We hope to see you at the next meeting of the Inventors’ Association of St. Louis — Thursday, March 8, 2018!

Justin Baggott, Founder and CEO of JockBrokers.

At this meeting, IASL is proud to host keynote speaker Justin Baggott, founder and CEO of JockBrokers!

Jockbrokers is an evolution of fantasy sports. Unlike sports-wagering, it is legal in all 50 states; and it features a patented investment platform for its users to trade shares of professional athletes.

In his upcoming talk to the Inventors Association of Saint Louis, Justin will discuss his entrepreneurial path and patented technology, which is sure to be interesting and inspiring!

Biography of Justin Baggott —

A local kid from an extremely poor family who grew up on a small cattle farm in Cobden, Illinois, Justin had the entrepreneurial spirit from a young age ― mowing yards, hauling hay, cutting firewood, as well as making and selling handmade wooden home essentials at area flea markets and auction houses.

At school, he sold candy to his classmates that he bought by the case from a local vendor. In college, he turned to poker, sports wagering, and pool hustling as a business. After Junior College, he opted to take a job as assistant manager at Sonic rather than finish his degree, where he ended up spending over 15 years in management before a serious injury to his left arm left him without the use of it for about 4 years.

While undergoing surgeries and physical rehab, Justin played online poker to pay the bills, and he even played World Poker Tour events with a World Ranking.

His mother was tragically killed in a car crash in the summer of 2007. She had always wanted Justin to become the first in his family to graduate from college, and so he returned to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a Minor in Economics, with a plan to run for Governor, and then possibly for President.

As a student, he says he was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Scott Gilbert (an IASL Director) and to be a student in his Economics 416 class, where he refined an idea that ultimately took him on a completely different life path, and ultimately led to him earning a patent and starting JockBrokers.

This Meeting will be held at the St. Louis Public Library – Central West End / Schlafly Branch


Before and after the keynote presentation, we anticipate another productive meet-and-greet, in which the St. Louis Inventor community can meet with Rob Leuschke and the IASL Directors.

My fellow Directors — who consist of leaders from their respective fields of invention, manufacturing, intellectual property law, research, finance, engineering, and marketing — are always eager to lend an ear or offer advice whenever needed. Please do not hesitate to reach out at the meeting, if you feel that one or more Directors can be of assistance! You can read the biographies of our Directors HERE.

Also, we expect a sizable turnout for this meeting, so the offline discussions and networking opportunities networking should be extra-special.

Please Note! — This month’s meeting will be held at the St. Louis Public Library / Central West End “Schlafly” Branch! See below for details.

We hope to see you there!

Meeting Location:
St. Louis Public Library – Schlafly / Central West End Branch
Main Conference Room
225 North Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(About 5 blocks from the Cambridge Innovation Center/Venture Café)

Thursday, March 8, 2018
5:00pm-6:00pm – Networking
6:00pm-7:00pm – Main Event Discussion led by Justin Baggott
7:00pm-8:00pm – Meet & Greet with Justin Baggott, Inventors, & Directors

The Library Has an Attached Parking Garage. Entrances on are located on Euclid Ave and York Ave.

Food & Beverage:
Not provided, but there are many outstanding restaurants nearby.

For Our Full Calendar of Events and Directions, Please visit our Calendar Page.

Jim Mimlitz

About Jim Mimlitz

Board of Directors, Vice-President at Inventors Association of Saint Louis. Missouri Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer @ Navionics Research Inc./SCADAmetrics.

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