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Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 - 6:00pm

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Bar Napkin Pitch Night

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That awesome idea you sketched out on a bar napkin over drinks with friends or thought of while driving down the road, well here’s your opportunity to do something about it. December 5th, It’s Back!  We call it “Bar Napkin Pitch Night”. The rules are simple. You get one slide and one-minute to pitch your idea to a group of people that could actually help make it happen. After pitches are completed, there will be an opportunity to mingle for one-on-one questions and answers and who knows, maybe even meet someone that can help make your idea a reality.


It’s the goal of TCNewTech to provide the inspiration and the opportunity to potentially turn your idea into the start of something big. To get signed up, simply fill out the short form on the “Pitch Request” tab above to be placed in the pitch night lineup. You will receive an e-mail confirmation 2-days before the event regarding your position in the line-up.


You never know unless you try. It’s only one minute, take a shot! The deadline for submittal is 12-noon Sunday December 3rd (limited to 15 pitches). Each pitch is limited to 1 static slide only, no multiple clicks. Each pitch is also limited to one-minute only, that means 60-seconds, no more, so practice, practice, practice.


Several past bar napkin pitch ideas have gone on and turned into on-going businesses. It could happen to you too, but you have to try.


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 submit you request via the form on the pitch request page linked at the top of the page and here. For additional information you can contact Russell Schindler at or Lisa Baker at with TCNewTech in the subject line and a brief description of your question or request.


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 TCNewTech T-Shirt (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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