"Growing Tech in the Garden State"

Vol. 4 No. 45; Dec. 18, 2016


Caliburn Supercomputer At Rutgers And Holiday Networking

  • Happy holidays to the New Jersey tech community! Enjoy the holiday season and stay safe.
  • On Thursday, Rutgers University celebrated its supercomputer called Caliburn.
  • Caliburn is the most powerful supercomputer in New Jersey and was built with a $10 million award from the New Jersey Higher Education Leasing Fund.

Manish Parashar introduces Caliburn. | Esther Surden
  • Christopher Malloy, Rutgers senior VP for research and economic development and Manish Parashar, founding director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, made remarks.
  • Several professors who have been using the supercomputer across disciplines discussed how it was helping them make new discoveries.
  • Peggy Brennan-Tonetta, Rutgers associate vice president of economic development, called Caliburn a "game changer" for both the university and New Jersey.
  • For New Jersey, she said, the ability to access a supercomputer of this caliber attracts and retains business and "really puts New Jersey on the map in terms of being a leader in big data and data analytics."
  • Having the supercomputer will allow Rutgers to build "high impact partnerships" across all industries, academia and government, she added.
  • Several tech groups had holiday networking meetings this week.
  • The New Jersey Tech Meetup met in Hoboken on Tuesday.

Hema Malini Waghray of Code for Princeton; Venu Moola of Princeton Tech Meetup; Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert; Vijay Chakravarthy of Princeton Design Thinking; Janie Hermann of the Princeton Public Library |
  • In Princeton, three meetup groups – Princeton Tech Meetup, Code for Princeton and Princeton Design Thinking Meetup – networked at the Princeton Public Library Thursday.
  • Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert stopped by the event which attracted more than 100 community members.
Events / Deadlines:

At Scarlet Startups, Fownders Chief Visionary Officer Emphasizes Mission Over Money

By Benjamin Doda
Gerard Adams spoke to a full house at the Scarlet Startups meetup. | Courtesy Scarlet Startups

At the Scarlet Startups meetup held at the Rutgers Business School (New Brunswick) on Nov. 30, Gerard Adams, cofounder of Elite Daily and founder/chief visionary officer of Fownders, talked to a hall packed with students. More.

iEnterprises B2B Tech Accelerator Announced; Connects Nontechnical Founders To Developers

By Esther Surden
John Carini announcing the accelerator at the Morris Tech Meetup | Esther Surden
At the November Morris Tech Meetup, John Carini, CEO of iEnterprises and one of the organizers of the meetup, announced the establishment of a New Jersey-based technology incubator/accelerator for very early stage founders with no technical expertise. More.

Connotate Receives $11M Series B-1 To Expand Innovation

By Esther Surden
Rich Kennelly, CEO of Connotate | Courtesy Connotate
In November, Connotate, the New Brunswick-based Web data-extraction platform provider, announced its $11 million Series B-1 financing, led by Long River Ventures (Boston and Amherst, MA). More.

At The Innovate JC Sustainability Hackathon, Enthusiastic Teams Create Solutions

By Esther Surden
The winner of the hackathon, Team Megan | Raquel Rodriguez-Fadraga
Fourteen teams competed for a $1,500 prize at the Jersey City Office of Innovation’s Sustainability Hackathon, which took place Dec. 3 at the new coworking venue Andco, in Jersey City. More.

Asbury Park Coworking Space Cowerks Renovates, Expands

By Benjamin Doda
Inside the newly renovated Cowerks space at the Lakehouse complex in Asbury Park | Benjamin Doda

Cowerks, the coworking space in Asbury Park, unveiled its newly renovated premises at a launch event on Dec. 3. More.
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