Tech Tour 2016 & Boy Scout Inventor Merit Badge

Hello Everyone! There are a couple of things going on in Fort Wayne that may interest club members. They are Tech Tour 2016 (October 24 – 28, 2016) and the Boy Scout’s Merit Badge College (October 15, 2016) that, for the first time here locally, features an Inventors merit badge. Both events will be discussed at the next Meetup (October 13, 2016).

Tech Tour 2016

Recently, there have been a spate of club members who have moved beyond the prototype stage and are looking for investors. Several of us recommend that you check out Tech Tour 2016. This is more than just a single event, is is a series of entrepreneurial activities. Here is the information from the Start Fort Wayne website:

Tech Tour 2016 a week long event from October 24th to 28th where entrepreneurs and startups can learn from one of the top tech investors in the country. There will be public and private events, tours of local incubators and companies, and available office hours where startup founders can meet with Paul and his team to discuss investment.

So check it out inventors!

Merit Badge College

The Anthony Wayne Area Council of the Boy Scouts of American is hosting a Merit Badge College. This is an all day event that provides Scouts with an opportunity to take two merit badge classes in one day. The classes will help a Scout meet many, if not all, requirements for a particular merit badge. The local council have asked our club to help by facilitating the inventors merit badge class. We have four members who are sharing responsibilities for the class. This is a great opportunity to educate people in our community about innovation.