Opinion: An Affordable Path to College the Tech Community Could be Proud Of

From the business perspective, college affordability is an important topic as well as the overall value of post-secondary education. The Tech community and state economies benefit as higher education helps individuals become more productive, better skilled employees and less likely to demand select public services. 

Pitchbook: Early Investors in Jet.com Received 10.7x Return

The website Pitchbook reported that investors in Hoboken-based Jet.com's initial Series A (June 2014) earned a multiple of 10.7x their investment. The largest beneficiary may have been New Enterprise Associates, which led the round. MentorTech Ventures was an investor in the Series A, as it was in a $140 million round in early 2015.

Opinion: Can Post-Grant Reviews Limit Patent Trolls?

On the first day of summer, the US Supreme Court handed down the decision in the case of Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC  v. Lee.The ruling affirmed the new practice of post-grant reviews of patents that are already granted—which could have broad implications for patent owners, especially Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs), including so-called “patent trolls.”

Opinion: Build an Innovation-Driven-Culture For Lasting Success, Part Two

It helps to know that there are no silver bullets or magic lists to follow, only environments where innovation is more likely to occur. So by developing a culture that fosters creativity and innovation, you will be more likely to be innovative.  Sound simple…?   It will help you to always talk to and observe your customers, with a singular focus on solving their problems.

Opinion: Build an Innovation-Driven-Culture for Lasting Success, Part One

Innovation is the lifeblood to any organization’s continued success.   It helps overcome the many challenges that organizations face in the form of global competition to rapid changes in technology, changing demographics, an aging population, etc.  China’s rise as THE global innovation powerhouse is forcing other nations to adapt and respond QUICKLY.

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