As well as advocacy for the state and region‘s technology businesses. By collectively representing tech, life science and tech-related companies and organizations as well as the professional firms that support them.
Cofounded by the Tech Council in 2004, Jumpstart NJAngel Network 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 September 2014 has invested over $40 million. The Council launched the NJTC Venture Fund in 2001, a $72 million early stage fund dedicated to growing technology here in New Jersey. The fund is fully deployed in 37 companies and has helped create over 1,700 jobs. Its successor fund, Tech Council Ventures, having recently launched Fund II, TCV actively invests in the most promising early stage, rapid growth technology companies on the East Coast.
At the Council, we believe members should be spotlighted and recognized for their contributions to the region’s technology community. To that end, the 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 Council names CEOs and CIOs of the Year and financial execs are honored at the CFO Awards Breakfast.
The Council holds quarterly educational and networking programs in industry verticals: IT/SupplyChain; Communications/Media; Life Sciences/HealthTech; and Emerging/Disruptive Technologies. It also offers exclusive peer forums and dinners/salons on a quarterly basis for CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, Innovation Leaders and Influencers.
As an advocate for technology companies in New Jersey, the 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.
TechNews magazine covers the business behind Information Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Education, Electronics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Energy, Environment, Communications and Media. Read what industry experts and innovators are saying about how they are growing their businesses.
The Council’s Education Foundation brings business and academia together to foster collaborative relationships through teacher/student visits to member companies, competitions, hackathons, as well as student internships and mentoring.
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