Interview: Newark Tech Activist Anthony Frasier Discusses New Book “Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness”

We ask Newark tech activist Anthony Frasier some questions about his new book "Don't Dumb Down Your Greatness." Anthony is Entrepreneur in Residence at Newark Venture Partners where he continues to build his platform. He plans to bring more events and meetups (he is the founder of the Brick City Tech Meetup and Startup Newark) to Newark and help connect the firm to the Newark tech community. He also interviews disrupters on his podcast, which can be found at An­thony­Frasi­

Propeller Takes Off in Hoboken As Thousands Learn, Play and Propel Their Startups Forward

It was truly an in­spir­ing sight, as thou­sands con­verged on Hoboken’s Pier A for talks from top en­tre­pren­eurs, lead­ers and VCs and pan­el dis­cus­sions that ran the gamut from Gary Vayner­chuk’s pro­fan­ity laced tell-it-like-it-is pro­nounce­ments to James Altucher’s directive to write down ten ideas a day.

Morris Tech Celebrates with Devils Game, Sports Technology Discussion at the Prudential Center

Some two hun­dred sports and tech en­thu­si­asts con­vened at the Pruden­tial Cen­ter on April 9 for an even­ing dis­cus­sion with Pruden­tial Cen­ter of­fi­cials about tech and so­cial me­dia, fol­lowed by a New Jer­sey Dev­ils game. Par­ti­cipants came from meetups across the state to this joint event, many bring­ing their chil­dren along. And after the game, the group was able enter the rink and take pho­tos.
Photo: CEO Todd Schobel of STOPit Photo Credit: Courtesy NJ Tech Council
CEO Todd Schobel of STOPit | Courtesy NJ Tech Council

10 Questions for Todd Schobel, CEO of Bedminster Anti-Bullying Software Startup STOPit

Cy­ber­bul­ly­ing is a big prob­lem in the United States, and Todd Scho­bel and his team at STO­Pit (Bed­min­ster) are out to nip it in the bud wherever and whenev­er it’s found.Scho­bel, an in­vet­er­ate seri­al en­tre­pren­eur who doesn’t code him­self, set out to de­vel­op an app that em­powers chil­dren and oth­ers to be able to in­ter­vene when they see bul­ly­ing hap­pen in per­son or on­line. He made the app an­onym­ous, so there would be no fric­tion to stop an ob­serv­er from re­port­ing dur­ing those cru­cial first 10 or 15 seconds after a child sees the ab­use go­ing on.

Newark Venture Partners Labs Makes Its Debut with $80K Going to Accepted Startups

This morn­ing, Ne­wark Ven­ture Part­ners an­nounced that its long-awaited tech ac­cel­er­at­or, Newark Venture Partners Labs, is open for ap­plic­a­tions and will be­gin op­er­a­tions in Septem­ber 2016. The fund, which was an­nounced with much fan­fare last Ju­ly, was foun­ded by Aud­ible CEO Don Katz, and by NVP lim­ited part­ners Aud­ible (an Amazon com­pany), Dun & Brad­street and Pruden­tial Fin­an­cial, as well as some un­named in­di­vidu­al in­vestors.

Opinion: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships will Promote Innovation

A new partnership to foster innovation in New Jersey received the approval of the Assembly Higher Education Committee last week. A-1668, which establishes the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships, would promote innovation by helping businesses and academia work more closely together. NJBIA supported the bill, which was first introduced last session in the Senate, now S-354.    

Opinion: Propeller Shows Startup Momentum is Building on This Side of the Hudson

It’s been six years since Aaron Price founded the NJ Tech Meetup at a bar in Hoboken, and the good will and relationships he’s built up since then are what took things to the next level on Friday. While falling short of some of the most audacious revenue and attendance goals, making the whole thing happen in such a short time is a testament to his masterful promotion skills and entrepreneurial guts. Price knows how to get people to be his evangelists.
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Verizon's big plan to beam super-fast internet to your home

It appears the future of your wired internet service at home is wireless. As Verizon struggles to hit deadlines across the country to wire areas with fiber optics, the company seems to be dialing into the next step of cell phone technology to remove the physical and financial restrictions on wired service. The new 5G service,…

Feds in Trenton to Talk Next Steps on NJ's Elusive Path to Offshore Wind

By 2021, the state projected there would be enough wind turbines spinning off the Jersey coast to produce about 1,100 megawatts of clean electricity, enough to power about 1 million homes. It isn't close to happening. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the federal agency overseeing the Obama administration's efforts to develop offshore wind as…

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