TechLaunch BullPen Continues Its Quest to Find Fundable Companies

Four companies, one student-led, pitched to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs and an audience made up of  interested members of the tech ecosystem at NJIT (Newark) on March 2. The pitch competition was part of TechLaunch BullPen, and was described as a “Shark Tank” kind of event for startups. Mario Casabona, TechLaunch founder and CEO, is using pitch competitions to discover some great companies for New Jersey angel investors.


At Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute Open House, Applications for Supercomputing Take Center Stage

Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) held a half day of talks this week focusing on applications Rutgers is pursuing that use the computing power of its newest supercomputer, Caliburn.For example, Caliburn is being utilized as part of a huge data science and ocean observatories initiative sponsored by the National Science Foundation to collect and analyze data from sensors in the ocean.


At Montclair Entrepreneurs Meetup, N.J. Tech CEOs Talk about Their Exits

Two tech entrepreneurs and a venture capitalist who was formerly an entrepreneur shared their stories and expertise on selling companies at a Montclair Entrepreneurs meetup in February.


NPower Brings Newly Approved IT Apprenticeship Program to Jersey City

On March 20, NPower held a reception in Jersey City to celebrate the registration of its IT Generalist Apprenticeship Program with the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor’s recent approval of IT apprenticeships has created the new certification of “IT Generalist,” and Larry Byrd, a resident of Jersey City and a veteran, is the first person to receive it.


At NJ Tech Meetup, Sonnenberg Talks About Leverage, a Startup Connecting Execs to Teams of Virtual Assistants

At the NJ Tech Meetup, three founders of very different startups got the ball rolling with their respective pitches. That evening, an actual cardboard fireplace photo was creatively positioned in front of the table where Price and Leverage (New York) cofounder Nick Sonnenberg were seated, helping to set the mood and warming the audience up for the engaging conversation that followed.





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