Saturday, February 26, 2011

Renewable Energy Startup Can't Pay-To-Play with President Obama

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I hope that the Department of Energy gets serious about funding startup companies like Allen Hydro Energy Corporation (AHEC). AHEC is seeking funding to help create over 10,000 new jobs in any major metropolitan city in the US or internationally, by using proven hydroelectric technology and equipment placed inside a 70-Story Building downtown in any major metropolitan city. AHEC's generating process produces No CO2 gases, requires No long distance Transmission Lines, creates No Environmental Concerns and can meet Off Peak and Peak Demands. 70-Story AHEC Generating Facilities could be constructed and operational within 3 Months.

It would be ashamed, if 10 Billion Dollars of the 16.1 Billion Dollars of the Stimulus money allocated the DOE remained unspent, because the Dr. Chu's leadership remained so busy crossing t's and dotting i's, and ignoring request for startup funding from small Black African American renewable energy startups like AHEC, while the well connected, "Pay-to-Play" folks continue to get funding. President Obama has less than 2 years before the next election to prove to the American People that he can support innovators trying to create jobs. He should learn from Former President Jimmy Carter and Ohio Former Governor Ted Strickland, who's Department of Development ignored my offer to help create thousands of jobs.

I'm ready and willing to help turn America back to economic and job growth, whenever state governors, mayor or President Obama is ready and willing to embrace innovation and move at the speed of business. We can be great again.

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Charles E. Campbell, Founder & CEO

Allen Hydro Energy Corporation (AHEC)

"Large-Scale Hydro For The World"

Friday, February 04, 2011

The Meet, Destroy, and Refer Game for Black African Americans Innovators, Inventor and Entrepreneurs in Ohio

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The Meet, Destroy, and Refer Game for Black African American Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs in Ohio

My renewable energy company Allen Hydro Energy Corporation (AHEC) was a semi-finalist for the 2010 TechColumbus Innovation Awards held downtown in Columbus, Ohio on 2/3/11. It was a great award presentation sponsored by big corporations. I wish they would put one tenth of that effort toward assisting Black African Americans Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs. Not one was among the finalist. The Department of Development, TechColumbus, Columbus City Department of Development and Third Frontier do a poor job of outreach to Black African American Innovators and Entrepreneurs. There always seems to be some reason why we don't qualify for funding, technical support and rarely facilitate relationships with Venture Capital or Investors. If we are persistent, we can get a meeting, but no access to funding or technical support. Usually, at the end of the meeting, after they have attempt to destroy our self-confidence and self-esteem or try to make us feel guilty for asking for help, they always offer us a referral to someone else. I call it "Passing The Buck Game", where another agency funded by our tax dollars to assist entrepreneurs get to take their turn at doing the same thing. The result is that many Black African American Innovators simply give up. From my own personal experience as a Black African American Innovator, Inventor and Entrepreneur, I suspect this is their Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for how Black African American Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs are to be treated. In Ohio, I hope Governor Kasich is serious about reforming this process.

Now I know some of you who attended last night's TechColumbus Awards still feel the buzz from all the excitement, but ask yourself if you had to choose, would you have chosen the same winners? JumpStart Inc., Third Frontier and TechColumbus are wonderful concepts, but judge them by their results with Black African Americans. I had no illusions that my company’s large-scale renewable energy innovation which offers a global solution that solves the world’s energy problem would win.

I never offer criticism without solutions. It's the nature of true innovators to always seek improvements. I suggest that Governor Kasich change leadership of the staff he controls and demand that tax dollars be use to support all innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs. He should create a process where innovators can register with his office and he would refer those name with Third Frontier, JumpStart, Inc., TechColumbus, Department of Development any any agency responsible for creating jobs in Ohio. They must be required to provide proof that they did more that hold a meeting with innovators, inventors or entrepreneurs and offered them another referral. The buck should stop with them. They should be required to provide proof of their results on their website and to the Governor’s Office of their effort to outreach, engage and support all Ohioans with opportunity to participate in a meaningful way. It wasn't Former Governor Strickland who failed, it was the people who ran job creation and economic development programs who made the decisions that led to his rejection at the polls. A wise lesson for Governor Kasich. Will they remain in charge and keep doing business as usually. Black Faces in high places have produced little, if any, results for Black Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs from the White House to the State House. Leadership produces results, not excuse!

Any agency policy and employees, supervisors and administrators that have not or do not treat all Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs the same should be revised or fired and replace with new leadership and policies that focus on re-engineering the process of seeking out, (recruiting) innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs. Innovation and Invention is a unique gift at birth. Entrepreneurship is a set of skills that can be learn.

Finally, Black African American Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs must be aware of history and the nature of business. We must learn to collaborate, cooperate and collectively pool our resources as other communities do, to develop innovative products and services that create jobs for our communities and compete in the marketplace. Those of us gifted with innovation and invention bear the honor and responsibility for the economic empowerment of our communities and must demand that if TechColumbus, ThirdFrontier, JumpStart, Inc., Department of Development and other state, regional, county, city and local agencies can find ways to support others with all our tax dollars, then they must stop systematically excluding Black African Americans. Innovation knows no color! Just my honest opinion.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Community Empowerment Presentation

Dear Friends, Fraternity Brothers and the Community:

Please join me on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 6 PM for a Community Empowerment Presentation and discussion about my new eBook entitled Reparations Now! For Black African Americans And Here's What We Want at The Ohio State University African and African American Community Extension Center located at 905 Mt. Vernon Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43203. In advance of the presentation, I invite you to purchase a downloadable copy of my eBook in pdf or ePub format for $9.99 This event is free and open to the public. Check out my youtube video eBook Commercial:

AHEC is a Semi-Finalist for TechColumbus Innovation Awards - Downtown Columbus Convention Center on Thursday February 3, 2011 at 7 PM


Charles E. Campbell-App Developer, Inventor, Innovator and Entrepreneur Reparations eBook in pdf and ePub iPhone App myLottery7 Renewable Energy Company1 Black African Mans Opinion (1BAMO) - Blogged