Traverse City Moves Toward Tech Industries to Diversify Economy, Attract Young Professionals

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By on June 7, 2017

Could Traverse City become a tech town? Many of those with connections in tech industries say it’s already on its way.

Start with TC New Tech, the monthly gathering/pitch night for all things technology. Russell Schindler started the monthly meet-ups in hopes of helping technology gain a foothold locally, as like-minded entrepreneurs gathered to discuss ideas. “I knew there was a tech bunch here, they just worked in their basements and spare bedroom,” says Schindler with a laugh. Schindler, a geologist by trade, runs SampleServe, an environmental testing company.

This June will be the two-year anniversary of his first attempt at gathering tech-heads, and it seems to have worked. “I thought, if I can get 20 to 30 people to show up, that will be a success,” Schindler says. The first meeting nearly doubled his expectations, with between 55 and 60 people. “I thought, wow, that’s amazing.”   Read more...

 

 

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Grand Traverse Economic Development Corporation

400 Boardman Ave.
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-6890