If you have ever had any interest at all in pursuing a patent or a concept, feel free to come join us. You may make a new friend...likely one who thinks outside the box like you do. We encourage you to attend all the meetings you can, because that is where all the connections and friendships are made. 

Where North Florida's Inventors and Innovators Come together.  NFIIG.com. North Florida Inventors/Innovators Social Group.

Hemming up the Year....

November 12th...6 pm Hemming Park

This will be our last meeting of 2015 as we will not meet in December.
Please feel free to send this to other Innovators you think might be interested. 

Please RSVP so we can get a feel of how many will be attending. We hope to have a large turnout between both our groups. There is no cost to attend.

 We've partnered up with the StartUpJax to throw an outside event at the Hemming Park Beer Garden November 12th at 6pm. We have 4 amazing speakers sharing their story -

  • Peter Roach, President of NxSteps Communications - Mr. Roach has a broad range of experience in working with companies ranging from start-ups to large multi-national companies in rolling out new products and services. Mr. Roach is the inventor of record on over 70 patents domestic/international including CellemetrySM, arguably the first telemetry data service network deployed worldwide. The proceeds from this patent sale were used as startup funding by BellSouth to develop their intellectual property group. Due, in part to Mr. Roach’s ongoing advice and council, this same group is now responsible for all of AT&T’s (T -NYSE) intellectual property activities.
  • Mark Shaw, Founder and CEO UltraTech International - Mr. Shaw's mission is "save the world from toxic waste" with over 60 patents and 500+ products designed to save the environment from toxic and hazardous pollution, including the preferred solution the US Department of Energy (DOE) uses for disposing of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste. Currently, his company works with 1,800 distributors in 80 countries to make Mr. Shaw's vision a reality. 

    Mr. Shaw has received countless innovation/entreprenuer awards and speaking opportunities including TED Speaker at TED 2013 Long Beach, CA - http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_shaw_one_very_dry_demo.html   
  • Paige Calvert Black, Managing Director CoWork Jax - arguably Cowork Jax was the true catalyst of bringing the Jacksonville startup community together and Mrs. Black has been right at the center of it. Mrs. Black has been able to grow the number of member companies to well over 100, completely filling all of their space and membership. Cowork Jax has had an amazing 2015 and we're looking forward to Mrs. Black sharing her experience in growing a business and community at the same time.
  • Calvin Bryant, Founder of C7 Creative - the dynamics of marketing and business have changed considerably. No one know this more than Mr. Bryant, a highly respected digital marketing expert who works with high profile businesses, and non-profit organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean Islands that include BMW and the United Way. Mr. Bryant is a frequent speaker at conferences and brings a new dynamic to our group with his experience in guiding not only other people's businesses in the digital age but also his own company.
  • Come out and join us for an evening of fun, camaraderie, and rubbing elbows with other North Florida Inventors/Innovators.  

Cheers on Inventing/Innovating

Bob Hawkinson



Here is a very helpful video if you are interested in the world of innovation.....

Here is one of my favorite quotes which relates to all steps of the Invention/Get to Market process.

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan PRESS ON! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."....Calvin Coolidge

Thank you to everyone who continues to talk to and encourage others to attend our group.

Feel free to send interested folks to www.nfiig.com If they sign up in the contact area, I will add them to the list of updates.

Cheers on Inventing/Innovating.

Bob Hawkinson

Patented (4-Utility) All in One Weed Barrier Mulch Bag System

"Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."......Lois Pasteur

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.....Louis D. Brandeis

"Our motto must continue to be perseverance. And ultimately I trust the Almighty will crown our efforts with success."...William Wilberforce

I can do all things through Christ..Who strengthens me... Philippians 4:13

When you look into your future, What do you see? Will it be you pursuing your goals, concepts, and dreams, or will it be you saying Gosh I thought of that idea 10 years ago but never pursued it?
If Not Now, When?......

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