Black & Latino Tech Initiative Launches With Entrepreneur Mixer At Newark Venture Partners
The Black &Latino Tech Initiative (BLT) launched on November 2 with a networking event at the offices of Newark Venture Partners (NVP). Anthony Frasier, NVP’s entrepreneur in residence, thanked everyone for coming and then quickly handed the mic to Mukesh M. Patel, the driving force behind BLT. “The goal of BLT is to help black and Latino entrepreneurs get into accelerators, to get capital, to grow and scale,” said Patel, who is BLT’s entrepreneur in residence and executive coach.
Company Roundup: SPHERE, Ocean Power Technologies, Broadridge Financial Solutions
SPHERE is expanding to the United Kingdom, Ocean Power Technologies is ready to commercialize, Broadridge Financial Solutions is moving 1000 jobs from Jersey City to Newark.
Panasonic’s Joseph M. Taylor — Who Played a Big Part in Newark’s Tech Revival — Retires
Joseph M. Taylor, a friend to Newark and its tech community who played a large role in the revitalization of Newark, is retiring from Panasonic Corporation of North America (Newark). Taylor has been with the company for 34 years, seven of them as chairman and CEO. In 2013, he moved the company’s headquarters to Newark.
South Jersey Startup Alfrea Has Platform to Match People to Land They Can Farm
Alfrea, a Galloway-based startup, has developed a platform to help individuals move towards growing and consuming local, sustainable food. According to founder David Wagstaff, the idea for Alfrea came from his family. “It really made some sense to create an application that makes it easier for people to connect with the land, makes it easier for people to find farm and garden help and services, and easier for people to eat well.”
Waterfront Lab Coworking Space Opens in Camden in Converted Bank Building
Startups looking for coworking options in the Camden area have a new choice: Waterfront Lab, located in the converted National State Bank Building, at 121 Market Street. Waterfront Lab hopes to fill the gap created when the New Jersey Economic Development Authority sold the building that had housed Camden CoLab.