South Jersey Startup Alfrea Has Platform to Match People to Land They Can Farm

Alfrea, a Galloway-based startup, has developed a platform to help individuals move towards growing and consuming local, sustainable food. According to founder David Wagstaff, the idea for Alfrea came from his family. “It really made some sense to create an application that makes it easier for people to connect with the land, makes it easier for people to find farm and garden help and services, and easier for people to eat well.”

Why You’re Not Networking Right and How to Make It Work for You

“Networking” is a word that I once had an adversarial relationship with. It should have been created as a four-letter word, as far as I was concerned. I thought that networking (and its close cousin, “sales”) was meant for outgoing people, and not something that would be important to me when I started out in my career at a CPA firm in northern New Jersey in the early ’90s. Perhaps, at times, you’ve thought as I once did.

Waterfront Lab Coworking Space Opens in Camden in Converted Bank Building

Startups looking for coworking options in the Camden area have a new choice: Waterfront Lab, located in the converted National State Bank Building, at 121 Market Street. Waterfront Lab hopes to fill the gap created when the New Jersey Economic Development Authority sold the building that had housed Camden CoLab.

Fiber-Optic Infrastructure Providers Cross River and ZenFi Innovate for Provisioning Platform

Cross River Fiber (Morristown) and ZenFi (New York) have joined forces to develop a self-service platform that allows customers to purchase and configure interbuilding and interstate network cross-connects.

At the Jersey City Tech Meetup, Owners of MAINGEAR and InCharged Talk Hardware

The Jersey City Tech Meetup event on February 15 featured a “fireside chat” with Wallace Santos, cofounder and CEO of MAINGEAR (Kenilworth), and Jessica Gonzalez, founder and CEO of InCharged (Union). Heather Waibel, founder of the Jersey City startup Welnys, moderated the discussion, with Daniel Sullivan, events and outreach coordinator of the New Jersey Tech Council, handling the audience Q&A session. Waibel and Sullivan organized the event.

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