Build it NOW!

Go from idea to prototype fast.

Are you one of the third of American’s that has had an idea for a new product but didn’t know the right steps to take to get that idea to market?  Now there is a program for  inventors, innovators, artists and other creatives in NW Washington to take the right next steps.

Too often inventors regret when they see their idea on a shelf made by someone else.  Fortunately, the Build It NOW Course helps you take that idea and transforms it into a market ready prototype in SIX sessions. By combining the innovative tools of Design Thinking with 3D printing technology and essential marketing materials, this program will put an inventor on the highway to revenue.  In six sessions, spread out over 12 weeks, you’ll jump start your product from idea to prototype.  Learn the secrets you need to know from seasoned experts and business mentors.


A properly vetted idea is important, so is a winning value proposition.  You’ll learn how to do both!


Using a design thinking process ensures you are building a product customers will buy.


See your product come to life!  Plus a discussion on patents and how to protect your new product.


How do you know if customers will buy?  Ask them!  Learn how to survey people to make your product a must have. 


Video is a great marketing tool to help customers understand why they need your product.  You’ll get to practice how it’s done.


Ready to pitch for store shelves or license for royalties!  Find out how to start pitching your product idea.


This seminar begins Sept 9 and runs for 12 weeks, meeting every other Saturday from 9am-12pm – meeting at Everett Community College.

Sept 9 – Idea
Sept 23 – Research
Oct 5 – Prototype
Oct 19 – Test
Nov 2 – Market
Nov 19 – Launch


The event is FREE to attend, but seating is limited – see our application form below.

Strong applicants to this course will have an idea formed but not prototyped, a simple consumer product will see the fastest results and those looking to license their product idea will get a lot from this course. Refer to our Invention Ideas Worksheet for more information on what makes for a good product.

Priority will also be given to those in the area NWIRC serves – Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan Counties.  Even if you don’t meet these qualifications, apply anyway – we may be able to help you on an individual level.

*additional costs for prototyping materials may be incurred. 

This event is proudly sponsored by:


Thank you for your interest! The Fall 2017 session is now closed to applications.