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February General Meeting

February General Meeting

2-14-2019 Cancelled
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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-Attention: Our February meeting is being cancelled due to it falling on Valentines
Day and the low attendance.
-We will return to our normally scheduled meeting in March.
-We will also be sending out a survey in the near future for INOTC meeting ideas
for 2019. Stay tuned.
Happy Valentines Day from the INotC!!!!!

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Last Meeting – January 2019

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

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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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

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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

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

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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

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/

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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

August General Meeting

August General Meeting

8-9-2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Lets really look at what we are doing as inventors and entrepreneurs to get our project to the next level. This will be a mastermind meeting for those who attend and we will be focusing on effectiveness and target setting.

Group Focus:

Stephen Covey wrote the book The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People

    Be proactive
    Begin with the end in mind
    Put first things first
    Think win-win
    Seek first to understand, then to be understood
    Synergize
    Sharpen the saw

We will be discussing the importance of Stephens concepts and how this relates to achieving your innovations goals.

Setting real targets

    What is the one big thing that needs to happen this week for you to know that you are going to move forward?
    What are the 4 important steps to achieve this big target?
    What will it REALLY take for you to set these targets every week?

These topics are being focused on so we can push further and accomplish more.

Bring your lap top if desired or note pad for brain storming.

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Advisory Council

We have been building up the INOTC advisory council and our resource page.

http://www.inotc.org/advisory-council/

http://www.inotc.org/inventor-resource/

We have also listed on the website a list of links to past meetings. We have listing as far back as 2012 (Home page, bottom right hand corner)

http://www.inotc.org/

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Last Meeting – July 2018

Matthew King

-Our INOTC board member Matthew King spoke to the group about financing in the innovation industry and how to overcome
the challenges that face inventors in today’s marketplace.

Contact Info:
Matthew T. King, MBA | Chief Compliance Officer & Investment Specialist
Titan Industries And Holdings
M. (704) 231-8152
https://www.linkedin.com/in/matttking/

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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

7-12-2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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The INOTC meeting is on the 12th of July. Our INOTC board member Matthew King will be speaking to the group about financing in the innovation industry and how to overcome the challenges that face inventors in today’s marketplace.

Matthew grew up in Charlotte, NC. He attained his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL where he studied finance, accounting and philosophy. After graduation he began his career in financial services in Miami, FL and later Charlotte, NC, working under some of the best investment specialists and financial planners in the country. During this time, he flew to Chicago, IL every weekend for three years in order to attain his MBA from the prestigious University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While there, Matthew centered his focus on finance, economics and entrepreneurship. He began building relationships with entrepreneurs, investment bankers, consultants and venture capital/private equity professionals.

While working at his old firm, he noticed that many of his clients were trying to start their own businesses, but they had little knowledge about getting started. He began helping his clients find their path and make their dreams a reality. Once a small vision of helping a few clients, Titan Consulting grew into a full-scale operation that empowers entrepreneurs and small-to-midsize business owners by providing consulting services in the areas of management, finance, marketing and operations. The team consists of 8 consultants, including two attorneys and a CPA.

Matthew is also Principal of Titan Wealth Management, Inc., an investment management firm specializing in alternative investments and managing funds for high net worth individuals and endowments. According to Matthew, “the synergies between the firms allow business owners to seek specialization where needed but also get access to a wide array of services and professionals with diverse backgrounds and specialties.”

His recently founded parent company, Titan Industries, also holds interests in two solar companies and a portfolio of venture investments.

Matthew lives in Charlotte, NC with his dog, Leroy. He is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. Matthew donates his spare time to working with veterans and individuals with special needs.

Contact Info:
Matthew T. King, MBA | Chief Compliance Officer & Investment Specialist
Titan Industries And Holdings
M. (704) 231-8152
https://www.linkedin.com/in/matttking/

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Last Meeting – June 2018

Mike Simmons Bio:

Mike Simmons is the CEO of WIMS Consulting, a full-service marketing & CRM consulting firm specializing in CRM programs, digital marketing, website development, business development, and additional services operating primarily in Charlotte, Miami, and New York among other cities around the country. He is a co-founder, board member, and equity stake holder with several additional companies as well such as EolianVR (augmented and virtual reality) and GNEISS (blockchain) among others.
His areas of expertise include:

Mike has experience providing consulting and freelance services throughout a variety of industries, including: technology, real estate, accounting, legal, business consulting, aviation, personal training, health care, non-profits, and financial services among others.

Contact:
Mike Simmons
Wims Consulting
305.562.9639
msimmons@wims-consulting.com

https://eolianvr.com/
https://www.wims-consulting.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesimmons305/

The INOTC is consolidating its talent and focus towards progress and its resources. We would like to involve motivated members into these discussions of progress and those who are ready to hold themselves accountable for the future.

________________________________________

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

6-14-2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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The June meeting is here!!!!! I would like to invite the best innovators, entrepreneurs and financiers to join us on June 14th.

We have a special speaker Mike Simmons. He will be giving the INOTC an inside look at the “Virtual Reality” and “Augmented Reality” world as well as sharing his experience in a whole host of other industries.

VR “Virtual Reality” and AR “Augmented Reality” are changing the world a little each year. If you think it has nothing to do with you, guess again.

https://eolianvr.com/
https://www.wims-consulting.com/

Mike Simmons Bio:

Mike Simmons is the CEO of WIMS Consulting, a full-service marketing & CRM consulting firm specializing in CRM programs, digital marketing, website development, business development, and additional services operating primarily in Charlotte, Miami, and New York among other cities around the country. He is a co-founder, board member, and equity stake holder with several additional companies as well such as EolianVR (augmented and virtual reality) and GNEISS (blockchain) among others.
His areas of expertise include:

    Marketing strategy and implementation
    Website development, SEO, PPC, and keyword search
    CRM architect, administrator, strategy, and implementation
    Primary experience is with Salesforce.com.
    Business development, lead generation, and sales support
    Business plans and start-up consulting
    Public relations, advertising, and social media
    Corporate and Individual Training
    Events and seminars

Mike has experience providing consulting and freelance services throughout a variety of industries, including: technology, real estate, accounting, legal, business consulting, aviation, personal training, health care, non-profits, and financial services among others.

Mike is very involved in the community. He is currently a Board Member on the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Committee and StartupGrindCLT. He is a member of the Charlotte Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA) along with Charlotte Pitch Breakfast as well. He was on the Board of Directors for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce while serving as the Chair of their HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage) Committee, and the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals of Miami.

Contact

Mike Simmons
Wims Consulting
305.562.9639
msimmons@wims-consulting.com

https://eolianvr.com/
https://www.wims-consulting.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesimmons305/

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Last Meeting – May 2018

We had a think tank discussion as a group and dove into personal accountability in furthering our businesses and moving our innovations forward.

We focused on getting organized and pushing our businesses to the next level and making progress in 2018

The idea for each attendee was to identify their major business or innovation goal and lay out steps to getting there. Then connecting with members that have ideas for how to accomplish those goals where there maybe challenges.

Group Focus:

    Set and know your major goal
    Set the path to accomplish that goal
    Remove obstacles
    Know your tools and resources
    Build your team

The INOTC is consolidating its talent and focus towards progress and its resources. We would like to involve motivated members into these discussions of progress and those who are ready to hold themselves accountable for the future.

________________________________________

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

5-10-2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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The May 10th meeting is right around the corner.

We will be having a think tank discussion as a group and diving into personal accountability in furthering our businesses and moving our innovations forward.

The idea is for each attendee to identify their major business or innovation goal and lay out steps to getting there. Then connecting with members that have ideas for how to accomplish those goals where there maybe challenges.

Group Focus:

    Set and know your major goal
    Set the path to accomplish that goal
    Remove obstacles
    Know your tools and resources
    Build your team

The INOTC is consolidating its talent and focus towards progress and its resources. We would like to involve motivated members into these discussions of progress and those who are ready to hold themselves accountable for the future.

Bring your laptop if desired or notepad for brainstorming.

Advisory Council

    We have been building up the INOTC advisory council and our resource page.
    http://inotctran.wpengine.com/advisory-council/
    http://inotctran.wpengine.com/inventor-resource/
    We have also listed on the website a list of links to past meetings. We have listing as far back as 2012 (Home page, bottom right hand corner)

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Last Meeting – April 2018

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 Mussen LinkedIN Profile

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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

April General Meeting

April General Meeting

4-12-2018

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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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.

A BRIEF BIO

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

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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.

Contact:

John A. Williams III
www.jfyconsulting.com
jaws630@gmail.com
12179793453

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

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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

1-11-2018

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The January meeting is here and the INOTC invites you to join us for our first meeting of 2018.

Our January meeting will be focused on the upcoming year and really looking at what we all have in store. We will also be covering the subject of team building and networking.

This will be a panel like discussion as well as a workshop. Members are encouraged to bring note pads or laptops for planning their 2018 success.

2018 Board / Panel:

Brian James
www.electricalapparatus.net
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Scott Tarcy
caddesignhelp.com
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WIll Peters
NorthLake Digital
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Brian Macdonald
LinkedIN

Terry Moser
LinkedIN

Matt King
LinkedIN

Brian Federal
LinkedIN

All of our board members get involved with members in the ways of advice and get involved in professional services as well.

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

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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.

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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