Even women tech founders and tech executives deserve a break! Join our frequent contributor Laurie Petersen  for a project that marries her interests in the hidden sides of New Jersey with wellness and holistic health. It’s the Nasty Women Escape – Step Into Your Power at Crossroads. Petersen leans to this definition of Nasty Woman – a confident, independent female who gets sh*t done. The event features personalized technology training, yoga, meditation, storytelling workshops, walking, rock climbing, music, and chill with like-minded women. It is geared to those 45 and older, with classes specific to the needs of older bodies. Nasty Women will be held April 28 – 30 on the grounds of the Crossroads Camp and Retreat Center in Port Murray, N.J.  One, two and three-day tickets are available. To register, visit Use promo code NJTECH and get 25% off a one-day or full weekend ticket!

Tuesday April 18

NJ Strategic Design + Tech presents Online Geniuses First NJ Online Marketing Meet Up, Tuesday April 18, 7PM, at Bell Works, 101 Crawfods Corner Road, Holmdel."Looking to connect with the top Internet Marketers in New Jersey? This is first New Jersey Internet Marketing Meetup brought to you by Online Geniuses and supported by NJ Strategic Design + Tech! This is a great opportunity meet like-minded professionals and chat all things Internet Marketing." RSVP here.


Online Photo Storage, Snagit, Datacolor Spyder will be discussed at the NJ Macintosh Users Group meeting at the Allwood Library 44 Lyall Rd. Clifton. RSVP here.

Wednesday April 19

The next TechLaunch BullPen takes place on the Princeton University Campus, Wednesday April 19, 4:00 to 7:30 PM. 3 to 4 Early stage tech startup companies that have high growth potential, an experienced team, a demonstrated Minimum Viable Product (MVP), at least one potential customer who is prepared to pay for their product, have invested 6-12 months of sweat equity and raised seed capital, and are looking to raise $50K to $500K in additional funding. To learn more go to RSVP here.


The Jersey City Tech Meetup will feature "The Impact of AI & Machine Learning on Marketing with Meg Walsh, Wylei,"Wednesday April 19, 6:30 PM, Wylei HQ, 190 Christopher Columbus, 5A, Jersey City. "Look forward to hearing from one of the most successful women tech entrepreneurs and CEOs in the business. Recently ranked one of NJBIZ’s Best Fifty Women in Business, Meg Columbia-Walsh leads the charge at Wylei." RSVP here.

Thursday April 20

The Association for Corporate Growth and Gibbons Law will hold a meeting called The Future is Now: Large Corporate Connects with Early-Stage Innovators at the Gibbons Conference Center, One Gateway Center 21st Floor, Newark NJ. April 20, 8 AM to 11:45 AM. Brian Cohen of NY Angels will discuss Lessons Learned Doing Deals Between Early Stage Innovators and Large Companies. There will also be two panels. Entrepreneurs, investors and large company transactional professionals are invited to register and attend. Info here. 


The Association for Women in Computing NNJ Meetup group presents "Learn About The (ISC)2 Safe and Secure Online Program" Thursday April 20 at 6PM at the Grand Summit Hotel-Hat Tavern, 570 Springfield Ave. Summit. RSVP here.


Startup Grind Princeton features Cory Heyman of Room to Read, Thursday April 20, 6PM to 9PM. Dr. Cory Heyman is the Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, Room to Read Accelerator of Room to Read, an organization that believes "World Change Starts with Educated Children." RSVP here.

Saturday April 22-Sunday April 23

IDT Corporation is holding its first Annual Mobile Development Hackathon Saturday April 22 thorugh Sunday April 23 at its headquarters in Newark at 20 Atlantic Street, Newark. The Hackathon will be a 24-hour immersive coding experience including a mobile app development coding challenge, prizes, old-school video games, pool tournaments, etc. Attendees will have 24 hours to build a payments, messaging or communications mobile app from scratch. For more information and registration here.


HackerNest & the NCSC are hosting the 2nd annual CourtHack US Justice System Hackathon at the New Jersey Law Center. Get serious mentorship from court experts & a shot at nifty prizes. Register at to help make justice more accessible for all! Space is limited. Register here.

Tuesday, April 25

Einstein's Alley presents The Future of Work, Part 3, Tuesday April 25 from 3PM to 6PM at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. This meeting featuring Dr. David Mindell, will focus on the significant changes in our workplace coming from technology including robotics and AI, immigration and government policies. Register here before April 11 for earlybird prices.


NJ Strategic Design + Tech is presenting "UX Customer Journey Mapping: Visualizing the Shape of Your Customer's Experience" Tuesday April 25, 6PM to 8:30 PM at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner road, Holmdel. "Mark Di Sciullo and Rob Sherron from the Boston-based TandemSeven firm will discuss how to visualize the key interactions customers have with your product or service through the use of a Customer Journey Map." RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 26

The NJ Tech Council presents its Internet of Things Conference, April 26 at the Stevens Institute of Tehcnology. "As smart sensors, wearables, driverless cars, and virtual networks continue to permeate every aspect of society, gains go to those who can cut through the haze of ever expanding data in order to access the right information at the right time. The NJ Tech Council will be exploring the technological opportunities and advantages this expanding “Internet of Things” provides at our annual Internet of Things (IoT) Conference." RSVP here.


LaunchNJ holds one of its Fireside Chats to test business ideas and assumptions Wed. April 26, 7PM at Panera Bread, 66 Morris St. Morristown. RSVP here.

Thursday April 27

DevOps Princeton presents DevSecOps and Sofware Supply Chains with Sonatype, Thursday April 27, 6:30 PM at Synchronoss, 200 Crossing Blvd, Bridgewater NJ. "Sonatype's talk session aims to enlighten DevOps teams, security and development professionals by sharing results from the 2017 State of the Software Supply Chain Report -- a blend of public and proprietary data with expert research and analysis." RSVP here.


The Morris Tech Meetup presents Growing & Franchising Online Content Site w/ Mike Shapiro of, Thursday April 27 at 6:30 PM, Fairleigh Dickinson University Library, 285 Madison Ave, Madison NJ. Michael Shapiro is the CEO and Publisher of, a network of more than 60 independently owned and operated online local newspapers in New Jersey and New York with over 5.5 million readers.  In October 2008, after five years of practicing law in New York City, Shapiro started an online, objective, local daily newspaper for his town, New Providence, as well as the adjoining towns of Summit and Berkeley Heights.  He began franchising sites in December 2013 to people who wanted to start online newspapers in their own town. RSVP here.


The Jersey Shore Tech meetup presents "Google Analytics for Those Who Care" Thursday April 27 7PM, at Cowerks 619 Lake Ave, 3rd Floor, Asbury Park. "Google Analytics is a tool for designer and developers that helps provide insights into user behavior and the health of our applications, allowing us to make product decisions that affect the goals of our business and our customers. This presentation is less about "what is a pageview" and the basics of Google Analytics, and more about getting our hands dirty with features of the platform. We'll take a look at both the reporting user interface and also code level integrations that provide useful information for making decisions." RSVP here.

April 28-29

HackHunterdon is Hunterdon County’s first annual hackathon takes place April 28 – 29, 2017 at the Feed Mill Station in Flemington, NJ, organized by Hunterdon County Economic Development, Flemington Community Partnership, and the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce. “We’re bringing together the most creative and passionate technologists to team up and work around the clock to build groundbreaking software solutions that solve real-world problems in one weekend.” Apply here.

Wednesday, May 3

The Stevens Innovation Expo (#StevensExpo2017) May 3 from 1PM to 6PM is an annual, campus-wide showcase of the research and innovation accomplishments of the Stevens community, featuring investor-funded business competitions, lectures from distinguished leaders from industry and academia, and exhibitions of ground-breaking research projects and inventions by Stevens students and faculty. Register here.


Montclair Entrepreneurs is presenting " Bright Ideas Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs." Wednesday May 3 8AM to 5PM. $10,000 cash on the line for 21 teams of Montclair State students who will pitch innovative product and services ideas during the 4th annual pitch contest. Celebrity Judge Joe Piscopo will be on hand. Anthony Sully Sullivan will be master of ceremonies. RSVP here.

Thursday May 4

The Future of Podcasting in Culture and Business is the topic of the NJ Strategic Design + Tech meetup Thursday May 4, 7PM at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel. RSVP here.

Thursday, May 11

The Mid-Atlantic Next Tech conference--Emerging & disruptive Technologies showcase is taking place Thursday May 11, from 4PM to 7PM at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd. Holmdel NJ 07733."NJ Tech Council’s Mid-Atlantic NEXT TECH aims to accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies in the following areas:  Energy/Environment, Smart Cities & Transportation, Electronics and Advanced Materials, Dev Opps, Augmented and Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Lasers, Robotics and Drones, Sports Tech. The competition is free to enter and open to companies and universities, who can apply using our online application form. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to present their ideas privately to a panel of expert judges at 4 pm that afternoon. This will be a high-profile event bringing together start-ups, small and medium enterprises, multinational organizations, and academic entrepreneurs from across the region. Register to present here by May 1. Register to attend the conference here.

Thursday, June 8

In collaboration with the Cybersecurity Center at Kean University, the NJ-SBDC at Kean University is having a symposium on “The Internet of Things: More Things, Less Security”. This event will consist of networking, breakfast, expert speakers and panelists to discuss this relevant topic. You may even get a glimpse of the "DARK WEB"! Register free here.

June 14

NJEN is holding its annual "Gathering of Angels" June 14 11:30AM to 3PM at the Kean University STEM Building, 1000 Morris Ave., Union NJ. $50. Preregister and prepay by June 9. "Representatives of major regional Angel investor groups will be available to meet with you in NJEN's "Reverse Venture Fair" format. Speed Dating! attendees will have 2-3 minutes to speak with Angels. a buzzer will signal when it is time to move on and, again this year! Up to twenty early stage companies will be selected to exhibit their businesses before and after the meeting. The audience favorite company will be selected to give a two-minute pitch presentation to all attendees. RSVP here.

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