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.
Sanjay Macwan Wants to Connect New Jersey to its Innovation Core And THIS is How He’ll Do It
The Holmdel Idea Summit (THIS), which will take place this Thursday at Bell Works (Holmdel), promises to expose its audience to a mixture of past, present and future innovations. The conference is designed to reconnect New Jersey with its tradition of innovation and to spur the state on to future creativity.
Innovators Showcased Their New Products at Propelify
Propelify's second annual “Innovation Festival” was held on May 18 in Hoboken, in the park by the Hudson River waterfront. Many anxiously awaited this event, which was attended by thousands. This year, Propelify was a bit of a family event, with a Ferris wheel, juggler—courtesy of Jet.com—and parents who brought their children to experience innovation firsthand and learn about entrepreneurship and business skills. Innovators and their inventions were everywhere. In fact, there was a wide diversity of new products that almost defies categorization.
Students Representing NJ Colleges Pitch Business Ideas at UPitch
Princeton University hosted the second annual UPitch competition this April, featuring presentations from student teams representing 13 New Jersey colleges and universities. Tech solutions were heavily represented, and NJTechWeekly.com has highlighted all of the teams below.
At CourtHack 2017, Hackers Present Solutions For Real-World Justice System Problems
The second annual CourtHack took place in New Brunswick on April 22-23, supported by the National Center for State Courts (Williamsburg, Va.) and HackerNest (Toronto, Canada). The hackathon, which is held in a different state each year, was dedicated to “improving access to justice for all Americans.”