NJTC Tech Trek Leaves Participants Hopeful for Legislative Action on STEM Grad Visas

Each year, a delegation from the New Jersey Tech Council participates in a Tech Trek to Washington, where the members gather with delegations from other states to learn about issues that concern tech companies. The N.J. group then meets with members of Congress to lobby for changes in the law. This was the first time the New Jersey group was led by Jim Barrood, the new president and CEO of NJTC.

New Jersey Cybersecurity Companies To Watch

NJBiz compiled a list of New Jersey cybersecurity companies to watch from a directory developed by Cybersecurity Ventures, a California-based research and market-intelligence firm focused on startups and emerging companies in the cybersecurity industry.

NJEN Panel Discusses How Tech and Life Sciences Startups Can Work with NJ Universities

A New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network panel moderated by Judith Sheft, NJIT’s vice president of technology development, discussed how startups can successfully navigate university technology-transfer offices in order to license critical technology for their products.

At Morris Meetup, Wiley Cerilli Talks About Importance of Proving Customers Will Buy

The nearly 100 attendees at the Morris Tech meetup on Feb. 10 were treated to some entrepreneurial wisdom from Wiley Cerilli, who sold SinglePlatform to Constant Contact for $100 million dollars. Cerilli, a serial entrepreneur, talked about his entrepreneurial journey, emphasizing along the way, that the technology wasn’t as important as making sure startups have customers for the technology.

Design Thinking Lets Designers Insert Themselves as a Strategic Partner, Berkessel Said at NJ Connect

Design thinking for business was the topic of the 2015 kickoff NJ Connect meetup event, on February 4 in Red Bank. Juergen Berkessel, cofounder and CIO of Polymash(Atlantic Highlands) a creative agency specializing in design, strategy and development, provided an in-depth walk-through of his “Design Thinking for Business” methodology.

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