2015 Will be a busy year.

The National Association for Business Economics said Monday it expects the overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, to expand by 3.1 percent next year. That would be the strongest GDP growth since 2005 when the economy grew 3.3 percent. Via INC 

Progress: A Discussion on Newark’s Thriving Renaissance

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

newarkOnTheRiseJoin us for a panel discussion on the dynamic changes happening in New Jersey’s largest city. We will hear from leaders in the tech, art, policy, and creative communities. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this important conversation about Newark’s future. Come hear the following panelists; Emily Manz, from Have You Met Newark?, Evonne Davis of Gallery Aferro, Citi Medina from MEDINA=CITI, and Milly Silva of 1199 SEIU as they talk about the changes in Newark from their perspective!  The Panel will be moderated by Rashawn Davis, former Newark City COucil Candidate and youngest person to ever be certified on a ballot in Newark.

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Google Proves Size Matters … in Advertising

So you put the Mariott Marquis Hotel, a digital video board the size of a football field and you have Google as the first to utilize the biggest digital billboard in Times Square. Google always wins.




Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)




Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)


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Lean Startup Newark: Lean Into The Lean!

Shout out to Brenda Lloyd of Mireku Studios, an LSM participant, for the title!

Everyone at =SPACE and LSM Newark are still riding the high of an excellent weekend filled with awe inspiring ideas and hard work from all the participants. We send an enormous congratulations to April Peters, the lead coordinator, and co-coordinators Emily Manz and Melissa Jackson.


Participants hard at work turning ideas into action!

So awesome to see =SPACE filled from wall-to-wall with so much talent!

Get your game face on. Time to impress the judges!

Presentation Judges!

Meet the judges: Eric Hampton, Chike Uzoka, Citi Medina and Mario Casabona

Runner Up: Bosom Buddies Cookies

Great work from our the Runner-Up: Bosom Buddies Cookies

Judges and LSM Coordinators with Winners

April Peters, Melissa Jackson and the judges with LSM Newark winners, Park Here!

TED: Alessandra Orofino, It’s Our City, Let’s Fix It.

The words of Alessandra Orofino echo our mission, the reason we exist in Newark, created by Newarkers as a statement that we should build the spaces, the platforms and create the solutions. Her mixture of tech and human connections resound with us here at = SPACE and her examples of how they did this in Rio is powerful, take a view.


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It is unfair that GE wins in this Ad. They used Jeff Goldblum!

Of all the ways GE intended to get you interested in Smart Lightbulbs ( Yes even our bulbs are now smart) did any of you anticipate them using a shirtless Jeff Goldblum? I mean the unmitigated gall to parade him shirtless in a quest to gain your favor and buying power. Well it worked. Check this video out!