Neither of the VCs operates designated social-impact venture funds, but they both agreed that given two equal candidates for funding, the one that also has a social mission will be more interesting to them.
Aparna Khurjekar, SVP and president of Verizon Business Markets (Basking Ridge), discussed many of the opportunities available to startups through the implementation of 5G.
With Verizon in our backyard, now is the time for New Jersey startups to begin taking advantage of these new capabilities, said Aaron Price, president and CEO of TechUnited:NJ.
Brown Rudnick BRIDGE Program
Law firm Brown Rudnick (New York) announced plans to launch an initiative to increase the number of successful tech startups in the communities surrounding or near its key offices.
The initiative is called the “Brown Rudnick Institute for Development, Growth and Emerging Technologies (BRIDGE).”
BRIDGE will begin this fall in Princeton, with a kickoff event that will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and investors, as well as accelerators and incubators from universities and colleges in the region.
In January, Brown Rudnick accelerated its growing Technology practice with the addition of five new partners who are internationally known for their work with venture capital firms and emerging growth companies. David Sorin, Scott Smedresman, Jared Sorin, Joseph Ferino and Matthew Uretsky.
David Sorin, who will spearhead this initiative, has been a long-time supporter of the New Jersey technology eocsystem.