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Accelerated growth

Eight businesses completed the fall class of the early stage venture capital firm Newark Venture Partners’ bridge-to-seed accelerator. NVP joined with corporations to recast Newark as a home to innovation, making an initial investment of $120,000 in companies, with an additional $100,000 investment at the close of the program, and a potential investment from NVP’s direct investment arm of up to $1 million in subsequent funding rounds.

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NJBIZ launches newly designed website

NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, announced the launch of its newly re-designed website, njbiz.com, in conjunction with its fully-optimized mobile site. The new site is part of the company’s digital-first approach to news content and offers visitors a more refined experience with easy-to-use navigation and search functions, improved access to content and greater exposure ...

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Being there

The Jersey City-based New Jersey Reentry Corporation helps those returning from prison to get their life back on track by helping them with legal services, child support, health care and other issues. The organization recently added a 21st century tool to its offerings.

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NJII code-a-thon focuses on maternal mortality and morbidity

The New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT corporation, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health hosted a code-a-thon on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 in Newark. The keynote speaker for the event was New Jersey First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy, who has been a champion for improving infant and maternal health and mortality ...

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Ericom Software names former Symantec exec CEO

Closter-based Ericom Software, a global firm securing and connecting the digital workspace, announced technology industry veteran David Canellos has been appointed as chief executive officer. According to a company press release, Canellos most recently held the position of senior vice president, Global Service Providers at Symantec. In his nearly 25 years in the industry Canellos ...

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Cognizant CEO to chair World Economic Forum IT and Electronics community

Cognizant on Tuesday announced its Vice Chairman and CEO Francisco D’Souza was named chairman of the IT and Electronics Governors community at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland. The World Economic Forum is an independent and impartial international organization for public-private cooperation with an objective to improve the state of ...

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Telrite Holdings to acquire Fort Lee’s Locus Telecommunications

Covington, Ga.-based Telrite Holdings Inc. announced Monday an agreement to purchase Locus Telecommunications and H20 Wireless of Fort Lee. H20 Wireless, a Locus Telecommunications brand, offers no-contract wireless services. According to Locus, it serves about one million customers and its national distribution network includes more than 100,000 retailers. The deal is pending regulatory approval, however, ...

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