NJ Tech and Pharma Companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500

We present the New Jer­sey com­pan­ies that made the Tech­no­logy Fast 500 list pub­lished by De­loitte Touche Tohmatsu, a professional services firm with headquarters in New York. The Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America.

Enthusiastic Entrepreneurs “Get Out of the Building” and “Fail Fast” at Lean Newark

The entrepreneurs hanging out at a hip coworking space in the middle of Newark during a windy weekend were all there to learn one counterintuitive business skill: to fail, and to fail quickly.That’s because, as the attendees of the third annual Lean Startup Machine Newark workshop also learned, failing faster actually opens the door to success.

Speakers Talk Turning Followers into Customers during Joint BrickCity Tech, Scarlet Startup Workshop

How does a business get followers on social media? How does that business turn those followers into customers? These are just some of the questions that Dwight Peters, of BackersHub, and Tiffany Aliche, the “Budgetnista,” answered during a joint BrickCity Tech/ Scarlet Startup Meetup workshop on Nov. 3 at Rutgers Business School, in Newark.
Photo: Jared Rhen of WithumSmith+Brown spoke at LaunchNJ Life Sciences Nov. 10. Photo Credit: Mark Annett
Jared Rhen of WithumSmith+Brown spoke at LaunchNJ Life Sciences Nov. 10. | Mark Annett

Yin and Yang of Fundraising Explored at LaunchNJ Life Sciences Meeting

At the Launch­NJ Life Sci­ences meet­ing on Oct. 10 at Kean Uni­versity, at­tendees from star­tup life-sci­ence com­pan­ies were treated to talks on the pleas­ures and the pains of fun­drais­ing.  Dis­cuss­ing the pleas­ures was Don New­man from the New Jer­sey Busi­ness Ac­tion Cen­ter. The pains were handled by Jar­rod Rhen with Withum­S­mith+Brown.

Kiswe Mobile Founder Sweldens Shares Personal Anecdotes, Business Insight at Princeton

Eager audi­ence mem­bers re­ceived en­tre­pren­eur­i­al ad­vice and in­sight in­to the tele­vi­sion, mo­bile phone, and so­cial me­dia in­dus­tries dur­ing a present­a­tion at Prin­ceton Uni­versity on Nov. 6.The event, "En­tre­pren­eur­ship and the In­ter­play of TV, Mo­bile, and So­cial," centered on a slide present­a­tion and  a re­laxed, open dia­logue with tech­no­lo­gic­al in­nov­at­or and busi­ness lead­er Wim Sweldens.  

Opinion: Spread the Word about Google’s Solve for X in New Jersey and Apply by Dec. 1

In the past, New Jer­sey was known as a place for big ideas. I won’t go in­to de­tails about light bulbs and tran­sist­ors, but suf­fice it to say that the state has a leg­acy of game-chan­ging in­ven­tions here. Wouldn’t it be great if we could re­new that leg­acy? We now have the op­por­tun­ity to do so. Google is look­ing for some “moon­shot” pro­jects that it can pro­mote, and it wants ap­plic­ants from New Jer­sey. This is the web­site that will tell you all about it. If you know any­one work­ing on a big idea, spread the word. The dead­line is Dec. 1.

Today is Veterans Day – Thank You for Your Service

Mario Casabona, CEO of TechLaunch, thanks veterans for their service this Veterans Day. He says he was fortunate to work with various service men/women and veterans during his career. "I always felt honor and respect between us, whether on the same or opposite sides of the negotiating table. Veterans are proud and loyal to our cause of freedom. They are also very compassionate for others, especially those in need or in crisis…they seem to have seen and felt it all."
Around New Jersey

Broadband Internet Access, County by County: Mapping New Jersey's Digital Divide

Twenty-five years after the dawn of the Internet, the first data released on technology in local homes shows how ubiquitous computers and broadband Internet access have become in New Jersey, as well as the wide gap between wired and unconnected based on income. More than 86 percent of New Jersey households had a computer -- desktop,…

HackRU Showcases Student Inventions

“HackRU Fall 2014” took place Oct. 11 to 12 in the College Avenue Student Center. Around 800 hackers, students, mentors and others attended, according to event director Sam Agnew, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. Story via The Daily Targum

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