October General Meeting
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
We have a returning guest speaker this month. Mike Weaver first presented to our group an overview of products he had developed over his career as a serial inventor and entrepreneur. This was my first INotC meeting several years ago. Mike’s second presentation summarized his thoughts about what is important to achieving entrepreneurial success.
For our October 8th 2015 general meeting Mike will be presenting example Rocket Pitches and Introductory Briefings that he has used to promote interest in his Shelf-Metrics™ developments enabling Retail Shelf Transparency for retailers and consumer product manufacturers.
Mike’s previously launched commercial solutions that merit spinning out into their own business visibility include in 2004 when IMI created then launched UIDexpress. This web site was the first Internet supplier of Department of Defense (DoD) mandated IUID labels and plates, supporting an emerging requirement of all DoD suppliers. UIDexpress has grown at a minimum of 15% annually for 10 years now serving over 200 customers ranging from Lockheed Martin Aerospace, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman to small 2nd tier suppliers to prime contractors.
Prior to starting IMI in 2001 Mike had over 30 years of innovation, product development, entrepreneurial and business development experience. In 1982 Mike launched Charlotte, NC based Hand Held Products, Inc. (www.handheld.com now part of Honeywell) serving as Chairman, CEO and COO through 1994 growing HHP from 4th bedroom start up to $25M+ annual revenues with 200 employees worldwide. During his career Mike has been awarded 9 US and several international patents.
Mike is a member of the AIDC 100 and is a member of the Inventor’s Network of the Carolinas.
Mike graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Wright State University with a MBA concentrating in R&D management. He also holds a Certificate in Data Processing. Mike and Karen have 2 children; and 4 grandchildren.
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!!
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.
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