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

NJ Founders & Funders is probably one of the best-received programs that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has to offer, and it’s 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 need deal flow. So twice a year, the New Jersey EDA puts on a program that matches VCs and angels with New Jersey tech and life-science startups.

Jersey Shore Tech Meetup Panelists Talk About the Ups and Downs of Launching Products

Technology entrepreneurs gathered inside an Asbury Park art gallery on May 26 to offer advice and recount their own personal experiences of the ups and downs of launching products in a crowded and competitive marketplace.

Former New Jersey CIO Steve Emanuel Discusses Accomplishments While in Office

NJTechWeekly was pleased to spend some phone time last month with Steve Emanuel,  former CIO of the State of New Jersey. We had written about Emanuel here, when he first took the job. This time we asked him to review some of his and his team’s accomplishments during his nearly five-year tenure. Emanuel has moved on to his new position as Industry Advisor for Public Sector and Regulated Industries at Alliant Technologies (Morristown), where he is eager to help government CIOs and CIOs in regulated industries figure out how they can be innovative while they are constantly putting out fires.

Opinion: The Gary “Vee”-Nomenon! Birth of the Vaynerchuk Brand

If you clicked on this story, you know of course that I am talking about New Jersey guy and uber New York Jets fan, Gary Vaynerchuk.  Like many of you, I first heard of him a few years ago when somebody said that I had to check out one of his YouTube rants. His high-energy delivery style made him come across as a mixture of Tony Robbins, Richard Simmons, Tasmanian Devil, and frankly, Chicken Little.  Now you may think that I am being insulting, but all four were pioneers in their space, made a lot of money, demolished obstacles in their way, and yes, even saved the world!

[Bestritsky is CEO of StrataBlue a digital strategy management & marketing firm.]

South Jersey Startup Roundup: Think Like a Girl, CultureCloud, RunSignUp

Here we cover Think Like a Girl Engineering Kits which just launched a Kickstarter campaign, CultureCloud a social media site that connects travelers with residents of the area, and RunSignUp which focuses on the running industry. All of these are South Jersey startups.

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