The Inventors Club of Northeast Arkansas will host its March meeting on Thursday March 19th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Wild Hog BBQ, located in the Highland Center strip mall at 2810 E Highland Dr. Guest speakers will be Steve Trotter and Brian Rogers.
6:00-6:15 – Fellowship, eating and networking at Wild Hog BBQ
6:15-7:15 -- Guest speakers with a Q&A session
7:15-7:30 -- Fellowship and networking
About the speakers...
Steven Trotter owns Nectar, a digital agency in Jonesboro, AR specializing in branding and marketing for small businesses. He spent many years as a Creative Director and UX/UI Designer at agencies and startups. However, his true passion is community development. He was a co-founder of Jonesboro Co-working, a collaborative office space for designers and developers, co-founder of Refresh Jonesboro, a community of creative professionals with a focus on cultivating geek culture in Jonesboro, and founder of Barcamp Jonesboro, a technology conference bringing inventors, innovators, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and artists together each year for multi-track presentations. You can learn more about Steven, see his portfolio or contact him at www.steventrotter.com.
Steve will talk about the “Maker Space” that is being formed and will be operating out of downtown Jonesboro on Main Street. For more information on maker space follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1649788935248769/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Dr. Brian Rogers is with the Catalyst Innovation Accelerator program at ASU.
The ASU Research & Development Institute (RDI), Northeast Arkansas Business Community, Arkansas State University, the Arkansas BioSciences Institute, the Delta Center for Economic Development, U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration are collaborating to institute the Catalyst Innovation Accelerator program. Catalyst offers business services, executive office suites and conference space, and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to new and growing science and innovation based ventures.
Catalyst is located inside the Arkansas BioSciences Institute facility on the Arkansas State University (ASU) campus in Jonesboro. It marks another exciting step in efforts to foster innovation-based economic development, with an ultimate goal of creating opportunities that will develop and retain the most talented among our region’s students and workforce.
Contact us to inquire about how Catalyst can support cultivation of your idea and growth of your innovative business.
The Catalyst Innovation Accelerator was made possible by funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
For more information about Catalyst go to link: http://catalystinnovation.org/