Finalists Selected For March Event

Pitch It Live First Tuesday of Every Month

The TCNewTech panel of judges has selected the top four ideas they feel will be the strongest to compete on Tuesday, March 2 for the $500 prize provided by Pitch Prize Sponsor DGN Advisory. The four startups selected will have five minutes to pitch their emerging business to an online audience of investors, city and government stakeholders, local tech professionals, media, and fellow entrepreneurs in TCNewTech’s March event.

Here is a rundown of the March 2nd presenters:

Valerie Obenchain, founder, and CEO of Advanced Interactive Response Systems (AIRS) in Newaygo, Michigan. AIRS has unique patented remote oxygen monitoring devices to monitor oxygen supply to help ensure the proper amount of oxygen is being delivered. AIRS has created an app that allows for data to be remotely viewed by caregivers, oxygen suppliers, and family. 

Nicholas Kristock, TEDx Speaker, Socialpreneur, and CEO of Kindkatch based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. KindKatch is a mobile content capture and distribution software that makes the collecting and sharing of video content easy for organizations and engaging for recipients. At a time when virtual connection and user-generated content are at a premium, organizations need an easy and effective solution for collecting and sharing content to engage their audience.

Michael Hyacinthe, a US Navy Seabee veteran and founder of located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Wimage, LLC is a startup tech and digital production company dedicated to cultivating the artistic expression of early learners through creative technology and educational resources. Wimee has a daily show that interacts with kids and empowers learning.  Wimee’s Words is sponsored by and streamed on Libraries all around Michigan.

Britta Carlson, a healthcare tech entrepreneur and CEO of Med Pros Share and based in Marquette, Michigan. Med Pros Share is the world’s only e-marketplace for licensed medical professionals to generate passive income through Information sharing. In 2020, Med Pros Share was chosen to present at the “Innovator Showcase,” at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference. The objectives of Med Pros Share are to improve international collaboration, standardize care, and disseminate evidence-based materials.

TCNewTech is a nonprofit organization intended to energize a community of entrepreneurs by showcasing new ideas and facilitating connections during monthly pitch contests to expedite the launch of startups in Northern Michigan.

Get Registered

TCNewTech will deliver their next Virtual Pitch Night on Tuesday, March 2, 2020, broadcasting live to YouTube and Facebook simultaneously. The format is similar to the TV show, Shark Tank except for the TCNewTech audience votes for the best project and the winner takes home a $500 cash prize. The audience is encouraged to register in advance on EventBrite.

Anyone with an entrepreneurial idea is encouraged to submit their ideas to TCNewTech. No idea is too big or too small – TCNewTech wants to hear all ideas!