NJ Tech Must Own the Clean Technology and Sustainability Revolution


The Garden State is fertile ground for the sustainable development revolution, with a long history as a leader in both solar energy and environmentalism. The push for clean technology and sustainable development is about to take off, with the United Nations officially establishing the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are set to run from 2015 - 2030. Over the next several years, the SDGs are going to create incredible business opportunities that we haven’t seen in decades.

At Jersey City Tech Meetup, Venmo’s Hamilton Talks About Payments Ecosystem

The torrential rainstorms Nov. 29 didn’t dissuade members of the Jersey City Tech Meetup group from congregating at the Harborside waterfront complex to hear a couple of startup community speakers. The evening’s host was Daniel Sullivan, the events and outreach coordinator at the NJ Tech Council

State Seeks High-Tech Oversight of $2B Annual Spending on Drug Benefits

Like most health insurance purchasers, the state of New Jersey has been ill equipped to manage the pharmaceutical benefits of public employees and retirees. So, like others, it hired a national expert to handle the complex, multi-party negotiations in hopes of securing big savings for Garden State taxpayers. But quantifying those savings has been challenging.

Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers Honors Entrepreneurs

On November 15, the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) held its Third Annual Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony and Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program graduation. The event auspiciously coincided with Global Entrepreneurship Week. Two tech entrepreneurs, Clark Lagemann, of MedPro Wellness (Somerset), and student tech entrepreneur Rahul Anand, of The Ideas Maker (Newark), took home awards.

Startup Roundup: DriveWealth, investFeed, Cooperative Alliance Distribution

This startup roundup contains news from DriveWealth, which has released its APIs globally and formed an alliance with Invessence, investFeed which has raised more than a half million dollars on Crowdfunder and cooperative Alliance Distribution that has an unusual Bluetooth technology for consumer products.

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