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Josh Kent's must know LinkedIn and Social Media Tips. Josh Kent, serial entrepreneur, CEO and founder of SunFrog.com gives you some must know Social Media Marketing tips for 2018!
Rachel North – GeoTix – http://geotix.com/ – GeoTix is an opportunity borne out of MyNorth Media, whose mission is to tie local event discovery to purchase. Local media has the audience, the content and access to all event organizers, however, all that investment merely drives ticket fee revenue to national ticket sellers. The potential market is $5.5 billion in […]
Austin Groesser – Big Dipper Dough Co. – https://bigdipperdough.com/ – At Big Dipper Dough we manufacture an edible, egg-free, safe to eat raw cookie dough. We manufacture our product in Traverse City and distribute it to over 700 stores in 12 states.
Stan Bradbury – Graffiti Inc. – http://www.graffitiover.com/ – Graffiti allows users to break free from the structured comment sections online and use Snapchat-type tools to express themselves directly on top of everything on the Internet. Graffiti enables users to add text, drawings, emojis, images, audio and video on top of any website and share that Graffiti via social media, […]
Alberto Morcote – eSave.Club / Ahorras.Club – Our mobile platform establishes a two way communications channel between Consumers and Small business owners so they can work together to grow a virtual shopping space for their mutual benefit.
Stuart Campbell – Perennial Harvest/Rhiz – UPDATE – The Farm and Garden Mobile App will combine a FREE permaculture/native plant catalog and a photo-based design feature enabling ANYONE to design with our guidelines an ecological and edible landscape in minutes.
Joseph H. Walker – Ozmott – Mobile shopping platform. Allows users shop/share.
Steve Smith – scheduleviewer.com – Are you a software developer? Do you want to strike out on your own and create a software company? Take advantage a proven platform, MediRoutes by Schedule Viewer, and target any vertical software market that has a mobile workforce that requires scheduling.
Jim Clifton – Mantle Services – Does your autosuggest: -grow with your data? -provide consistent user-experience? -save time and money? Now it can. With AutoCompleter.com, easily manage indexes of any size, and find results with a simple API call.
Tim Nash – aveopt.com – Virtual Reality Real Estate Viewing Product. Aveopt as a Samsung Solutions Partner has been positioned by Samsung to assess and define new applications for its Gear VR product line outside the Gaming Industry; expanding its relevance to the “Real World”.
Brian Anderson – tallysheetapp.com – Simplify your garage sale! TallySheet is perfect for all types of sales events like yard sales, garage sales, craft sales, school bake sales and more.
Mark Goethel – 9 &10 News – Presentation on how video can help promote your company and how to use it in the right ways for social and digital opportunities.
Christian Smith – Interactive Aerial – UAV (Drone) Technology for indoor structure inspection and mapping.
Kelly Ignace – Wood Slabs Direct – A new start-up and local e-commerce website for large Wood Slab customers.
Erik Akerley – chompler.com – Chompler is a food delivery startup founded by four NMC students. Chompler has evolved into a delivery service with over 30 restaurants available in the Traverse City area with plans to expand nationally within the year.
Keith Weber, NMC – NMC’s CIT department is a comprehensive resource for developers and infrastructure technicians well-schooled in the latest technologies. Students earn industry certifications, college certificates, associate’s degrees. In association with Ferris State’s CIS and CIT programs, students earn bachelor’s degrees right here in TC. Join us to learn more about NMC programs!
Mike Groleau, RJG, Inc. – Promoting STEM Through Engaging Technologies in the Classroom: What started as an experiment to promote STEM education through the use of 3D printers in local schools turned into broader movement to create a comprehensive K-12 “pathway to success,” helping provide our kids with the skills and abilities they need to […]
Michael Caruso, SCORE – SCORE mentors provide Free, Confidential and Invaluable advice for those looking to start a business. Think of SCORE as your personal team of business advisors who can help guide you through the complexities of starting your business. They understand that starting a business can be daunting and they will help you step-by-step.
Tim Nash, Aveopt – VR and AR Discussion and examples of current and future uses of the technology.
Eric Bacyinski, U of M – Center For Entrepreneurship – The University of Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is complex and full of resources for tech. founders and their startup companies. The presentation will focus on the programs and services offered by the Center For Entrepreneurship, and provide clarity on how alumni and tech. entrepreneurs can engage with […]
Julie Cowie – SproutLab.org – Sprout Lab is a program of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at GVSU. We offer workshops for developing the commercial potential of your idea: identify exactly who your customer is, connect with your market, and sell in a way that actually makes money. Sprout Lab workshops equip you to launch, profitably […]
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Chelsea Bay Dennis – AwesomeJobAlert.com Awesome Job Alert is dedicated to being a resource for meaningful job openings in or near the Grand Traverse Area. Search, apply, submit or share jobs. Searchable map, featured listings, blog and e-newsletter. Direct e-mail businesses/ organizations with a mission inviting them to post, social media to reach seekers.
David Baumann – TentCraft.com – Devices (IoT) within TentCraft to assist with facilities management oversight (our printers need to run in an environment with somewhat strict temp/humidity controls). I’ve developed some hardware/software to monitor/alert team when we’re out of ‘comfort’ level or soon to be.
Update on Sunfrog with Josh Kent.
Stuart Campbell – perennialharvest.org -Perennial Harvest presented back in December 2015 and has been having great success since then. An update about their progress and where they need to go from here.
Andrew Hamilton – saferworldapps.com – Incentive based mobile application that helps form better driving habits through positive reinforcement.
Todd LaBonte – e-supplylink.com – Supply Chain Solutions, Application Integration, Pharmaceutical Services.
Jerry Miler – LMT Systems – Electric Motor Optimization technology.
Tim Burden – CooLEDinc – LED Bulbs, technology and building and lighting systems.
Arthi Chandra – www.hubb.io – Collaborate with employees, customers, and suppliers.Do all that with complete cloud based tools.
Update on Bogodine (bogodine.com) from Tyler Broucek. Bogodine presented back in July 2015 and has been having remarkable success since then.
Mike Connors – wdweb.com – This software is a management system for websites. It provides the power to create and control 1 or 10,000 sites with one simple interface. You control each website, from the look and feel to the content.
Gary Lemanski – Altus Brands – (ihuntcalls.com) Mobile App for wild game calling.
Scott Perry/Dan Kenny – 2BaysDJs – TouchDesigner demonstration on projection mapping of 3D objects, creating real time generative graphics with body movements. Manipulating data with physical gestures, dance and movement.
Russell Schindler – SampleServe.com – An environmental spill response app under development. An application designed to facilitate communication and response activities in the event of chemical or oil spill on or near a surface water. Think “Line 5” in the Mackinaw Straights.
Greg Hurrand, DG&N – Pivot Tables – A quick lesson on data management using pivot tables.
Michael Lynn – Viable Venues LLC – Viable Venues is a strategic matching card game where you play a savvy entrepreneur booking events into venues. If you love strategy games and card games this is the next game for you to buy.
Blake Bernard – Brokerage Books – Brokerage Books is the only product in the real estate industry with live and automatic feed accounting software, a quick, simplistic and attractive showing software, and a fully integrated customer and transaction management system to optimize leads and maximize sales.
Scott Goci – TrueJob – truejob.com is a new type of job search website – we like to call it “Pandora” for jobs. By combining smart algorithms with new technologies, we believe we can do the same thing to job websites that Google did for search engines.
Yael Boloker – ZeekBeek – Zeekbeek.com is a comprehensive online legal marketplace that makes it easy for consumers to find lawyers they can trust at prices they can control. Zeekbeek educates users about their legal issues, allows lawyers to connect to other lawyers, and helps law students connect with lawyers.
Mike Moran – www.quarterafterproductions.com – A podcast production company that works with professionals and businesses in creating and publishing their own podcasts. Using podcasting as strategic tool to connect clients with people all over the world.
Kris Shafer – Elevate Net – Elevate Net is a provider of high speed broadband to northern Michigan. He will be discussing High-speed Fiber Internet for Traverse City….the logistics and the issues.
Stuart Campbell – Perennial Harvest – A farm and garden mobile app that combines a permaculture/native plant catalog and a photo-based design feature.
Nate Griswold – Inhabitect – They design, build and grow all forms of living architecture, specializing in green roofs.
J Henry Slentz – Craftworks – Easily customizable touch screen audio application development suite. Helps video production engineers, photographers, musicians, stage lighting engineers or DJ’s take full control over their environment.
Christopher Nesbit – Alpha 3D Professionals – 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and 3D Material Printing Material Services and 3D Educational Services.
Enrico Schafer – Traverse Legal – How to set up crowdfunding using new FCC rules and what disclosures are required (both parties) and what platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe etc..) can be used to do this as simply and effectively as possible.
Jason Myers – Kibosh – A router that protects every device, including tablets, phones, laptops, gaming consoles and smart TVs. Customizable Filter. Block additional sites or entire categories of sites. No software to install. Setup in minutes, works with any ISP
Joey DiFranco/Ryan Frusti – Timber Digital / GTBD – Digital Marketing: Optimizing Video and Short Infomercials
Stephen J Ezell – MyGreenFills.com – A subscritption based “green laundry chemical” refill business specializing in detergents, softners and whiteners.
David Baumann – TentCraft – “Thinking Outside Your CRM. Two ‘small’ apps written against Salesforce using their API to address operational needs.
Enrico Schaefer – Traverse.today – The traverse.today website and associated Facebook Page www.facebook.com/traversedottoday are ‘proof of concept’ for this online media marketing model.
Al Juarez – Concessions On Demand – Browse menus and submit orders from a tablet at your seat with an easy-to-use display.
Stored Communications Act – Michael Naughton: Discussion of the penalties for improperly turning over electronic data to a third party. What law enforcement requires and what civil suits require.
SampleServe.com – Russell Schindler: Environmental Data Management, Data Collection Automation and Info-Graphic Reporting.
Michigan Broadcasters – Randy Bishop: Service for on-line & cell phone (via TuneIn app) simulcasts, with podcasts and YouTube playbacks.
Titan Robotics program at West Senior High School – Philip Leete: Overview of the High School Robotics program and competitions. Looking for volunteers, donations and sponsorships.
Aaron Carpenter/Legendary Lion – Wellness links – The Wellness Links Application is an application that offers a platform to physical therapists to manage clients – it includes a dashboard where clients can enter their health data points, and integrates several third party applications as part of the experience for the users.
Dave Durbin – Qwik-Fun app – Whether you’re seeking amazing food, top notch craft beers or mixed drinks, live music/concerts, TC’s various arts, sporting events, the best shopping options, or just want to catch a movie, it’s all there.
Mike Groleau – RJG, Inc. – The “Lean Startup Process”…. how to start an app and get your new company going on a shoe string budget.
Tom Burnosky – Historyspots.com – A map based geographic and history learning application.
Tyler Broucek – www.Bogodine.com – A “Buy One Get One” free coupon smart device application. One button dinning deals.
myheatworks.com – Greg Smith – New kind of continuous hot water heater.
naveego.com – Derek Smith – A TC based data management and data analytics software app.
gunclasses.org – Neil Smith – An online concealed weapons permit training class.