Upper Saddle River’s Cavallini Middle School Wins $150,000 in Prizes from Samsung for Concussion-Sensing Project

Just as the students at Emil A. Cavallini Middle School, in Upper Saddle River, were beginning to consider what project to do for Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest, one of their friends suffered a concussion in a football game. The rest is history.


Amazon Visits Newark: Inside Tuesday’s Tour of the City

It’s hard to imagine that the city visit by Amazon — the next step in a process that Amazon promises will bring 50,000 jobs and $5 billion worth of development to the winning town — would be routine. A recap of Tuesday's visit by Tom Bergeron / ROI


Vognition’s Liguori Talks about the Internet of Things, B2B Business Realities at Princeton Tech Meetup

New Jersey entrepreneur Michael Liguori, who founded the startup Vognition (Oakland), came to the Princeton Tech Meetup to discuss natural language processing and the internet of things (IoT).He also gave the audience some insights on what it’s like to be a founder and CEO of a tech company.


Chatham-based DriveWealth Raises $21 Million Series B Round

Chatham-based DriveWealth, the fintech startup with a unique approach to investing that allows its business customers to offer fractional shares of stocks, has closed a $21 million Series B investment. The fundraising round was led by Raptor Group Holdings (New York), SBI Holdings (Tokyo) and Point72 Ventures (Stamford). DriveWealth’s existing investors, including Route 66 Ventures (Alexandria, Va.), also participated in the round.


NJ Falls from 5th to 11th in Innovation, Cyberstates Report Says—Let’s Stop the Decline

While the Cyberstates 2018 report, published by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), had some good news for New Jersey, one piece of bad news for our innovation economy stood out. New Jersey’s Cyberstates Innovation Score places the state 11th, down from 5th last year. This ranking is based on a state-by-state per capita analysis of new tech patents awarded, tech startups and new tech business establishments,” according to a release from the organization.





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