Micro-Ant to Host Inventor-Manufacturer Entrepreneurship Conference I-MEC features lessons from leaders of small and medium-sized companies focused on inventing new products and manufacturing in the USA. Jacksonville, Fla. (July 21, 2022) - “None of us is as smart as all of us.” The famous quote by Kenneth H. Blanchard is precisely the mindset behind Micro-Ant’s exclusive event created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. The Inventor-Manufacturer Entrepreneurship Conference (I-MEC) will take place at their Jacksonville global headquarters on August 31, 2022, and was created for the benefit of other entrepreneurs and leaders in the inventor/manufacturing community. Technology inventor-ship and manufacturing is a complex, costly, and risky endeavor. At I-MEC, successful entrepreneurs can mix and discuss crucial topics for building a sustainable and scalable business for high-technology manufacturing. Practical hands-on workshops will help business owners/entrepreneurs drive growth. Speakers from several industries will be present. Snapshot: What: Inventor/entrepreneur/manufacturing workshop and networking event. When: August 31, 2022 and September 1, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (both days) Where: Micro-Ant Global Headquarters, 7898 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, FL 32256 Cost: Complimentary in advance, $50 at the door for drop-ins. Registration: www.charlesmccarrick.com/events Agenda: Risk and Reward: Methods for funding growth will include presentations on topics such as bootstrapping, managing financial risk, and preparing your company for a successful exit. Don’t Share That: Horror stories no one talks about where founders share the stories of how their company and team survived devastating setbacks. Fix It Now: A series of hands-on workshops by experts in marketing, sales, program management, and strategy to help you immediately make improvements that will help your business grow. Who you will meet: Founders of manufacturing companies with businesses that succeeded (generated revenue and profit) over 5-25 years, employed 5-150 people and delivered complex technologies. Experts in sales, marketing, and technology strategy to help you grow your business. Investors who are interested in technology-manufacturing businesses. Up and coming entrepreneurs looking for mentorship and investment opportunities. Potential suppliers, customers, and talent. For nearly two decades, Micro-Ant has been designing and manufacturing bespoke antennas and has become a leader in their industry in defense, aviation, maritime, and land. Earlier this year, they received the Satcom Technology of the Year Award. They were recognized as Most Innovative for the successful development of its Ultra-Wide Band (3.5 GHz) Ka Antenna System. Micro-Ant is looking forward to hosting I-MEC and growing together by leading tomorrow's manufacturing. For more information on the event, visit https://www.charlesmccarrick.com/events/. For more information about Micro-Ant, visit www.micro-ant.com. For interviews, please contact Tony Felice at 619-693-6999 or Ashlee Singleton at 602-875-5664. ### About Micro-Ant Micro-Ant (micro-ant.com) designs, develops and manufactures custom antennas for land, maritime, and aerospace applications operating within the Microwave Frequency Spectrum, including UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka-bands. Our world-class engineering design and manufacturing facilities are located in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2022, Micro-Ant won the SatCom Innovation Group Award for Most Innovative Product of the Year Award for successfully developing its Ultra-Wide Band (3.5 GHz) Ka Antenna System. Micro-Ant comprises a team of scientists who have mastered the art of antenna design and engineering. We stop at nothing to make our customers' ideas become a reality. We have built more than a thousand bespoke products that make a difference in people's lives worldwide. And they are certainly delivered on budget and on time, but more importantly, they work EVERY TIME and in the often harsh environments in which they are expected to perform. Micro-Ant develops intellectual property for various applications, including 2-way SATCOM, Coms on the Move (COTM), aircraft antennas, Satellite Digital Audio Radio Systems (SDARS), Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB), and GPS. Products include phased arrays, patches, parabolic and flat-panel antennas, low-profile beam switching, and electronically steered antennas. The staff has significant expertise in this field and holds strategic patents. Unlike other manufacturers who outsource talent, everything is conceived, vetted, designed, manufactured, and checked by quality control. We can tackle even the most complex antenna solution, from machining to standard manufacturing.
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