Welcome to INCA!

The Inventors Network of the Capital Area (INCA) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1993. Our members are interested in patents, the innovation process, product design, marketing, licensing, prototyping and other areas of product development.

Every month we host a meeting with a speaker and time for experienced and beginning inventors to network. Private sector speakers at past meetings have included successful inventors, and experts in: marketing, branding, patenting, licensing, prototyping, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. Speakers at previous meetings have also included officials from the US Patent & Trademark Office of Independent Inventor Programs and representatives of government small business assistance programs. For more details on past speakers and meeting topics see the Past Meetings page.

Meetings are free and open to the public. We invite you to attend our next meeting to participate in networking over pizza, snacks, and drinks.  If you are interested in speaking at an upcoming meeting, or would like to recommend a speaker, visit our Speakers page.

If you are interested in prototyping your invention check out TechShop in Arlington, Virginia or Fab Lab Baltimore in Catonsville, Maryland.


Please be sure to join us for:

INCA Holiday Party + "Resources for Inventors at USPTO" - Dec 18th

Held by Inventors Network of the Capital Area on 18 December 2017 5:30 PM

Join us Dec 18th at 5:30 PM to celebrate the season!!! 

The Annual INCA Holiday Party & Pot Luck - Holiday Menu: Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing and gravy ---- all else is BYO side dish, snack, dessert ==>> POT LUCK!!  ... Read More

Don't Miss It!! Top Dog Direct's "Product Speed Pitch Event" - Tues, Jan 16th

Held by Inventors Network of the Capital Area on 16 January 2018 9:00 AM


Inventors & Dreamers: 

Top Dog Direct is hungry for new products for 2018!!!  This is a great opportunity to pitch your... Read More

Coming in January!


Download the Application here