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Jan 03, 2017
Ecco, 121 E. Front Street, Traverse City
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 - 6:00pm

The TCNewTech line-up is listed below.


The venue remains the same, ECCO Event Space located beneath Front Row Center at 121 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI.  Look for the “Red Door”.


The venue this month is sponsored by Traverse Legal.  We are fortunate to have them once again sponsoring our event. Their assistance and participation from the beginning has been of great value to TCNewTech.


A social hour will be held immediately following the presentations.  There is no charge for the event or the social hour.


Be sure to sign up and RSVP your attendance through the meetup.com app which is linked at TCnewtech.org.


LOCATION: 121 E. Front Street in downtown Traverse City, MI (Ecco Event Space).


TIME:  Tuesday, January 3rd, 6:00pm




Philip Leete – Quarkmine (http://quarkmine.com/) – Robotics, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and events in northern michigan. (https://www.facebook.com/quarkmine/)


Ben Potter – Sergius (http://www.sergiusllc.com/) – Innovative prosthetic devices and products that will make amputees lives easier and more comfortable.


Heidi Skodack – TCAPS – Update on “Governors’ Education Commission” listening tour on January 5th, for those interested in seeing more opportunities for science and technology education in our schools.


Keith Brophy – Michigan Small Business Development Center – Learn about the services and programs available through the SPDC. He’ll discuss the various programs to help get your start-up off the ground.


Sam Vilardi – Immy (http://www.immyinc.com/) –  IMMY has developed the world’s first, and only, lens-less imaging optic, that replicates the human vision system, providing the most natural and comfortable viewing experience possible. It delivers a large field of view, 3D AR and VR capability in a lightweight, wearable form at an affordable price.


There is an opportunity for audience members to make technology related announcements between speakers. For instance job openings, members seeking employment, other technology events going on in the area, etc. We will also be making some announcements related to various TCNewTech initiatives such as the fiber-optic committee, a Tech Center, etc.


We will be live broadcasting this meetup via Facebook live stream. You can watch the live stream on the TCNewTech Facebook page. The video will also remain there for later viewing.


Have a happy and safe New Year!


How TCNewTech works:

We have 5 presenters each month. Each presenter is allowed 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes of Q&A (time limits are politely enforced). Between presenters the audience is allowed to make brief announcements for things such as job openings, persons seeking employment, and other events happening in the area related to technology. We also make announcements related to various TCNewTech initiatives such as the area wide fiber-optic, co-working/incubator space, etc.


The audience is typically made up of technology-minded people and consists mostly of programmers, IT staff, people looking for opportunities for their tech company, tech companies looking for staff, individuals looking for investment opportunity, start-up founders at all stages looking for investors and tech geeks that just like learning about new offerings.  Meetups are broadcast live via Facebook live stream. You can watch the live stream on the TCNewTech Facebook page. The videos remain there for later viewing.


After the presentations, attendees mingle for refreshments, food, and networking.


There is no cost to attend or to present at TCNewTech.


If you would like to present your technology related product or service at a future meeting, please contact Russell Schindler at schindler@sampleserve.com or Lisa Baker at lbaker@accesspointhr.com with TCNewTech in the subject line and a brief description of your technology presentation.


TCNewTech Membership Donations

TCNewTech meetups remain free to the public and to the presenters, however to help maintain financial viability for the growth of our organization, we are asking members to voluntarily contribute at least $15 a year to help cover costs like website hosting and software expenses. Your $15 annual membership fee allows you to run for and/or vote for our Board of Directors. A donation/membership sign-up also gets you a “Shot of Inspiration” shot glass (while supplies last). Inherit additional membership benefits as they come! You can pay the $15 fee on the Meetup website or by credit card, cash or check (made payable to TCNewTech) at the door.

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