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Tavernier writer, Jen Friel, makes pitch on CNBC show

Jen Friel, from the homepage of her âTalk Nerdy to Me, Loverâ™ blog, on which CBS is basing a television pilot. Friel, from Tavernier, is appearing in a Sept. 8 episode of CNBCâ™s âWest Texas Investors Club.â™
Jen Friel, from the homepage of her âTalk Nerdy to Me, Loverâ™ blog, on which CBS is basing a television pilot. Friel, from Tavernier, is appearing in a Sept. 8 episode of CNBCâ™s âWest Texas Investors Club.â™

Tavernier writer and Internet personality makes her business pitch for on the Sept. 8 episode of "West Texas Investors Club" on CNBC.

Jen Friel tries to persuade the stars of the cable-channel series — millionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam, along with friend Gil Prather — to buy into her "What's Up App," a mobile-device software program.

"This tech-savvy entrepreneur turns the tables on Butch and Rooster," says an episode summary from CNBC. The show airs at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Entrepreneurs travel to Midland Texas to "make their case" for venture-capital funding, CNBC describes the series. "The fund's philosophy is simple: they invest in the person first, and the idea second."

"These folks know that they’re getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to secure funding but ...Rooster and Butch won’t make a deal until they’ve peered into your heart and soul - and taken the true measure of your character."

Friel writes and edits a blog called "Talk Nerdy to Me, Lover," devoted to how self-described nerds handle relationships in the real world.

That blog has become the basis for a CBS television pilot, "Talk Nerdy to Me," to be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV, according to an Aug. 31 report by Deadline.com, an entertainment-news website.

 

 

 

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