10 Questions for Todd Schobel, CEO of Bedminster Anti-Bullying Software Startup STOPit
Cyberbullying is a big problem in the United States, and Todd Schobel and his team at STOPit (Bedminster) are out to nip it in the bud wherever and whenever it’s found.Schobel, an inveterate serial entrepreneur who doesn’t code himself, set out to develop an app that empowers children and others to be able to intervene when they see bullying happen in person or online. He made the app anonymous, so there would be no friction to stop an observer from reporting during those crucial first 10 or 15 seconds after a child sees the abuse going on.
Newark Venture Partners Labs Makes Its Debut with $80K Going to Accepted Startups
This morning, Newark Venture Partners announced that its long-awaited tech accelerator, Newark Venture Partners Labs, is open for applications and will begin operations in September 2016. The fund, which was announced with much fanfare last July, was founded by Audible CEO Don Katz, and by NVP limited partners Audible (an Amazon company), Dun & Bradstreet and Prudential Financial, as well as some unnamed individual investors.
Interview: Newark Tech Activist Anthony Frasier Discusses New Book “Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness”
We ask Newark tech activist Anthony Frasier some questions about his new book "Don't Dumb Down Your Greatness." Anthony is Entrepreneur in Residence at Newark Venture Partners where he continues to build his platform. He plans to bring more events and meetups (he is the founder of the Brick City Tech Meetup and Startup Newark) to Newark and help connect the firm to the Newark tech community. He also interviews disrupters on his podcast, which can be found at AnthonyFrasier.com.
Propeller Takes Off in Hoboken As Thousands Learn, Play and Propel Their Startups Forward
It was truly an inspiring sight, as thousands converged on Hoboken’s Pier A for talks from top entrepreneurs, leaders and VCs and panel discussions that ran the gamut from Gary Vaynerchuk’s profanity laced tell-it-like-it-is pronouncements to James Altucher’s directive to write down ten ideas a day.
Morris Tech Celebrates with Devils Game, Sports Technology Discussion at the Prudential Center
Some two hundred sports and tech enthusiasts convened at the Prudential Center on April 9 for an evening discussion with Prudential Center officials about tech and social media, followed by a New Jersey Devils game.
Participants came from meetups across the state to this joint event, many bringing their children along. And after the game, the group was able enter the rink and take photos.