Carl Papa, Jr
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  • Knoxville, TN
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Searching for a manufacturer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Papa, Jr Oct 11, 2010. 3 Replies

Hi All,I'm searching for a manufacturer, small scale probably 150 units at a time, that does injection molding and light assembly. Any suggestions or ideas?? Thanks, CarlContinue

 

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How did you find EOK?
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Who are you? (family, school, work, hobbies, interests, dreams)
Retired from the Government several years ago. Had an idea about a golf swing aid, made a prototype, filed for a patent, and for several months have been developing a marketing strategy.

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Great article by Tom Ballard in Teknovations featuring Carl Papa

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:02pm 0 Comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series on local inventor Carl Papa.)

By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.

“I’m truly a bogey golfer,” Knoxvillian Carl Papa says in describing the game that he has played since the eighth grade.

“I muscled the ball,” he adds in describing his swing. “When I shifted my lower body the way…

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Crowd Sourcing

Posted on February 25, 2011 at 10:10am 3 Comments

I have posted two short blogs about my becoming an entrepreneur, hoping the minor pitfalls I’ve encountered could be avoided by other newbies. I plan to write a few more segments chronicling my adventures and maladies thus far. However, in the true spirit of EOK Crowd Sourcing, I have a request of my entrepreneurial family.

At this time I am getting ready for the early golf season, which starts around mid – March. There are several golf magazines carrying ads about my product,…

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Need Patience

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 3:49pm 0 Comments

Once the legal process was underway to protect my product, I needed to refine the components of the swing aid so it could be tried and tested by golfers and instructors. The foot switch needed to be very low profile, and strong enough to with stand the force and weight of the golfer during the downswing. Nothing was sacred as I scoured the house looking for materials and shapes I could incorporate into the foot switch. I found a Christmas tree ornament and plastic box from an old toy that…

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Adventures of a Budding Entrepreneur

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 3:42pm 1 Comment

What a learning experience! Since taking on this “project” I have been navigating in waters I never thought possible. How does one become an entrepreneur? I retired from the Federal court system after working 30 years. Retired Federal employees take their gold watch and go home, sleep late, play golf, spend time with the grandchildren and travel.

Now I like all those things, do them all and more, but an idea to fix a problem I was having with my golf swing changed me. I have fixed…

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At 9:15am on October 27, 2010, David Rose said…
Carl,

The easiest way to engage in Groups is to look for the Menu item at the top of the EOKHQ.com site called Members.... Then select the submenu Groups. There you will find some FEATURED groups, but should also be able to search for Inventors... also note there is a Golfer group as well. Just find your way to these group pages and find the Join Group button. Once joined you can post comments... just be sure to stay non-sales and just try to engage in conversations. Many of the groups are a bit slow, but pick up over time. Take the initiative to start the conversation to see what happens...
At 9:18am on July 12, 2010, Leonard Knight said…
Welcome to EOK, Carl! It was great meeting you at the Wednesday meeting. I love your idea and really appreciate you taking time to show it to everyone. I received your message about helping with a landing page and some marketing. I'd love to but my schedule is a little tight. I'll see what I can do. ~Leo
 
 
 

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