Public, Society Benefit

Inventors Club of Kc

  • Overland Park, KS
  • www.inventorsclubofkc.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

ICKC provides a learning forum for inventor/entrepreneurs and those in allied fields, benefiting all involved.  Our mission is to provide innovative education, support and contests that stimulate members to take their ides through the idea development process from validation, evaluation, competitive analysis, business planning, funding, prototyping, patenting, marketing, distribution and licensing.

Main Programs

  1. Monthly Keynote Speakers LIVE web streamed
  2. Invention Contests
  3. Youth Invention Contests
  4. Business Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Our physical meeting takes place in Kansas City, Missouri each month and are live web streamed targeting the United States with some international participation.  Our annual invention contests draw inventors and business people from all around the country.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

carrie jeske

Keywords

Self-reported

inventor, invention, patent, prototype, license, contest, youth, idea, patent pending, provisional, how to, market, what to,

EIN

20-1845183

 Number

7859693266

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (W03)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The ICKC Board of Directors firmly believe new inventions, technology and the unique individuals that create them make up our countrys most valuable resources.  
 

Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin, the Wright Brothers, Bill Gates changed the way people live and think for the good of many.  The Inventor's Club of KC is committed to that growing that same spirit in youth and adults.

 

We need your help to fund great inventions and small business endeavors.   Please donate generously and/or offer your celebrity to see American innovation thrive.   Together, we can impact people's lives for the better.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Monthly Keynote Speakers LIVE web streamed

50-80 people attend locally with educational topics and nationally recognized speakers providing a keynote training event each month.   Meetings are live web streamed so people from around the nation can tune in on topics relevant to Inventing.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 2

Invention Contests

Invention contests held to connect patent holders with manufactures/distributors who license products and pay royalties.   Contests are held in August of every year.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Adults

Other Named Groups

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 3

Youth Invention Contests

Local schools host an Invention Contest with winners being invited to present to a national team of judges to win cash, prizes and a distribution agreement for their idea.   The contests spark creativity among youth and encourage young minds to solve problems for the benefit of humanity and business.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Business Scholarships

Offer 3 scholarships, $20,000 each, to be used to incorporate, patent, prototype, and train on private equity funding and patent licensing.  Video document “The Idea Development Process” and start-up steps, as a reality style teaching tool on YouTube.

Category

Community, Business & Industry

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$60,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Our physical meeting takes place in Kansas City, Missouri each month and are live web streamed targeting the United States with some international participation.  Our annual invention contests draw inventors and business people from all around the country.

Funding Needs

$250,000 to be used for:

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Principal Officer

carrie jeske

BIO

Starting in 2000, Carrie launched her first product, SportsShade(http://www.sportsshade.com/) , through the "Idea Development Process".  She offers her expeirence through a line of products and services designed to grow people and projects.

Carrie has appeared on QVC and sold products to major retialers such as Sam's Club, Costco, Sport's Authority as well as a variety of other distribution channels including catalog, online and industry specific.   Her expeirence ranges retail consumer products as well as business to business wholesale goods.Prior to founding Inventive Ideas, Inc., Carrie served as president of VITEC, Inc, a provider of call center technology. She holds a Masters in Managementand earned a BA in Political Science, a BA in Journalism/Mass Communications-Advertising, and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies.   Carrie Jeske is best known for her team building skills. She is a professional trainer in selling skills, management technique, customer service, personality styles and organizational development.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Our hope is to see innovation thrive and individuals "Soar To Success", benefiting themselves, the community, and the nation."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Carrie Jeske

Inventive Ideas

Term: Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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