NJTC Fact Sheet

Conferences

The NJ Tech Council CIO Conference focuses on the leading issues facing technology driven companies; the Global Commercialization Conference emphasizes collaboration at every level and between industry and academia; and regularly scheduled technology competitions, innovation forecasts and summits give members the opportunity to show their wares to the community.

The Council’s Leadership Summit assembles New Jersey’s best and brightest high-tech and life science executives for insightful discussions, engaging and successful speakers and practical advice for managing a more profitable company.

Sector specific conferences highlight emerging technologies: The HealthTech Conference highlights the growing market segment of health information technology; the NJ Tech Council FinTech Conference addresses the needs of the growing financial sectors as they seek to develop and implement an effective technology framework.

Focus on Technologies

The Council holds programs in five industry verticals: IT/Software; Telecommunications/Media; Life Sciences; Electronics, Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain; and Enviro/Energy. The Council is proud to call the industries’ most exciting companies “members”; they are bringing us an information rich connected world, changing healthcare as we know it, and improving the environment with astounding technologies.

Access to Capital

The NJ Tech Council launched the NJTC Venture Fund in 2001, an $80 million early stage fund dedicated to growing technology here in New Jersey. As of 2011, the fund was fully deployed having invested in 37 companies. Jumpstart NJ is the region’s most successful network of angel investors. The group is made up of high net worth individual investors collaborating on deals, and as of August 2015 has invested over $40 million.

Publications

TechNews is published 10 times per year and covers the business behind Information Technology, Life Sciences, Electronics and Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Environment, and Engineering, Communications and Media. Read what industry experts and innovators are saying about an industry that changes the way we live.

Recognition

At the NJ Tech Council, we believe members should be spotlighted and recognized for their contributions to the New Jersey technology community. To that end, the NJ Tech Council Awards Celebration, which has been called the premier networking event in New Jersey, brings together hundreds of the technology elite in the region to celebrate the “Best of the Year” awards. Each year, the NJ Tech Council names CEO and CIO of the Year and financial executives are lauded at the CFO Awards Breakfast each Spring. Also, the most promising technologies are showcased and acknowledged at the NJ Tech Council Venture Conference Awards.

Education Foundation

New Jersey’s best and brightest are lured away every year. The NJ Tech Council is committed to attracting and keeping tomorrow’s highly educated technology workforce right here…we want students to attend our state’s brilliant universities and launch their careers in here. In turn, the NJ Tech Council Education Foundation brings business and academia together to foster collaborative relationships through teacher visits to member companies, as well as for student internships, and mentoring.

Government Affairs

As an advocate for technology companies in New Jersey, the NJ Tech Council continuously monitors federal and state policies that impact the growth of New Jersey’s technology industry. Our member companies offer strength in numbers which the Council utilizes to inform and educate policy makers on issues that are important to the state’s technology and life sciences communities.

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