Join the TCNewTech Community as Michigan Tech and Husky Innovate takeover their August Pitch Contest for startups. TCNewTech is a community of tech enthusiasts, businesses, entrepreneurs, and Michigan policymakers building a culture of innovation, economic growth and opportunity for local talent in the Traverse City Region.
The competition will showcase three MTU student-generated “Bar Napkin” business ideas or innovations and three commercialized startups with roots connected to MTU and the Husky Innovate program.
This year six teams will present:
Idea pitch category
- Kyra Pratley with MercyAid
- Jacob Soter with SwimSmart
- Mitch DeLong with FreightMate
Business model pitch category
- Ranit Karmakar with Focus
- Steve Tokarz, Yoke Khin Yap (Physics) and postdoc Nazimye Yapichi with StabiLux Biosciences
- Steven Senczyszyyn and Andrew Barnard (GLRC) with Nanosound