Tech Town Hall 2.0

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Progression in Tech is the theme for the second installment of EqualSpace’s (= SPACE) Tech Town Hall series.  The cornerstone of the first installment centered around reintroducing Newark as a leader of tech in the community, as well as sparking the conversation around Newark being fashioned as a Tech Hub and how it affects the city’s economic development. This year’s theme of progression, discusses the businesses, partnerships, and programs birthed since the first Tech Town Hall.

The Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka and some of Newark’s finest in the tech community will lead the discussion. Tech community influencers and thought leaders confirmed for the event include: Rakia Reynolds, President of Skai Blue Media; Anthony Fraiser, Co-founder of The Phat Startup; Sylvia Wandahwa, Co-organizer of Women Techmakers New Jersey; Isaiah Little, Brigade Captain of Code for Newark; Medina, Chief Creative Strategist of Medina=Citi; and Seth Wainer, Chief Information Officer for The City of Newark.

Anthony Fraiser, co-founder of The Phat Startup, will also speak on Tech & Power, followed by a book signing for his latest novel, Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness: A Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Thinking & Being Great.

The event will be on October 6th from 5pm-8pm. We hope to see you there and we appreciate the support! RSVP: http://bit.ly/2aWhmby

=SPACE DOWNTOWN CAMPUS LAUNCH PARTY

=SPACE and GATEWAY PROJECT SPACES have announced an exciting, new collaboration to create premium co-working space in the heart of Newark’s Downtown Arts and Business district, The Gateway Center. =SPACE Downtown will be nexus of the two collaborators yielding an environment that fuses amenitized, technology-driven workspace and a creative, nurturing environment, both affordable and accessible. Join us as the space opens to the public Friday, September 9th, with a launch party from 5 – 7 pm.

DATE & TIME:
Friday, September 9th, 5 – 7 pm

AMENITIES:
Craft Brews & Coffee Bar
Live Beats & Membership Info
Membership Give-A-Way

ADDRESS:
Gateway Project Spaces
2 Gateway Center | Newark, NJ

Eventbrite Link:
http://bit.ly/2bSkJnK

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NEW CO-WORKING SPACE, =SPACE DOWNTOWN OPENS IN THE GATEWAY CENTER

 

Newark, New Jersey (Monday, August 15th, 2016)  =SPACE and GATEWAY PROJECT SPACES have announced an exciting, new collaboration to create premium co-working space in the heart of Newark’s Downtown Arts and Business district, The Gateway Center. =SPACE Downtown will be nexus of the two collaborators yielding an environment that fuses amenitized, technology-driven workspace and a creative, nurturing environment, both affordable and accessible.  The space will open to the public Friday, September 9th, with a party from 5 – 7 pm.

=SPACE Downtown will live on the storefront level of Gateway Project Spaces in Gateway 2, directly connected to Newark Pennsylvania Station (NJ Transit, PATH, etc.) Gateway Project Spaces is a 30,000 sq.ft. creative hub that is comprised of a non-profit gallery, additional event spaces, an art supply store and 56 rentable workspaces. The 24/7 facility has carved out a 2,000 sq. ft. space that will host membership based desk space, creative meeting space and private conference rooms with tech equipment and a design aesthetic to greet users with comfort, convenience and resources.

=SPACE Downtown will be the perfect workspace for creative professionals, freelancers, writers, techies, startups, small non-profits, commuting students and more.  “The joint venture is an opportunity for = Space and Gateway Project Space to create an ecosystem of creatives of all types with the goal of growing within the city of Newark.” said Medina, Founder of = SPACE

“We’re thrilled to bring another level of participants to our space. Gateway Project Spaces is currently the home to over 50 visual and performing artists from the surrounding areas. Developing a larger, diverse group of on-site creative professionals and cultural practitioners will continue to make Newark a destination to work, network and live.” said Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol, Founders of Gateway Project Spaces

In addition to the memberships and new space options, the partnering organizations plan to work together on a series of programs that cater to the community and onsite audience.

 

About EqualSpace

=SPACE is a magnet for intellectuals, techies and entrepreneurs of New Jersey. It will be headquartered in the City of Newark a share space and incubator = SPACE will provide resources for startups, coaching for tech companies. We believe providing access and resources will equal space for opportunities. Our = SPACE(r)s are the risk takers, the pushers and game changers, and the next wave of innovation will be born from them.

About Gateway Project Spaces

Founded in 2012, Gateway Project Spaces is a hub for multidisciplinary creative engagement. The three-level facility is split between a highly competitive and curated residency program, a project-based gallery in collaboration with Project For Empty Space, and rentable artist studio/ work spaces.

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The Fold- Enough is Enough

Why you should make your web precise and concise?  The human race is lazy. I don’t mean that in a negative way, I’m just being honest. You, me, your mother… we’re all lazy. The physical act of scrolling is unlikely to wear you out but the mental power required to comprehend the information entering your visual cortex is worth considering. Work with the system by clicking here.

 

June EqualSpace Calendar

We want to make the best of your summer and keep you from being a couch potato. So pack your bags and prepare for the plethora of events that the beautiful city of Newark has in store for YOU.

June EQUAL SPACE Calendar Click link to download)

Fireside Chat with Kimberlee S. Williams

June 20th , 2016

6:30pm – 8:00pm

= SPACE is a place for entrepreneurs, creatives and leaders to come together, share stories and empower each other to move forward. Our fireside chat is meant to bring innovators and mavericks doing amazing things in their respective industries.

Our Spring 2016 Join us for a fireside chat with Kimberlee Williams, Founder & CEO of FEMWORKS.  Williams is a Senior Fellow at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). She is a community builder and has launched several small business advocacy organizations. Our Chat will focus on Marketing and Local Engagement. The conversation will focus on hyper local messaging and what it means.

RSVP, http://bit.ly/1rdufor.

Starting June 30th!!!

Come be a part of an amazing culture and join a community that is focused on working towards their dreams. =Space is welcoming all to take advantage of this opportunity called FreeSpace Thursdays. You need the SPACE; we will provide the OPPORTUNITY.

Interested? Contact, outing@medinaciti.com to sign up!

Fakepreneurs, a Modern Epidemic

“Being an entrepreneur is about being someone who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risk to do so.”

Don’t know the difference between a fakepreneur and an entrepreneur? Here’s how to tell the difference. Being an entrepreneur is about being someone who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risk to do so while a fakepreneur is someone who thinks that true entrepreneurship has to do with how much staff someone has. The real difference is the effort and the integrity of the intention to start something, adapt, sell, succeed, fail, pivot, get knocked down and rise up. The difference lies in the why behind the actions.

 

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