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A Conversation with Princeton Undergrad and Blackwell Co-founder Niko Fotopoulos
Wright Seneres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council’s social media and marketing specialist, sat down with Niko Fotopoulos, a second-year Princeton University undergraduate and co-founder of Blackwell, a medical technology startup. The Blackwell team spent this past summer at Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, the first undergraduate team to do so.

With $500 Million, New Jersey Wants to Invest in Your Startup
According to The New York Times’ Nick Corasaniti, “When he campaigned for governor, Philip D. Murphy leaned on a recurring quip in his stump speech: ‘New Jersey was Silicon Valley before there even was a Silicon Valley.’”

Murphy Announces Computer Science for All Initiatives to Advance K-12 STEM Education Gov. Phil Murphy has announced details of his “Computer Science for All” initiative, a plan to bring technology and programming-focused classes to schools across New Jersey. The FY 2019 budget includes $2 million to increase the number of public high schools that offer advanced computer science courses.

Tech Sector Excited by Murphy Proposal James Barrood, the president of the New Jersey Tech Council, said the economic plan Gov. Phil Murphy proposed for the state Monday could be a huge plus for the tech sector because it will do the one thing the sector needs the most.

Partnerships Drive Regional Rebirth Major healthcare initiatives, plans for an innovation hub in New Brunswick, and a partnership with the city to build the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center are among major projects signaling an economic rebirth in the region, Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said at a gathering of state education, healthcare and policy leaders.

Rowan and RCBC Partnership Expands Career Opportunities In collaboration with leading employers, Rowan University and Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) have enhanced their partnership to create more opportunities for students seeking careers in growing engineering technology fields.

Upcoming Events

Third Annual Beyond Value Frameworks Workshop

When: Thursday, Oct. 11 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Amicus Therapeutics Inc., 1 Cedarbrook Drive, Cranbury

Women in Tech
When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark

Digital Transformation of Life Sciences Home
When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: 333 Thornall Ave., Edison

BioNJ’s C-Suite Summit
When: Thursday, Oct. 25 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.Where: Bridgewater Marriott, Bridgewater

RDI2 Open House Event Fall 2018
When: Thursday, Oct. 25 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.Where: Rutgers University Busch Student Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway


EDS & MEDS: The Expanding South Jersey Ecosystem
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden