Trenton, NJ - City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE), a partnership between Nesta, a UK Foundation, Accenture and the Future Cities Catapult, has recently published a framework to help cities decide what policy actions to take to support innovation and entrepreneurship.
Acting Governor Guadagno Welcomes Newark Venture Partners, Region’s First Elite Venture Fund and Technology Accelerator
Newark, NJ - Acting Governor Kim Guadagno joined local officials and members of Newark’s business community to announce the launch of Newark Venture Partners (NVP), a new $50 million early-stage social impact venture fund, the first of its kind in the New York metropolitan area.
Hoboken, NJ - A new STEM program will be available to youngsters enrolled in 10 New Jersey Boys & Girls Clubs, through $82,461 in funding contributed by Walmart. Stevens Institute of Technology’s Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education (CIESE) is a partner in the initiative, which is known as WaterBotics®.
Newark, NJ - According to Verizon New Jersey Community Update, "Students at Dr. E. Alma Flagg and George Washington Carver schools in Newark are exploring the exciting world of STEM education with support from Verizon. Each has been awarded a $20,000 Verizon Innovate Learning Grant. They are two of 80 public schools across the country to receive a grant this year as part of Verizon’s investment to help provide teachers with the resources they need to use technology more innovatively and effectively to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math."
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey rings in National Small Business Week with diverse learning programs including E-Business marketing on-line, financial analysis, business continuity and more. Various events and training seminars are scheduled for May 4-8 at individual regional centers and in the field to commemorate the importance of small businesses to the state and national economy.
Trenton, NJ - CBRE, one of the is the world's largest commercial real estate services firm, has put Edison and Newark on the Top 50 U.S. markets for their ability to attract and grow tech talent. The report places Edison at No. 16, making it the second-highest-ranked small market, defined as having a tech labor pool of less than 50,000. Newark is ranked No. 27 overall and sixth in small markets. CBRE found Edison has 48,810 such employees — a tech talent concentration that is nearly 50 percent greater than the U.S. average — while Newark has nearly 33,000.
West Lafayette, IN – Last week, Scott Hutcheson of Purdue University wrote in an article in the Lebanon Reporter titled “Keeping your eyes on New Jersey.” He calls attention to “a subtle but fundamental shift is occurring [in New Jersey].” Specifically, Mr. Hutcheson highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of NJIT, its Innovation Institute and the Newark metropolitan area.
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