The Tech Companies, Startups and Individuals That Call Newark’s Launch Pad Home

A coworking space is made up of its members, and on the day of the Launch Pad ribbon cutting we were able to find several tech entrepreneurs who wanted to talk to us about the space.


Newark Coworking Space Launch Pad Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting, Jazz Band

The newest entry into the Newark coworking environment is Launch Pad, which joins =Space as a places where entrepreneurs can grow their businesses.

Located in the historic, reimagined Hahne & Co. building, at the intersection of Halsey and New streets, upstairs from the Whole Foods there, Launch Pad has a beautiful 15,000-square-foot space with large tables for communal coworking, private offices, phone booths for private calls, conference rooms and a kitchen and café space. There are couches and lounge chairs, and the place is decorated with art.


Biotech, Materials Science Startups Win Prizes at the Princeton Entrepreneurs’ Network Startup Conference

A 27-year-old Summit resident was one of three finalists selected from a pool of more than 30 rival startups at the 21st Annual Princeton Entrepreneurs’ Network Startup Conference and Competition. In front of Gibbons sat professors, investors and alumni, as well as the other competitors.


Find Workarounds, Be Tenacious and Never Give Up, Monica C. Smith Tells CFOs at NJ Tech Council Event

Monica C. Smith was different. She had a learning disability. She had a tough time in school.Yet today she is the founder and CEO of Marketsmith (Cedar Knolls), a growing, thriving, woman-owned, tech-based marketing and advertising company. Marketsmith offers patented solutions to companies in need of marketing data, visualization, business intelligence and media optimization.


Introducing the New Jersey Startups That Attended the New Jersey EDA’s May Founders & Funders Day, Part Two

This story covers Clean Slate, BitWealth, Reflik, Carii and Sociavi Twice a year, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) tech and life sciences team puts together its Founders & Funders event, which matches New Jersey startups with angels and VCs. In a single day, during 10-minute meetings, startups have the opportunity to pitch to many investors, and they receive valuable feedback from their meetings that can help them as they continue in their quest for funding. We interviewed some startups that attended the event in May.





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