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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

Advancing People, Businesses, & Communities Globally

Connect with me…

Website: http://www.lpstrategist.com

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelaluehing

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/lp.strategist

Twitter: @lpstrategist

Skype:  pamelaluehing

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/

_________________________________________________

  • 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.

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.

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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.

August General Meeting

August General Meeting
8-8-2013 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street Charlotte NC, 28202

My fellow product developers (Inventors)

We will be having movie night for our next encounter at our 8-8-2013 general meeting. The film we will be watching will be a great refresher film for many and a great film for those new to the subject of invention.

 

This meeting will only be half priced because there is no live or Skype speaker. If any one wants to bring popcorn, be my guest.

 

Randy Landreneau made a film titled invention 101 which we will be showing. Many of his methods are simple and to the point when it comes to:

  • Avoiding Scams
  • His System of- Create/ Protect/ Profit
  • Patent Searches
  • Different Types Of Patents
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Provisional Patents
  • Patenting
  • Licensing
  • Manufacturing

 

This film is has the patent data before the recent patent reform and there will be a discussion about the new patent laws after the film.

BIO

 

Randy Landreneau is a former President of the Tampa Bay Inventors Council.  Randy runs Complete Product Development, a company that does consulting, design, development, prototyping (old school and rapid), and short runs using urethane casting.  Randy also provides inventor education as well on a DVD – How to Make Plastic Prototypes.

 

Purchase Randy’s DVD and visit his site from the link below:

 

Complete Product Development

 

As usual at our meetings we will be networking amongst the group. What ever stage that your current project is in feel free to bring prototypes, finished products, sales sheets or anything else that you would like to get an opinion on from the group. Bring business cards and make connections. (keep in mind that showing somethings could compromise the protection of that project)

Email: rlinventor@verizon.net
P.O. Box 2273
Clearwater, FL 33757
Phone: 727-744-3748

Complete Product Development

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Last Months Meeting

Mimi Curlee

She has been a Reference Librarian for 22 years and the Federal Documents Librarian for 15 of those at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.  

She spoke on: 

  • Resources for Research
  • Articles from industry and trade groups – what are the trends, who’s doing what
  • Demographics and mapping – target your market, get statistics
  • Resources for Starting & Growing a Business
  • Company Directories – find customers, sales leads, suppliers
  • Books and Websites for Entrepreneurs

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This meeting cost $20 for guest and is free to members

Yearly dues for members are due, which is $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: There has been some construction at Enventys and street parking maybe needed. 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

July General Meeting

July General Meeting
7-11-2013 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street Charlotte, NC 28202
This month we will learn about the resources our city has to offer that our tax dollars have already paid for. There are huge and great sources of data that can be used for the business of invention that you may never had realized!  I Invite you all and look forward to shaving you hands.

Mimi Curlee

Mimi Curlee goes after information and finds it. When someone needs demographics, or business listings, or articles about what’s been done and who does it, she is out to find the best resources possible. She’s been a Reference Librarian for 22 years and the Federal Documents Librarian for 15 of those at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. People use the library for everything from starting a business, to taking free computer classes, to reading about motivation and how great minds work. Being a native of Charlotte, Mimi wants this to be an educated, dynamic city with lots of growth….and she’s ready to help anyone find the information which will propel their success. After attending UNCC and then the University of South Carolina for her Masters in Library & Information Science, she’s been working and learning at the Main Library uptown.

Use Research Resources You’ve Already Paid For…Don’t Waste Them!

July 11, 2013 at the INOTC Meeting

  • Resources for Research
  • Articles from industry and trade groups – what are the trends, who’s doing what
  • Demographics and mapping – target your market, get statistics
  • Resources for Starting & Growing a Business
  • Company Directories – find customers, sales leads, suppliers
  • Books and Websites for Entrepreneurs

If you invent, you know research is important. These are databases you can use with your library card inside a library branch or at home…any time. Why not explore the resources your tax money is already paying for and eliminate the paid subscriptions and time-wasting “throw it out on the web” approach. Get good results for your research, learn more now.
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Last Months Meeting

Brooks Agnew  

Brooks A. Agnew grew up in Pasadena, California around JPL and Cal Tech. He entered the Air Force in 1973, where he graduated top in his class in electronics engineering. He received his bachelors in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University with honors.

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This meeting cost $20 for guest and is free to members

Yearly dues for members are due, which is $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: There has been some construction at Enventys and street parking maybe needed. 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