I'm Rich Garboski and I'm the Executive Producer, Host, and Founder of eTech.TV , an award-winning technology talk show which originally ran for five seasons under the previous brand Tech Update TV. In our initial five seasons, over 100 live and on-demand shows were produced and aired during the five-year run that featured a wide array of technology topics and commentary featuring numerous technology pioneers and entrepreneurs. The show won several viewer choice awards which included; "Outstanding Educational and Instructional Series", "Outstanding Editing" "Best Technical Effects".
We are bringing the show back and officially announce the initiation of our crowdfunding campaign to raise production funding for our 2019-2020 season of 50+ shows. With your financial support, we can produce an entire season of content starting with weekly programming with a long-term goal of producing daily programming. You can support eTech.TV by becoming a founding sponsor or contributor.
To show our appreciation to our contributors we have established the eTechTV sponsor wall, where your name, business name, logo, or video will be listed (Depending on your contribution level) for our viewers to see.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read about our campaign and very much appreciate your support.
THE MISSION OF ETECH.TV
Technology affects just about every aspect of our lives. Everywhere we turn, there is always something new. Whether it's the technology in the home, at the office, on our phones, or in the cloud, the mission of eTech.TV is to be your "go to" source to keep you informed with the ever-changing world of technology. Whether you're interested in technology for personal use or for your business, we want to be your trusted source.
It takes a significant amount of funding to produce a season of technology-based content and we want to make as much of it available for our viewers for free with some premium content available for contributors. All of this will be supported by what we raise through this ongoing GoFundMe campaign and sales from our online store, eTechMall when it launches.
With billions of people globally connected via the internet, eTech.TV will educate, entertain, inspire and improve many lives anywhere on the planet. With your support, we will deliver our educational programming in an entertaining fashion, a unique format that we call "edutainment"
We also believe that eTech.TV can have a positive social impact by educating those less fortunate in society. We will pursue opportunities to advocate technology competency that benefits our youth and advances the next generation. As a matter of fact, during our initial five-year run, some of our most loyal fans were children and teenagers.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER OF ETECH.TV
Rich Garboski, the founder of eTech.TV has been around technology for most of his entire life. He started his 40+ year career in technology in 1975 when he became a "Ham", radio operator, building and running an FCC licensed amateur radio station. He would continue to pursue an education specializing in electronics, and electrical engineering, and spent the last 40 years as a technology consultant working in a wide array of industries. Over the years I would become involved with all aspects of technology for business including PC's, networking, telephony, the Internet, network security, and the cloud. During that time he was also a TV host for thirteen years, five of those years on live cable television.
The cast of eTech.TV consists of technology correspondents and contributors located in New York City, and remotely in other cities throughout the world. All of our talent has years of on-air experience and educational backgrounds in technology, broadcast journalism, entertainment, video production, content marketing, and public relations. Here is our core team(from left to right);
Tim Reid - Enterprise IT correspondent covering IT, voice, networking, and other technologies on eTech.TV for Business segments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology Security from WGU Texas, and has 20+ years of experience in design, installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of LAN/WAN infrastructure and security. Tim also holds numerous certifications in Information Systems networking and security from CompTia, Fortinet, Cisco, Microsoft as well as Ingate Systems.
Adesina Sanchez - Technology correspondent reporting on gaming, gadgets and technology for the arts. Adesina has been a co-host of LatiNation on CBS, an MTV VJ, later named the "Face of MTV2", a host of Night Out, which aired on the Viacom platforms, MTV, VH1, Spike, Comedy Central, and more. She also co-anchored Major League Gaming's eSports Report, and filled in on E! News Now as well as appearances on TMZ. Ms. Sanchez also produces and hosts Games Geeks Tech and Awaken Inspire Create (AIC TV), two online series that help young people succeed in technology and the arts.
LaToya Smith - Technology correspondent reporting on business & finance, wearable technologies for fitness and more. LaToya has a Master's (MS)degree in print journalism from Boston University and was an award-winning personal finance journalist for a New York-based business and finance magazine. She was recently the recipient of the 2019 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Rich Garboski - Exec Producer, Founder & Host of eTech.TV, and eTechMall. 40+ years of technology experience in Information Technology, VoIP Telephony, PC Networks, Windows & Linux Operating Systems, and Internet applications. Additionally, Rich has 13 years of on-camera experience and was the winner of 3 viewer choice awards.
Alfred Poor - Health Tech Correspondent for eTech.TV reporting on technologies for health and wellness. Alfred Poor, PhD, is the Health Tech Futurist and he understands how technology will save healthcare. He has more than 35 years of experience in writing and talking about technology, he is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, and has written for many other major technology publications such as PC Magazine, Computer Shopper, and Extreme Tech. Alfred has extensive broadcast experience as well. He was co-host of The Personal Computer Show with Joe King and Hank Kee on WBAI in New York City. His TV appearances date back to ZDTV, where he appeared on Screen Savers and Call for Help. He also appeared on the New York Fox TV affiliate, CBS Radio, and Dave Graveline’s “Into Tomorrow.”
Andy Markin - Contributing correspondent for eTech.TV with over 40 years’ experience as a Marketing and Communications Consultant, Andy's many years of technology wisdom brings interesting stories and topics to eTechTV. Andy has been through many of technologies greatest innovations which has included computer hardware and electronics, the growth in the telecommunications sector, the Internet and much more.
His experience includes strategic and market planning and execution with communications and Internet firms including AT&T and CERFnet as well as in storage, storage management and video solutions with firms including Philips, InterVideo, Ulead, OWC, NewerTech, Sonic, Corel, Matsushita, Pinnacle, Dazzle, Cyberlink, Mountain Computer, Nikon, Plasmon, NTI, ADS Tech, Verbatim, Mitsubishi and Panasonic.
The show will feature a range of tech topics delivered via our studio in New York City and from remote locations from our tech correspondents and a group of rotating contributors. Our portfolio of shows will include the following segments produced throughout the 2019 - 2020 season;
eTech.TV News-Technology News and Commentary
We will deliver the latest in news and commentary for all the major technology sectors.
eTech.TV for Business - Shows geared towards technology for the business consumer. Our business segment will feature the latest technology in a wide range of industries featuring experts in many areas of technology.
eTech.TV on Location - Industry trade show and special events
We will dedicate 20% of our portfolio of shows to cover and report on various technologies at industry trade shows and special events.
eTech.TV at Night - Our entertaining format featuring industry leaders and musical guests delivered in a late show format.
The eTech.TV Tech Hall of Fame
Our Tech Hall of Fame Series will feature technology pioneers and entrepreneurs who have changed our lives through their ingenuity and innovation. We will produce human interest stories and interviews of technology pioneers from the past and present.
ETech.TV "How To" Shows
Our interactive segments will feature industry experts to educate our viewers on utilizing and embracing technology in their daily lives. We will also have exclusive content for members of our community.
WHERE CAN I WATCH ETECH.TV
It will be available on your mobile device, tablet, desktop, or big screen TV anywhere on planet earth! We will deliver our show directly from the eTech.TV website, as well as other major OTT (Over the top) platforms such as Roku, Amazon, Apple TV, and Opera. We're starting off with Roku (Channel awaiting approval), with the implementation of the other OTT platforms rolling out over the 3rd & 4th quarters of 2019, as we secure more funding. We will be keeping everyone informed with video updates here on the GoFundMe platform and also from the eTech.TV website. Additionally, we will have our content, live and/or on demand on all the major social media platforms. eTech.TV will have a presence on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope, and all the other social media platforms with viewers from all walks of life.
eTech.TV has a studio in New York City where it produces all of its video and audio content for the web and can also produce 4K content. We’ve spent the last 15 months laying the groundwork for the relaunch of eTech.TV. Many months were spent constructing a studio, building the eTech.TV website, producing a pilot, and development of our family of web sites.
ETECHMALL - THE OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE FOR ETECH.TV
Another aspect of the crowdfunding project will be to fund the launch of eTechMall , the official online store for eTech.TV The mall is currently in beta with a launch projected for July of 2019. There will be an extensive amount of video content supporting all the products and services in eTechMall where viewers will be able to browse eTechMall and purchase merchandise and or services from our premium partners and will serve as another way to help fund the operations of eTech.TV
OUR FUNDING NEEDS AND HOW FUNDS WILL BE SPENT
Our budget is very minimal as compared to a traditional mainstream media broadcast budget. With the reach of the internet globally via this crowdfunding campaign, we can raise funding to produce an entire 50+ show season of programming to support the cast and the crew of eTech.TV
Producing high-quality content for broadcast TV, OTT (Roku, Amazon, AppleTV, etc.) requires state of the art equipment, studio expenses, professional crew members, editors, writers, and experienced on the air talent. There can be up to 8 people involved in each production, on and off camera. While many shows will be produced in the studio, we will also be reporting on the road at special events and on location productions at various venues throughout the country
Up to this point, we have done the "heavy lifting", building and equipping the studio, developing several websites, and have produced some video content. We are seeking your help to fund up to a year of production and a small amount of additional production equipment needed for on-location productions. Additionally, while we have developed the eTech.TV and eTechMall websites, we will be scaling the website infrastructure to handle a larger number of users, and to improve
Marketing and public relations are other important functions requiring funding. We will make strategic media buys to extend our reach across the Internet. Our goal is to produce 50+ shows this season. The more funding, we get, the more shows we will be able to produce. With your support, we can migrate toward a daily format.
If we don’t reach our goal, we’ll continue to produce content with the number of shows, talent, and guest appearances consummate to the amount raised. We'll still get to the same place, but it will just take us a bit longer to get there.
WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE/SPONSOR?
eTech.TV will accept contributions from anyone who believes in our mission and wants to contribute and be a part of our success. Whether you are private individuals, a small business, or an enterprise, your contribution is welcome and greatly appreciated. We thank you for being part of our portfolio of founding contributors and/or sponsors!
Every donation no matter how small or large is greatly appreciated! As a way of saying “Thank You” for your contribution, we have various incentives such as, a text, graphic or video listing on the eTechTV Website Sponsor page showing our viewers the sponsors who contributed and supported the 2019-2020 season.
$10 Honor Roll On Air “Thank You”, Text Website Listing,
$25+ Bronze On Air “Thank You”, Text Website Listing
$50+ Silver Level On Air “Thank You”, Text Website Listing
$100+ Gold Member On Air “Thank You”, Text Website Listing
$250+ Diamond Member On Air “Thank You”, Graphic Website Listing, $50.00 Value
$500+ Platinum On Air “Thank You”, 2 Min Video Website Listing, $125.00 Value
$1,000+ Financier Meet & Greet at eTechTV Studios, 4-5 Minute Video, $250 value
* All Financier contributors that are eligible for in-person Meet & Greet at eTechTV Studios are responsible for their own travel and or hospitality expenses.
CAN I HELP OUTSIDE A FINANCIAL DONATION?
Absolutely! While we greatly appreciate a financial contribution, we know the internet is a big place and we believe in the crowdfunding model as a powerful way to raise funding using the power of the Internet.
If you cannot make a financial pledge, there are other ways to contribute such as helping us get the message out about the show and our crowdfunding campaign. We appreciate mentioning eTech.TV to friends, colleagues, business associates or anyone else you think has interests in technology programming.
Share this page via any of your social media platforms and via email also! We really appreciate it!
We will be posting updates to the GoFundMe campaign as well as making announcements on the eTech.TV as the campaign moves forward. We will be thanking our contributors on the air via the eTech.TV website
For questions related to eTech.TV, you can contact us on our web site eTech.TV Web Site Contact Form
Questions regarding the GoFundMe platform can be answered by clicking on the "Ask GoFundMe a Question" button.
Thank you for considering a contribution! Subscribe to updates to be informed on changes to the campaign and be sure to visit eTech.TV to watch the show as we give our contributors (with permission) an on-air Thank You!