=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.

HOW TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN CREDIT

Hi! Welcome back to the All About Credit Series. Previously,  we covered the basics of credit and today we are covering the next level, which is building and maintaining credit. This is the most crucial level because it is at this point where it will make or break you. If you build and maintain your credit consistently, you will not have to play the “Fix It” game. It takes less time to build your credit than it does to repair it. Lets discuss how!

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7 TIPS TO GET YOUR FINANCES ON TRACK

As someone who advocates for personal finance, it is still a struggle to maintain momentum. There have been times when I’ve been blindsided by bills and times when I’ve completely ignored my finances. If this has ever been you, you are not alone. The world revolves around money and it can be overwhelming to constantly think about who you owe, needing more income, whether you’ll make ends meet this month, etc. Although, we may have good intentions, our actions may not support those intentions. You may have to pause and press reset but that’s okay. Reset as many times as you need to but never stop progressing. Your finances will change as seasons in your life change, reset and adjust. To get started, here are a few tips to get your finances on track.

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So Smart We’re Dumb?

Man has come to a steady conclusion: we are all only as great as the sum of our parts. We understand the importance of developing ourselves and being self-sufficient, but we also aren’t too proud to lean on a friend, a partner or a piece of software. Man continues to push his or her calendar of ideas, but specifically in pairs rather than individuals; however, our dependency has transitioned to favoring artificial intelligence. In a world consumed with smart phones and complex software, the onus towards our own development seems stagnant while for technology it appears to be more dynamic than ever. With our thesis of progression dependent on technology we can only ponder the limitations of our intelligence and the limitless opportunities for artificial partners.

Recently, Ray Kurzweli–computer scientist and member of Google’s staff–sought out to synthesize language with artificial intelligence as an application to our everyday life. Within the past few months, those who use Gmail (which are many) should have already encountered Kurzweli’s brain child of “smart replies,” where human language and artificial diction meet a medium. While engaging in a chain of email replies between yourself and a companion, at the end of the email you should be met with very adequate responses. Though a simple application in our everyday life, Kuezweli succeeds in blurring the lines of language as a human concept where software can simply replicate our diction and syntax with its smart replies.

We still only seem to be tapping the surface of the software we meddle in, and with such a great focus on artificial intelligence it makes you wonder if we have come to a standstill on our own intelligence. An interdependent relationship is ideal for growth and we have affirmed our relationship with technology as the current and ultimate bond of that paradigm; however, there is a fine line between interdependency and dependency. We’ll always be smart but will technology appear to be so smart that we seem “dumb” by comparison?

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Who is Clarisa Romero?

Clarisa Romero is a teacher and coach who creates customized programs for individuals and businesses, but that is not the only notch in her belt. Clarisa helps people with business development by raising self-awareness and emotional regulation.

Romero loves to give back to the community in many ways. She regularly speaks on topics, such as empowerment, leadership and her beliefs on mindfulness.  She’s a contributor on latinasinbusiness.us and she covers mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and work-life business.

Before founding her business: Mindful Consultants, a firm that specializes in the neuroscience-based practice of mindfulness and conscious business concepts.  Romero has provided her consulting services to the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCCNJ), to revamp their public relations and marketing efforts. Clarisa Romero was a Public/Government Affairs & Strategic Communications professional for a private Public Relations & Lobbying Firm. Before working for the government, Clarisa served as the Director of Development and Community Education at Multicultural Community Services, a non-profit social service agency. She has plenty of experience with working with people and helping out her community, which is why =SPACE is excited to be hosting a fireside chat with her on July 28.

Here is a taste of what you should look forward to on Friday, June 28:

 

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Budgeting For Unexpected Windfalls.

What are Windfalls?

Windfalls are unexpected money that we get. Some examples are a larger tax refund check than expected, hitting a lottery, money gifts from friends or family, e.t.c. Just as you budget for emergency reasons, you should also budget for windfalls. It is natural to get excited when you happen to have more money in your pocket but it is also very important to be able to contain this excitement and focus on priorities.

Windfall budgeting requires focus on three major priorities which are debt, saving and spending!

To read more on why it is important to focus on these three priorities click here

Ways To Manage Your Money.

Money management is one of the most essential tools in life. It is not only about how much you can save, it is about how much you can invest, and how you can multiply your savings.

In this video, personal finance guru and author Ash Cash offers practical and actionable personal finance tips, which you can get a jump on now. His expertise extents to subject like getting the right life insurance, importance of property investments, e.t.c.

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As an Entrepreneur, do you have the communication skills you need?

Running a business requires countless numbers of skills to keep it up and running. Communication can either make or break your business; therefore, a good communication skill is vital. In this article, Jill Schiefelbein, professional Speaker and Business Communication expert, emphasizes on the biggest communication mistakes entrepreneur tends to make. As humans, mistakes are bound to happen but it is important to learn from those mistakes so they do not happen again. Schiefelbein employs 14 female founders in this article to discuss steps to strengthen one’s communication skills.

Some of the steps are as follows:

1. Making sure your audience understands  YOU, whether it be investors, employees, etc.

2. In person interactions are much more beneficial than texting, emailing, etc. Communicating via email or text does not always answer an individual’s questions or concerns efficiently.

3.  Communicate in general. Do not always rely on yourself to complete tasks; furthermore, try to think as a group because of the more knowledge you add to the table can bring better success.

For the many more steps to strengthen  your communication skills and some common communication mistakes, click here. 

The making of the VC Cheat Sheet

Even after stumbling over the word “positionality”–uncertain of its validity and existence in Webster’s dictionary–Melissa Jackson and her partner, Anthony Frasier, are certain that they have crafted the cheat code needed for small businesses to properly work with venture capitals. Jackson, a program manager for the black and latino tech initiative at Rutgers’ business school, and Frasier, a starter of tech businesses, met with talk show host Karen Hunter to discuss their steps towards entrepreneurial success. As the conversation begins, Jackson reveals the thesis of their conversation: cracking the code on how to raise money for early stage companies.

Jackson attributes the success of her crafted cheat sheet from simply interviewing VCs. She would listen and record the necessary information each VC would provide. Hunter, surprised by Jackson’s simplistic approach, queried the pair’s knowledge on entrepreneurs of color and their success. Frasier, then, chimed in by referencing Porter Braswell, CEO and Co-founder of Jopwell–a liaison company eager to help create a more diverse workforce. As reassurement, he cited Braswell’s credential in amassing four million dollars through VCs. Frasier concluded Braswell’s success seems foreign to other would-be entrepreneurs and startups due to their unfamiliarity in networking with VCs. Jackson, however, believes that their 10 week pre-accelerator, network and cheat sheet will lead towards success for entrepreneurs and their startups–especially those of color.    

 

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