Bell Labs Goes Back to the Future: Once Again Sponsors North Jersey Regional Science Fair
The North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF), held last weekend, was renamed the “Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science Fair,” after that company provided a multi-year donation to the highly competitive event. According to Marcus Weldon, CTO of Nokia and president of Bell Labs (Murray Hill), the fair originated in the fall of 1983 as an activity of the Murray Hill Science Education Club (MHSEC) at AT&T Bell Labs.
Black & Latino Tech Initiative Launches With Entrepreneur Mixer At Newark Venture Partners
The Black &Latino Tech Initiative (BLT) launched on November 2 with a networking event at the offices of Newark Venture Partners (NVP). Anthony Frasier, NVP’s entrepreneur in residence, thanked everyone for coming and then quickly handed the mic to Mukesh M. Patel, the driving force behind BLT. “The goal of BLT is to help black and Latino entrepreneurs get into accelerators, to get capital, to grow and scale,” said Patel, who is BLT’s entrepreneur in residence and executive coach.
Company Roundup: SPHERE, Ocean Power Technologies, Broadridge Financial Solutions
SPHERE is expanding to the United Kingdom, Ocean Power Technologies is ready to commercialize, Broadridge Financial Solutions is moving 1000 jobs from Jersey City to Newark.
TCF '17 on March 18 at College of New Jersey; A Look Back At Its History
TCF 2017 (formerly the Trenton Computer Festival) will be held on Saturday, March 18 at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ.
The first Trenton Computer Festival was held on May 2, 1976 at Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey) in Ewing NJ, outside of Trenton. It was started by Sol Libes of the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey and Allen Katz of The College of New Jersey.
Panasonic’s Joseph M. Taylor — Who Played a Big Part in Newark’s Tech Revival — Retires
Joseph M. Taylor, a friend to Newark and its tech community who played a large role in the revitalization of Newark, is retiring from Panasonic Corporation of North America (Newark). Taylor has been with the company for 34 years, seven of them as chairman and CEO. In 2013, he moved the company’s headquarters to Newark.