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September General Meeting

September General Meeting
9-11-2014
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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We have a return speaker this coming meeting that is sure to show us the ropes of TV advertising and how it can work for you. Speaker: Whitwell Kelly Whitwell will be presenting an exciting company UShopTV.com This is a TV show which helps inventors in getting NATIONAL exposure for new products! His show is a 60-minute segment that will air on DISH and DIRECTV beginning 4th quarter 2014 (October). This is a perfect test market for a new product.

  • Whitwell is CEO of Global Supply Chain Management Partners, LLC, (GSCM) a firm specializing in product development, sourcing and managing supply chains for small businesses.
  • He is also CEO of eShop Manager NA, LLC, a firm that provides customized eCommerce solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses.
  • The Kelly family were Tier 1 automotive suppliers for 60+ years, and Whitwell grew up in a factory, learning first hand how to bring new products to market. He has been working with foreign suppliers for over 20 years.

USHOPTV@USHOPTV.COM

844-USHOPTV (874-6788)

Whitwell C. Kelly
Co-Founder uShopTV(TM)

wck@ushoptv.com
540-400-5292
Skype: wcksvi
Voxer: wkelly624
www.ushoptv.com
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August Meeting

We had a networking event that New Dominion Bank and Enventys Hosted.

This Event Is Sponsored By:
Contact Info: Ashley Marchman Operations | Project Associate
1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28204
P: (704) 943-5706 | F: (704) 943-5788
www.newdominionbank.com
Account Requests: info@newdominionbank.com
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-This meeting cost $20 for guest or $40 for the rest of the year.
-Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
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-Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!

-Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President
Brian James
Flourish and Prosper

August General Meeting

8-7-2014

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

Our August meeting will be on the FIRST THURSDAY of this month. We will be touring the Enventys facility and learning more about the services which they offer. This is in the same building which we hold our meetings at usually. There will be no charge for this Event.

This a networking event where New Dominion Bank will share details on how to work with banks and more.

This Event Is Sponsored By:

NewDominion Bank

Visit Site: newdominionbank.com

Contact:

Ashley Marchman
Operations | Project Associate
1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Suite 500

Charlotte, NC 28204
P: (704) 943-5706 | F: (704) 943-5788
Account Requests: info@newdominionbank.com

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Last Month

William R. (Bob) Norris

William R. (Bob) Norris is an innovator with over 18 years of senior executive experience in high tech businesses as both an intrapreneur and a serial entrepreneur. As an intrapreneur, his focus was on the introduction of robotics products in a Fortune 500 OEM

Contact:
William R. (Bob) Norris, Ph.D., MBA
Entrepreneur in Residence
Innovation Fund North Carolina
Office: (828) 327-7000 ext 4081
Cell: (704) 607-2742
wrnorris@cvcc.edu

http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobnorrisphdmba

Innovationfund.org

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  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

July General Meeting

7-10-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

The July general meeting is upon us and will be another good one. Bob Norris will be sharing details about the innovation fund and how they fund and assist inventors in bringing their products to market.

William R. (Bob) Norris is an innovator with over 18 years of senior executive experience in high tech businesses as both an intrapreneur and a serial entrepreneur. As an intrapreneur, his focus was on the introduction of robotics products in a Fortune 500 OEM. As a Chief Executive Officer, Bob has successfully started three businesses based on technologies he developed in robotics, mechatronics, machine learning and green technologies. He holds nine US patents. Bob has Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, NC. He served with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division managing a paratrooper unit, and is a veteran of the Desert Shield and Desert Storm campaigns.

Visit Site: Innovationfund.org

Contact:

William R. (Bob) Norris, Ph.D., MBA
Entrepreneur in Residence
Innovation Fund North Carolina

Office: (828) 327-7000 ext 4081
Cell: (704) 607-2742
wrnorris@cvcc.edu

http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobnorrisphdmba

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Last Month

Ashley E. Randall

Ashley E. Randall is the Assistant Director of Public Service and Pro Bono Activities for the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, where she coordinates public  service and pro bono initiatives which allow attorneys to help indigentNorth Carolinians. In this role, she coordinates NC LEAP, which is a signature pro bono project connecting low-wealthentrepreneurs with free legal assistance.

Ashley E. Randall
Assistant Director, Public Service & Pro Bono Activities
North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
919.659.1455 (Direct)
arandall@ncbar.org
www.ncbar.org

Fred Parker

Fred Parker is a partner with law firm James, McElroy & Diehl in Charlotte. His practice includes: litigating tax disputes with the IRS, state departments of revenue, and local tax assessors; general dispute resolution; and small business law.

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  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

June General Meeting

6-12-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

The June General meeting is close and I am excited to tell you about a new program called LEAP. It is a program that assists inventors with legal services in North Carolina. Visit the web link and learn more about the potential of this program and how it can help you as well as your associates and friends.

Ashley and Fred will be presenting this program in person at the June meeting. If you need assistance in paying for an attorney for your invention, then you will not want to miss this one.

LEAP Website

Contact NC LEAP @:

8000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 677-0561
1-800-662-7407

ncleap@ncbar.org

Speaker:

Ashley E. Randall

Ashley E. Randall is the Assistant Director of Public Service and Pro Bono Activities for the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, where she coordinates public  service and pro bono initiatives which allow attorneys to help indigentNorth Carolinians. In this role, she coordinates NC LEAP, which is a signature pro bono project connecting low-wealthentrepreneurs with free legal assistance.

  • Most recently, NC LEAP launched its Inventor Assistance Program which provides attorneys to assist low-wealth inventor’s navigate the patent system.

Ashley was born and raised in Naples, Florida where she lived until 2011.  While in Florida, Ashley worked as a paralegal for ten years and gained experience with multi-district business litigation and complex civil litigation.  For five years, Ashley acted as the primary internal trial technology manager for two different  law firms and then successfully transitioned a mid-sized law firm to a paperless environment.

Ashley E. Randall
Assistant Director, Public Service & Pro Bono Activities
North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
919.659.1455 (Direct)
arandall@ncbar.org
www.ncbar.org

Speaker:

Fred Parker

  • Fred Parker is a partner with law firm James, McElroy & Diehl in Charlotte. His practice includes: litigating tax disputes with the IRS, state departments of revenue, and local tax assessors; general dispute resolution; and small business law.

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Last Month

Blake E. Vande Garde

Blake has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of trademark applications in both the United States and abroad. Blake’s experience also includes evaluation and advisement regarding trademark oppositions and cancellations before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

hammerpatent.com

Memminger Wiggins

Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC, is a boutique intellectual property law firm limiting its practice primarily to those areas of law that include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC, was founded with the goal of providing clients prompt, professional, but yet personal, legal services. The firm is committed to providing only the highest quality of legal services for its clients regarding their intellectual property needs.

Memminger E. Wiggins began practicing law in 1996 after graduating from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan. The goal from the beginning was to provide prompt, professional, but yet personal, legal services to his clients. His law practice can be considered a “boutique” law firm in the sense that he limits his practice of law primarily to just those areas of law that include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

EDUCATION
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology
  • LICENSES AND BAR ADMISSIONS
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court District of South Carolina
  • United States Tax Court
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association
  • Oconee County Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Carolina Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Physical Address

Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC
13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28277
Telephone Numbers
[Office] 704-846-9128
[Facsimile] 704-844-9265
wigginsiplaw.com

_________________________________________________

  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

May General Meeting

5-8-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

The MAY meeting is going to be important for sure. We will be extending the subject from last month about intellectual property and get focused mainly on patents.

Memm Wiggins and Blake E. Vande Garde will be teaming up on the subject of patents.

http://www.wigginsiplaw.com/

http://hammerpatent.com

Speaker:

Blake E. Vande Garde

Blake has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of trademark applications in both the United States and abroad. Blake’s experience also includes evaluation and advisement regarding trademark oppositions and cancellations before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

He has managed the patent and trademark portfolios for clients in both the United States and abroad as well as facilitated the management of outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of foreign patent and trademark applications.

Mr. Vande Garde has experience in infringement evaluations and the litigation of patents in addition to the drafting and negotiation of nondisclosure, joint development and technology licensing agreements.

EDUCATION
  • University of Kansas (B.A. Human Biology, 1995)
  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Participation
  • Mr. Vande Garde was invited to join the Project for Innovation, Energy and Sustainability (PiES) Advisory Board in 2011 and currently serves in that position. PiES is a public-private partnership which provides assistance to local entrepreneurs in the commonly needed realms of business growth and development; technical assistance; funding and marketing.
  • Mr. Vande Garde has been a strong supporter of the Charlotte Biotechnology Conference for which he has participated as a judge in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2011 and 2012.
  • Mr. Vande Garde has also been a strong supporter of the Five Ventures Conference for which he has participated as a judge, mentor and panelist in 2008, 2009, 2010 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Mr. Vande Garde was a panelist (Avoiding Patent Disasters and Keeping Investors Happy) at the NC Nanotechnology Commercialization Conference in the spring of 2011.
  • Blake also participated as a panelist (Impacts of Micro-Nanotechnology on Energy & Energy Technology) at the Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina during the summer of 2011.
Licensed to practice:

North Carolina, Kansas, and Missouri; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; admitted to practice before U.S. District Court – Western District of North Carolina, District of Kansas, Western District of Missouri.

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Last Month

Memminger Wiggins

Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC, is a boutique intellectual property law firm limiting its practice primarily to those areas of law that include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC, was founded with the goal of providing clients prompt, professional, but yet personal, legal services. The firm is committed to providing only the highest quality of legal services for its clients regarding their intellectual property needs.

Memminger E. Wiggins began practicing law in 1996 after graduating from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan. The goal from the beginning was to provide prompt, professional, but yet personal, legal services to his clients. His law practice can be considered a “boutique” law firm in the sense that he limits his practice of law primarily to just those areas of law that include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

EDUCATION
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology
  • LICENSES AND BAR ADMISSIONS
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court District of South Carolina
  • United States Tax Court
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association
  • Oconee County Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Carolina Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Physical Address

Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC

13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500

Charlotte, NC 28277

Telephone Numbers

[Office] 704-846-9128

[Facsimile] 704-844-9265

wigginsiplaw.com

_________________________________________________

  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

April General Meeting

4-10-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

Get ready for our April meeting! We will be going over Patents, Trade Marks, Copy Right and Trade Secrets.

One of our members Memm Wiggins, is a Intellectual Property attorney and will be giving us the 101 on legal matters.

If this meeting is well received, we will have a 202 meeting on the same subject in May.

http://www.wigginsiplaw.com/

Speaker:

Memminger Wiggins

Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC, is a boutique intellectual property law firm limiting its practice primarily to those areas of law that include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC, was founded with the goal of providing clients prompt, professional, but yet personal, legal services. The firm is committed to providing only the highest quality of legal services for its clients regarding their intellectual property needs.

Memminger E. Wiggins began practicing law in 1996 after graduating from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan. The goal from the beginning was to provide prompt, professional, but yet personal, legal services to his clients. His law practice can be considered a “boutique” law firm in the sense that he limits his practice of law primarily to just those areas of law that include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

EDUCATION
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology
  • LICENSES AND BAR ADMISSIONS
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court District of South Carolina
  • United States Tax Court
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association
  • Oconee County Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Carolina Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Physical Address

Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC
13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28277
Telephone Numbers
[Office] 704-846-9128
[Facsimile] 704-844-9265

http://www.wigginsiplaw.com/

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Last Month

Bill Watson

Bill did a great talk with us and showed us all of the products which his company can print. He spoke about ,Color 3D printing, Mechanical Prototypes, Architectural Models and 3D scanning

Update- Bill has left the company since the meeting and Kate has taken his place.

Anvil Prototype & Design
A Division of Duncan Parnell, Inc.
Office: 704-372-7770 x255
Cell: 919-924-6120

anvilprototype.com

_________________________________________________

  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

March General Meeting

3-13-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

Due to inclement weather, the topic for February was moved to our March meeting.

Once again we have another interesting speaker at the INOTC general meeting. Bill
Watson is the manager for a 3D printing company here in Charlotte NC.

Bill Watson is the manager of Duncan-Parnell’s 3D Printing and Mechanical Engineering
Technology Division and the founder of the first color 3D printing business in the
Mid-Atlantic. Bill’s passion for emerging product development technologies and
their manufacturing applications stems from his early background as a mechanical
design and development engineer at both Caterpillar and Cummins Engine.

He will be giving a live demo with printing and speaking on other subjects such
as:

  • Color 3D printing
  • Mechanical Prototypes
  • Architectural Models
  • 3D scanning

Contact Bill Watson

Anvil Prototype & Design

A Division of Duncan Parnell, Inc.

Bill.Watson@AnvilPrototype.com

Office: 704-372-7770 x255

Cell: 919-924-6120

anvilprototype.com

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Last Month

Steven B Radney

Steven Radney earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with
a minor in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently pursuing
a Masters in Product Development at Carnegie Mellon University.

Over the past fifteen years, Steven has worked extensively as both an engineer
and an industrial designer, in corporate, consulting and startup capacities. His
talent for innovation has resulted in the successful launch of life changing products
and services. Currently, Steven is both consulting and leading the design and development
of VitalClip, a wearable computing startup focused on improving population health.

Some of his recent work can be viewed here: steven-radney.squarespace.com

_________________________________________________

  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

January General Meeting

1-9-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Happy New Year fellow product developers/ Inventors.

The new year has arrived and so has another year for the INOTC!!!

We have a very interesting man which will be speaking with us at out January General
meeting.

I consider him to be a techno-philanthropist in the medical industry.

2014 Annual membership fees are due. They are $75 and can be payed in cash, check,
silver or if you cant make it to the meeting we now have PAYPAL. Visit Link: PAYPAL.

We thank you for your membership support, we exist because of you!

Steven B Radney

Steven Radney earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering
with a minor in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently
pursuing a Masters in Product Development at Carnegie Mellon University.

Over the past fifteen years, Steven has worked extensively as both an engineer
and an industrial designer, in corporate, consulting and startup capacities. His
talent for innovation has resulted in the successful launch of life changing products
and services. Currently, Steven is both consulting and leading the design and development
of VitalClip, a wearable computing startup focused on improving population health.

Some of his recent work can be viewed here.

Steven  works for clients such as:

Aethon / Ava Bar & Lounge / Bacharach /  Beatnyc / Bulldog Bicycles / Bright Innovation
/ Code Three / Eveos /  Industrial Scientific / J. Marcus / Lagelle / La Gourmandine
/ Neoforma  Design / Philips / Powercast / Rest Assured / Rijuven / The Image  Studios
/ Shadow Lounge / Vascor / YMH

Services include:

  • Brand Strategy
  • Creative Direction
  • Cut & Sew
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Exhibit Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Factors
  • Industrial Design
  • Model Making
  • Product Development
  • Prototyping
  • Research
  • Service Design
  • UI/UX

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Last Month

Jared Hopkins

Jared gave the INOTC a great demonstration in plastic casting at our last meeting.
Reynolds is a great local resource for most prototyping needs for inventors and
artist alike.

Materials Specialist

Reynolds Advanced Materials

3406 Green Park Circle

Charlotte, NC 28217

Office: 704-357-0600

Toll Free: 877-327-8789

Mobile: 704-910-9979

jhopkins@reynoldsam.com

Reynolds AM

_________________________________________________

  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

December General Meeting

12-12-2013

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Happy holidays fellow product developers/ Inventors.

For our December 12th 2013 general meeting we will be visited by Jared Hopkins from Reynold Advanced Materials. They are a plastics distributor in Charlotte NC.  They have everything you need for prototyping with plastics and molding, with a great show room here in Charlotte.

There will be demonstrations and products at the presentation.

Visit their site: Reynolds Advanced Materials

We will also open discussions for the 2014 board.

Jared Hopkins

Jared  is a 2002 graduate of the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.  After USC he held a variety of  positions in both the real estate and the packaging industries.  In  2004, he just happened to talk to an old family friend that had a resin  and silicone distribution company.  They were looking for a sales representative and he was looking for an opportunity. He has been in  the resin plastic and elastomer business ever since!  He brings over six  years of out-side technical sales and two years of inside technical support to the seminar.  This experience along with many trade shows and  hands on seminars in fields as diverse as concrete construction and  medical simulation to machine tooling and prototyping always make for an  interesting hands-on demonstration.

Reynolds Advanced Materials

3406 Green Park Circle

Charlotte, NC 28217

Office: 704-357-0600

Toll Free: 877-327-8789

Mobile: 704-910-9979

jhopkins@reynoldsam.com

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Last Month

Pamela Lue-Hing

Business Consulting

Website:  http://legacypartnersconsulting.com

Pamela R. Lue-Hing

Legacy Partners, LLC

Strategic  Consultant

Board Certified Coach

Office: (980) 207-2613

Mobile: (414) 795-6208

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Mike Weaver

2013 Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day

Event Details:

Organizational Sponsors: Charlotte Research Institute at UNC Charlotte and Ventureprise

Date: December 10th, 2013

Location: UNC Charlotte

Website: http://charlotteventurechallenge.com/

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  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

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  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

November General Meeting

11-14-2013

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street Charlotte NC, 28202

My fellow product developers (Inventors)

Pamela Lue-Hing will be giving us a in depth view of being a business owner in today’s world and how innovation is leading the way.

Mike Weaver will speak as well about the upcoming “Venture Challenge” and how it can involve INOTC members.

Pamela Lue-Hing

Pamela is the founder, CEO and strategic consultant of Legacy Partners, LLC. She and her business partner Quanda Anderson specialize in working with entrepreneurs to help put business plans into action. For the last 20 years, she has focused on developing people, programs and businesses.

Pamela has over 25 years in strategic planning, Sales and Marketing, and a wealth of knowledge as an enterprising entrepreneur. As a strategic business consultant, she draws upon her knowledge as a Board Certified Life Coach and Human Behavior Consultant to bring a “whole” new meaning to doing business.

As a keynote speaker, moderator, workshop and seminar facilitator, she connects with the audience and brings subject matter to life. In addition to entrepreneurship, she serves on the leadership team of the Young Black Men’s Leadership Alliance, moderates the bi-monthly meetings for Commissioner Vilma Leake’s Small Business Consortium and has helped to establish Queen City OIC, a non-profit organization. Pamela is most passionate about her two children, Allonte 22 and Carrington 10, ministry, and positively impacting the community through the development of people and small businesses.

Currently, she is writing her first book on what it takes to move from employee to employer which is due to be released this Summer. Pamela is known for her ingenuity in building something from nothing and her uncanny ability to see the big picture as well as the small details. Her “no non-sense, methodical, make it happen” style takes clients from where they are to where they want to be. Help me welcome our Mistress of Ceremony for the evening Pamela Ree Lue-Hing.

Pamela Lue-Hing’s Website

Mike Weaver

Short lead time notice; but if you would like to develop and practice your new product pitch then you can benefit from participating in the 2013 Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day.

The 2nd annual Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day serves to expose early-stage ideas, inventions and technologies to feedback from corporate innovation executives, mentors, investors, faculty and entrepreneurs. Each presenter is given three minutes and three slides to clearly and concisely deliver their innovative idea. The judges and audience vote on their favorite ideas and award $5,000 in cash prizes. Presenters and audience members connect after the pitches during the networking and awards reception.

The Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day is an exciting invite only event designed to connect innovators with resources and strategic partners. The event attracts companies like Belk, Lowes, Husqvarna, Flextronics, Electrolux and many others.

If you have an innovative idea and want to explore new opportunities – please submit your pitch to be selected to present.

In order to be considered for participation, please submit a 500 word overview of your innovative idea, invention and or technology to Devin Collins at devin.collins@uncc.edu by November 15th 2013. Additional details to follow once selected to present.

Event Details

Organizational Sponsors: Charlotte Research Institute at UNC Charlotte and Ventureprise

Date: December 10th, 2013

Location: UNC Charlotte

Venture Challenge Website

At our 14 November 2013 INotC meeting Mike Weaver will review his experiences at last year’s Pitch Day competition and answer questions.

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Last Month

Elyshia Brooks

Elyshia Brooks is Founder, President and CEO of Kreative Group, Inc., specializing in marketing and business strategy, and brand management for non-profit organizations and small to mid-size companies; and   Elyshia Brooks International, Inc., specializing in the discipline of self-branding for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

www.ElyshiaBrooks.com

Author “Branding The Authentic You”
Twitter: @ElyshiaInc
Facebook: Facebook.com/ElyshiaBrooksInc
Schedule a 30-Minute Discovery Session https://www.timetrade.com/book/3MBC1

Will Peters

Founder of Anstad.

Will serves as the Chief Digital Architect of anstad, a Digital Innovation Agency.  In this role, Will provides comprehensive digital strategies  for  companies seeking to advance their business and industry through  the  creation of meaningful connections with their customer base. With  over  10 years of expertise, he helps businesses overcome their most  complex  business challenges. He is simply passionate about revolutionizing the  digital experience.

www.anstad.com

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This meeting cost $20 for guest

  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.