March 8th , 2015

12:30pm – 5:30pm


Bringing women of diverse backgrounds and stellar talents together,  Women-In-novation event is the sum total of many organizations belief that when you bring truly remarkable individuals together support, solutions and possibilities are endless. A day of conversation, activities and panels the theme is to share women’s professional journeys and innovation in today’s workplace the result will be to build a better future for all women tomorrow. 

 “I think that while education and support for youth programs are extremely important, they don’t have to be the only project women work on. In fact, learning how to make money on a profitable business model, becoming a successful tech entrepreneur and then funding education and youth programs is another way to have a big impact on those areas and it empowers women to hold the purse strings.

Fun fact: Women entrepreneurs are 18% less likely to get funding from VCs, but according to research done by Emory University, are ~5% more likely to report a profit. Time to change that from 18% less likely, to 50% more likely – what do ya say?” 

Attend Women-In-novation March 8th 2015

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Newark Makers Unite!

March 3rd , 2015

6pm – 8pm 


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Calling all Makers and Urban Entrepreneurs!! Come join us for our inaugural meetup March 2nd at Equal Space! Let’s come together, share our craft, meet new friends and potential collaborators!

We welcome guest speaker, artist, maker, teacher, Grigory Gurevich, to talk about the artistic heritage of Newark, and the challenges and opportunities facing makers today. Grigory was a teacher at the Newark School of Industrial and Fine Arts, he is also the artist commissioned to do the cast bronze piece “The Commuters” that lives in the hallway connecting Penn Station to the Light Rail. He is a jack of all trades spanning several artistic mediums.

More information about Grigory can be read here.

Looking forward to meeting everyone Monday, March 2!!

Four Finalists Chosen in the East Coast Campaign of Solve for X, a Google Initiative  

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Novel solutions for sustainable, ultra-low emission production of concrete and electricity, a microbe-based fertilizer alternative, a cancer research innovation and a new approach to nanofiltration are the among winning concepts to be presented at Rutgers on Feb. 2 

Four East Coast “pioneers,” who are proposing radical new solutions to several global problems have been selected as finalists in the Solve for X: New Jersey campaign, part of Google’s global Solve for X initiative.

These pioneers will present their proposals known as “moonshots” to an audience of scientists, technologists, policy makers, venture capitalists and visionaries February 2 during an event on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. All four concepts employ breakthrough technologies that provide radical solutions to huge, global problems such as food and water shortages, harmful fertilizer runoff, pollution generated by industrial development and the intricacies of personalizing cancer treatment.

The four finalists were drawn from 24 innovators who gave presentations at recent events across the Northeast. Those 24 were chosen from an initial pool of 72 applicants. The feedback the scholars provide at the February 2 event will help these pioneers refine and accelerate progress on their solutions through commercial and noncommercial avenues.

The four Solve for X: New Jersey finalists are:

  • Lou Elwell, a South Jersey entrepreneur as well as co-founder and CEO of Bio Soil Enhancers, will describe his microbe-based fertilizer alternative called Sumagrow.  Elwell says his product remediates soil, increases crop yields, eliminates harmful chemical runoff and absorbs carbon dioxide from the environment.
  • Susan MacKay, a chemist from Maine and CEO of Cerahelix, will address her company’s efforts to “unravel the potential of nanofiltration.” Their approach uses DNA-based filters that can significantly increase the efficiency, efficacy and durability of water filtration devices.
  • Richard Riman, a distinguished professor at Rutgers and founder of Solidia Technologies® in Piscataway, will share a “Green Toolbox for Modernizing the World’s Infrastructure Sustainably.” His system will give communities in remote locations the ability to produce electricity, heat and concrete locally and sustainably via the co-utilization of carbonate-cement concrete technology and trash gasification technology.
  • Wenting Zhang, a doctoral student at Stevens Institute of Technology, will present a new platform for reconstructing patient-specific cancer models via the use of microfluidic devices.


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