March 2020 Meeting

March 2020 Meeting- Guest: Louis Foreman

The March meeting is next week.

We will have our meeting on 3/12/2020 at 630 pm (at Enventys, 520 Elliot St, Charlotte NC 28202)

Our guest will be Louis Foreman. Louis is the CEO of Eventys and Edison Nation. His companies help inventors take their product to market. He is a proven inventor himself but also has had failed projects that he has learned from.

If you want a preview, I interviewed Louis on my podcast 3 years ago. You can listen here:

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/4768908

The cost per year is $75 or $20 per event. You can pay at the door or in advance here:
https://www.paypal.com/webapps/hermes?flow=1-P&ulReturn=true&token=98A20550MP129794D&useraction=commit&rm=1&mfid=1583499651326_3d74d1a25c3cf&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

Come join us, learn, network and take your idea from concept to market.

Thanks

Scott Tarcy
President of INOTC and CADdesignhelp.com
412-855-9118
info@caddesignhelp.com

February 2020 Meeting

Hello everyone

I have taken over as the President of the INOTC. Much appreciation to Brian James for running the group for so long. I hope we can keep growing the group.

We will have our meeting on 2/13/2020 at 630 pm. At this time, I do not have a guest speaker yet. So in this case, we will have an open discussion about what we want types of speakers we would like to have in 2020 and other things to improve the INOTC. We can also discuss any projects you have and give each other useful advice.

One thing I do have on the “to-do” list is improve the website so it shows up better in online search results. This will hopefully be finished in the next few weeks.

Thanks

Scott Tarcy

November General Meeting

November General Meeting

11-14-2019
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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The November INOTC meeting has arrived and you are invited as we close out 2019 at the INOTC.

We will be learning about innovation methods from Shawn Lee.
We will be learning methods and gaining clarity about:

    -Idea assessment and picking the right market
    -How to research your customers needs
    -Funding
    -Scaling and launching your product

The importance of having a system that gets your product into the hands of the right customer is paramount to any business or innovation in today’s market. Shawn Lee will be sharing his insights into this very important topic.

Shawn Lee Bio:

Shawn Lee, is an accomplished Portfolio & Change Manager with over 20 years of experience enabling business partners to not only achieve their goals but also drive to exceed them through exceptional project and change management. Shawn has an undergraduate Business degree from Cornell University and MBA from Duke. His passion is helping people and organizations reach their full potential through innovation.

Shawn has pursued this passion both as an intrepreneur and entrepreneur. He recently won TIAA’s largest innovation competition and was awarded $50,000 in seed funding for his idea called Invest The Rest. Shawn also invented an automated Post-It note device call Remind-Mee using Lean Start-Up principles.

His work experience includes SAP Consultant at IBM, 9 years with Bank of America where he achieved Six Sigma and Project Management Professional certifications and is currently a Director of Strategy and Innovation at TIAA.

Shawn Lee Contact info:

Lee Innovations Inc.
Cell: 704.609.6467
shawn@leeinnovations.us
Follow Shawn on linkedin:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawn-lee-9a90461/

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Last Meeting – November

Brian Federal is a Futurist, Keynote speaker, Filmmaker, and Designer who works with a wide variety of ideas, materials, and techniques. He has two companies: Prana Communications and Innovative GlasDesign. An avid photographer, Brian began producing video in the mid 1990’s. He has produced many media projects for television, advertising firms, and nonprofits. He has filmed interviews with many of the top minds in 3D printing and has created one of the largest media libraries on the topic in the world.

-Brian is an exponential change strategist with special focus on 3D Printing, Ai, Blockchain, and Robotics. Technology is rapidly changing how business gets done and fundamentally changing our lives as computing power and internet connectivity become more ubiquitous. We are in a new world that will require new ways of thinking to remain competitive in Business.

-Brian has presented keynotes for Inside 3D Printing in New York, China, and Silicon Valley with HP. Brian was also voted one of the top 20 thought leaders in 3D Printing worldwide. Brian does Keynotes for MHI that explore exponential change in the logistics industry.

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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!!

________________________________________

  • 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

October General Meeting – Looking Into The Future

October General Meeting

10-10-2019
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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The October INOTC meeting has arrived and you are invited.

We will be looking into the future with Mr Brian Federal. You will not want to miss this event.

Brian Federals Bio:

Brian Federal is a Futurist, Keynote speaker, Filmmaker, and Designer who works with a wide variety of ideas, materials, and techniques. He has two companies: Prana Communications and Innovative GlasDesign. An avid photographer, Brian began producing video in the mid 1990’s. He has produced many media projects for television, advertising firms, and nonprofits. He has filmed interviews with many of the top minds in 3D printing and has created one of the largest media libraries on the topic in the world.

Brian is an exponential change strategist with special focus on 3D Printing, Ai, Blockchain, and Robotics. Technology is rapidly changing how business gets done and fundamentally changing our lives as computing power and internet connectivity become more ubiquitous. We are in a new world that will require new ways of thinking to remain competitive in Business.

Brian has presented keynotes for Inside 3D Printing in New York, China, and Silicon Valley with HP. Brian was also voted one of the top 20 thought leaders in 3D Printing worldwide. Brian does Keynotes for MHI that explore exponential change in the logistics industry.

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This meeting was cancelled.

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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!!

________________________________________

  • 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

September General Meeting

September General Meeting

9-12-2019
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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The September INOTC meeting is here.

We will be having a mastermind and round table meeting about future INOTC meetings and innovation progress.

The INOTC is built from its members and board members efforts in networking, presentations and effective services and information that assist inventors in getting their products to market.

Here are the main topics that will be covered at this next meeting.

    Where do you envision the INotC organization focusing in the future?
    Can you give some suggestions for topics or presentations that you would like to hear?
    Can you recommend some specific speakers to present to the inventors?
    What valuable knowledge have you gained from INotC presentations?

Your feed back and attendance is very important for your innovation work as well as the INOTC organization as a whole. Without innovation, there is not progress.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Last Meeting – August 2019

Alan Beckleys Bio:

Alan Beckley is an inventor and entrepreneur.

He invented the Wonder Wallet and – like so many inventors – struggled for many years attempting to get his product to achieve commercial success. After trying to license to wallet manufacturers for 3 years, he changed tack and started manufacturing them and selling them himself.

-He sold his thin, flexible wallet invention anywhere and everywhere he could, including flea markets, military bases and VA hospitals. Finally, in 2009, he got onto QVC which really boosted his sales. He sold over 5,000 wallets there over 2 years.

His success on QVC convinced him this was truly a As Seen on TV item, so he patiently and persistently marketed to DRTV companies (Direct Response TV) until finally, in 2015, he signed a license agreement with Allstar Products.

Contact Alan:
Alan Beckley
972.989.1002

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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!!

________________________________________

  • 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

7-11-2019
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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INOTC is seeking volunteers and new board members. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone that would be a good fit at the INOTC, come to the July meeting or email Brian James: zliftona@aol.com

This meeting will also have a mastermind meeting and round table discussion about future projects at the INOTC for the rest of 2019

We are featuring Scott Tarcy for this meeting.

Scott Tarcy will be bringing his expertise in prototyping, engineering, marketing as well as his experience from his podcast show for inventors and engineers.

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:

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

Scott Tarcy:
scottyarcy@gmail.com
info@caddesignhelp.com
1-412-855-9118
http://caddesignhelp.com/
http://caddesignhelp.com/podcast/
https://www.facebook.com/caddesignhelp
https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-tarcy-a52b138/

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Last Meeting – June 2019

Lester Selby Bio:

I’ve been helping companies for over 10 years to identify tax opportunities and develop a strategic plan to transform their business. I add value to businesses by thinking like a CFO, not their bookkeeper; easily handling bookkeeping but also helping with financial strategy.

With both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Accounting, with a focus on Tax Audits & Forensic Accounting, I teach ways for businesses to minimize their tax liabilities, maximize their cash flow, and keep them on track to realize their financial goals.

As I take them from spreadsheets to storytelling, workshop attendees will learn how to identify and understand the financial state of their business to better plan for growth, and walk away with real and actionable information to immediately apply in their business.

Lesters Contact:
980-253-6908
Lselby@atgadvisors.com

https://www.atgadvisors.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

6-13-2019
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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The June meeting is here and its time to step up your innovation business. The importance of getting capital and handling tax strategy is more important than ever in business these days and especially for start ups and business wanting to grow.

Lester Selby will be speaking to the INOTC and preparing the group the future of innovation and business this coming Thursday the 13th.

Lester Selby Bio and Topic:

I’ve been helping companies for over 10 years to identify tax opportunities and develop a strategic plan to transform their business. I add value to businesses by thinking like a CFO, not their bookkeeper; easily handling bookkeeping but also helping with financial strategy.

With both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Accounting, with a focus on Tax Audits & Forensic Accounting, I teach ways for businesses to minimize their tax liabilities, maximize their cash flow, and keep them on track to realize their financial goals.

As I take you from spreadsheets to storytelling, you will learn how to identify and understand the financial state of your business to better plan for growth, and walk away with real and actionable information to immediately apply in your invention business.

Tax Strategies For Inventors:

From cash flow management to operations and capital investments, inventors may be faced with big decisions every day. Without income, your company can’t pay expenses, and you can’t pay yourself. It may seem like the more money you make, the more money you owe to the government.

I draw from my wealth of experience solving complex business tax problems as a Senior Accountant to address specific tax strategies for inventors.

I’m an expert in understanding how every business decision impacts your taxes. I’ll help attendees to find deductions, implement tax planning strategies, and learn how to keep more of what they earn!

atgadvisors.com

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Last Meeting – May 2019

Brian James, the President of the INOTC since 2012 gave a special and uplifting presentation to the INOTC members.

This presentation consisted of:

    Purpose Setting

    Asset Review

    Creativity

    Manifestation

    Organizational Structure

    Networking

    Planning

    Enlightenment and Power

Link to online course
http://zmethodonline.com/

Follow Brian on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ZMethodOnline/

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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!!

________________________________________

  • 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

January General Meeting

January General Meeting

1-10-2019
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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2019 is here and so is the January INOTC meeting.

We are starting off the year with our guest from Ventureprise Devon Collins. He will be teaching us how to leverage Universities for innovation as well as his experience in assisting innovators through this process.

Ventureprise.org

Devins BIO:

Devin Collins is the Interim Executive Director of Ventureprise at UNC Charlotte. Ventureprise® is UNC Charlotte’s innovation and entrepreneurship center serving the campus and Charlotte region as a center of excellence for evidence based entrepreneurship.

Ventureprise works to provide the resources and expertise for university and community based startups as they commercialize their innovations and scale their ventures. Prior to joining Ventureprise, Devin was an entrepreneur and inventor.

TOPIC:

Ventureprise Launch – Customer Discovery Opportunities – Explore how university based innovators and inventors are approaching commercialization through the customer discovery process. Before forming a business or filing a patent innovators need to conduct customer discovery to understand if there is a business opportunity or how they might better design the patent for customer needs.

Devin Collins Contact:
http://ventureprise.org/
704-687-8058
devin.collins@uncc.edu

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Last Meeting – November 2018

An accomplished “Renaissance Geek”, Jeremy has a broad background as a technologist and currently serves as Lending Tree’s lead Senior Site Reliability Engineer and as a board member of the Charlotte Internet of Things group where we is responsible for civic outreach which delivers life changing technology to the disabled build during Hackathons.

Jeremy is an avid 3d printer, Internet of Things (IOT) and Alexa enthusiast having released multiple Alexa applications and contributed to many open source projects. Jeremy has even been featured on Amazon’s TV Show 3D Print the Future and often presents on a diverse assortment of topics from Alexa and Arduino to Enterprise logging and alerting. Some call him a Rock Star but for Jeremy, it’s just about never stopping with the thinking or the doing.

Jeremy Proffitts Contact info:

proffitt.jeremy@gmail.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

December General Meeting

Cancelled General Meeting!!

12-13-2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Attention: Our December meeting is being cancelled due to the low attendance during the holiday season.

We will return to our normally scheduled meeting in January.

Reminder- Dues for 2019 will be due at Jan. meeting.

Election Update:

For 2019 the board will consist of:

Brian James- President
Scott Tarcy- Vice President
Terry Moser- Treasurer
Will Peters- IT and Marketing
Brian McDonald- Engineering
Matt King- Finance Specialist
Brian Federal- Futurist

Happy Holidays from the INotC!!!!!

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Last Meeting – November 2018

Jeremy Proffitt will be speaking with the group about his experience with the “Internet Of Things” IOT.
As the internet begins to be a part of our lives more and more. We must understand what it will take to meet the demands of tomorrow. Jeremys invaluable insight into the future market will give the group a look into the future that is right before us.

Jeremys BIO:

An accomplished “Renaissance Geek”, Jeremy has a broad background as a technologist and currently serves as Lending Tree’s lead Senior Site Reliability Engineer and as a board member of the Charlotte Internet of Things group where we is responsible for civic outreach which delivers life changing technology to the disabled build during Hackathons.

Jeremy is an avid 3d printer, Internet of Things (IOT) and Alexa enthusiast having released multiple Alexa applications and contributed to many open source projects. Jeremy has even been featured on Amazon’s TV Show 3D Print the Future and often presents on a diverse assortment of topics from Alexa and Arduino to Enterprise logging and alerting. Some call him a Rock Star but for Jeremy, it’s just about never stopping with the thinking or the doing.

Links to Jeremy’s work:
3D printing blog Open source profile Past presentation Garage door project Jeremy Proffitt’s
Contact info: proffitt.jeremy@gmail.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

November General Meeting

November General Meeting

11-8-2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Jeremy Proffitt will be speaking with the group about his experience with the “Internet Of Things” IOT.

As the internet begins to be a part of our lives more and more. We must understand what it will take to meet the demands of tomorrow. Jeremys invaluable insight into the future market will give the group a look into the future that is right before us.

Please join the INOTC for Jeremys presentation on the 8th of Nov.

Jeremys BIO:

An accomplished “Renaissance Geek”, Jeremy has a broad background as a technologist and currently serves as Lending Tree’s lead Senior Site Reliability Engineer and as a board member of the Charlotte Internet of Things group where we is responsible for civic outreach which delivers life changing technology to the disabled build during Hackathons.

Jeremy is an avid 3d printer, Internet of Things (IOT) and Alexa enthusiast having released multiple Alexa applications and contributed to many open source projects. Jeremy has even been featured on Amazon’s TV Show 3D Print the Future and often presents on a diverse assortment of topics from Alexa and Arduino to Enterprise logging and alerting. Some call him a Rock Star but for Jeremy, it’s just about never stopping with the thinking or the doing.

Links to Jeremys work:

3D printing blog

Open source profile

Past presentation

Garage door project

Jeremy Proffiitts Contact info: proffitt.jeremy@gmail.com

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Last Meeting – October 2018

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.

Scott Tarcy:

scottyarcy@gmail.com
info@caddesignhelp.com
1-412-855-9118

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http://caddesignhelp.com/
http://caddesignhelp.com/podcast/
https://www.facebook.com/caddesignhelp
https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-tarcy-a52b138/

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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