TRAVERSE CITY — Between a bank holiday on Monday and the first day of school on Tuesday, it’s easy to think that TCNewTech’s monthly meeting has slipped by on the calendar.
Rest, nothing was missed.
TCNewTech’s Pitch Night, traditionally held on the first Tuesday of the month, has been pushed back a week to make room for Labor Day and the return to school/work for many people on September 6th.
This means that the traditional TCNewTech has been postponed to September 13th. Pitches are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m
Technology applications and platforms will take center stage on Tuesday at the City Opera House for the monthly competition.
“We try to have a specific theme each month to make it a little more interesting for people,” said TCNewTech Event Director Chris Nesbit. “It makes it a little more focused.”
The event will also be live streamed on TCNewTech’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages and YouTube channel.
The in-person and virtual audience will vote for the winning pitch after the contest, with the winner receiving a $500 cash prize provided by Kapnick Insurance Group in September.
All voting is done at https://app.tcnewtech.org/. In use since July, the app is also used for registration and check-in at Pitch Night.
The app also adds an event to the calendar and text reminders.
“It’s a pretty versatile app for what we use it for,” Nesbit said.
Each of the five entrepreneurs has five minutes to give a presentation at the pitch night. This is followed by a question and answer session.
Planned for the Pitch Night presentations on Tuesday are:
- Abby Cherry will be presenting her History of Hometown Heroes app. The app is a way to honor veterans by “hearing and sharing the untold stories of local legends and helping give back to veterans and their communities,” according to a TCNewTech publication.
- Scott Damman for MoveFactorX, which according to its website “coaches, personal trainers and physical therapists[help]athletes reach new levels of performance through data and evidence-based practice.”
- Vishnu Mano for his app Spotter. Spotter, a virtual presenter, is an app “designed to help drivers find open parking spots,” according to a press release.
- Jason Bauder for the Video Chat A Pro platform. The platform offers the ability to “video chat with professionals such as plumbers, electricians, contractors for guidance while they work on home improvement and repair projects,” according to a press release.
- Andy LaPointe for MeetAmi Innovations Inc. MeetAmi Innovations, a fintech company, aims to “help wealth management firms navigate the world of digital assets on behalf of their clients,” according to a press release.
In addition to the five pitches, the September 13 event will include a quick tip, training segment and presentation from TCNewTech President Kelly Ignace on the web-based online office suite Zoho.
To apply for a future Pitch Night event, visit https://tcnewtech.org/pitch/ or email Nesbit at [email protected]