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Jun 06, 2017
Opera House, 106 E. Front St., TC
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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 - 6:00pm


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Bar Napkin Pitch Night


That awesome idea you had while driving down the road or sketched out on a bar napkin over drinks with friends, well here’s your opportunity to do something about it. June 6th, It’s Back!  Bar Napkin Pitch Night was so popular in December we are doing it again!


Have a world changing idea or maybe an idea for a social program that might help the local community, or maybe it’s just a modest invention that will make life just a little bit easier for someone. Any tech, any product, any service, or any idea is welcome!


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 pitch a reality.


TCNewTech’s goal is 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 TCnewTech.org website linked here 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 June 4th (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.


City Opera House located 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI.


We are pleased again that the main sponsor this month is Traverse Legal.  Specializing in internet law, trademark law, copyright law, patent law, and other intellectual property areas. The team at Traverse Legal has been involved and a supporter TCNewTech and local technology entrepreneurs since the beginning and we are fortunate to have them once again sponsoring our event.


We also welcome once again a supporting sponsor this month, Boomerang-Catapult, LLC. Investing in Traverse City companies that create high-value through intellectually intensive effort and exporting it to the world. E-mail at boomerangcatapult@gmail.com.


Another valued and continuing supporting sponsor this month is AccessPoint. AccessPoint helps business owners save time and money by providing expert human resource solutions, workers compensation, safety and risk, benefits administration and payroll. AccessPoint has been a contributing partner with TCNewTech from the beginning and we appreciate their participation and contribution to the northern Michigan entrepreneur community as well. Mention you participate in TCNewTech and they will waive your set up fee.


Networking begins at 5:30, presentations start at 6:00pm. 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:  106 E. Front Street in downtown Traverse City, MI (City Opera House).


TIME:  Tuesday, June 6th, 5:30 pm


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 initiative and the new tech incubator “Startology”, 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.



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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