Holdren Tells Stevens Audience: Obama Serious About Supporting Science and Tech
On May 8, Stevens Institute of Technology brought John Holdren, presidential adviser and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to campus to talk to students, faculty, alumni and others. Holdren provided a laundry list of Obama administration accomplishments in science and technology. President Obama really understands why science and technology matter to the national agenda, Holdren said.
Heidi Messer Talks Realities of Entrepreneurship at NJ Tech Gals Meetup
On March 27, 2013, NJTechWeekly.com attended an NJ Tech Gals meetup that featured serial tech entrepreneur Heidi Messer. Messer is most famous for founding, with her brother Stephen, the early Internet company LinkShare, which was sold to Rakuten (Japan) for $425 million in 2005. Messer candidly and generously answered attendee questions.
Tigerlabs Shows off First Class of Healthcare IT Accelerator Grads in Princeton
Tigerlabs Health unveiled its first Healthcare IT cohort at a Demo Day May 15 attended by investors, consultants, mentors, and others. Several of the startups came from Europe via Princeton. Their products ranged from a novel way for scientists to collaborate over scientific modeling to a portal solution for Home Healthcare Agencies, allowing the agencies, doctors, family, and caregivers to communicate.
Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Take Care of Themselves, Brad Feld Tells NJ Tech Meetup
At the April 15th meeting of the NJ Tech Meetup, more than 150 entrepreneurs and developers heard from Brad Feld, author of Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. Feld had good advice for startup entreprneurs, urging them to take care of themselves and decompress on vacations or long weekends.
TechLaunch Accelerator Unveils Second Class of Startups
New Jersey tech accelerator TechLaunch (Clifton) introduced the companies that will make up its second LaunchPad class at an event at Montclair State University on May 15, 2013. This group of eight startups is more geographically diverse than the preceding class, with one company having founders from Finland.