April 21 – 25, 2014 This weeklong series of events focuses on the latest trends in technology and entrepreneurship.


MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014:

Opening Ceremony
1:00-1:45 p.m., NJIT Student Center Atrium

Keynote speakers:

  • The Honorable Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner, NJ State Department of Labor and Workforce Development (invited)
    - “Welcoming Remarks”
  • Mr. Dennis Bone, Director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University and the former president of Verizon New Jersey
    - “The Intersection of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Today’s Economy”

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People 2 Business™ (P2B) Meet Up
2:00-5:00 p.m., NJIT Student Center Atrium

P2B™ Meet-Up connects mid and upper-level volunteers with entrepreneurial companies, giving the former opportunities to contribute their skills and helping the latter to grow their businesses.

Registration is closed.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014:

Inauguration: New Jersey Innovation Institutes (NJII)
1:00-2:30 p.m., NJIT College of Architecture and Design Gallery

NJII, being launched today, is an “industry-facing” surrogate to NJIT with a mission to address an industry-led agenda for research, education and solving problems.

Featured Presenters:

  • The Honorable Cory A. Booker, United States Senator from New Jersey
  • Mr. Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Inc.

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Workshop: The Basics of Entrepreneurship
7:00 p.m., Lake Hiawatha Library, 68 Nokomis Avenue, Lake Hiawatha

S.C.O.R.E. volunteers will explain how this long-established organization helps entrepreneurs get started; and TETN partnered with NJ public libraries will describe how their “weEntrepreneurs” program is making co-working spaces and resources at libraries available to aspiring entrepreneurs to help get their businesses started.

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WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014:

Launching a Partnerships in Big Data: Pathways to Transformative Innovation in New Jersey
8:15 5:00 p.m., Rutgers University, Livingston Hall, Livingston Student Center, 88 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854

The goal of the consortium of New Jersey’s higher education institutions is to address, in a strategic and coordinated manner, the significant and immediate challenges posed by the proliferation of data sources and the resultant deluge of digital data. For more information:

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Discussion: The Job Landscape in 2014, Trends in Hi-Tech Hiring
6:00-9:00 p.m., Juice Tank, 220 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873

Career coaches, HR professionals and technology companies will discuss trends in technology hiring, the role of social media in job searches, career paths and other topics of interest to jobseekers and others tracking in changes in the employment horizon.

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Workshop: Technology Business Start-Up
8:00–11:45 a.m., The Enterprise Center, Burlington County College, 3331 Rt 38, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

The panel discussion will focus on industry trends; public and private resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses; and financial and planning resources available to all businesses. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet representatives from the banking industry, the Small Business Administration, the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers – Camden, the Business Incubators at Burlington County College, Burlington County College, Burlington County Corporate College, Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses; and the Cooperative Business Assistance Corporation.

Featured Presenters:

  • Trends in the Technology Field and Sectors of Growth: Michel M. Bitritto, Ph.D., NJ TETN Director
  • Information Technology Entrepreneur: Tim Pereira, Founder of Green Digital; BCC Incubator client
  • Foundations for Success: New Jersey Economic Development Authority
  • Technology Business Entrepreneur- Stages of business start-up; navigating the challenges of business growth. (TBD)
  • Financing and Small Business Lending: Mark Remsa, Director of the Department of Economic Development and Regional Planning, Burlington County Bridge Commission

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2014 Innovation Conference: Counterfeiting - Protecting the Supply Chain
7:15–9:15 a.m., Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (Mansion), Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison.

This breakfast seminar is designed to help business leaders learn about innovative strategies being used to fight the counterfeiting of products. In addition, business leaders will understand how to more effectively develop and implement tactics to protect their company, customers and the community.

Register:Questions? Please call 973-443-8842 or e-mail RSVP by April 20th!

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014:

The Second Annual New Jersey Business Incubation Network Awards Event
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd., Bordentown

The New Jersey Business Incubation Network will be recognizing emerging companies and entrepreneurs that are making contributions to New Jersey’s economic growth. Thomas Bracken, President and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, is special guest speaker. Winning companies will have display tables for guests to visit. Attendance is free but RSVP is required by April 18.

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