NJ EDA Officials Tour Jersey City Coworking Space Indiegrove

In April, NJTechWeekly.com accompanied Melissa Orsen, CEO of the EDA, and Kathleen Coviello, VP of technology & life science investments at the EDA, on a tour of the expanded Indiegrove facility. We spoke to some people working at tech companies based there, including the startup EventCombo, whose employees were taking advantage of the standup desk option at Indiegrove as we spoke.

NJ TECH CORNER: Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) is a data analytics provider serving the insurance, natural resources and financial services sectors in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world. Customers include all of the top 100 property and casualty insurance providers in the U.S.

Beatie Wolfe at Nokia Bell Labs: Art Meets Technology in an Extraordinary Performance

NJTechWeekly.com was invited to an unusual event that took place in early May at Nokia Bell Labs (Murray Hill). Beatie Wolfe, British singer-songwriter and digital art-innovator, was releasing an album called “Raw Space,” in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs and interactive creative firm Design I/O (Cambridge, Mass.).

Kuenne to Princeton Tech Meetup: Pay Attention to Personality Types as You Grow Your Business

Chris Kuenne, the Princeton University lecturer who sold digital marketing agency Rosetta (Hamilton) for nearly $600 million in 2011, came to the Princeton Tech Meetup two weeks ago to talk about entrepreneurship and his new book, Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win, which he wrote with John Danner.

Shapiro Taps into Franchise Model to Spread His Online News Site’s Hyperlocal Mission

Michael Shapiro, who founded TAPinto.net in 2008, now operates a network of more than 65 franchised online local newspapers in New Jersey and New York, with a total of more than 5.7 million readers. Shapiro came to the Morris Tech Meetup in April to tell his story, and he told the audience that he expected to have about 250 TAPinto sites by the end of 2020, with 15 million readers. “We want to become the nationwide model for sustainable local journalism.

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