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Meetup details changed: Got the next million dollar idea? Run it though the "Idea Filter" Mike Whitaker

From: Ron H.
Sent on: Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:22 PM

Hello all Entrepreneurs!

It's today! OKC Entrepreneur Group presents a Venture Capitalist sharing his "Idea Filter" that runs new start ups though to see if it is the next Million Dollar Idea. Guess what? He will be giving us the tools so we can run our own idea, ideas or 1001 ideas though to see which one is a hit "duh!" and which one is a miss "why did I ever think of that".

Got the next million dollar idea? Run it though the "Idea Filter"

Guest Speaker Mike Whitaker with MikeWhitaker.com 
4th Thursday of September 26, 2013 at 7 PM 

idea /īˈdēə/ noun | any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, awareness, or activity.

What is it About These Ideas We Have? 
Everyone has ideas. How are you and I any different? If I had a dollar for every time I smiled smugly about my freshly-hatched idea, self-ordained for greatness it was, I’d be rich. I meet people all the time who walk the earth like I do, putting the puzzle pieces together, connecting the dots, spying unmet demand, uncovering yet-unaided pain, predicting the future, with gusto and courage. What is about us idea people?

I don’t want to change your idea GENERATOR but we can greatly enhance your idea PROCESSOR; the tool that either creates wealth for you or wastes your time. Why I believe we fail in entrepreneurial pursuits? When we entrepreneurs fail, it most often happens when one or more of these is true: We worked on the wrong idea, with the wrong people, with the wrong approach, for the wrong reasons.

IDEA filtering – What is a good idea vs. a waste of time? 
We will walk through the process of working your conception though the "Idea Filter" with hands on tools to see if your idea is ready for the "go".

About Mike Whitaker 
With more than 20 years of experience moving businesses from startups to marketable positions, Mike has a proven record as a business development specialist. Mike also coaches individuals and companies on turnarounds, ideas, strategic planning and creative business concepts - helping them move more quickly toward satisfying outcomes.

Mike is the founder of Idea Gateway, an entrepreneurial development platform that creates innovative business models for entrepreneurs and investors. Idea Gateway creates and publishes its own intellectual property and occasionally contributes to opportunities started by others. Idea Gateway is currently launching a photo technology software company, Memory Pix Technologies - operating at Seattle’s Space Needle and other area attractions.

In addition to his interest in Idea Gateway, Mike owns a growing Oklahoma City manufacturing company, Lucas Color Card, which he started in his garage in 1995. With only $480 in start up cash, Mike went on to develop Lucas into a $12 million enterprise. By 2008, Mike and partners had grown the multi-factory company beyond $100 million in annual sales. Mike is also an investor and adviser to Venture Spur, an Oklahoma and Texas accelerator as well as Invision Capital Group of Chicago, a private equity fund. He actively pursues additional business acquisitions.

OKC Entrepreneur Group 
4th Thursday of September 26, 2013 at 7 PM 
Northwest Library 5600 NW 122nd, OKC, OK (Just East on 122nd from MacArthur)

Go to the conference rooms in the library (right of entrance). 
7:00 pm to 7:15 pm Pre-Networking & Introductions 
Afterwards, many of us go to diner to carry on the conversation and socialize!

See you there!

Ron Harris 
Chief Entrepreneur Officer 
OKC Entrepreneur Group 
"Experiments in Capitalism"

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