Women-In-Novation Sponsor: GNEC

We sincerely thank our sponsor, Greater Newark Enterprise Corporation (GNEC), for helping make Women-In-Novation happen! One of the best things about existing in Newark is the continuous support from the community and institutional leaders who care about Newark as much as we do!

Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC) is a boutique economic development organization that works with businesses to provide financing, consulting and business coaching. The Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation carries out that mission by working within community facilities throughout New Jersey.

Their sole purpose for existence is to help entrepreneurs like you start or grow your business by providing the resources and capital solutions critical to business success. GNEC believes that entrepreneurs who leverage the limited resources available to them are the ones who ultimately succeed.

THEIR AMENITIES INCLUDE

Business Loans Up To $50K:

Loans of up to $50K are available for fixed terms of up to five years. GNEC encourages participation with banks to make loans to eligible borrowers.  GNEC welcomes the opportunity to work with your banker.

Technical Assistance:

GNEC specializes in needs-based counseling and technical assistance to businesses at all stages of development. The applicant’s business counselors provide one-on-one needs assessment, business planning, technical assistance, marketing and management guidance as well as access to needed financing and other business development resources through its microloan fund and extensive partner linkages.

Partnership Programs:

GNEC has facilitated its work with multiple methods of community outreach and program marketing. GNEC primarily disseminates program information through local linkage partners throughout the target areas to representatives of local service agencies, community programs, community leaders, banks, parent organizations, faith-based institutions, merchant’s associations, chambers of commerce and advocacy groups (i.e. disability).

To learn more about GNEC, visit their site: www.GNEC.org

Ayana Iman Hosting Women-In-Novation

Ayana Iman is a native of Trenton, NJ and proud New Jersey resident. In 2016, she launched her career as a Public Speaker and Certified Professional Life Coach, focusing on personal development, storytelling, and transformation, which allowed her to directly impact client’s lives as an accountability partner. Ayana received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism at Kean University and her Masters in Strategic Organizational Communication at Rutgers University.

Ayana is also the Chief Communications Officer of #AuthenticConvos, an inclusive experience that fervently promotes face-to-face thought-provoking dialogue within diverse communities across the country and seeks to have a profound global impact on the way we engage with one another. She understands the importance of interpersonal communication, and the need for healthy dialogue that extends beyond the digital realm. This platform has allowed her to facilitate community engagement, offer a platform to other speakers and vendors, and give attendees the opportunity to gain professional insight from thought leaders.

To order your ticket for Women-In-Novation:

RSVP HERE

Women In Novation 3.0

Women-In-Novation showcases the power of the female mind and helps people gain insight on the opportunity to invest in a leading group.

Women are taking over the world by storm and it’s time for the world to see it.

Here are the stats:
More than 9.4 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.5 trillion in sales as of 2015.
2.9 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in the U.S.
4.2% of all women-owned firms have revenues of 1 million or more.
Women are making a change and have an astounding impact on the world. We want to create a dialogue that focuses on the impact of women in different career fields and correctly inform people on the power of women.
This is an event for all sexes to enjoy, so no matter what gender you identify with, you are surely welcome to learn and become empowered!
Join us on March 30th and gain knowledge on the world we live in.

Women-In-Novation is an annual event that celebrates the achievement of all women. Our mission statement focuses on the belief that access to resources can lead to great opportunities. We want to make sure that women all across the city and the tri-state area are well aware of the opportunities that =SPACE wants to give to women who have aspirations to reach. Our two previous events were huge hits for everyone who attended. Now, we want to make this event grander by involving the upcoming generations!

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Ready To Start Your Podcast?

Are you ready to start a podcast? There a few things you need to think about before making any moves:

The potential of podcasting

More than 39 million or 15 percent of Americans had listened to a podcast in 2014, up from 12 percent in 2013, according to Edison Research.

The realities of podcast production

Podcasting on the surface seems pretty straightforward. Record audio, upload it to iTunes and you’re on your way. However, the reality of producing a podcast is that there are more steps than people realize.

As Chris Cerrone, co-host of The Cerrone Show, explains, “People totally underestimate the time it takes to do a consistent podcast. I didn’t have a detailed plan going into my launch for things like editing and promoting the episodes, and having that foresight would have made my life a whole lot easier.”

Bring something new to the market

The reason shows like Serial capture the imagination is that they are new and innovative. So when figuring out what your podcast could cover, you want to ensure that you’re not just knocking off what’s already out there.

If you would like to read more about the pros and cons of developing a podcast, read more of this article. If you believe you are ready to start your podcast, feel free to read this article to gather the tools you need to make it successful. If you are looking for a venue space for your podcast, =SPACE does host live podcasts.

Startup Grind: Jeff Esquillo

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Hosting monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Start a Chapter in your city today! The monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

Jeff Esquillo will be the guest speaker for Startup Grind. Here is a little information on Jeff and his many accomplishments:

Jeff graduated from Rutgers University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree with a focus in environmental economics. In 2016, he completed his MBA at Baruch College: Zicklin School of Business.  After 6 years experience in corporate America, Jeff decided to take a leap of faith and jump in full-time into the entrepreneurial world.  Jeff is a co-founder of two start-ups based in New Jersey and a partner at a 3rd.

To RSVP for the event, click here: http://bit.ly/FOWNDSPACE.

We hope to see you at the event!

=SPACE Announces Newark Tech Week 2017

=SPACE Announces Newark Tech Week 2017

Festivities will kick-off at The Second Annual Newark Tech Summit, in recognition of Newark’s emerging tech scene

Newark, NJ (September, 25 2017)– =SPACE, Newark’s premier co-working space and incubator, today announced official dates for Newark Tech Week, a weeklong city-wide celebration of technology and innovation, which will take place October 18 through October 22. The week will launch simultaneously with The Second Annual Newark Tech Summit at 2 Gateway Center, C&K Properties’ Class A office building, in the heart of downtown Newark.

Newark Tech Week is a true collaboration of The City of Newark, local startups, entrepreneurs, universities and incubators, meant to promote connectivity and showcase its evolution into a dynamic tech hub, as part of Newark’s greater technology renaissance.

“As home to several successful startups across varying industries and disciplines, Newark’s technology community has experienced a rapid surge of growth,” stated Medina, =SPACE CEO and Newark Tech Week co-founder. “Our overall mission is to unite those companies both during Newark Tech Week and on a long-term basis.”

“It’s no secret that Newark is quickly becoming one of the largest business destinations in the region,” added Kevin Collins, managing director at C&K Properties. “We are honored to contribute to the ongoing revitalization of Newark’s technology community by providing best-in-class working environments that are conducive to creating best-in-class technologies and innovations for generations to come.”

Newark Tech Week will feature a select number of events, comprised of engaging demonstrations and panels. Events at this year’s Newark Tech Week, include:

  •      10/18: 2nd Annual Tech Summit, 2 Gateway Center
  •      10/19: NJIT: AI Robotics Showcase, NJIT, Campus Center Atrium
  •      10/19: Ideation: The Fownders Experience, Fownders, 48 Norfolk Street
  •      10/19: Technic Basket: Technic Talk, =SPACE, 2 Gateway center
  •      10/20: Have You Met Newark, TBD
  •      10/20: Urban Cities Rise in Tech, =SPACE, 2 Gateway Center
  •      10/21: Claim It! Truck  Giveaway, 55 Park Pl
  •      10/21: Calixtech News 1st Annual Newark Gaming Expo, =SPACE, 2 Gateway Center
  •      TED & Talk at Burg, 55 Park Pl, Newark, NJ

 

For a full list of events and activities, please visit www.NewarkTechWeek.com. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com. Vendors interested in participating in the Newark Tech Summit should email NewarkTechSummit@BeckermanPR.com.

About =SPACE

=SPACE is a premium co-working space for intellectuals, techies and entrepreneurs. =SPACE provide resources for startups, coaching for tech companies and a wealth of intellectuals to share strategies and bounce off ideas. The next wave in enterprises will be born within =SPACE’s walls. Everyone should have the opportunity to work in a dynamic space filled with entrepreneurs pushing the bar, feeding off each other and being vibrant innovators. For more information about =SPACE, visit equalspace.co.

About C&K Properties

Founded in 1989, C&K specializes in office and retail real estate investments in the New York metro area. C&K uses its local market knowledge; diverse functional expertise across construction, leasing, planning, valuation, acquisition, finance and research; an intensive, hands-on brand of asset management and the direct capital commitment of its principals to assure superior investment results. C&K also offers the same level of hands-on asset management as a third-party service provider for the benefit of non-operating, institutional owners of, or holders of security interests in, high-quality, mid-to-large scale, urban properties. For more information about C&K Properties, visit www.candkproperties.com.

Table Talk Live presented by Hudson Kitchen

Join us for the opportunity to connect with food industry professionals, share resources, discuss challenges, celebrate successes and explore ways to collaborate in supportive environment.

  • Meet entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, executives, food truck operators, chefs, farmers, journalists, investors, developers and more
  • Hear our panel of food makers talk about their diverse paths to making careers in the culinary industry work for them
  • Sample a tasting menu from area startups

ADMISSION: $15/per person

SCHEDULE:

  • 6:30-7:30 PM Registration/Networking/Tasting Menu & Cocktails
  • 7:30-8:30 PM Panel Discussion/Q&A
  • 8:30-9:30 PM More Networking/Tasting Menu & Cocktails

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR EXPOSURE?
We are looking for a few more startups to sample food and beverages at the event. If you are interested in showcasing your company, please contact Anita Belle at 347-593-8179 or ajbeventsnj@gmail.com.

TABLE TALK LIVE IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP =SPACEAND MAKERHOODS.

PRODUCED BY AJB EVENTS

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes, Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If arriving Via Newark Penn Station
Newark Penn Station Entrance:
Head to escalators located next to McDonalds)
Use escalator to far right (next to mini Metro Shop)
Head upstairs to Gateway Spaces
Walk past Zaro’s Bakery towards skyway
Head straight
Make a left turn when your spot the sushi shop
Head straight
Make a right turn when you reach Dunkin Donuts
Head up the stairway
Walk straight until you walk pass the NJTV newsroom
Look to left and spot the office space
Enter front doors

If Arriving Via Mulberry Street Entrance
Mulberry Street Entrance:
Use escalator to go to the second floor
Walk straight ahead until you pass extended walkway with chairs on the left side of the walkway
Look to your right and spot glass windows showcasing an office space
Enter the front doors

Parking near One Gateway Center

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please direct questions to: hello@thehudsonkitchen.com.

 

 

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Urban Cities Rise in Tech Roundtable

Urban Cities Rise in Tech Roundtable

An active and unfiltered dialogue with leaders in urban cities about the realities of being huge growth factors for multicultural tech and yet being resource scarce. This close and personal experience will put attendees front and center with innovators of rebuilding cities in America. A moderator will guide them in a true discourse on the realities of the tech world, the obstacles that founders of color and women ventures face and their steps in building bridges and breaking ceilings. This is a hard look at the tech world with no apologies.

The Refinery – Fueling The Growth Pitch

Fueling the Growth Pitch Competition

Date & Time: October 18, 9am-5pm

Location: =SPACE, Two Gateway Center

Female Founders – Apply Now for the Fueling the Growth Pitch Competition to Win Cash, and Receive Valuable Investor Feedback. Diversity-focused accelerator, The Refinery, is hosting their Fueling the Growth Pitch Competition to uncover the top women-led tech companies at Equalspace in Newark. The Refinery teams with angel and venture capital investors to get as many as possible, female founders, in one-on-one meetings with investors. Investors select the top companies for a pitch-off to be held at 4pm, and winners will be announced at the Newark Tech Summit Cocktail Reception. The Refinery provides grants, visibility and connections to the top participants. Applications are online for the competition. Click here for more information: http://therefineryct.com/fueling-the-growth/

The Intern Experience: EqualSpace at YouTube Space

 

I am an intern. With that said, my position is often associated with mundane tasks. If a superior asks for coffee then I should already be making my way towards the nearest StarBucks to order a vanilla latte. On the contrary, while my superiors do enjoy their daily caffeine, they do purchase it on their own their accord while trusting me, a social media marketing intern (to give you an exact title), to fulfill my duties. Whether such tasks may be writing a blog post or doing research on venture capitalists, I am responsible for crafting material that the company–EqualSpace–actually uses for the betterment of their company. There, I realized that my summer work was not going to be condensed to fulfilling errands, but rather immersing myself in an authentic work experience. My boss, Citi Medina, only confirmed my hopes for a genuine internship when he called out to me and asked, “Hey Nana, wanna join me next Wednesday when I go over to speak at YouTube?” Of course I said yes.

Medina and I met up that Wednesday morning at 9 am and set our sights on New York for YouTube studios. Medina, decked out in his swagger induced outfit, sat with me as we traveled. Our conversation began with the basics. He asked me about my school, my interests in academia and where I saw my major taking me. The small talk, however, only lasted for so long as the two of us began reviewing his upcoming presentation while progressively learning more and more about one another. If there were any previous position barriers between superior and intern present before then Medina and I had surely stripped them.
Upon finally reaching YouTube Studios and being kindly greeted, Medina and I met with his audience for the hour–the women of the BSTEM project. After being acquainted with them, he began his presentation and I was there to capture the moment. While Medina did face a number of technical difficulties, his readiness, wittiness and humor combated even the slightest technological mishap. He retained everyone’s attention and the videos and pictures I snapped are reminiscent of that. As the presentation came to a close, Medina and I congratulated one another on our work for the day and we were even gifted with a remarkable tour around the YouTube venue. But my gift was not necessarily the YouTube experience but much rather that I was asked to partake in it. Medina confirmed for me that I was not just an intern, but an EqualSpace intern and that made all the difference.