NJ Hopes to Ease Range Anxiety by Boosting Number of EV Charging Stations

The state is taking a small step to increase the availability of electric vehicle charging stations in New Jersey. A pair of bills that aim to boost the number of stations where motorists can plug in and charge vehicles won approval yesterday from the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. As auto manufacturers are poised to…

TechLaunch Re-Emerges to Offer BullPen, a Program Centered Around the Pitch

TechLaunch, the New Jersey technology accelerator that operated from 2011 to 2014, has come out of hibernation to offer a new program, called “BullPen,” that is centered around the pitch. The idea of BullPen is to improve the quality and quantity of deal flow for investors, while preparing entrepreneurs for the due diligence process.

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.

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