(A New Invention)
Renee Ashley Baker
PRODUCT: A MINE SWEEPER/MINE DETECTOR (CALLED “ReMiDe”)
PRINCIPLE: A Land Mine sweeping/ Land Mine detection “device” that would operate via remote control (just like the military’s unmaned missile-armed drones).
TECHNOLOGY (MECHANICS): A mini (12-inch round) “saucer shaped” hovercraft (“ReMiDe”) that would be armed with a “metal detecting radar technology” or a “metal reading/viewing software”.
2. My mini “saucer shaped” hovercraft (“ReMiDe”) would float, gravitate (travel) above the ground much as a “Robovac” travels along the floor–exploring and sweeping–in a “grid”.
3. Once the “location” of a “Land Mine” is detected a “destroyer rover” (WILLIS) is then sent to “destroy” the “Land Mine”.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW SKUNK WORKS ? (Hughes Aircraft personnel? Lockheed Martin ?)
CAN YOU FEEL ME ? (Blackstone Venture Capital Group?)
The name “ReMiDe” is an acronym (and an anachronism) for “RENEE MINE DETECTOR” …. (I named my invention after myself….).
MY INSPIRATION ?
I was influenced by the Japanese Company “Geosearch” and I was influenced, of course, by Princess Diana and her cause to “find and destroy” MINE FIELDS….
TO FLY WITH THE ANGELS….OR….TO SWIM WITH THE SHARKS….WHICH….IS RIGHT FOR YOU ?
So–you’d like to “start your own business”. But–where will you get financing? Financing for new businesses has become especially hard to find in these “hard” economic times. Below are ten suggestions for those who are “seeking capital” to start their own business…..
1. Angel Capital
(Go to: http://www.activecapital.org
(Go to: http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org
(Go to: ibank.com/angel-capital-investors.cfm
2. On Deck Capital
(Go to: http://www.ondeckcapital.com)
3. Benchmark Capital
(Go to: http://www.benchmark.com)
4. Impact Venture Partners
(Go to: http://www.impactvp.com)
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
7. SBA’S NEW “ARK” PROGRAM
8. Community Banks
(Community Banks: Compared with the more impersonal big lenders that have thousands of branches, these banks are more likely to employ lending officers that understand the local economy . Some even specialize in commercial loans. Find a list at icba.org
9. Community Development
(Community Development Financial Institutions: The Treasury Department distributed $54 million last year to 89 licensed community banks and nonprofits , which then made small-business loans to thousands of people. The goal is to spur economic growth in low income areas. Although you don’t have to be “low income” to qualify for the program, your company must be based in a qualifiying region. For more information go to the CDFI websites at cdfifund.gov/what_we_do/need_a_loan.asp
THE SHARKS (as in “to swim with”….)
10. DISNEY/ABC’s “Shark Tank”
SOME SUCCESS STORIES:
Name: Jennifer Walzer Age: 34
Business: “Backup My Info” (A firm that provides businesses with automated online data protection services)
Current Revenue: $1.5 Million
Name: Kim Levine
Business: “The Wuvit” (Spa Therapy Pillow)
Current Revenue: $8 Million +
MILLIONAIRE WANNA BE ?
There are approximately 20 million Americans who have a net worth of $1 million – $5 million dollars….