Before you spend a lot of time and money, use these tools to help you research your idea and validate whether it is worth moving forward on!
Here are a list of the most popular tradeshows for independent inventors.
Here is list of funding companies that may help you build your business. (*this is as current as possible but some companies may no longer be in business)
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.