In South Jersey, Inspira Brings Health Care Closer to Patents through Tech

In October, we caught up with David Johnson VP, Inspira Innovation Center at Inspira Health Network, who told us about the tech innovations at that organization. Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit healthcare organization serving communities across southern New Jersey.

Startup Roundup: Penji, GovPilot, Birdzi, Krewr

Penji: A socially conscious graphics design firm that launched in April 2017 in Camden, Penji offers unlimited design work with unlimited revisions for a flat fee of $349/month, in a design-as-a- service model. GovPilot, a Hoboken municipal software provider, has added a “Dashboard” interface to its software.RevTech, a retail technology accelerator and venture fund in Dallas, announced it had closed a Series A round for Birdzi, a startup based in Iselin. Krewr is a new social app designed by Newark native and attorney Cynthia Gill.

Boxed’s Chieh Huang Talks Luck, Responsibility for Employees at December NJ Tech Meetup

At the December New Jersey Tech Meetup, Aaron Price interviewed Chieh Huang, CEO and cofounder of Boxed ( New York) which started in New Jersey. The wide-ranging conversation covered Huang’s entrepreneurial journey, his reputation as a compassionate leader, and some of the ins and outs of building Boxed.

Interview with Jeff Weinstein: Sale of RightAnswers Came at Right Time in Company’s Evolution

Last April, Edison-based RightAnswers was sold to Upland Software for $17.2 million in cash at closing, a $2.5 million cash holdback and an earnout component. RightAnswers had a cloud-based knowledge management system used by customers to help streamline their customer support operations. The company was founded in 2001 by its chairman, Mark Finkel. In this article, we interview Jeff Weinstein, who was president and CEO of RightAnswers from 2002 through its acquisition.

Students and Community Members Shine at Ninth Newark Innovation Challenge

At the end of November, NJIT, Capital One and the Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation sponsored the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge, held at NJIT. This competition, which has been running for nine years, features student innovators and members of the community who have potentially viable businesses; the two groups compete in  separate tracks. The candidates’ applications were examined based on the business potential of their projects; then 10 students and 10 residents of the greater Newark area were selected to pitch to the judges and to an audience of interested onlookers.

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