Traverse City News and Events

Pitch Night Rewards Students

Jan. 11, 2019

Four students were winners at the Jan. 8 meeting of TCNewTech.

ATLAS Space Explorers Post 2025, made up of students Elizabeth Kornexl (13), CEO, R.J. Pierson (16), CTO, and Adyn McHugh (13), CFO, and app designer Elizabeth Saunders all walked away with monetary awards at the event. The members of ATLAS are interested in learning more about careers in space technology. They won the Pitch Night, receiving $500 donated by Chase. That award was matched by Michael Naughton of North Coast Legal. BarHopper donated $1,000 to the ATLAS students as well, and $5,000 to Saunders for her app CalcuSaver, an app disguised as a calculator that can call for help, andpreviously won the Congressional App Challenge for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District.

TC NewTech is a community of tech enthusiasts, businesses, entrepreneurs, and Michigan policy makers building a culture of innovations, economic growth, and opportunity for local talent in the region.

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