Opinion: Propeller Shows Startup Momentum is Building on This Side of the Hudson

It’s been six years since Aaron Price founded the NJ Tech Meetup at a bar in Hoboken, and the good will and relationships he’s built up since then are what took things to the next level on Friday. While falling short of some of the most audacious revenue and attendance goals, making the whole thing happen in such a short time is a testament to his masterful promotion skills and entrepreneurial guts. Price knows how to get people to be his evangelists.

Impressions: Propeller Fest Gets Networking, Business Hopping in Hoboken

Propeller, which took place May 20, was a premiere business festival on a pier in the heart of downtown Hoboken. Conceived by the energetic entrepreneur Aaron Price, of NJ Tech Meetup, Propeller featured a lot of energy! Innovation was the word of the day—not gizmos and contraptions, but apps providing unique services. Also, it was a great business networking event! Many New Jersey companies hawking their services, employing local talent and seeking talent to hire were present, and offered visitors an opportunity to speak to real live recruiters. There were lots of opportunities for contractors seeking contracts.

Opinion: 4 Top Issues Causing Imbalance in Tech Hire Supply and Demand

Technology comprises 40% of the GDP in the United States of America according to the Department of Commerce, however there is a big imbalance in the supply and demand of technology talent in the work place.

Technology Marketing in the Digital Age: Through the Looking Glass—Is Yours Dirty?

In today’s business communications landscape, a tech company can brand themselves more easily than ever before using social media and digital publishing. But a company’s reputation can be enhanced or tarnished very quickly. Sure there are the regular social sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, in which the public can comment or engage with virtually any organization they choose online. But have you even considered the impact of employee-rating sites like Glassdoor?

Opinion: An NJ EDA Program for Emerging Tech Companies That Really Works

This is the time of year that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority starts accepting applications for the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program, also known as the “NOL” (“Net Operating Loss”) program, for the next fiscal year, in this case 2017. It’s a no-brainer for emerging New Jersey tech companies to at least see if they qualify for this program, but many don’t even take a look. After all, this is non-dilutive money. You don’t have to give up any part of your business for it.

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