Newark Pushes Initiatives to Teach its Citizens How to Program, Give Families Access to Tech

On June 1, representatives from the City of Newark, along with the founders of Newark startup Gadget Software, held a community meeting at Gadget Software headquarters, just across from Military Park. The event introduced a number of initiatives aimed at teaching children and adults in Newark how to code and other initiatives to provide families with access to the Internet.

At June NJ Tech Meetup, Jet Reveals the Tech Secret Sauce That Helps It Compete with Amazon

The program at the June NJ Tech Meetup included a Q &A discussion with leading technologists from, the Hoboken e-commerce startup that is trying to take on Amazon. The “fireside chat,” moderated by NJ Tech Meetup organizer Aaron Price, included Mike Hanrahan, cofounder and CTO of; Lev Gorodinski, vice president of engineering, who is responsible for building and indexing Jet's product catalog; Troy Kershaw, senior engineer, who is responsible for building the order-management system; and Dana Peele, a senior software engineer.

ToolMuse, GuidePal and FlexTraPower Pitch at New Jersey Tech Meetup

It was standing room only when the NJ Tech Meetup held its monthly meeting last week at, in Hoboken. In keeping with the format of these meetings, three startups presented to an audience of several hundred people. Aïko Thurlow pitched her startup, ToolMuse (Glen Gardner), which is aimed at entrepreneurs; Mattias Borg presented his travel app, GuidePal (Stockholm, Sweden); and Linh Le described his innovative smart-clothing tech startup, FlexTraPower (New York, NY).

Macwan Shares Lessons From Startup Founders at NJ Strategic Design + Tech Meetup

Those who have grown tired of climbing the corporate ladder will need to watch their step if they enter the risky and unpredictable world of startups.That's some of the advice offered by Sanjay Macwan, who gave a presentation on June 7 called "Lessons from Startup CEOs" at a NJ Strategic Design + Tech meetup at Bell Works, in Holmdel. 

Spring EDA Founders & Funders Event Helps New Jersey Startups Seeking Funding, Part Two

NJ Founders & Funders is probably one of the most popular programs the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has for early-stage tech and life-science startups. The program 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 VCs who want to invest in New Jersey startups need deal flo

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