"Growing Tech in the Garden State"

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
  • 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

Startup Roundup: Epion Health, ThinkHome, Currant

By Esther Surden
Denise Spell of Currant at a 2014 NJEN meeting (file photo) | Esther Surden  
In this startup roundup, covers three startups that are making an impact in New Jersey. More.

NJ EDA Approves 3 Tech Companies For Grow NJ Tax Credits

By Esther Surden

Simon Nynens is CEO of Wayside Technology Group, which has been approved for Grow NJ assistance |

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.

Piscataway-based Ciqada Has Internet Of Things Solution Ready To Be Deployed Now

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.

New Fundraising Method Regulation A-plus Explained At New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network Meeting

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.

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