About Us

New England Invents (NEI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and guidance to independent inventors. With a legacy dating back to 1977 as the Inventors Association of New England, we take pride in being the oldest organization in the country committed to empowering innovators like you.

Our commitment lies in fostering inclusive innovation. We aim to increase access to inventor education, patent ownership, and product commercialization for all, promoting diversity in the field. As of 2023, statistics show that less than 2% of independent inventors ever monetize their issued patents, and representation in patent ownership remains strikingly low, with only 13% of patent holders in the U.S. being women and less than 7% representing minorities.

NEI seeks to make a positive, impactful change in these numbers. Through our monthly seminars, in-person networking events, and one-on-one consulting and product pitch sessions, we aim to drive inclusive innovation. Our vision is to make product innovation and development accessible to all independent inventors, especially those in underserved communities, regardless of educational background.

Who We Are

We are a team of professionals--entrepreneurs and independent inventors who want to educate and support other independent inventors. We are not looking to profit from the people we help; we measure our success by our members' success in commercialization of their product ideas.

What We Value

We value you-- the independent inventor. We measure our success by your success. We are not looking to take your money upfront, but instead empower you to successfully commercialize your product idea.

Contact Us

Email us, call us, or come to our next educational seminar. We offer one-one-one consulting at any point during your product journey. We are here to help.

Meet The Executive Team


George Peters

Founder & President

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Lexa Gandolfo

Executive Director

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Stephen Davis

VP Operations

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Chris Donovan

Director Strategic Development

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