North Florida Inventors and Innovators Group
Welcome to North Florida Inventors and Innovators Group. We are Local Innovators who meet monthly to learn from others on how to better innovate and invent.  People join us from all kinds of different industries and from all over North Florida. Many in our group are folks who hold patents, are in the process of patents, or are interested in learning how to proceed on a patent. Many are folks who are interested in how to pursue that idea that they've had for years but aren't sure what steps to take next. We invite all people with similar interests to join us in our pursuit of connections, concepts, and friendships. Feel free to join us and invite your friends. We normally meet the last Wednesday of the month. We will sometimes tour local businesses that relate to innovation and we often host relevant speakers. 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.





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

The next meeting of the North Florida Inventors/Innovators Group will be held Thursday 12 noon September 25th...at the Lynwood Roberts Room on the 1st floor of Jacksonville City Hall. 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville Florida. Public Parking is available 1 Block away in the Library Garage located at the NW corner of Main Street and Duval Street. There is also Metered parking all around the area.
Please note that we will be meeting on
Thursday not Wednesday this month!!!!!!
There is no cost to attend the meeting.....

Our Speaker will be Meredith Johnson Community and Public Relations Director with  One Spark  

One Spark 2015 is set for April 7 - 12, 2015 in downtown Jacksonville with higher cash awards and other improvements to the Creator experience! We have added one more category this year, bringing the total to six categories: Art, Education, Heath & Science, Music, Social Good and Technology. Most inventions will fit into the Heath & Science and Technology categories this year. We also have increased the awards to two $15,000 awards in each category - one will go to the top-voted project and one to the project chosen by our expert panel of jurors. We have added an additional $5,000 award that will go to the project expected to have the greatest potential impact on Jacksonville. To improve the voting process, we are building a native app this year as well. 

 One Spark 2015 also offers visibility and immediate market feedback and validation for your project from over 250,000 attendees. You also have the opportunity to network with investors and other Creators. All Creators will also have the opportunity to attend the world-class One Spark Speaker Series, included with your registration fee, on April 7, 2015 with top entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world giving their advice on starting a successful business. 

Another big improvement this year is rewards-based crowdfunding. Just like Kickstarter.com, One Spark Creator Projects will be able to offer rewards for direct contributions towards making their projects happen. This will all happen on www.OneSpark.com through the Creator Project's profile or through the One Spark smart phone app. Anyone in the world will be able to contribute to One Spark Projects and be rewarded for it!

Meredith is passionate about community advocacy, startups and downtown revitalization. Her background is as a veteran political campaigner, working in various positions including communications, field and finance on 12 state and local campaigns. She has lived all over the country, but fell in love with Jacksonville while earning her BA in political science from the University of North Florida. Meredith also holds a master's degree from the University of Florida in political science with a specialty in campaigning.

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

Feel free to send them 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
www.weedrecede.com





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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