Vol. 3 No. 39; Oct. 25, 2015
Rosenbloom At NJ Tech Meetup, Getting Government Contracts, Coworking, Future Of Healthcare And NJTC-EDC Summit
- At the NJ Tech Meetup, Aaron Price interviewed Micah Rosenbloom of Founder Collective.
Aaron Prince interviews Micah Rosenbloom. | Esther Surden
- Rosenbloom said that sometimes entrepreneurs have to just "be in the mix" for random, "serendipitous stuff" to happen.
- The best ideas can come from anywhere, he said, but they don't happen if you just sit at home.
- Congratulations to NJ tech startup PayDunk for winning the Audience Choice Award.
Brian Beyer of Carnegie Robotics | Esther Surden
- Both traditional and non-traditional methods of obtaining government work were discussed at the NCMA Picatinny Chapter Small Business Symposium at NJIT Oct. 18
- NJTechWeekly.com listened to Brian Beyer of Picatinny-based robotics company Carnegie Robotics talk about how the company evolved from a non-traditional defense contractor into a competitor for a Federal Acquisition Regulation-based contract.
- At Rutgers Business School in Newark, commercial real estate development organization NAIOP New Jersey held a meeting centering around coworking and the future of workspaces.
Coworking expert Andrea Foertsch discussed honing the innovative workspace. | Esther Surden
- Andrea Foertsch gave a comprehensive overview of how coworking spaces are being incorporated into buildings.
- Some traditional companies are building workspaces as "loss leaders" to bring innovation into their environments.
- Montclair Entrepreneurs hosted a meeting on the future of healthcare at the Feliciano School of Business as part of Women Entrepreneurship Week.
- Julie Bauer (Panasonic Consumer Corp. of North America),Tina Garyantes (Chromocell) and Louisa Roberts (IBM Watson Life Sciences) gave their take on future innovations, many of which are based on research happening today.
A panel discussion on the future of healthcare | Esther Surden
- Keynote speaker and futurist Edie Weiner held the audience's attention as she talked about changes to come.
- At the NJTC-EDC Summit in Newark Friday, companies in the life sciences and tech fields pitched to panels of investors.
Networking at the NJTC EDC Summit Friday | Esther Surden
- Startups like AllWebID, Currant, 3D Unified Voice and others talked about their progress and how they were gaining traction in their niches.
- A company called XIVIX has licensed patented hologram algorithmic technology that it believes can be used on credit cards for better security.
Events / Deadlines
- Participation is open until Nov. 13 for developers who want a shot at the $13,000 grand prize at the AT&T New Jersey Civic App Challenge cosponsored by the NJ Technology Council.
- Teachers have until Oct. 30 to apply for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Samsung's U.S. headquarters is in N.J. and we've had winners here.
- "What's Next in Virtual Reality?" will be discussed at the NJ Technology Council meeting, Oct. 27.
- The N.J. Economic Development Authority is hosting its Founders & Funders event, Oct. 27.
- Code for Jersey City will be hosting "See the evidence about how Jersey City government works," Oct 27.
- The Association for Women in Computing NNJ is holding a workshop on surviving workplace annoyances, Oct. 27.
- The NJ Technology Council's Leadership Summit will convene Oct. 28. Non-members can receive a 20 percent discount with code NJTECHWEEKLY.
- NJ Strategic Design + Tech will discuss "The Internet of Things and Agriculture" Oct. 28.
- The LaunchNJ Art & Tech Collective will discuss "Visual Effects: Green Screen and 3D Architecture Integration," Oct. 28.
- LaunchNJ is presenting "Entrepreneur Series-From Concept to Creation," Oct. 29.
- NJ Entrepreneurs & Technology Startups will discuss "How to Work Less Hours On Your Business: Outsourcing & Automation," Oct. 29.
- Morris Tech Meetup will feature successful female entrepreneur Diana Kyser, Nov. 3.
- The Lopsa-NJ group is holding a meeting called "A whirlwind tour of the Hadoop ecosystem," Nov. 5.
- The Princeton Tech Meetup will feature Raj Valli, CEO PrazAs Learning and Tabtor Math, Nov. 5.
- Several NJ Tech groups including GDG North Jersey are joining together for DevFest 2015: FireHack at Google in New York, Nov. 7.
- The Python User Group in Princeton presents "Chris Curvey: Django Performance," Nov. 9.
- LaunchNJ is holding a cofounder match night at the NJIT EDC with Nick Landry of Microsoft, Nov. 11.
- Startup Grind Princeton hosts Jay Bhatti of BrandProject, Nov. 19.
- Einstein's Alley will hold a meeting on The Future of Work, Dec. 8.
- Check out our Events Page for additional listings.
By Esther Surden
Denise Spell of Currant at a 2014 NJEN meeting (file photo) | Esther Surden
In this startup roundup, NJTechWeekly.com
covers three startups that are making an impact in New Jersey. More
By Esther Surden
Simon Nynens is CEO of Wayside Technology Group, which has been approved for Grow NJ assistance | Danny@customphotoshoot.com
This week, three tech firms were approved by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA)
board for Grow NJ
assistance if they choose to stay in New Jersey and create jobs here. More
By Esther Surden
Erica Karakis, product manager for Ciqada, Mars International's IoT solution | Courtesy Erica Karakis
About three years ago customers began coming to Mars International
, a global contract-manufacturing company based in Piscataway, with requests to modify their products to enable Internet of Things (IoT) deployment. More
By John Critelli
Jeffrey Neu presenting at the October, 2015 NJEN meeting | John Critelli
At the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network
meeting on Oct. 7, members learned about a new SEC fundraising rule called Regulation A-plus. More