Articles from January 2013

January General Meeting

January General Meeting

1-10-2013 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street Charlotte NC, 28202

The INotC January 10, 2013 meeting will have Mike Weaver as guest presenter. Mike shared with us a 30 year product development overview and some key thoughts in his presentation “How to Find Good Ideas and Turn Them into Cash” back in March 2010.

  • This month Mike will be presenting “Lessons Learned from Creating Winning and Losing Products”.
  • With each new product development effort there are keys to success which when missing can be identified as causes of failure. Likewise, commercially successful products seem to share common keys.
  • Following a case study approach, Mike will be presenting a series of 5-8 minute looks at products that were winners and losers. The goal is to share insights on keys to each product’s vision, creation, development and ultimate market success/failure. An open question/answer session will follow the presentation.
  • Mike Weaver is a serial inventor, entrepreneur with over 3 decades of experience creating new products and services. Mike has been a member of INotC for five years and currently serves as Vice President.


Nominations have arrived for the 2013 board of directors.

  • Treasurer
  • Website Updates and Maintenance
  • Advertising and constant contact
  • Member engagement
  • Speaker relations and scheduling
  • Video and SKYPE testing and set up

Here at the INotC we believe in keeping things simple. If you are interested in talking about helping with the administrative side things, then feel free to come speak with Brian James during the later half of the meeting.


Member Businesses

Anyone that has a business which they own or work for that is involved with your inventing/product development, send an email back with a link to your website and we will review it to be listed on the INotC website on the Members website page.

Last Months Meeting

I want to thank everyone that was involved in our December general meeting. Anyone that has an interest in SCORE services, I encourage anyone to utilize this great service.

Charlotte SCORE mentor sign up
Main SCORE website


  • This meeting cost $20 for guest and is free to members
  • Yearly dues for members are due in January for 2013, 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