State Seeks High-Tech Oversight of $2B Annual Spending on Drug Benefits

Like most health insurance purchasers, the state of New Jersey has been ill equipped to manage the pharmaceutical benefits of public employees and retirees. So, like others, it hired a national expert to handle the complex, multi-party negotiations in hopes of securing big savings for Garden State taxpayers. But quantifying those savings has been challenging.

Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers Honors Entrepreneurs

On November 15, the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) held its Third Annual Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony and Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program graduation. The event auspiciously coincided with Global Entrepreneurship Week. Two tech entrepreneurs, Clark Lagemann, of MedPro Wellness (Somerset), and student tech entrepreneur Rahul Anand, of The Ideas Maker (Newark), took home awards.

Startup Roundup: DriveWealth, investFeed, Cooperative Alliance Distribution

This startup roundup contains news from DriveWealth, which has released its APIs globally and formed an alliance with Invessence, investFeed which has raised more than a half million dollars on Crowdfunder and cooperative Alliance Distribution that has an unusual Bluetooth technology for consumer products.

Angels, VCs and Founders “Speed Date” at NJ EDA’s Founders & Funders Event, Part Three attended the most recent New Jersey Founders & Funders event, at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (North Brunswick) at the end of October. spoke to some of the founders who participated. This is the third, and last, article in our coverage of the event, based on our interviews. The other two articles can be found here and here.

N.J. county teams up with Waze app to help ease traffic

A new partnership between Passaic County and the GPS app Waze looks to ease traffic in the North Jersey area. County Freeholders announced they joined the app's Connected Citizens Program Tuesday. It will allow for an information exchange that will help lead to reduced traffic congestion, according to a press release.

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