmart, Target, QVC, Kmart, JC Penney, 7-11, Footlocker, Home Depot, Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Pep Boys, Auto Zone, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Safeway, HEB, Kroger and Whole Foods plus mail order catalogs, e-commerce sellers and thousands of retailers in the USA and 24 countries. Their products have earned 15 patents, dozens of trademarks and hundreds of copyrights.

They will tell the complete story of Sneaker Balls including how they protected it, tested it with a ten-dollar prototype, wrote a business plan overnight and used that to raise money to get their product off the ground. You’ll hear how they simultaneously licensed the product in the USA and marketed it themselves outside the country. You’ll hear how they got knocked of by their biggest customer and fought back to win in U.S. Federal Court. They’ve created such varied products as greeting cards, novelty products, sports items, air fresheners for home and auto, air filters and games and toys.

Dennis and Mary Lou have been married for 39 years and worked together for 42 years. They retired in 2005. In 2016, they founded Big Idea to deliver online training courses for entrepreneurs and inventors to help them create and market simple consumer products.

NOTE: This will be an interactive Skype presentation.



Starting in May 2017, the meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month through November of this year.

The presentation and networking will be held in the conference room on the south side of the building which faces Fredericksburg Road.

Map of 3463 Magic Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229-2973

Annual membership: 
$25 individual, $95 corporate






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