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TCNewTech MSU Takeover October 6, 2020

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

A select group of presenters will pitch their new business or technology ideas then our audience votes on the best startup idea.

How It Works

Michigan State University and Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is the Prize Sponsor of this October 6th event. A select group of startups will be the pitch presenters and will take the virtual stage to present their new technology project or venture and answer questions from the audience. Think Shark Tank, only with no actual celebrities making offers during the meeting—that’s for you to handle later! 

After each group has made their pitch, the audience will vote for the best pitch and the winner of the cash prize provided by MSU Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Each presenter is allowed 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes of questions and answers (time limits are politely enforced). Between pitches there will be brief updates from local organizations on topics of interest to the tech and entrepreneurial community. Audience members are encouraged to make brief announcements on topics such as job openings, persons seeking employment, and other technology-related events in the online chat on Facebook and YouTube.

Apply to pitch at this or future events here.


6:00PM – Program begins~7:30PM

7:30 PM Join the Networking Afterparty at Thirsty Fish, State Street, Traverse City.

Bring on the Green and White!

Our panel of judges has selected the top five MSU student-led startups they feel are the strongest to compete on Tuesday, October 6, for the $500 prize provided by our Pitch Prize Sponsor: The Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

1. Catch Software, LLC

2. Chalk Talk

3. Auxin Games

4. MEdMentor


Register here so we know you’re coming!

The event will be live streamed via YouTube and Facebook.


October 6
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


City Opera House
106 E. Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684 United States
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