Murphy Talks About Startups and Innovation Zones at New Jersey Chamber of Commerce 81st Annual Congressional Dinner

At the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce 81st annual Congressional Dinner, on March 1, Governor Phil Murphy spoke about his hopes of pumping up the tech industry in New Jersey by designating Innovation Zones. At the same time, he said that the “good value for money” equation must be brought back into balance.

Seasoned Funders Share Do’s and Don’ts at Latest Montclair Entrepreneurs Meetup

The Montclair Entrepreneurs Meetup hosted a panel of funding experts at its most recent event, held on February 13 at the Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University. The meeting – titled “Latest on Startup Funding: What's Changed? What's Still Hot?” – attracted a large audience that included all ages, stages and identities, who came to get tips about the current funding climate in New Jersey.

Vydia Raises $7 Million “Series A” Round and Plans to Bring More Jobs to New Jersey

Bell Works-based startup Vydia (Holmdel) closed a $7 million Series A round of fundraising on February 15. The investment was led by Vocap Investment Partners (Atlanta) and included participation from Newark Venture Partners.

NJ TECH CORNER: pvdWireless, Inc.

pdvWireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDVW) is a private wireless communication carrier focused on utilizing its spectrum assets to develop and offer next-generation network and mobile communications solutions to critical infrastructure and enterprise customers. The company is the largest holder of licensed nationwide spectrum in the 900 MHz band in the United States.

Audible Gives Gifts of Audiobooks and Tablets to Newark Students at East Side High Event

On February 22, officials from Audible, the mayor of Newark, representatives of the Newark public school system, and students from East Side High School celebrated Audible’s decision to provide 15,000 Newark high school students and teachers with free Audible memberships for a year, including 12 credits to download and own any of the 400,000 titles in Audible’s library of digital audiobooks.

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