About ICKC

The Inventors Club of Kansas City (ICKC) is a nonprofit organization with about 600 members and a monthly meeting attendance of 50 to 80 people.   Recently, we added live web streaming so people from all around the United States and abroad benefit from our efforts.  The meetings are free and open to the public, held the third Tuesday of each month at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City, Missouri. 

The ICKC Board of Directors firmly believe new inventions, technology and the unique individuals that create them make up our countrys most valuable resources.  ICKC provides a learning forum for inventor/entrepreneurs and those in allied fields, benefiting all involved.  Our purpose is to provide innovative education and support that will stimulate members to guide their ides through the idea development process from validation, evaluation, competitive analysis, business planning, funding, prototyping, patenting, marketing, distribution and licensing.   Our hope is to see innovation thrive and individuals "Soar To Success", benefiting themselves, the community, and the nation. 

Our History
The Inventors Club of Kansas City (ICKC) made its debut in 2004 at the Linda Hall Library, on the campus of the University of Kansas City, Missouri, which is highly respected as one of a few national designated U.S.P.T.O. Libraries. Linda Hall Library carries all of the issued patents, registered trademarks and copyrights. In addition, they are well noted for having one of our nations best and largest collections of Science and Technology information. Linda Hall Library temporarily closed in 2005 to start a major building expansion and ICKC moved to the nearby prestigious Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The Kauffman Foundation and the ICKC goals are both "dedicated to affecting change in two areas: Education and Entrepreneurial Success!  The club was founded by C.J. Boylan and Steve Gillespie with the belief that every new business starts with someone's bright idea!  

Member Products & Services - (currently being updated)

SportsShade Portable Retractable Canopy Awning - available for sale or licnese.

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