Big Data Resources, Job Descriptions Discussed at Montclair Entrepreneurs Meetup

At the Montclair En­tre­pren­eurs Meetup event on Dec. 2, Joe Case­rta, pres­id­ent and CEO of big data com­pany Case­rta Con­cepts (New York), dis­cussed spe­cif­ic jobs in the field of big data, in­clud­ing their re­quire­ments.

Big Opportunities to be Found in Big Data, Say Speakers at Montclair Meetup

Dur­ing present­a­tions put to­geth­er by the In­form­a­tion & Op­er­a­tions Man­age­ment De­part­ment at Montclair State Uni­versity’s School of Busi­ness, at­tendees learned that there are a lot of op­por­tun­it­ies for en­tre­pren­eurs and IT pro­fes­sion­als who want to work with big data—as long as they're clev­er enough.

Dennis Bone: Urban Area Should Become Entrepreneurial Hub to Grow State’s Ecosystem

The Launch NJ Meetup that took place on Nov. 18 gave at­tendees many op­por­tun­it­ies to speak with Den­nis Bone, former pres­id­ent and CEO of Ve­r­i­zon New Jer­sey and the cur­rent head of Montclair State Uni­versity's Fe­li­ciano Cen­ter for En­tre­pren­eur­ship.
Photo: Mario Casabona at Morris Tech Meetup Photo Credit: Esther Surden
Mario Casabona at Morris Tech Meetup | Esther Surden

Casabona Talks about Angel Financing, NJ Tech Scene at Morris Meetup

  Mario Cas­a­bona, an­gel in­vestor and founder of the Tech­Launch (Clifton) ac­cel­er­at­or, came to the Mor­ris Tech Meetup event on Dec. 2 to dis­cuss fin­an­cing. Meetup or­gan­izer John Car­ini in­tro­duced him as the “en­tre­pren­eur of New Jer­sey en­tre­pren­eurs.”

NJ Startups Focused on Contact Management, Campus Safety Pitch at Morris Tech Meetup

At the Dec. 2 Mor­ris Tech Meetup, which fea­tured Tech­Launch founder Mario Cas­a­bona, about 75 at­tendees also got to hear present­a­tions by the founders of two New Jer­sey star­tup com­pan­ies. Speak­ing were Vishal Singh, cofounder fo Pintact and Chris­toph­er Cop­pola, cofounder of SHIELDtech.

Guest Opinion: To end the year, here is a definitive list of New Jersey’s most promising tech startups

It seems that, even com­pared to just a couple years ago, more and more star­tups are com­ing out of New Jer­sey at a rap­id clip. And also com­pared to a few years ago, they are com­ing out with bet­ter and bet­ter ideas. What I have no­ticed, however, is that the ideas have al­ways gen­er­ally been very good here. As a mar­ket­ing and PR per­son, what I al­ways thought was lack­ing in the New Jer­sey tech star­tup scene was great ex­e­cu­tion.

NJ Tech Community to Participate in Hour of Code –Still Room for Volunteers

All over New Jer­sey, tech com­munit­ies are or­gan­iz­ing for Hour of Code events dur­ing the week of Dec. 8 through 14. Vo­lun­teers are still needed for some pro­grams.
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NJ Tech Whiz Hosts Hanukka ‘Hackathon’

Zach Feldman, who grew up in a Conservative Jewish home in Scotch Plains, is a computer coding whiz. He is also a cofounder and currently chief academic officer of the New York Code + Design Academy, in lower Manhattan. Putting all that together, Feldman found himself hosting a 25-hour marathon of software and hardware development linked to Hanukka.

Newark Elementary School Gets $50,000 Grant from Samsung for Technology and Visit from Booker

Sen. Cory Booker and Samsung officials were on hand at  the Peshine Avenue Elementary school in Newark last week as Samsung officials delivered a $50,000 STEM grant to the school and students demonstrated projects they had developed during a pilot program sponsored by Samsung's emPOWER Tomorrow.

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