Four Michigan tech startups competed in the March TCNewTech Pitch Contest and the winner hails from Marquette, Michigan.

Healthcare tech entrepreneur Britta Carlson and her startup Med Pros Share won the TCNewTech Pitch Contest held during an online-only event that aired on the TCNewTech YouTube Channel and Facebook Page to a global audience.

Med Pros Shares is the world’s only e-marketplace for licensed medical professionals to generate passive income through information sharing. The patent pending system uses data-driven outcomes through corporate healthcare partnerships and industry leaders. The platform also provides the general public with limited access to home programs and research. Collectively the final outcome and use of the platform is to improve patient outcomes, transitioning patients out of therapy and back to their homes to heal sooner using data driven in-home strategies.

Med Pros Share beat out three other entrepreneurs to take home the $500 cash prize, which was sponsored by DGN Advisory, a team of consultants and advisors with years of real-life business experience and skills to offer services for every stage of a company’s life cycle.

In addition to Med Pros Share, pitches were given by Valerie Obenchain of Advanced Interactive Response Systems a unique patented remote oxygen monitoring device and app, Nicholas Kristock of Kindkatch a mobile content and capture software that makes collecting and sharing of video content easy, and Michael Hyacinthe the founder of Wimage a tech and digital production company which created creative technology and educational resources for children. Although all presenters are at various stages of launch, the one thing they all share in common is the need for funding. The event was Live Streamed and can be viewed on YouTube and Facebook.

Each of the competitors had five minutes to pitch their startup to the online-only audience followed by five minutes of questions submitted by the live stream audience. After all four founders had presented, the audience had two minutes to vote via text message and they named Britta Carlson’s Med Pros Share as the evening’s winner.

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

TCNewTech sponsors include Michigan Broadband Services, Susan Soffredine Rauser with State Farm Insurance, SCORE, Northern Michigan Angels, AccessPoint, and the Nielson Family Foundation.

If you would like contact information for any of the pitch presenters, please email Jennifer Szunko at