Software Innovation is Changing the World and Other Views on Tech and Entrepreneurship at SIM-NJ October Meeting
Software is “gobbling up” the world. That was just one of the perspectives on tech entrepreneurship discussed at the October meeting of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM NJ).
Angels, VCs and Founders “Speed Date” at NJ EDA’s Founders & Funders Event, Part Two
NJTechWeekly.com attended the most recent New Jersey Founders & Funders event, at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (North Brunswick) at the end of October. In this article we cover FLOCK, Virbio, and Appto.
TechLaunch Re-Emerges to Offer BullPen, a Program Centered Around the Pitch
TechLaunch, the New Jersey technology accelerator that operated from 2011 to 2014, has come out of hibernation to offer a new program, called “BullPen,” that is centered around the pitch. The idea of BullPen is to improve the quality and quantity of deal flow for investors, while preparing entrepreneurs for the due diligence process.
Angels, VCs and Founders “Speed Date” at NJ EDA’s Founders & Funders Event, Part One
NJTechWeekly.com attended the most recent New Jersey Founders & Funders event, at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (North Brunswick) at the end of October. Founders & Funders is probably one of the best-received programs that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority offers. It is based on a simple premise: startups in New Jersey need a way to obtain warm introductions to angels and venture capitalists, and angels and venture capitalists who want to invest in New Jersey need deal flow.
Mentorship Best Way to Retain Women in STEM, Million Women Mentors Speakers Say
It’s no secret that it’s difficult to get high school girls to even take STEM subjects, especially those “harder” courses that are prerequisites for STEM programs at universities. Even women who take the prerequisites for college STEM majors don’t often choose to graduate with STEM degrees. Those that do, and land a STEM job, often drop out of the field.At least one organization in New Jersey is working to reverse this trend. Million Women Mentors --New Jersey held a summit on Sept. 30, at Cisco in Iselin, to highlight how mentoring can help women.