Opinion: Driving Innovation at the State Level

When we think of new regulations coming from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding, or new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we often consider how much influence the federal government has in driving (or stifling) innovation. However, when it comes to science and technology policy, it does not have to start and end with the federal government. In fact, states such as New Jersey have a unique opportunity to drive innovation policy.

Edison Partners Opens Princeton Office Doors to Early-Stage Tech Startups

If you are a New Jersey tech startup that needs a little advice — on how to find a best-fit business-development expert, how to improve your slide deck, how to hone your business model and what steps you should take to prepare to scale, for example — Edison Partners wants to help. The venture capital group has declared that it will be holding open office hours with its partners twice during the second week of every month. This isn’t an opportunity to pitch for funding. Rather, it’s is an opportunity to pick the brains and harness the expertise of these Princeton-based VCs.

Panelists Explain How Lean Startup Methods Work at Launch NJ Panel

Between conceiving an idea for a hot, new product and turning it into a profitable venture, there should be a process to help companies avoid costly mistakes along the way. That process exists, and it’s called the “Lean Startup.” An introduction to this method was presented at a Launch NJ meetup on June 22 at Montclair State University.

AITP Panelists Give Tips on Branding, Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Don’t just network, connect with people. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and matches your resume. Use a resume that “brands” you for what you do well. This is some of the advice given by a panel of experts at the Association of Information Technology Professionals June 14 meeting on tech careers.

New N.J. CTO plans to use cyber background to 'embed' security in state's IT

Gov. Chris Christie tapped Dave Weinstein for the newly elevated cabinet post this week, giving him a chance to put his cyber experience to use.

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