Steve Socolof moderated a NJ EDA Roundtable: New Jersey’s Clean Tech Innovation Ecosystem: What Role Should Big Corporates Play on December 5, 2019. Many important technological advances in cleantech have been the work of startup companies and research universities. Large, well established companies also play a very substantial—if less well publicized—role as innovators in the field. The roundtable explored the cleantech contributions global companies are making here in New Jersey, and ways in which they may be able to play an even larger role in the state’s cleantech innovation ecosystem. Panel included Keally DeWitt, Sr. Director, Marketing and Public Policy, GAF Energy (Parsippany), Eric Breese, Venture Capital Investment Director, Evonik Inc. (Parsippany), Doug Kushnerick, Sr. Scientific Advisor, ExxonMobil Research (Clinton and Paulsboro), and Keryl Cosenzo, Head, Government Research Programs, Siemens Corporate Technology (Princeton)
Moderator: Steve Socolof, Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures, and Founding Head of Lucent Technologies New Ventures Group
Stephen Socolof on stage with LP Lutz Stoeber of Evonik talking about strategic partnering at the Global Corporate Venturing Synergize event in New York City on September 25, 2019.
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Join Mark Kolb at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. The conference is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry, bringing together industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators, and members of the investment community.
To register and learn more visit: https://www.jpmorgan.com/global/healthcare-conference
Each year the StartUp Health Festival brings together 2,000 leaders, change makers, innovators and entrepreneurs for a transformative gathering focused on achieving Health Moonshots.
This invite-only experience, taking place alongside the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, will rally a global army of Health Transformers who are reimagining the future of health. Mark Kolb will be attending.
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Thinking about starting or recently started your own business? This event is for you. Join Mark Kolb!
NVC Launch Event: Two Entrepreneurs & Two VCs Discuss the Landscape
Rent the Runway. Birchbox. Bauble Bar. Plated. Blue Apron. These heralded startups and some others have one key element in common: Each was founded by an HBS alum. Research from the school shows around 50 percent of alumni want to start their own businesses within five years of graduation.
With the start of a new decade, the next generation of startups will surely be groundbreaking and innovative – either creating entirely new product or service categories; or improving on existing solutions.
The New Venture Competition was created by HBS to get alumni to submit business plans and get the ball rolling. Now in its 10th year, the 2020 competition application is already open – our mission at the HBS Club of New York is to educate and inspire you with a series of programs.
We have a stellar panel kicking off this series, which will feature two New York-based entrepreneurs and two coastal venture capitalists. This is your chance to ask each of them thought provoking questions about what it takes to launch a business, scale, hire the right talent, find the right office space, find the right investors, preparing the pitch deck, and more.
Our panel will also address the current economic climate and the increased scrutiny on startups and exits.
To register and learn more, visit https://www.hbscny.org/events/register-save-the-date-new-venture-competition-entrepreneurial-panel/
Jim Gunton says NJ Governor Murphy’s New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund is a terrific idea!
“This fund will reverse the trend of movement away from New Jersey. Talent goes where there are well-funded and promising companies. I have seen companies go where they are able to get funding. Well-funded companies attract the best people. Those companies are the most likely to succeed. Then you grow and exit, and create a self-perpetuating dynamic. … It is vital to the New Jersey economy — and exciting to watch it happen.” – Jim Gunton, Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures