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May 02, 2017
Opera House, 106 E. Front St., TC
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 - 6:00pm

The TCNewTech line-up for Tuesday, May 2nd is listed below.  Networking starts at 5:30pm, presentations start at 6:00pm.


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


We are pleased again that the main sponsor this month was 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.


Another valued and continuing supporting sponsor this month was 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.


A supporting sponsor this month is Project Cherry Tree. Project Cherry Tree advocates and coordinates with organizations, both public and private, to better utilize existing and obtain new resources to improve access to healthcare, housing, education, jobs, and build a federally funded national cemetery for all Veterans living in Northern Michigan.


We also our newest 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.


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, May 2nd, 5:30 pm




Thomson Surgical – Dan Farley, President


InForth Technologies – Brandon Theophilus, President


Munson/Cowell Family Cancer Center – Katie Horvath, Manager of Cancer Support Services


April Surgica –  Kristin Bauman, Founder/CEO


BioStar Ventures – Jim Bennethum, Director


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, and the Tech Incubator/Accelerator, 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.


TCNewTech Membership Donations.

TCNewTech is going to remain free to the public and to the presenters. However, in order to maintain our financial viability as an organization, we are asking for members to kick in a minimum $15 a year, which will go towards covering costs like website hosting, software expenses, etc.  What your $15 subscription fee gets you is the right to run for and/or vote for our Board of Directors and a shot glass with the inscription “Shot of Inspiration” (while supplies last). You can pay the $15 fee by cash, check or credit card at the door.  Again, TCNewTech will remain free to the public, however being a paid subscriber will provide you various benefits going forward. Starting with a very fine shot glass.


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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