Big Opportunities to be Found in Big Data, Say Speakers at Montclair Meetup

Dur­ing present­a­tions put to­geth­er by the In­form­a­tion & Op­er­a­tions Man­age­ment De­part­ment at Montclair State Uni­versity’s School of Busi­ness, at­tendees learned that there are a lot of op­por­tun­it­ies for en­tre­pren­eurs and IT pro­fes­sion­als who want to work with big data—as long as they're clev­er enough.

Dennis Bone: Urban Area Should Become Entrepreneurial Hub to Grow State’s Ecosystem

The Launch NJ Meetup that took place on Nov. 18 gave at­tendees many op­por­tun­it­ies to speak with Den­nis Bone, former pres­id­ent and CEO of Ve­r­i­zon New Jer­sey and the cur­rent head of Montclair State Uni­versity's Fe­li­ciano Cen­ter for En­tre­pren­eur­ship.

Select Team Members Who Are “Givers,” Life Sciences Hub Attendees Told

At the Launch NJ Life Sci­ences Hub meet­ing on Dec. 8, a pan­el dis­cus­sion that was meant to be about how to seek ad­vice and com­pensate ad­visers turned in­to an even more valu­able dis­cus­sion. The pan­el­ists con­curred: What makes people suc­cess­ful in their pro­fes­sion­al and star­tup lives is “not be­ing a jerk!”
Photo: Vishal Singh cofounder of Pintact at the Morris Tech Meetup Photo Credit: Esther Surden
Vishal Singh cofounder of Pintact at the Morris Tech Meetup | Esther Surden

NJ Startups Focused on Contact Management, Campus Safety Pitch at Morris Tech Meetup

At the Dec. 2 Mor­ris Tech Meetup, which fea­tured Tech­Launch founder Mario Cas­a­bona, about 75 at­tendees also got to hear present­a­tions by the founders of two New Jer­sey star­tup com­pan­ies. Speak­ing were Vishal Singh, cofounder fo Pintact and Chris­toph­er Cop­pola, cofounder of SHIELDtech.

Big Data Resources, Job Descriptions Discussed at Montclair Entrepreneurs Meetup

At the Montclair En­tre­pren­eurs Meetup event on Dec. 2, Joe Case­rta, pres­id­ent and CEO of big data com­pany Case­rta Con­cepts (New York), dis­cussed spe­cif­ic jobs in the field of big data, in­clud­ing their re­quire­ments.

Guest Opinion: To end the year, here is a definitive list of New Jersey’s most promising tech startups

It seems that, even com­pared to just a couple years ago, more and more star­tups are com­ing out of New Jer­sey at a rap­id clip. And also com­pared to a few years ago, they are com­ing out with bet­ter and bet­ter ideas. What I have no­ticed, however, is that the ideas have al­ways gen­er­ally been very good here. As a mar­ket­ing and PR per­son, what I al­ways thought was lack­ing in the New Jer­sey tech star­tup scene was great ex­e­cu­tion.

NJ Tech Community to Participate in Hour of Code –Still Room for Volunteers

All over New Jer­sey, tech com­munit­ies are or­gan­iz­ing for Hour of Code events dur­ing the week of Dec. 8 through 14. Vo­lun­teers are still needed for some pro­grams.
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Newark Elementary School Gets $50,000 Grant from Samsung for Technology and Visit from Booker

Sen. Cory Booker and Samsung officials were on hand at  the Peshine Avenue Elementary school in Newark last week as Samsung officials delivered a $50,000 STEM grant to the school and students demonstrated projects they had developed during a pilot program sponsored by Samsung's emPOWER Tomorrow.

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,…

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