Bail hearings by algorithm: New Jersey's 'earth-shaking reform' takes aim at racial, class biases

The Garden State has turned to technology as a way of mitigating racial and class biases at bail hearings. Judges in New Jersey started using an algorithm on Jan. 1 to determine which defendants should be granted bail and the danger they pose to the surrounding community. The system, called Public Safety Assessment, was created by…

Fair Haven Online Startup Endeavor Plus Brings Self-Insured Health Care Plans to Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Pat Dileo, founder and CEO of Endeavor Plus, launched this Fair Haven-based tech-enabled startup in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Merging his background in healthcare and finance, Dileo developed a new healthcare insurance product that provides self-funded healthcare to small and medium-sized (at least 20 employees) companies.

NJEN Panelists Address Startup Pain Point: Creating and Using Boards

For startup founders, there are a host of questions regarding boards: What do they do? How should I use them? How can I find the right people? Will the board members take equity? So, last week the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network put together a panel of experts to answer those questions.

Interview: Catching Up with Jay VanOrden, CEO of Franklin-based Worldwide Supply

Worldwide Supply, a Franklin-based tech service company, keeps showing up on New Jersey “Best of” lists. In 2016 it was named one of the best places to work in New Jersey by NJBIZ for the fifth time, and again in 2017 for a sixth time. What defines the company is the employees. “That is our competitive advantage, said CEO Jay VanOrden. One of the attributes that makes working at Worldwide fulfilling is that, from the top down, the company maintains a culture of innovation and creativity, he added.

Tech Biz Tips: The Everything Company: Outsourcing Mundane Tasks

These days artificial intelligence is displacing “touching” on many new smart devices and talking to these devices is becoming more commonplace in our cars, homes, and on our wearables. Tech entrepreneurs need to be developing ways to incorporate their evolving technologies with the creators of artificial intelligence platforms like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and others.

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