About two dozen people from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area turned out to the guild’s first meeting, which was held at the Wilkes-Barre THINK Center, a multimedia center launched by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

TecBridge, a regional collegial organization geared toward growing technology and biotechnology wealth within Northeastern Pennsylvania, sponsored the event to start vetting what the region needs to foster growth in the entrepreneurial community and aims to hold regular gatherings in the area to put like-minded entrepreneurs in touch with each other.

Bob Cohn, president of Wilkes-Barre-based Product Solutions Inc. and one of about nine experienced inventors at the kick-off event, said people today are learning about technology at a younger age.

“It’s about networking,” he said. “Everybody has an idea. Some of them are actually good, but very few people are in the position to move on those ideas.”