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August General Meeting – Commercialization And Your Ideas

August General Meeting
8-13-2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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This general meeting we will have Jerry Oakes speaking about market research and commercialization of products into the market.

Jerry founded the fastest growing automotive aftermarket company in Texas where he introduced the MII Vapor Injector, which was the for runner to the MTBE and ethanol gas additives.

  • He founded and launched the heat transfer industry, and had the exclusive international rights to mood rings.
  • Jerry has been a consultant to the National Space Institute, where he was on the committee for the “Salute to Werner Von Braun”, where he served on a committee with Ross Perot, Tom Landry, Hugh Downs, Bob Hope, John Denver, and other prominent leaders.
  • Jerry has been a consultant to numerous national organizations, including the College of Nuclear of Medicine, Silva Mind Control, the University of Texas, Regent University, the University of California, the Christian Broadcasting Network, and the Christian Oilmen’s Association, where he served two terms as president.
  • He has been a judge for the Charlotte Venture Challenge [CVC], sponsored by UNC and has acted as a mentor to participants of the CVC.
  • He is presently acting as a business coach in the commercialization of innovation and technology.
  • http://www.synergyusa.com/

    Jerry can be reached at: jerry@syngergyusa.com or 704.323.5000 and would be delighted to answer questions relating to new product development, funding and marketing.

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    Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

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  • This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire 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.

    INotC Website President

    Brian James

    Flourish and Prosper

    July General Meeting

    July General Meeting
    7-9-2015
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
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    I am proud to introduce our July speaker which is a friend of mine, and has been one of my inspirations while getting into the sustainable energy industry. He has been involved with Re Venture Park, which is an Eco Friendly industrial park in Charlotte NC which is setting a new standard for NC is how to revitalize abandoned factories.

    Watch Reventure Video At This Link:
    reventurepark.com/videos

    He has two organizing principles when it comes to business that he will teach us which he has learned from his career: “a fast no is better than a long maybe” and “perfect is the enemy of the good.”

    Visit Website: rethink-power.com

    RICHARD DEMING:

    Rich Deming started his career as a journalist in Europe, then built a commercial construction company from scratch to $30 million in annual revenue, and for the last 13 years has worked in multiple roles in renewable energy: adviser and project manager to governments (Energy Lead at the Centralina Council of Governments, 2008-2011), manager for public and private funding for private sector renewables technology and projects, and now renewable energy project developer, mostly focusing on Energy-from-Waste projects. His current primary focus involves generating energy from poultry litter at three sites in eastern North Carolina and supporting EfW project development partners in three countries in Africa.

    Rich has been interested in the development and commercialization of IP since 2004, when he was issued a patent for a construction process he invented. Because Rich has been adept at raising funds-he has played a significant role in raising over $5 million in funding, mostly from the Dept. of Energy-he has regularly been approached with new technologies in search of funding and other assistance on the path to commercialization.Sometimes against his better judgment, Rich has pursued his “inner geek” for several of these technologies and has worked extensively for the last decade commercializing a cutting edge EfW technology. His current IP-related projects include development of an innovative method of producing biochar from waste industrial steam and bringing to market a method of low-energy production of advanced ethanol from wood waste using fungi.

    Rich has been awarded numerous awards for his activities over the years, from 2008 Sustainability Champion by the NC Sustainable Business Council in Raleigh to the 2014 Energy Leadership Award by the Charlotte Business Journal. He has written on energy-related topics for the National Journal, appeared on multiple panels at national conferences and written two guidebooks related to renewable energy and biofuels. He has two organizing principles when it comes to business: “a fast no is better than a long maybe” and “the perfect is the enemy of the good.”

    Power Resource Group

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    June Meeting

    Speaker: David J. Warner:

    David spoke with the INOTC about his work at the Technology Incubator in RockHill South Carolina He is dedicated to supporting people that are launching products into the market place.

    David J. Warner, Director
    Technology Incubator @ Knowledge Park
    157 E. Main Street, Suite 500
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    803-329-8721
    David.warner@cityofrockhill.com

    tirockhill.org

    knowledgeparkrockhill.com

    ________________________________________

    Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

    ________________________________________

    -This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire 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.

    INotC Website President

    Brian James

    Flourish and Prosper

    June General Meeting

    June General Meeting
    6-11-2015
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
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    It is our pleasure to once again invite you to an inventors network meeting. This Junes speaker runs the Technology Incubator in Rock Hill and helps many inventors, such as yourself, take their projects to the next level. David understands what it takes and will share his experience with the INOTC.

    Website:
    http://tirockhill.org/
    knowledgeparkrockhill.com

    David Warner:

    The Technology Incubator is a RockHill South Carolina based company dedicated to supporting people that are launching products into the market place.

    • He is the Director of the Technology Incubator @ Knowledge Park since 2013
    • Project Manager for the Economic and Urban Development Department for the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina since 2005
    • Founder and President of Warner Environmental Management, Inc. a business to business management consulting firm
    • Taught for 10 years in the Executive MBA Program at Winthrop University.
    • Over 35 years of professional experience in environmental management and business consulting, including significant stints with Delta Environmental Consultants in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
    • Holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan

    Professional certifications from:

    • National Business Incubation Association as Certified Incubator Manager
    • Clemson Technology Villages Program
    • The National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional
    • Personal Interests: Tennis, paddling, hiking, acoustic guitar and hand drumming

    Little Known Fact: Author of “Environmental Careers: A Practical Guide to Opportunities in the 90s,” CRC Press, 1992, ISBN-10: 0873715241

    David J. Warner, Director
    Technology Incubator @ Knowledge Park
    157 E. Main Street, Suite 500
    Rock Hill, SC 29730

    803-329-8721
    David.warner@cityofrockhill.com

    tirockhill.org
    knowledgeparkrockhill.com

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    May Meeting

    Speaker: Scott Tarcy

    Scott Tarcy is an engineer with 8 years of experience in product design. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from ECU. He has worked for manufacturers in consumer products (Tetra) and appliance products (BSH Home Appliances). He has 4 patents pending from my time at BSH and has years of experience in various CAD platforms. His company is CADdesignhelp.com. Some of the services Scott provides are:

    1. Product Design in 2D and 3D, for companies or individuals
    2. Product Manual Images, like assembly view or exploded views
    3. Photorealistic renderings
    4. File format conversions
    5. Patent drawings
    6. Reverse Engineering
    7. Technical Drawings

    The presentation was about how 3D modeling works and some best practices. He showed us some examples of how to create a 3D model, and answered questions regarding modeling and design.

    CADdesignhelp.com
    facebook.com/caddesignhelp
    scottyarcy@gmail.com
    1-412-855-9118

    ________________________________________

    Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

    ________________________________________

    -This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire 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.

    INotC Website President

    Brian James

    Flourish and Prosper

    May General Meeting

    May General Meeting
    5-14-2015
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
    ____________________________________________________

    Our May meeting will be held in the very near future and I would like to invite you to join us to network and learn about the 3D modeling / Solidworks world. Mr. Scott Tarcy will be showing our group the ins and outs of the process of getting designs made for 3D printing, Machining Casting and general design.

    Scott Tarcy Bio:

    Scott Tarcy is an engineer with 8 years of experience in product design. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from ECU. He has worked for manufacturers in consumer products (Tetra) and appliance products (BSH Home Appliances). He has 4 patents pending from my time at BSH and has years of experience in various CAD platforms. His company is CADdesignhelp.com. Some of the services Scott provides are:

    1. Product Design in 2D and 3D, for companies or individuals
    2. Product Manual Images, like assembly view or exploded views
    3. Photorealistic renderings
    4. File format conversions
    5. Patent drawings
    6. Reverse Engineering
    7. Technical Drawings

    The presentation for this May will be about how 3D modeling works and some best practices. He will show us some examples of how to create a 3D model, and will answer any questions regarding modeling and design.

    CADdesignhelp.com
    https://www.facebook.com/caddesignhelp
    scottyarcy@gmail.com
    1-412-855-9118

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    April Meeting

    Speaker: 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.

    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
    www.reynoldsam.com

    ________________________________________

    Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

    ________________________________________

    -This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire 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.

    INotC Website President

    Brian James

    Flourish and Prosper

    April General Meeting

    April General Meeting
    4-9-2015
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
    ____________________________________________________

    We have a returning guest speaker this month. The company he represents has become a very important resource for the INotC and the Charlotte area. For our April 9th 2015 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 of simple plastics molding at the presentation. This is in many cases, the simplest way to do basic prototyping for product development.

    Jared Hopkins Bio:

    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.

    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
    www.reynoldsam.com

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    March Meeting

    Speaker: Patrick Oltmanns, CEO of ClickFold

    Patrick’s company and services will assist the invention knowledge for the group on the subject of prototyping and short run manufacturing. His company is local and he will be bringing many samples to share with the group in person.

    Feel free to visit Patrick’s company on the web:
    clickfold.com
    facebook.com/Clickfold
    youtube.com/patrickoltmanns

    Professional Bio

    • Grew up in Kenya while his father worked for the U.N.
    • Served in the German Army as a helicopter mechanic
    • Studied mechanical engineering in Germany
    • Took on a technical sales and project management role for a plastics machinery manufacturer (Barmag AG)
    • Moved to Charlotte in 1995 to become the sales manager for their U.S. subsidiary (American Barmag)
    • Completed Wake Forest’s Charlotte MBA program in 1999
    • Started ClickFold Plastics in 2000 after negotiating a license agreement with a German company to use their technology

    Click Fold Overview

    • This “mold-less” technology uses CNC machining and CNC line-bending to make plastic parts without the need for molds or fixtures
    • 3D Printing
    • The business model targets buyers of prototypes and small volumes who need custom designs on a budget
    • The technology also targets buyers who anticipate frequent design changes
    • Added digital printing capabilities in 2010 to further eliminate the need for silk screens
    • Recipient of a NC workforce development grant in 2011
    • Surpassed 1 million in annual sales in 2011
    • Sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House
    • Sponsor of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program

    Patrick Oltmanns, contact data

    1-866-649-8665 x 701

    patrick@clickfold.com

    www.clickfold.com

    ________________________________________

    Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

    ________________________________________

    -This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire 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.

    INotC Website President

    Brian James

    Flourish and Prosper

    March General Meeting

    March General Meeting
    3-12-2015
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
    ____________________________________________________

    We will be visited by Patrick Oltmanns, CEO of clickfold for our March general meeting. I feel that Patrick’s company and services will assist the invention knowledge for the group on the subject of prototyping and short run manufacturing. His company is local and he will be bringing many samples to share with the group in person.

    Feel free to visit Patrick’s company on the web:
    clickfold.com
    facebook.com/Clickfold
    youtube.com/patrickoltmanns

    Professional Bio

    • Grew up in Kenya while his father worked for the U.N.
    • Served in the German Army as a helicopter mechanic
    • Studied mechanical engineering in Germany
    • Took on a technical sales and project management role for a plastics machinery manufacturer (Barmag AG)
    • Moved to Charlotte in 1995 to become the sales manager for their U.S. subsidiary (American Barmag)
    • Completed Wake Forest’s Charlotte MBA program in 1999
    • Started ClickFold Plastics in 2000 after negotiating a license agreement with a German company to use their technology

    Click Fold Overview

    • This “mold-less” technology uses CNC machining and CNC line-bending to make plastic parts without the need for molds or fixtures
    • 3D Printing
    • The business model targets buyers of prototypes and small volumes who need custom designs on a budget
    • The technology also targets buyers who anticipate frequent design changes
    • Added digital printing capabilities in 2010 to further eliminate the need for silk screens
    • Recipient of a NC workforce development grant in 2011
    • Surpassed 1 million in annual sales in 2011
    • Sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House
    • Sponsor of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program

    Patrick Oltmanns, contact data

    1-866-649-8665 x 701

    patrick@clickfold.com

    www.clickfold.com

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    February Meeting

    Speaker: Dr. Brian MacDonald

    A patent agent practicing in material science, mechanical, electrical, communications, and other technologies. Once an experimental nuclear physicist, and then a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent Office, I’ve worked on the client side of the patent fence now for over ten years. The patent world spans patent application preparation to licensing deals and even litigation. It is too complex for every player to claim mastery in every stage. I write and file patent applications, and I argue for patents with patent examiners day in and day out. On a good day, I even get a patent for a client. But there are no guarantees. It’s a civil, orderly, but often adversarial chess game. I can tell you all about it.

    BDMacDonaldPatAgent@gmail.com

    704-650-4562

    ________________________________________

    Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

    ________________________________________

    -This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire 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.

    INotC Website President

    Brian James

    Flourish and Prosper

    February General Meeting

    February General Meeting
    2-12-2014
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
    ____________________________________________________

    The subject of patents is always very important and whether to patent or not patent is just as important. Our Feb. speaker has been a patent agent for a decade and was employed by the patent office as a patent examiner as well. So he will give our group a real view into getting a patent and the ins and outs of the process with the new laws. It will be my pleasure to present Dr. Brian MacDonald.

    Speaker: Dr. Brian MacDonald

    Letter from Brian:

    Let me introduce myself:

    I’m Dr. Brian MacDonald, a patent agent practicing in material science, mechanical, electrical, communications, and other technologies. Once an experimental nuclear physicist, and then a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent Office, I’ve worked on the client side of the patent fence now for over ten years. The patent world spans patent application preparation to licensing deals and even litigation. It is too complex for every player to claim mastery in every stage. I write and file patent applications, and I argue for patents with patent examiners day in and day out. On a good day, I even get a patent for a client. But there are no guarantees. It’s a civil, orderly, but often adversarial chess game. I can tell you all about it.

    If you want a patent, a patent application must be filed. But what is a patent application and how is it filed? How is it written? If you hire a patent agent or patent attorney to write and file a patent application for you, what are you paying for? What is the work product? I’m an experienced patent agent who was once a patent examiner. I’ve written hundreds of patent applications. Let me give you a brief tour of the trench in which patent applications are forged and patents minted. This is not a class to prepare you to write your own patent application. This is just a presentation on what must be done to gain patent-pending and patent status, and what it is you get for your money or efforts at that stage.

    BDMacDonaldPatAgent@gmail.com

    704-650-4562

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    January Meeting

    Speaker: Richard Daley

    Richard gave the INOTC a great talk in January about 3D design and getting products to market.

    Contract clients: Hasbro, Ideology Product Design, Safety 1st , Goodbaby Child Products Ltd, Summer Infant, Fuzion Design, Aqua Leisure, Kid Galaxy

    Talents and expertise:

    -Concept ideation
    -Concept sketching
    -Solidworks design
    -Presentation renderings
    -Mechanism development
    -Mechanical drawings
    -Model building
    -Product research
    -Cost input packages

    For 3D Design and other services, contact Richard:

    401-368-4400

    rdaleydesign.com

    ________________________________________

    -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.
    __________________________________________________

    -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

    January General Meeting

    January General Meeting
    1-8-2014
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
    ____________________________________________________

    This January meeting will be a night filled with the experience of Industrial Designer Richard Daley, which has been involved with may items taken to market for nearly 30 years. He has worked with very large toy companies and companies of the like, and will share his insight with us of the industry. Richard is a professional 3D designer and will elaborate on getting designs completed and used in production.

    2015 yearly dues will be collected. Paypal, Check or Cash are accepted! Anyone which is interested in working with the INOTC in 2015 and being on the board, contact me or speak with me at this coming meeting.

    Speaker: Richard Daley

    Contract clients:

    Hasbro, Ideology Product Design, Safety 1st , Goodbaby Child Products Ltd, Summer Infant, Fuzion Design, Aqua Leisure, Kid Galaxy

    Description of Services

    Talents and expertise:

      Concept ideation – create and develop variations of new or specified design criteria.
      Concept sketching – exploration of various geometries and styles of initial or final design phases.
      Solidworks design – create data for preliminary or final stages of product development.
      Presentation renderings – produce realistic images of concepts or final designs.
      Mechanism development – explore functional solutions of mechanisms and geometries.
      Mechanical drawings – produce layout drawings of any design phase including dimensional drawings
      Model building – build mock ups or finished models of designs for presentation or testing.
      Product research – explore and research markets and trends for new product ideas.
      Cost input packages – create parts lists, material specifications, and exploded view drawings for costing purposes.

    Professional experience:

      rdaley design June 2013- present (President)
      Brica Inc. Charlotte November 2009 – June 2013 (Principal Designer)
      Richard Daley Design January 1995- March 2001/ July 2007 – November 2009 (President)
      Ideology Product Development Attleboro, MA December 2005 – July 2007 (Senior Designer)
      Safety 1st Inc. Canton, MA March 2001 – December 2003 (Senior Designer)
      Design Lab Inc. Providence, RI August 1993 – January 1995 (Senior Designer)
      Hasbro Inc. / Playskool Pawtucket, RI November 1985- June 1993 (Senior Designer)
      Robert Defelice and Associates Wakefield, MA July 1985 – Nov.1985 (Industrial Designer)

    Acknowledgments:

      JPMA Best of Show Award Brica TubTub 2013 (Parents’ Choice) Award Brica TubTub 2013
      Mattel Inventor Award 2000,1998,1997 (Playmate Inventor Award 2000)
      TOY Winner Ride-Ons ages 2-4 Playskool (Racer 1993 Parents’ Choice Award 1-2-3 Bike 1992)
      IDSA Silver Award, 1-2-3 Bike 1992 (Parents’ Choice Award Sand and Water Table 1990)
      BusinessWeek Magazine 1-2-3 Bike 1992 (ID Magazine furniture design concept 1985)

    Education:

      Syracuse University
      Rochester Institute of Technology BFA Industrial Design 1985

    For 3D Design and other services, contact Richard:

    401-368-4400
    rdaleydesign.com

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    November Meeting

    Speaker: Kevin Lowther

    A self-described serial entrepreneur, Kevin Lowther builds profitable companies around seemingly simple concepts like home lighting, hammers and water. He credits boxing for teaching him the three principles that have focused his drive and determination: never give up, give your all, and fulfill your God-given potential.

    Kevin is currently co-founder and president of Poverty Dignified,a mobile energy solution company that is powering life’s basic needs in rural Africa. His leadership and management skills have shaped every aspect of the company including franchise agreements, pilot programs, marketing materials, sales, investor relations and infrastructure readiness. Under the MyPower Solutions brand, products sold through a micro-franchise business model power lights, charge cell phones and distribute music, entertainment, sermons, health, and education materials on tablets and MP4 players.

    Starting in 2000 with Slide Sledge Technologies in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Kevin took the hammer and chisel high tech with the patented design of 132 job-specific tools for seven industries, including the railroad and military. As vice president of product development and then as director of business development, Kevin saw the company topped $1 million in revenue and attracted a $1.65 million acquisition by an industry leading tool manufacturing and management corporation. After acquisition, Kevin continued working with the company growing its value to $5.4 million.

    Kevin’s Website for current company:

    povertydignified.com

    ________________________________________

    -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.
    __________________________________________________

    -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

    October General Meeting

    October General Meeting
    10-9-2014
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
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    The October General Meeting is right around the corner. I am proud to write you to tell you about our speaker, Brian Smith.

    Speaker: Brian Smith

    -Brian Smith will be speaking to us about the bottled water company “Infinity O2″ that he is involved with and what has been involved in taking it to market.

    Current Web Site

    -As a lending specialist, he will also share his experience as an investor as well as his work in Alternative Energy Development, Legal Services, Business Consulting and the entertainment industry.

    -Brian’s experience is sure to bring value to our group and inspire the success of our own projects.

    Business Background

    ABS Funding (Investments)

    Infinity O2 (Bottle Water Company)

    Ken Harris and Associates ( Legal Services)

    NDR Energy (Energy Contracting)
    http://ndrenergy.com/

    Shubel Entertainment
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    September Meeting

    Speaker: Whitwell Kelly Whitwell

    • 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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    -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

    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
    _________________________________________________
    -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.
    __________________________________________________
    -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