Articles from April 2018

April General Meeting

April General Meeting


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202


The April meeting is here and we have a special guest Jim Mussen.

Jim has a history as an inventor and entrepreneur and was one of the largest magnetic video tape manufactures in the USA and will be sharing his experience with the INOTC.


James (Jim) Mussen – CEO, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Visionary

Jim started his career as a purchasing agent for a small electronics company in South Bend, Indiana which sold, serviced, designed, and installed various types of video, audio, and CCTV systems. Jim soon started designing the various systems for the companies Industrial, Commercial, and Broadcast Customers. This was at the same time that VCR and the Video Camera were being introduced to the consumer. He found a passion for designing these systems even though it took many months for a sale and installation to be completed.

The various equipment vendors that Jim used when designing these systems became interested in him working for them directly. Jim interviewed at a couple times, but it became evident that in order to work for one of these companies he would need a college degree. So Jim moved to Charlotte, NC to obtain that college degree. The priority of a college degree over working was the reason to move to Charlotte, his love for the business world took over. So Jim went to work for a local Charlotte AV company. The first thing that he observed at this company and others in the area is not one of them sold much of the magnetic media, i.e. videotape/audio tape. So Jim contacted the various manufacturers and started a company. From there he became one of the largest magnetic media manufacturers in the country.

To this day Jim uses his hands on experience and associations in developing products and services across the spectrum.

Jim’s LinkedIN Profile


Last Meeting – March 2018

John Williams III

As a seasoned grant miner, developer, reviewer, and writer, John Williams has over 15 years worth of experience assisting organizations with finding and securing outside funding. John has spent time creating competitive grant packages for youth programs, small businesses, and state and local government agencies. He has had the honor to review over 200 grants for a number of federal organizations such as the Department of Justice, Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and the Department of Commerce. He has secured grant funding for projects as small as $500 dollars, and as large at $3.3 million dollars.


John A. Williams III

The INOTC has been gathering list of resources that members would find useful. Currently the website page only has a portion of what we hand out at meetings and thises will be added to the site in the future.

We are always open to suggestions of what sites, books, software etc. that should be on this list.

Inventors Resource


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

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