The interesting reason N.J. won't let residents track its snow plows

New Jersey drivers won't be able to do what their neighbors in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York City can this winter, go online to find out where the Department of Transportation's snow plows are. The reason isn't technology, but security, said Kevin Israel, an NJ DOT spokesman. "Although all the NJDOT vehicles have had GPS tracking…


Angels, VCs and Founders “Speed Date” at NJ EDA’s Founders & Funders Event, Part One

NJTechWeekly.com attended the most recent New Jersey Founders & Funders event, at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (North Brunswick) at the end of October. Founders & Funders is probably one of the best-received programs that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority offers. It is based on a simple premise: startups in New Jersey need a way to obtain warm introductions to angels and venture capitalists, and angels and venture capitalists who want to invest in New Jersey need deal flow.


Mentorship Best Way to Retain Women in STEM, Million Women Mentors Speakers Say

It’s no secret that it’s difficult to get high school girls to even take STEM subjects, especially those “harder” courses that are prerequisites for STEM programs at universities. Even women who take the prerequisites for college STEM majors don’t often choose to graduate with STEM degrees. Those that do, and land a STEM job, often drop out of the field.At least one organization in New Jersey is working to reverse this trend. Million Women Mentors --New Jersey held a summit on Sept. 30, at Cisco in Iselin, to highlight how mentoring can help women.


Mount Laurel-based Ancero Acquires Egg Harbor Township-based IT Company

Ancero, a Mount Laurel-based communications solutions provider, announced on Nov. 8 that it has reached an agreement to acquire Ground Swell, an Egg Harbor Township-based provider of IT support and network services.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Resurgent in New Jersey

 

It's almost become an adage: New Jersey was once the center of innovation in the country but no longer. That title is now held by California, or Massachusetts, or New York, or even Washington. But recently, funding, professional support, and office space for entrepreneurs have been springing up all over the state - for those who…





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